PostDoc in THz Science for nanoscale systems

Country: Switzerland;

City: Dübendorf

Vacancy added: 08.01.2019

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 THz Science for nanoscale systems



  • Further development of experimental THz facilities (automation, sample environmental control, pump/probe set-up)

  • Numerical modeling (Matlab, Comsol) of static and dynamic electromagnetic wave propagation

  • Design and fabrication of 2D micro-structures for THz applications (antenna)

  • 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 THz research

  • Experience in modeling in optics (Matlab, Comsol) a plus

  • Fluent in English (oral and written) and preferably basic knowledge of German

  • Good publication record at PhD/postdoc level

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


Funding is secured for one year with the intention to prolong another 1-2 years.


For further information about the position please contact Dr. Peter Zolliker 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 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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