AMOLF
AMOLF
Amsterdam, Netherlands
AMOLF

AMOLF carries out fundamental research into complex material systems

Structure and purpose

AMOLF scientists are continuously searching for the fundamental relationship between the architecture and interactions of complex matter and material systems and their purpose and function. Such a ‘system’ can be a complex of biomolecules with properties that make life possible. It can be a nanostructure of a semiconductor with metal particles that capture light. Or a newly designed material with very different mechanical properties than you might expect. What exactly is happening at the macro-, micro- or nanoscales and how can this be explained? AMOLF researchers cover a broad domain. However they all use research methods from physics to understand and manipulate a system.

Innovation and talent

AMOLF wants to enable new and highly promising lines of research to blossom quickly and to discover and develop talent. The institute’s structure is geared towards this. Young ambitious group leaders are given plenty of freedom. Skilled and curious PhDs and postdocs come from all four corners of the globe. Specialized technicians ensure that when it comes to infrastructure no sky is too high. At AMOLF researchers with different areas of expertise meet each other daily. This makes AMOLF a breeding ground for new ideas.

Insights and answers

AMOLF carries out fundamental physics with an open eye for applications. The researchers work closely with universities, institutes, and companies. The aim is to translate insights from fundamental research into answers to urgent societal questions.

JOBS FROM THIS EMPLOYER
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc position: Light-induced synthesis of nanomaterials
The Nanoscale Solar Cells Group synthesizes advanced metal and semiconducting nanostructures, characterizes their material properties and integrates them into novel device structures with the aim of improving our fundamental understanding of light absorption, charge separation, recombination and transport at the nanometer scale. See also amolf.nl
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc position: Physical systems biology
We have multiple vacancies for PhD and postdoc projects in the System Biology group, where we are combining tools from physics and biology to study the physical bases of behavior in cells and small organisms. Specific projects include: (1) Superresolution and single-molecule imaging in live organisms to study cell-signaling and genomic processes. (2) Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) experiments to probe intracellular signaling dynamics. (3) Quantitative characterization of motile behavior in bacteria and nematodes using microfluidics and imaging.
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
PhD position: Optical metasurfaces for solar spectrum management
You will develop a new, fundamental understanding of light-matter interaction by investigating layers of subwavelength light scattering geometries composed of plasmonic or dielectric nanostructures. These 2D engineered layers, called 'metasurfaces', may serve as nanoscale light couplers, light directors, current collectors, and spectral splitters. New insights may be applied to prototype electro-optical and photovoltaic devices.
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Various internships at FOM Institute AMOLF (only for EU students)
You have a bachelors degree in physics, chemistry or biology and participate in a master study in one of these areas. You have a nationality of an EU member state or if not, you are a student at a Dutch university. You must be available for at least four months.
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc position: Nanocube synthesis and assembly for monocrystalline materials
The Nanoscale Solar Cells group synthesizes advanced metal and semiconducting nanostructures, characterizes their material properties and integrates them into novel device structures with the aim of improving our fundamental understanding of light absorption, charge separation, recombination and transport at the nanometer scale.