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:

* 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


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