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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 Empa Center for X-ray Analytics announces an open position for a

Tenured Scientist in the Area of X-ray Imaging and Computed Tomography

The Center for X-ray Analytics develops new X-ray methods in the domain of material analytics, data treatment, 3D visualization and simulation.


This position offers the possibility to do fundamental research and to develop an international scientific profile. The contract is initially limited to two years with the possibility of an extension and afterwards a long-term deployment.


Your tasks

You will do R&D in the domain of X-ray imaging, with a focus on computed tomography,  data analysis, modelling and Monte Carlo simulations. You will write project proposals and help to acquire external funding. Planning and leading scientific projects as well as an ongoing development of methods and equipment are part of this employment. You will present your scientific results through publications and on conferences and you will actively engage with scientific collaborators and industrial partners.

Your profile

You have a university degree with a PhD in physics, applied mathematics or in computational science and bring in a deep knowledge of X-ray analytics, preferentially in computed tomographyExperience in project management, writing publications and giving presentations is compulsory

We are looking for a person who likes to think "out of the box", is ambitious to make a scientific career, enjoys writing high level scientific publications and is fluent in English and German. Knowledge in C/C++ programming is necessary, in GPU (CUDA) and HPC programming beneficial. You like to develop your scientific independence and initiate your own projects, while you are happy to collaborate in a team and contribute to projects in progress.


You will find versatile and interesting challenges in an exciting and dynamic laboratory in which innovation and creativity are important success factors.

For further information about the position please Dr. Antonia Neels, head of the Center for X-ray Analytics, antonia.neels@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s499 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, Patricia Nitzsche, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.