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Join us as an early career researcher

Are you interested in joining us:

  • on a PhD / postdoc position?
  • with an international mobility grant ?

Get a PhD or PostDoc position

The following list gives an overview of all NCCR-related positions that are currently advertised at research institutions across Switzerland. Please click on individual links to get more information about individual positions and application deadlines. If you would like to know more about individual themes and projects, please click here.

NCCR-Funded positions


Internal collaborator positions


External funding schemes

Are you doing research in a field relevant to the NCCR and would like to visit a Swiss research institution on an international mobility grant? We will be happy to help you find a host lab at one of our partner institutions and support your application with a reference letter. You can contact us via

A few funding schemes are available to post-graduate researchers to come to Switzerland:

  • Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are available. The research scholarship (research fellowship, PhD, Postdoc) is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree is the minimum qualification required) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.
  • The SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to research on all disciplines and topics. If you with a PhD and no more than eight years of postdoctoral experience you can apply to a grant for a position in a non-commercial research institution in Switzerland, for a period between 12 and 24 months. To be eligible, applicants must not have worked and / or lived in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the 36 months prior to the submission deadline. The grant includes the postdoctoral fellow’s salary with social security contributions, financial contributions to research, and conference costs.