Basel University PhD Award, Switzerland 2022-23

The University of Basel, Department of Environmental Sciences is accepting applications for PhD Scholarships in Organic Geochemistry and Paleolimnology. For the academic year 2022/2023, the university is accepting applications.

This PhD project will use novel proxies based on algal lipid biomarkers and their stable isotopic composition to track changes in algal biodiversity induced by natural variability and human activities, with an emphasis on the environmental implications of ancient Roman towns.

University of Basel

The Institution of Basel is a Swiss university located in Basel. It is Switzerland’s oldest university and one of the world’s oldest surviving universities, having been founded on April 4, 1460. The university has a long history of being one of the country’s top educational institutions.

The associated Basel University Library is one of Switzerland’s largest and most important libraries. The institution has 13,139 students and 378 professors in 2020, with international students making up 27% of the student body.

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The University of Basel offers enticing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programmes. In Basel, students benefit from an exceptional staff-to-student ratio. The university’s study-friendly environment makes it an appealing option for students from Switzerland and around the world. The University of Basel is known around the world for its exceptional research and teaching accomplishments.

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University of Basel

More About University of Basel

The Institution of Basel is a Swiss university located in Basel. It is one of the oldest surviving universities in the world and the oldest university in Switzerland, having been founded on April 4, 1460. The university has long been regarded as one of the nation’s top institutions of higher learning.

The associated Basel University Library is one of Switzerland’s largest and most important libraries. The university is home to faculties for theology, law, medicine, humanities and social sciences, science, psychology, business, and economics in addition to a large number of interdisciplinary programmes and institutions, including the Biozentrum for biomedical research and the Institute for European Global Studies. The university had 378 professors and 13,139 students in 2020. 27 percent of the student body were from other countries.

University of Basel
University of Basel

Erasmus of Rotterdam, Paracelsus, Daniel Bernoulli, Leonhard Euler, Jacob Burckhardt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Tadeusz Reichstein, Karl Jaspers, Carl Gustav Jung, Karl Barth, and Jeanne Hersch were all students at the institution during its more than 500-year existence. Ten Nobel laureates and two Swiss Confederation Presidents are connected to the institution.

University of Basel Scholarship Description

  • University or Organization: University of Basel
  • Department: Environmental Sciences
  • Course LevelPhD
  • Award: Salary
  • Number of Awards: N/A
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Switzerland.
  • Application Deadline:  Applications must be received by 15 July 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
University of Basel
University of Basel


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in Environmental Science, Geochemistry, Organic Chemistry and Organic Geochemistry and Paleolimnology.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Candidates should have a solid background and interest in (paleo-) limnology and biogeochemistry in aquatic systems. Experience with stable isotope or organic chemistry laboratory techniques will be an advantage given the laboratory focus of this PhD-project. The ability to work independently and within a team and good communication skills, including fluency in English, is essential.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To get involved in this program, you need to take admission in PhD degree coursework at the University. After being enrolled at the university, you can only apply online. For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Nemiah Ladd (
  • Supporting Documents: Please submit your complete application documents, including
  • A letter stating your research interests and motivation for applying for the position, your experience and skills.
  • A CV.
  • Contact details of at least two.
  • Transcripts and diplomas of your bachelor’s and master’s degrees (if available) via our online recruiting platform.
  • Admission Requirements:  Applicants must have a master’s degree in geosciences, environmental sciences, chemistry, biology, or a related discipline.
  • Language Requirement:  The ability to work independently and within a team, as well as good communication skills, including fluency in English, is essential.


The University of Basel will provide the salary for applicants. The PhD project will be part of a research project funded for four years by the Swiss National Science Foundation. We offer an international, multidisciplinary work environment and excellent research infrastructure, and the student will be employed full-time (100 %).

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