Postdoc in experimental nanophysics and thermoelectricity

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.


The Laboratory Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces pioneers and implements novel fabrication methods for functional nanostructured interfaces. We develop fundamental understanding in the opto-electronic, thermal and ionic transport properties of low-dimensional materials & devices and transfer our knowledge to applications for biochemical sensing and bioelectronics. To strengthen our interdisciplinary team, we look for a


Postdoc in experimental nanophysics and thermoelectricity


The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary European project that brings together internationally leading scientists from four different countries ( The aim of the project is to design and fabricate molecular junctions with enhanced ability to convert waste heat to electricity making use of quantum interference.Funding is secured for two years.



  • Design & fabrication of devices using theadvanced nanofabrication facilities available at theBinnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center, located at IBM Zurich laboratories and at ETH Zürich

  • Electrical & thermoelectric characterization of the devices at room and cryogenic temperature

  • Data analysis and modeling (Ab Initio & DFT calculations experience a plus)

  • Presentation of results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and at international conferences

  • Submission of research proposals




  • PhD in physics, nanoscience, materials science, or a closely related field

  • Experience in nanofabrication

  • Good publication record at PhD/postdoc level

  • Fluent in English (oral and written)

  • Highly motivated, critical thinking, open-minded and communicative person, with a strong interest to work in an interdisciplinary research environment


For further information about the position please contact Dr. Mickael Perrin or Prof. Dr. Michel Calame and visit our websites and Empa-Video
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with English transcripts and contact details of at least two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.
Empa, David Heusser, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.

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