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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 Laboratory for Air Pollution / Environmental Technology has an opening for a

Junior Researcher (Natural Sciences) for UAV based methane measurements for environmental applications using mid-IR laser spectroscopy

The Laser Spectroscopy group at Empa is looking for a highly motivated Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to work in the field of laser based sensor development and application within the European Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN project MEMO2 (https://h2020-memo2.eu). In MEMO2, 13 ESRs in 9 research groups from 7 European countries join forces to study methane emissions and support mitigation measures. The project combines the use of mobile measurements with modern fast response analyzers, source identification by isotopic characterization, and various modelling approaches.


Job description, responsibilities and tasks

Required skills

Due to ITN recruitment rules, candidates may not have resided in Switzerland, i.e. in the country of their host, for more than 12 months in the past 3 years. Furthermore, the ESR must be within the first four years after his Master degree and not own a PhD at the time of the recruitement. The position is planned for 12 – 24 month and is not part of a PhD programme.


We offer a highly stimulating research environment with excellent infrastructure and broad interdisciplinary surrounding. Working place is Dübendorf.
For further information about the position please contact Dr. Lukas Emmenegger Lukas.emmenegger@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s503www.H2020-MEMO2.eu 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, David Heusser, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.