Senior Assistant Position in Nanoscale Spectroscopy

WorkplaceZurich, Zurich region, Switzerland


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Senior Assistant Position in Nanoscale Spectroscopy

In our research group at the Departement of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences , we seek to fill a senior scientist position in the framework of a project funded by an ERC Advanced grant.

Job description

The topic of the research will be on the development and application of tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS), with the aim to study sensitive 2-dimensional molecular layers. TERS combines scanning probe microscopy (SPM) with optical spectroscopy, and lends chemical specificity to SPM, which greatly extends its range of applications. This position can develop into a longer term appointment. Contribution to teaching in the analytical science curriculum is also desirable.

Your profile

The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related area plus several years of experience as well as a strong background in analytical chemistry, physical chemistry and instrumentation, experience with Raman spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopy, or membrane biophysics. Motivation for assuming responsibilities related to the whole project and for the training of younger scientists (Ph.D., M.Sc., and undergraduate students) is also important. Knowledge of German is advantageous, but not required.

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.


We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Publication List
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Please note that we prefer applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services can be considered.

For further information: see → Nanoscale Analysis. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Renato Zenobi, Tel 0041 (0)44 632 4376 or email zenobi [at] org[.]chem[.] .


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 47743.

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