This job has expired

PhD Program in a variety of subjects

Swiss Nanoscience Institute
Basel, Switzerland
Posting live until
31 Dec 2022

Job Details

Apply now for new projects

The Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) at the University of Basel invites highly motivated young scientists to apply for the seven new PhD positions in the SNI PhD program. The available positions cover a wide variety of topics, including cutting edge quantum physics and chemistry, material science, nanotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, or nanomedicine. 

The successful candidates will join an attractive research program together with the >30 currently supported scientists.

Please apply early, since the decision by the main investigator to fill the vacancy can be taken any time in the process.

To find out more, please click here.


SNI profile imageThe Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) at the University of Basel funds nanoscience research as part of an interdisciplinary degree course and a PhD programme, and in projects with industry partners. All students are widely integrated into the activities that address cutting-edge scientific topics in nanoscience and nanotechnology, embedded in classical disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering.

Why study with us
The SNI offers internationally recognized, comprehensive, and hands-on degree programmes in nanoscience. The Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes attract highly motivated students and provide an excellent interdisciplinary education with a broad background in all natural sciences in a very supportive environment.

In the SNI PhD School, students from all over the world work on a diverse range of projects; for example on quantum computing, spintronics, molecular electronics, graphene, quantum sensing, nanocontainers for medical applications, solar cells, single-cell proteomics, nanofluidic devices, and many more. An established selection process involving external and internal senior scientists ensures excellent PhD projects.

Undergraduate and graduate students become part of the SNI community with regular opportunities for personal development and scientific exchange within the whole SNI network, including all research institutions in north-western Switzerland.

Training and development
The SNI offers a broad interdisciplinary education with additional tailormade courses to improve personal development and skills such as scientific writing, communication, and presentation techniques. Small working groups guarantee personal and individual supervision.

The PhD programme includes regular SNI conferences, such as the SNI Annual Event and a winter school. These introduce students to the interdisciplinary scientific community and offer ideal opportunities for scientific and personal exchange, including partners from industry.

Who we are looking for
Excellent and motivated undergraduate and graduate students who are not  interested only in their particular working area, but are also fascinated by other fields in the natural sciences.

  • If you are interested in the nanostudy programme, please visit
  • Information on new positions in the SNI PhD School and the online application tool are available from September to December every year at

Basel area, Switzerland

Number of SNI members

Desired degree disciplines/class
For PhD School: Master’s degree in physics, chemistry, biology or related field. For study programme: high-school diploma

How to apply
Apply online when new PhD positions are announced. New positions and the online application tool are available from October–December every year on

Closing date
31 December 2024

Tel +41 61 207 3906

Company info
+41 61 207 3906
University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 82

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert