Opportunities to work with us
You can join us for a
- direct-doctorate PhD (for bachelor graduates through the ETH CS Direct Doctorate),
- external master's theses,
- full-time PhD positions (if you have a master's degree),
- full-time Postdoc,
- internship (2–6 months on a full-time project).
ETH Zurich is an amazing place to work on exciting research! Check out some facts about ETH Zürich.
PhD positions (for bachelor graduates)
deadline has passed, next chance December 2020
The Department of Computer Science at ETH Zürich offers the Direct Doctorate to exceptional undergrad applicants, which includes tuition waivers and a 7.5–12 kCHF/year stipend for a 2-year research master's program before automatically enrolling into the PhD program with PhD student employment and compensation.
Requirements are listed in detail on the Application and admission page of the CS Department. Please apply for the Direct Doctorate until December 15, 2019 and prepare the necessary application documents.
External master's theses
In exceptional cases, ETH admits external students for a master's thesis at a department here. If your expertise and interests match with the topics of our research, please contact Christian for opportunities.
PhD positions (ETH requires a master's degree)
We're always excited about talking to strong candidates about PhD opportunities. Suitable backgrounds include electrical engineering (embedded systems, sensors, analog systems, digital signal processing), bioengineering (biomechanics, physiological sensing), machine learning and interactive computer vision, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (3D interfaces, 3D graphics), and mechanical engineering/haptics (actuators, constructions, control, materials).
Note that to enroll in a PhD, ETH requires candidates to have a master's degree. If you're interested and you qualify, please email Christian with your materials, including
- a short statement of purpose,
- your transcript of records (for both undergrad and master's).
Make your email specific to our research!
While we have hired into the postdoc opportunities available in our group, we support strong candidates for their application to the ETH Fellowship program (deadlines March 1 and September 1). This opportunity fully funds a two-year postdoc stay including salary, equipment, travel, conference attendance, etc. If you are a strong candidate in one of the areas of our work, consider reading through the program description here and email Christian if you are interested in applying.
Undergrad internships (deadline has passed, next chance December 2020)
Undergrad students can apply for the Student Summer Research Fellowship at the Department of Computer Science. The dates, duration, and eligibility criteria cannot be changed for VISA purposes. After admission, the VISA process is straightforward, you'll receive a stipend and housing! If you are interested, please apply until December 15, 2019 on the department's summer fellowship page.
ThinkSwiss Scholarships for undergrad students from India, Australia, and Singapore
If you are a student in one of these three countries, you can refer to the ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship pages to support your stay in Switzerland for up to 3 months and the deadline for applying is January 15, 2020.
We will host grad-level interns in exceptional cases. Such internships are limited to 3–6 months fulltime, compensated, and available for students enrolled in master's or PhD programs. The goal of such a research internship would be conducting a research project with the scope of an academic publication. Please include a short statement of purpose in your email.
ThinkSwiss Scholarships for master's students from India, Australia, and Singapore
The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship also supports master's students to stay and work in Switzerland for up to 3 months and the deadline for applying is January 15, 2020.
Facts about ETH Zürich
- ETH has one of the top computer science departments in the world (e.g., 3rd in a recent CS ranking).
- ETH has world-class researchers, plenty of collaborations, and excellent facilities and funding.
- Full scholarships are available for outstanding B.Sc./M.Sc. students interested in a PhD.
- PhD and postdoc positions are fully funded including social benefits.
- Zürich is consistently ranked among the top destinations in the world for quality of life.