A Postdoc at Empa

Close to 100 Postdocs are currently working in our laboratories, advancing their academic career. If you are about to finish your PhD thesis and are looking for an interesting challenge in materials science and technology it is worth checking out our current postdoc opportunities here. The individual laboratories offering postdoc positions can provide you with more specific information about the projects in question. A postdoc at Empa – springboard into a successful academic career.

Until very recently Empa has run an international two-year postdoctoral fellowship program, «Empa Postdocs», funded under the European Union’s 7th Framework Program. It allowed researchers from all over the world to sketch out a research project and work on it in one of our 29 research labs. The last call was in early 2015. At the moment, it is unclear whether or not there will be a follow-up, depending on the funding situation. Should the program be continued you will find more detailed information here on this site; please visit us sporadically to find out more. You can find out all about our current vacancies here.


EMPAPOSTDOCS-II is an individual-driven bottom-up incoming trans-national mobility and re-integration programme. It allows experienced researchers from all over the world to create a research project and get the opportunity to work on their research idea at one of the research laboratories of Empa. Detailed information