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Postdoc / scientist position in mid-IR laser absorption spectroscopy at Empa, Switzerland, Aug 2022


A postdoc/scientist position in mid-IR laser absorption spectroscopy with PhD in physics or a related discipline is available at Empa, Switzerland, in August 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: July 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms


Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland


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Qualification Details

  • PhD in physics or a related discipline
  • Solid background in optics, laser spectroscopy and electronics
  • Experience in experimental research and field campaigns
  • The ability to conduct independent scientific work
  • Software skills (eg. Python, LabView, 3D CAD, Matlab)
  • Fluency in English is required; oral expression skills in German are desirable

Responsibilities/Job Description

The project aims at the development and field application of a high-precision, miniaturized mid-IR spectrometer. You will leverage on our previous work for drone based methane measurement to design a multi-species, lightweight instrument that can be carried by UAVs to quantify the emissions of large ship engines off-shore and in the harbour. This involves developments in the laboratory and field campaigns, both in close collaboration with our partners Alpes Lasers, ALTUS LSA and METIS Baltic.

Job description, responsibilities and tasks

  • Development of a prototype multi-species mid-IR laser spectrometer for UAV flights
  • Validation, calibration and intercomparison of the instrument
  • Coordination and realization of field campaigns in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Communication of the results in peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts, a list of publications and contact details of three referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

About the Empa

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.

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Contact details

For further information about the position please contact Dr. Lukas Emmenegger [email protected] and visit our websites and Empa-Video

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