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Molecular switches


PhD openings

Thank you for your interest in a position at the Electrochemical Energy Systems Group! Our job openings are advertised here and on the ETH Zurich job board.

We currently have multiple Ph.D. positions open! Join our team:

- PhD position in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion. Apply here.

- PhD position in Electrochemical and materials engineering for nerve regeneration. This is a joint PhD position together with the Herrmann group. Apply here.

To apply, only use the application portal. Applications through email will not be considered.

Post-doctoral openings

We have two fully funded postdoctoral positions open in our lab!

We are now looking for two postdoctoral candidate who can support our group activities in the respective research areas of electrochemical energy storage and conversion and/or light-driven CO2 capture. We seek highly motivated researchers with a strong foundational knowledge in electrochemistry and/or photochemistry and a passion for contributing to solutions in the global energy landscape. 

To apply, please only use the application portal here. Applications through email will not be considered.


Master and Bachelor projects

We have several openings for M.Sc. and B.Sc. students. Projects are published on SiROP

Current projects:

- Master's Thesis: "Assessing the innovation potential of electrochemical direct air capture" - please email your documents in one PDF file to Katrin Sievert 

- Master project/Master's Thesis "Understanding the effect of transition metal intercalants on the response of MXenes" - if you are interested, please contact Shian Lin Wee

Post-doctoral fellowships


We are always looking for outstanding individuals to join our team. If you are interested in conducting your postdoctoral research in the Laboratory of Electrochemical Energy Systems, check below the list of potential postdoctoral fellowships and their deadlines (not an exhaustive list).


If you would like our laboratory to act as your host and assist you in your application, please make sure to contact Prof. Lukatskaya at least 2-3 months before the deadline. Provide a detailed CV, a brief cover letter outlining why you would like to conduct your research in our group, and a summary of your research proposal (no more than 1 page).


You can find a list of possible Fellowships for the post-doctorate program:





  • Schmidt Science Fellows
    Note: the applicants should be first selected from their institutions to be eligible for application.



  • Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships
    How to apply: Select the continent with your country of origin (this is the country according to your passport) to receive further information and the application documents.



  • SNSF Ambizione
    Deadline 2023: 1 November 2023 17:00h Swiss local time


  • SNSF Spark
    Deadline 2023: 2 May 2023 17:00h Swiss local time



  • EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships
    Deadline: Applications for EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships are accepted throughout the year and enter one of two evaluation cycles depending on the time of submission.
    Spring evaluation: includes all eligible applications submitted by the second Friday of February, 14:00 . Results for this round will be announced at the end of May or beginning of June. 
    Autumn evaluation: includes all eligible applications submitted by the second Friday of August, 14:00 . Results for this round will be announced at the end of November or beginning of December


  • SNIS Call for Projects
    Deadline 2023: This year’s pre-proposal deadline is 25 January 2023 (1 PM CET). Results of the first round will be available at the end of March 2023.






In Switzerland, numerous foundations fund research projects – please also check here:

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