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 Mashine 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 2017":

  • CV, including detailed educational and work experience, and any information relevant to  the position.
  • Bachelor and Master grades transcripts 
  • Master Thesis
  • Short Research Mission Statement 
  • At least two letters of reference (Please ask your referees to email their letters directly to

To be accepted by the ETH administration, PhD students must have a master's degree or equivalent from a reputed institution. Please note that there is currently very little flexibility regarding this requirement; candidates with a bachelor's degree are encouraged to look into our department's Master Program Overview and into the ETH Rectorate Master Program Admission.

Please note:

  • There is no deadline for these positions
  • Due to the number of applications we receive, we will only consider complete applications. We thank you for your understanding.


Postdoctoral and Senior Researcher positions