«In the SNI PhD School, we get an excellent scientific education, learn how to work in interdisciplinary teams, and to think in a joined-up way.»

Nora Sauter, PhD student at the SNI PhD School

You can now apply for new PhD projects:


P1901 Microfluidics to Study Huntington’s Disease by Visual Proteomics (Braun/Stahlberg) – (candidate selected, please don’t apply for this project anymore)- 

P1902 Directional 3D nanofiber network to mimic in-vivo myocardial syncytium towards guiding contraction patterns in in-vitro heart models (Gullo/Poggio)- (candidate selected, please don’t apply for this project anymore)

P1903 Neutron nanomediators for non-invasive temperature mapping of fuel cells (Kenzelmann/Boillat)

P1904 Revealing Protein Binding Dynamics Using Time-Resolved Diffraction Experiments at SwissFEL (Padeste/Ward)

P1905 Magnetic force microscopy with nanowire transducers (Poggio/Meyer)

P1906 Machine learning assisted design of heteromeric self-assembled molecular capsules (Tiefenbacher/von Lilienfeld)

P1907 Spin-opto-nanomechanics (Treutlein/Maletinsky)  – (candidate selected, please don’t apply for this project anymore)

P1908 Chiral Recognition in Molecular Nanowires from Square-Planar Platinum(II) Complexes (Wenger/Sparr)- (candidate selected, please don’t apply for this project anymore)

You are interested and would like to apply? Please click the button below and follow the instructions. We only accept online applications.

Application for a PhD project


Timeline 2019/2020:

 May 31, 2019

Deadline for project proposal submission to Claudia.Wirth@unibas.ch 

June ‒ July 

Review process 

Mid August 

Information about acceptance 

August ‒ Dec. 

Search for candidates, interviews and hiring 

Jan. 1, 2020 

Earliest project start 


The SNI PhD School

In 2012, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute founded a PhD School to promote the education of young researchers in the nanosciences. The research activities address the cutting edge scientific and interdisciplinary approach of nanoscience and technology and root in disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering.

Each doctoral student is supervised by two scientists from the interdisciplinary SNI network and belongs to the successful SNI PhD School. Within this network, scientific exchange and networking is of great importance. All PhD student participate in these meetings of the network as well as in their Winter School and several courses that are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the doctoral students.



Nanoscience in the Snow – The Winter School of the SNI PhD School:
22-24 January, 2020