We continously look for eager students and graduates to join our team as a bachelor or master candidate, intern, or as senior researcher and PhD student.

Bachelor & Master Theses

Finishing your studies at the University of St. Gallen or ETH Zurich and looking for an exciting thesis matter? Why not considering one of these:

Master thesis/internship project: Passive mobile sensing in anxiety patients prior to and during cognitive behaviour therapy

The Experimental Psychopathology and Psychotherapy group (Dual affiliation with the Psychiatric University Hospital and Dept of Psychology, UZH) offers an open master thesis project on passive sensing data collected through a mobile app within a randomized clinical trial on anxiety (SNSF OPTIMAX project, optimizing psychotherapy for anxiety disorders, headed by Prof. Dr Birgit Kleim). Passive sensing data was collected in collaboration with the group of Dr Tobias Kowatsch at the Centre for Digital Health Interventions, ETH Zurich and University of St.Gallen.

The OPTIMAX project aims at improving the treatment of anxiety disorders by establishing improved prediction models. Participants are patients with a primary diagnosis of anxiety and the treatment consists of 16 to 18 weeks of cognitive behavioural therapy. The aim of the master thesis is to investigate whether passive sensing data are feasible to describe different behavioural patterns in everyday life and whether these data can be used to predict treatment outcomes. Passive sensing data are collected pre, mid and post-treatment, therefore changes in the course of treatment can also be investigated.

Potential master candidates or interns should have an interest in digital assessments, data science and/or clinical psychology/psychiatry and, ideally, experience working with larger data sets. They will be supervised by the teams of Prof Kleim and Kowatsch.

Starting point: Immediate or upon agreement

If you are interested or need further information please email Dr Miriam Müller Bardorff via

Miriam Müller-Bardorff, PhD
Postdoctoral research scientist, clinical psychologist

Research Positions

Already graduated, and looking for an opportunity to change the world, at least a little bit? Why not join us as a researcher:

Join our growing Core AI and Biomarkers team as a PhD researcher!

Our research group is looking for a new PhD student. We are located in the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (MTEC) and represent the competence Core AI & Digital Biomarkers, Acoustic and Inflammatory Biomarkers at the Centre for Digital Health Interventions.

PhD position in applied computer science/machine learning

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

Job description: 
Different from a pure PhD in Computer Science or Mathematics, our work is more applied as we tailor mobile technology and advanced analytics to the specific requirements of the application. We are working on building cutting-edge end-to-end prototype systems for healthcare. Your office is located in the heart of Zurich – most likely Europe’s most compelling place to live. Your work will involve key players and startups in the healthcare sector. You will work with a highly motivated team of young researchers in a very pleasant atmosphere. In the past, the usual length for a PhD degree has been around three and a half years, for which funding is guaranteed. During this time, participation in conferences and voluntary exchange programs are also supported. The salary and general working conditions are internationally highly competitive and according to ETH standards.

Your profile: 
Ideally, you have a strong analytical background and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Acoustics, Signal Processing, Computer Science or a related field. Also, programming experience is required. Fluency in the English language is highly recommended. Start of employment immediately or by agreement. Candidates will be screened continuously until the position has been filled.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Filipe Barata: (no applications).


You did not find anything suitable? Then don’t worry, we take unsolicited applications also from students abroad and other universities. Please check also the affiliated research initiatives and healthcare clubs:

Healthcare Club HSG

The Healthcare Club at the University of St. Gallen sees itself as a platform whose added value unfolds primarily in three dimensions:

  1. Knowledge Acquisition: Keywords like “Digital Health”, “Medtech” or “Hospital Management” have become more and more common recently, but don’t you really know what they mean? Or are you already well informed, but don’t really know how to get access to further knowledge? Through exclusive insights into the health sector, members will be able to gain valuable first-hand knowledge and experience.
  2. Interdisciplinary exchange: Would you like to share your interest in the healthcare sector, exchange ideas and have the opportunity to experience the views of students with a different background? Our aim is to stimulate professional discourse on current topics in the healthcare field. We create the space for discussions between students of different disciplines and, in the future, especially of the Joint Medical Masters.
  3. Networking: The Healthcare Club connects interested students with experts and partner companies who are specialized in the healthcare sector and thus aims to facilitate a career entry into the healthcare sector. Whether this takes the form of an internship or valuable advice from industry experts depends entirely on you. Benefit from the experience and network of those who are already there where you would like to go.
Auto-ID Lab

Whereas the global Auto-ID Labs Network with its Labs at MIT, ETH/HSG, Keio, Cambridge, Fudan, ICU (Korea), and Adelaide, is co-chaired by Prof. Sanjay Sarma, MIT, and Prof. Elgar Fleisch, ETH/HSG, the ETH/HSG Auto-ID Lab is currently run by its Assistant Director Asst.-Prof. Alexander Ilic. The St. Gallen / Zürich Auto-ID Labs research interests are centered on the Internet of Things in the retail industry, with a special focus on Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) applications for the end-consumer, mobile phone applications, the extension of the Electronic Product Code (EPC) Architecture Framework for sensing capabilities, and technical approaches to combat counterfeiting. For more information please see and

Bits to Energy Lab

The Bits to Energy-Lab, co-chaired by Prof. Friedemann Mattern of ETH, and Prof. Elgar Fleisch of ETH/HSG has been established and run by Prof. Thorsten Staake, a former doctoral student of Elgar Fleisch. The lab is a joint initiative of several chairs and industry partners that is dedicated to investigating the role of ubiquitous computing technologies for sustainable development. Its research interests include the use of IT to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions with a special focus on consumption visualization and carbon accounting. For more information please see

Bosch IoT Lab

The “Bosch Internet of Things & Services Lab” (Bosch IoT Lab) is a joint initiative of Bosch Group and the University of St. Gallen (HSG). The lab’s mission is to find and test out business models for the Internet of Things & Services. In addition, researchers are working to develop innovative and breakthrough internet-based products and services. The first major areas of research include networked mobility and smart home. Prof. Elgar Fleisch chairs the initiative as the scientific head of the Bosch IoT Lab. The lab is operated under the direction of Assistant Professor Felix Wortmann (HSG). For more information please see

Mobiliar Lab for Analytics

The Mobiliar Lab for Analytics is dedicated to investigating and improving human-machine interactions by the means of digital interventions and advanced analytics. It is a joint initiative of ETH Zurich and Mobiliar. The Lab seeks to understand when personalization can improve human-machine interactions, when digital interactions are preferable to personal interactions and what promotes trust in human-machine interactions. For more information please see


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