PhD positions: Machine Learning in participe physics and astro-physics

The Stochastic Information Processing Group (SIP) (, University of Geneva, Switzerland, has two open PhD positions in machine learning in the scope of Swiss Synergia Project RODEM in partnership with particle physics and astrophysics groups providing data from CERN and several NASA missions.


  • Master degree or an equivalent in one of the following domains: computer science, mathematics or physics
  • Previous experience with machine learning and signal/image processing and/or computer vision
  • Strong programming skills in Python with some experience in TensorFlow, PyTorch or Keras that will be verified
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong analytical abilities and problem solving/troubleshooting skills


  • Great learning opportunities
  • Collaboration with machine learning and physics research labs in Switzerland and worldwide
  • Flexibility in research subjects
  • Support and guidance to publish papers and attending top international machine learning related events
  • Collaboration with CERN researchers 
  • Salary: about 50’000 CHF per year

The PhD positions are fully funded for 4+ years from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The successful applicants will be involved into a research project related to the development of advanced machine learning methods for generative models, novelty/anomaly detection and active sampling. The research teams will be composed of multidisciplinary researchers covering physics, theoretical and practical methods of deep learning, computer vision and image processing.

The SIP group has a broad network of international collaboration and has excellent possibilities to organize scientific exchange visits and training. The SIP group has also collaboration with CERN in the domain of machine learning and is a part of Swiss SKA initiative.

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva is the third largest university in Switzerland by number of students, and ranked second in Switzerland according to the Shanghai Ranking of World Universities 2019.

The city of Geneva is centrally located in Europe, host of numerous international organizations (e.g. UN, WHO, WIPO, WTO, ICRC, CERN), and provides an ideal environment for foreign students and researchers.



as soon as right candidates are found the starting date will be discussed



Applications should include a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of two references that may be contacted. Please, indicate (up to 7 lines per item):

  • the relevance of your profile to this project
  • why you are interested in this position
  • details of your master project
  • any your publicly available projects, codes or publications.


For further information and applications, please contact 

Prof. Slava Voloshynovskiy
University of Geneva 
7, route de Drize, CH-1227 Geneva, SWITZERLAND 
Phone : +41(22) 379 0158; fax: +41(22)379 0079