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EMPA Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in Switzerland, 2018

Applications are invited for EMPA Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in Switzerland. Applications are open for international students to work on their own research idea at one of the 30 research laboratories of EMPA.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : 31 August 2018
Study in : Switzerland
Providers : EMPA Materials Science and Technology
Course Level : Postdoctoral degree
Field of Study : The following research areas welcome applications:

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

Projects can be carried out in the three sites of EMPA at Zurich, St. Gallen or Thun depending on the location of the lab. The fellows can choose their topic and destination within this frame.

Benefits of EMPA Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme:

EMPAPOSTDOCS-II offers a highly competitive living allowance, research cost contribution and mobility package. Salary at Empa is defined based on function, experience and performance according to the ETH-domain salary system. According to 2018 figures, the living allowances of postdoctoral fellows are CHF 85’000 during the first fellowship year and CHF 88’000 during the second fellowship year.

Number of Scholarships: Not given

Nationality for EMPA Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme: 

Researchers from all over the world are eligible to apply. EMPAPOSTDOCS-II wishes to make a significant contribution to the European Research Area by training excellent researchers with scientific and transferable skills to enable them for a successful career.

Eligibility for EMPA Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme:

Entrance Requirements: There are two mobility schemes in the EMPAPOSTDOCS-II programme, the incoming mobility scheme, and the re-integration scheme. Regardless of the mobility scheme, the main eligibility criteria for the EMPA Postdocs programme are the following: The applicant must

Be an experienced researcher: at the time of the application deadline be in possession of a doctoral degree, irrespective of the time taken to acquire it.

Not have finished her/his PhD more than six years before.

The point of time of reference for these dates is the call closure.

For the incoming mobility scheme, a specific eligibility criterion is that the applicant must not have resided 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. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

For the reintegration scheme, the specific eligibility criteria are:

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.

English Language Requirements for EMPA Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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