PhD Positions

PhD Positions

We are looking for highly-qualified and motivated PhD candidates with a background in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering interested in pursuing research in one or more of the following areas:

  • High Performance Computing
  • Operating Systems Design and Implementation
  • Network Architecture and Wide-Area Distributed Systems
  • Cloud Computing & Datacenters
  • Database, Data Processing and Machine Learning
  • Data Management on Modern Hardware
  • Computer Architecture
  • Data Science

The principal language of the group is English (fluent written und spoken English skills are required).

Qualified candidates should e-mail an application with the following attachments (as PDF attachments, not zipped) to, using the subject line: "Application ETH 2018:

* Please NOTE: Only complete applications will be considered!

1. CV, including detailed educational and work experience, and any information relevant to  the position.

2. Bachelor and Master grades transcripts

3. Master Thesis

4. Research Mission Statement

5. At least two letters of reference (Please ask your referees to email their letters directly to


Candidates are typically expected to have a master’s degree or equivalent from a reputed institution. For exceptional candidates with only bachelor’s degrees, the department runs a small Direct Doctorate program.

Please note:

  •  There is no application deadline for candidates with master’s degrees.
  •  Exceptional candidates with only bachelor's degrees should follow instructions for the Direct Doctorate program. In addition, if you are interested in working specifically with professors in the Systems Group, feel free to contact us as well with any questions.   
  •  Due to the number of applications we receive, we will only consider complete applications.

Postdoctoral and Senior Researcher positions