EMPAPOSTDOCS-II: Empa’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology)
Study in:Switzerland
Deadline: 31 August 2018

EMPAPOSTDOCS-II: Empa’s postdoctoral fellowship programme launches its first call for applications for 2 years of high-level career training.

About the programme (EMPAPOSTDOCS-II):

  • It 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.

Research Areas:

  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Sustainable Built Environment
  • Health and Performance
  • Natural Resources and Pollutants
  • Energy


  • Applicant must be an experienced researcher. Applicant must possess a doctoral degree, irrespective of the time taken to acquire it (at the time of the application deadline).
  • Applicant must not have finished her/his PhD more than 6 years before.
  • Applicant must not have stayed or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the application deadline.

For the re-integration scheme:

  • The researcher originates from the EU-27 or Associated Countries;
  • The researcher has been active in research in a third country for at least three years and in the last 12 months immediately prior to the application deadline.

Financial assistance:

  • living allowance, research cost contribution and mobility package
  • living allowances: CHF 85’000 during the first fellowship year; CHF 88’000 during the second fellowship year

Duration: 2017-2022

Number of fellowships: maximum 20


  • Applications can only be submitted together with an Empa-based mentor (only one proposal per individual researcher will be evaluated).
————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology)
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country Switzerland
Subject areas Material Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline August 31st 2018

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