Openings in the group

A PhD or a postdoc at the LCSO?

If you are interested in joining our group, you should read the following file about what is important to be successful in our group to see if you can fit in the team!

 LCSO essentials

Important notice: Please read carefully the instructions for application to LCSO below. Incomplete applications will be neither considered nor answered.

PhD  at LCSO: The next PhD position at LCSO will be opened earliest in June 2019. Interested candidates should apply directly to Prof. Jerome Waser at jerome.waser@epfl.ch. The complete application file should include: a motivation letter, a CV, a transcript of the grades for bachelor/master degree, a list of referees and a summary of previous research work (2-3 pages with chemical details).

Postdoctoral Fellows: The next postdoc position at LCSO will be opened earliest in September 2019. Interested candidates should apply directly to Prof. Jerome Waser at jerome.waser@epfl.ch. The complete application file should include: a motivation letter, a CV, a transcript of the grades for bachelor/master/PhD(if available) degree, a list of referees, a summary of previous research work (at least 3 pages with chemical details) and a short resesarch proposal abstract (1-2 pages) related to the chemistry of our group.

Current Master and Semester Projects
Several opportunities are available to make his master or semester work at the LCSO in the exciting fields of catalysis and organic synthesis! Master students will receive an independent project in one of the major research fields of the group. Interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with groups working in chemical biology and computational chemistry are also possible. Semester students will work in close collaboration with a PhD student. Please read our recent publications to become familiar with our research: the exact project will be discussed directly a few months before the start of the work. Interested candidates should apply directly to Prof. Jerome Waser at jerome.waser@epfl.ch. The complete application file should include: a motivation letter, a CV, a transcript of the grades for bachelor/master degree, and a list of referees (if available).

ISIC Master Grant for Foreign Students
The ISIC Master Grant has been created to support  the master work of foreign students at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC). ISIC Grants amount to CHF 1500 a month for a maximum of 6 months. Interested candidates for a master work at the LCSO under the ISIC Master Grant programm should send an application including letter of motivation, CV, grades transcript and name of referee to Prof. Jérôme Waser at jerome.waser@epfl.ch. The most promising candidates will be examined by ISIC for an eventual fellowship. Applications have to be send 4 months before the beginning of the practical work.

Internship at the LCSO
Internship at the LCSO are possible for a maximum of 3 months.  An internship is especially suited for:

  • Bachelor/undergraduate students that want to learn more about research in organic chemistry. We usually require an experience in a basic organic chemistry laboratory course.
  • Master students that want to gain a further experience of research in the field before committing themselves to a PhD.

Visa Issue for Foreign Students
If you are a foreign student and wish to join the LCSO for an internship, a master or a PhD, you have to take into account the time necessary to obtain a Swiss Visa:
– 2 months for European Union Citizens
– 6 months for others.