The Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics at Empa (Institute for Materials Science and Technology) is known for its innovative research in the field of inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid thin film photovoltaic and battery technologies. The Laboratory is offering a PhD student in the field of thin-film solar cells.

Responsibilities and tasks:
  • Plan and conduct experiments to develop the scientific understanding and improve the performance of CZTSSe solar cells
  • Devices fabrication using various deposition techniques, notably spin-coating, chemical bath deposition, magnetron sputtering and thermal/e-beam evaporation
  • Characterization of material, layers and devices, and interpretation of results
  • Dissemination of the results in reports, scientific journals and at conferences
  • Maintenance of equipment in collaboration with the laboratory technician
  • Co-supervision of semester or master students


  • Applicant must hold Master’s in Material science, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical engineering or similar
  • Willingness to conduct independent, target driven research
  • Clean and diligent working method including precise record keeping
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment towards a common goal
  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate with colleagues, superiors and stakeholders


Apply online including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees.

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Empa (Institute for Materials Science and Technology)
Country Switzerland
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Material science, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical engineering
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline varies

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