PhD Position in Electrical Engineering
ETH Zürich

PhD Position in Electrical Engineering

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

In the framework of the European Marie Curie Doctoral Network “NanoRAM” between academic and industrial partners, we have an opening doctoral position at the Laboratory of Biosensors and Bioelectronics of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering (ETH Zurich D-ITET).

NanoRAM is dedicated to advancing the next generation of tools for fast nanomechanical spectroscopy, nano-robotics, correlative super-resolution nanoscopy, nano biomechanics and mechanotransduction (for more information,

Starting date: 1st of March 2024.

Job description

At LBB, you will have the unique opportunity to discover the leading edge of single-cell instrumentation, learning and working with the FluidFM technology for mechanical and electrical stimulation of individual cells.

Your profile

You are expected to bring...

  • Passion for experiments;
  • Critical thinking;
  • Self-management skills;
  • Master in Biophysics, Biology, or Biomedical Engineering;
  • bioAFM experience during the Master thesis is of advantage;
  • No longer than 6 months spent in Switzerland from March 2022 to February 2024.

We offer

  • International research environment;
  • Multidisciplinar research environment;
  • Forefront of biomedical science and technology;
  • Friendly and supportive team culture;
  • Flexible working hours.

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In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Motivation letter with the contact of two references;
  • CV;
  • Grades.

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about our Laboratory of Biosensors and Bioelectonics can be found on our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Tomaso Zambelli per email (

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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