Any School - SNSF Ambizione Post-doctoral Researcher



LocationLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

Your Mission

The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

Any School - SNSF Ambizione Post-doctoral Researcher

Context :
SNSF Ambizione Grants are aimed at young and outstanding postdoctoral researchers who intend to pursue an academic career at a Swiss research institution. The purpose of the Ambizione grant is to enhance researchers’ scientific profile and to help them become scientifically independent at an early stage in their career conducting their own research project. An Ambizione grant with salary covers the grantee’s salary and the funds needed to carry out the project. An Ambizione project grant , however, comprises only project funds. Project funds are covered for a duration of 2 to 4 years.

Eligibility :
1 to 4 years after the doctoral exam. Research activities of at least 12 months after the PhD in a different institution than the one where PhD was obtained.

EPFL Opportunity :
As a host institution, EPFL welcomes excellent candidates who wish to apply to this unique career funding scheme, under the following conditions:
  • An EPFL laboratory must be ready to host the candidate for the entire duration of the project
  • Full HR requirements must be fulfilled
  • The Director of Institute and the Dean of the School in which the laboratory is integrated must support the candidate

Internal Process :
For interested candidates, please start by reading the EPFL procedure in detail (available on ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ) and contact as soon as possible a host professor.

EPFL internal deadline for application: October 14th, 2019

: please contact the Research Office ( research [at] epfl[.]ch )

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

: please contact the Research Office ( research [at] epfl[.]ch )


In your application, please refer to
and reference  JobID 44100.