Postdoc position in the field of solid state battery

Country: Switzerland;

City: Dübendorf

Vacancy added: 14.01.2019

Employer: Empa

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;


Empa - the place where innovation starts
Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.


Our Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics is offering a


Postdoc position in the field of solid state battery


The Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics is internationally known for innovative research in the field of inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid thin film photovoltaic and battery technologies. The laboratory develops thin film solid state electrolyte materials with high ionic conductivity for energy storage. Furthermore, the Laboratory holds the world record for energy conversion efficiency of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) and CdTe solar cells on flexible substrates, and semitransparent perovskite and tandem solar cells.

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with a strong background in materials science and preferably also in solid state ionics.



Your Profile

You have a PhD degree in physics, materials science, electrical engineering, or similar field with strong hands-on experience in solid state ionics. In-depth experience in thin film deposition of solid state electrolyte materials is advantageous. The work requires high level of experimental skills to operate sophisticated machines, analytical mindset for interpreting measured data and perform designer’s experiments for innovation. You are a team player and your strengths include taking personal responsibility, high motivation for innovation, excellence and flexibility to work and deliver results. Fluent in English (oral and written) is required, knowledge of German is beneficial but not mandatory.

We offer a postdoc position at the research institution with excellent infrastructure and broad interdisciplinary surroundings with plenty of possibilities for personal and professional development.


For further information about the position please contact Dr. Stephan Bücheler,  and visit our websites  and Empa-Video
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.
Empa, Jolanda Müller, Human Resources, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.

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