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PhD Students in Computational Science

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

Computational Science Zurich (CSZ), a joint initiative of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich is welcoming applications for PhD Students. The available positions are offered by the 45 members of CSZ and entail highly interdisciplinary research at the interface of computing and all areas of sciences and engineering.

Job description

The positions involve research in the broad field of Computational Science at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. The PhD students develop and implement computational methods to solve challenging scientific and engineering problems in areas ranging from cosmology, earth sciences and aerodynamics, to social, financial and life sciences. Areas of research in computing include: numerical methods, high performance computing, machine learning, big data analytics, imaging and quantum computing. 

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You have a Master's degree in any area of engineering and the natural sciences as well as mathematics and computer science. A solid background in mathematics and computing fundamentals is highly desirable. We seek highly motivated candidates that enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment to solve challenging problems. A very good command of English (Level C2) is required and a willingness to learn German is preferred. A competitive salary will be provided, which is well matched to the cost of living in Zurich. PhD students enjoy a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, providing unique opportunities to develop a strong interdisciplinary portfolio in computational sciences with a multitude of career opportunities.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae, max. 2 pages
  • Motivational Letter, max. 2 pages (should indicate the field(s) and research groups or projects of interest)
  • Transcript of records
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. The application deadline is February 1, 2022.

The successful applicants will be invited for an initial interview at the end of February (short list decision mid March) and to meet their preferred supervisor(s) in mid April (final decision end of April). Upon acceptance to the program the PhD candidates will enroll to ETH Zurich or the University of Zurich, according to the affiliation of their mentor.

For further information please visit our website or contact Mrs. Susanne Lewis by email (no applications).

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

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