Postdoc positions:

One postdoc position available for in-situ and operando X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy (EXAFS and XANES) during synthesis of nanoparticles and electrocatalysis, ideally with start by March 2019. We are looking for a self-motivated, dynamic and productive scientist, ideally with previous experience at  syncrotron facilities.

The appointment will be for one year and may be renewed annually up to a maximum of four years upon mutual agreement. Please email your application to Prof. Raffaella Buonsanti at Please include a cover letter, a detailed CV and the names of at least three references. Candidates will be encouraged to apply for fellowships. If you do not receive a reply within two weeks, please assume that your application has been declined.

PhD positions:

LNCE has one PhD opening at this moment. We are looking for one excellent and self-motivated student with a degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science.

Please note that a PhD position requires acceptance in the EPFL Doctoral Program of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, for which you must file an application at: Contact person: Ms. Anne-Lene Odegaard ( Candidates are invited to submit their applications prior to the three yearly deadlines (January 15th, April 30th and September 15th). Candidates will only be considered outside these deadlines under exceptional circumstances. A normal PhD lasts 4 years.

You can contact Prof. Raffaella Buonsanti for a pre-evaluation of your application. If you do not receive a reply within 2 weeks, please assume that you are not encouraged to submit an application to the doctoral school for our laboratory.

MSc projects:

Students interested in developing their master thesis in LNCE are encouraged to send their CV, copies of transcripts and a cover letter to We will then discuss about the various projects available in the group (i.e. Synthesis of electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction; TEM studies of electrocatalysts and more..)


LNCE does not accept internships shorter than 6 months from students outside EPFL. We apologize in advance.