SNI PhD Program 2023

The Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) at the University of Basel invites highly motivated young scientists to apply for any of the 7 new PhD positions in the SNI PhD program. The successful candidates will join an attractive research program together with the >30 currently supported scientists. The available positions cover a wide variety of topics, including cutting edge quantum physics and chemistry, material science, nanotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, or nanomedicine. Please consider applying early, since the decision by the primary investigators to fill the vacancy can be taken at any time in the process.

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Important information
Your application can only be taken into the next application step if you have in minimum:
  • A completely filled application form
  • Uploaded files: CV, Diplomas including marksheets.
  • 2 (two) reference letters (you will be able to request these electronically after your submission)
Note: Reference letters have to be requested through the application tool, reference letters sent separately by email or post are not accepted.

Personal Details

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Degrees obtained

Complete at least one degree and date. If you are still working towards the degree, please indicate the expected date.
Please attach a copy of diplomas and grades (A4 size) with this form (below).

NOTE: Please convert your grade to the scale 1-10 with 1 the lowest and 10 the highest grade If you have no grade (yet), you may enter 0 to mark this fact.

Language skills:
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Research Experience

IMPORTANT: Please give the title and a short description of any research project carried out during your studies (diploma thesis, honours project, MSc thesis, etc.). State the rationale and goals of the research, and indicate your own contributions to the results. List publications, if any:

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General scientific interest

IMPORTANT: Please describe your general research interests:

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Motivation for selected positions

Please have a look at the projects described at the PhD program webpage, select at most 3 of them, and elaborate on what you find interesting about the specific projects:

Additional information

Outside interests and hobbies. Let us get to know you better:
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