ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowships

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    01/03/2018 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
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ETH Zurich is a science and technology university with an outstanding research record and is regularly ranked among the top universities in Europe. It provides a highly stimulating work environment and a state-of-the-art scientific infrastructure. The ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers an excellent opportunity for young researchers to acquire new skills and competencies, boosting their careers and helping to attain an independent senior position.

The ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports incoming fellowships for postdoctoral researchers at the ETH Zurich. The program is intended to foster high-potential, young researchers, who have already demonstrated excellence in terms of internationally competitive achievements in the early stages of their professional careers. Applications have to be made jointly by the candidate and their host who must be an ETH Zurich Professor and who will act as a mentor to the fellow. The duration of an ETH Fellowship is two years.

What is funded

All fields of research represented at ETH Zurich.


The duration of an ETH Fellowship is two years and cannot be prolonged.


Eligibility criteria: Eligible are young postdoctoral scientists worldwide, who have been awarded their doctoral degree within two years of the relevant submission deadline. The applicants need to have at least one scientific publication in a peer-reviewed journal or have been awarded a prize for their PhD thesis.

Not eligible: Postdoctoral scientists, who have obtained a doctoral degree from the ETH Zurich or the University of Zurich cannot apply for this fellowship program. Also not eligible are postdoctoral scientists who performed their main activities (work, studies etc.) at one of the two institutions for more than six months prior to the relevant submission deadline.

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed against criteria addressing the candidate’s aptitude, the quality of the proposed research and the synergy with the host lab. Successful applications must be convincing in all respects.


ETH Zurich, Zurich or Basel, Switzerland


The responsibility for the funding offers published on this website, including the funding description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.