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AMOLF
AMOLF
Amsterdam, Netherlands

AMOLF

AMOLF Physics of functional complex matter

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.

5 JOBS FROM THIS EMPLOYER

AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
PhD-student: Quantitative microscopy analysis of developmental timing
During development, vast numbers of cells all need to divide, migrate and change gene expression at the right time in order to successfully grow into an adult animal. However, how timing of development is controlled has remained one of its most enduring mysteries. The nematode…
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
PhD-student: Quantum and topological nano-optomechanics
The Photonic Forces group seeks talented PhD students in the field of nano-optomechanics. We will study new ways to control photons and phonons at the nanoscale, by making them strongly interact with one another through radiation pressure forces in engineered on-chip…
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc: Quantum and topological nano-optomechanics
The Photonic Forces group seeks talented postdoctoral researchers in the field of nano-optomechanics. We study new ways to control photons and phonons at the nanoscale, by making them strongly interact with one another through radiation pressure forces in engineered on-chip…
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc: Femtosecond spectroscopy of artificial photosynthesis
This project is part of a new exciting collaborative and interdisciplinary European research program (Soap Film based Artificial Photosynthesis – SoFiA), and is supported by a European H2020-FETOPEN grant. In this project you will use advanced femtosecond spectroscopy…
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc: Nano-mechanical dynamics of single protein-chaperone complexes, studied with optical tweezers and super-resolution fluorescence
Despite the profound importance of chaperones to all proteins, the principles of their action remain surprisingly mysterious. We know that polypeptide chains fold into complex structures, but how can another protein help to solve this puzzle? The structure and function of…