We currently do not have any forthcoming calls.

What is it?

EMPAPOSTDOCS-II is an individual-driven research and career advancing fellowship, which follows a bottom-up approach and offers incoming and re-integrating international mobile researchers a 2-year full employment contract at Empa. It allows experienced researchers from all over the world to set up and implement a research project and get the opportunity to work on their own research idea at one of the 30 research laboratories of Empa. The following research areas welcome applications:

•           Nanostructured Materials

•           Sustainable Built Environment

•           Health and Performance

•           Natural Resources and Pollutants

•           Energy

Projects are carried out in the three sites of Empa at Zurich, St. Gallen or Thun depending on the location of the lab. The fellows choose their topic and destination within this frame.

All calls are closed for this programme

Our three calls for applications in 2017, 2018 and 2019 resulted in 51 positions for postdoctoral fellows. Currently, we do not have any further call open. Check this site for potential further calls in the upcoming years!

Duration and important dates
The program will run from 2017-2022.
Contact person

For any question or further inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us Dr. Georg Spescha,

You can also check our FAQ in the box to the right.

Acknowledgement of funding
The EMPAPOSTDOCS-II program has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement number 754364.