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Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of Microscale Robots in Zürich

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100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Laboratory for Mesoscopic Systems based at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is a joint laboratory between the ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute, which is the largest research centre for the natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland. The current research focus is the investigation of novel magnetic systems at the mesoscopic scale making use of the clean rooms and large-scale facilities at the Paul Scherrer Institute, and fostering synergies with the Department of Materials (ETH Zurich). We would like to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of microscale robots.

Job description

You will be responsible for creating novel microscale robots incorporating nanomagnets that can be actuated in a magnetic field. The microscale robots will be fabricated using cleanroom processes and their behaviour will be tracked with a dedicated optical microscope. Furthermore, you will develop new methods to control the motion of the robots in different environments and demonstrate different applications.

Your profile
  • You have outstanding qualifications with a PhD in mechanical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, materials science or a related subject, and a background in magnetic thin films, nanostructures and microscale robots.
  • You should be motivated, proactive and creative in order to be successful, and you should have good team and communication skills.
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We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

We value diversity
In line with , ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.
Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application including:

  • CV
  • a list of publications
  • a letter of motivation

Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be considered. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Ales Hrabec, Tel: +41563102613 or email: ales.hrabec@psi.ch (no applications).

About ETH Zürich
ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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