Empa - the place where innovation starts

Empa is an interdisciplinary research and services institution for materials science and technology development within the ETH Domain.
To enforce our team at the Center for X-ray Analytics we are looking for a
Tenure-track Group leader in the area of X-ray diffraction and Scattering with a focus on SAXS

We have a unique expertise and infrastructure in one laboratory combining X-ray diffraction (XRD), scattering (SAXS) and 3D imaging (XCT, XPCI) on various lengths scales.Our core activities in the development X-ray based methods relate to soft matter such as polymers and complex biological systems with applications in the medical domain. We focus on studies under various non-ambient environmental conditions (4D) giving access to structure dynamics.

In this tenure-track group leader position, you have the possibility to develop an international scientific profile and to obtain a permanent position after successful evaluations after 2 and 4 years.

Your tasks
  • R&D in the domain of X-ray analytics, with a focus on small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), non-ambient environmental studies, data analysis, modelling and simulations
  • Planning and leading scientific projects as well as an ongoing development of methods and equipment
  • writing project proposals and acquisition of external funding
  • presentation of scientific results through publications and on conferences
  • active engaging with scientific collaborators and industrial partners

Your profile


We offer a challenging executive position at a research institution with excellent infrastructure and broad interdisciplinary surrounding. The work will be carried out at Empa St. Gallen. Starting date: 1st of January 2020 or by agreement.

For further information about the position please contact Prof. 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, a list of publications, 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, Esther Zürcher, Human Resources, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland.