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 looking for a

Postdoc 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 technologies. 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. Furthermore, the laboratory develops thin film solid state electrolyte materials with high ionic conductivity for energy storage. To strengthen our team we are looking for a highly motivated postdoc with a strong background 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. 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 Buecheler, stephan.buecheler@empa.ch  and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s207  and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application until March 31, 2018 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.