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The Nanophotonic Systems Laboratory (Pr. Romain Quidant) at ETH Zurich is searching for a postdoctoral researcher for experimental studies on advanced heat control on the microscale and its application to imaging and biotechnology.


Project background

Losses in metals have long been considered as a major issue in science and technology, and over the years, disciplines like photonics and electronics have put extensive efforts to reduce their impact on device performances. Here, we embrace a new paradigm, where heat generation in metals becomes an enabling tool, relevant to a wide range of applications rather than a limitation. In this context, we have developed an extensive toolbox to engineer heat generation at the nano-​ and micro-​scale, either optically (Thermoplasmonics) or electrically. We also have the means to accurately probe and image with light, the resulting local temperature landscape. This unique control over local heat generation opens a wealth of new scientific and technological opportunities.

Job description

We are searching for a talented postdoctoral researcher to work on the engineering of optical and electrical heat control and their applications to both imaging and biotechnology.

  • Design and characterize electrical and optical micro- and nanosystems
  • Develop optical set-ups
  • Interact with collaborators from other fields
  • Assist in the supervision of PhD and master students
  • Write publications and promote the results at international conferences

Your profile

Successful candidates must hold a PhD degree in physics or engineering and have proven track-record in experimental photonics. Experience in nanotechnology, nanofabrication, numerical simulation is beneficial.

ETH Zurich

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.Working, teaching and research at ETH ZurichGet connected

Interested?

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, list of publications and contact details of your referees.


Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the Nanophotonic Systems Laboratory, please visit our website: https://light.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Pr. Romain Quidant, rquidant@ethz.ch (no applications).

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