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 for Thin Films and Photovoltaics is known for its innovative research in the field of inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid thin film photovoltaic and battery techno-logies. The Laboratory holds the world record for energy conversion efficiency of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) and CdTe solar cells on flexible substrates and is one of the leading players for CIGS/Perovskite tandem devices. We are offering a

PhD Student position in the field of thin-film solar cells

We are looking for a student motivated to contribute to the development of the next generation photovoltaic devices, aimed at surpassing the thermodynamic limits for single junction solar cells. Specifically the researcher in this position is responsible for the development of narrow bandgap solar cells based on the CIGS material system, for implementation into tandem devices with perovskite type top cells.


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We offer an international, highly stimulating research environment with excellent infrastructure and broad interdisciplinary surroundings with plenty of possibilities for personal and professional development. You will work on important and promising solutions to the global energy problem in an international environment.

For further information about the position please contact Dr. Romain Carron, romain.carron@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s207 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, Cristina Marinoni, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.