Eligibility criteria

Applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria

  1. Citizens of any nationality may apply.
  2. Applicants must have a PhD degree from a recognized university, plan to obtain a PhD degree by the time of employment, or have at least four (4) years of full-time equivalent research experience.
  3. Applicants must fulfill the transnational mobility rules:
    • Incoming applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the three (3) years immediately prior to the deadline for the submission of proposals.
    • Re-integration applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the three (3) years immediately prior to the deadline for the submission of proposals, and show at least two (2) years’ of experience in research at the postdoctoral level in any other country, by the time they submit the application.
  4. Applicants must have arranged in advance a research plan with a host laboratory at the EPFL.
There are no restrictions concerning the age, gender or nationality of the candidates. Candidates with career breaks or variations in the chronological sequence of their career steps are welcome to apply.
Exceptions to the above rules are possible for women, e.g. in case of maternity leave, as EPFL has adopted a policy of equal opportunity.
More information can be found in the document ‘Rules and Regulations for EPFL Fellows’.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no  291771 (call 2013 and 2014) and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement 665667 (call 2015 and 2016).