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.

16 VACATURES VAN DEZE WERKGEVER

AMOLF
AMOLF
Locatie: Amsterdam, Nederland
PhD position: Ultrafast spectroscopy of water-oil interfaces
Research  The goal of this group is to study the molecular-scale properties of water, ice and aqueous systems like hydrated ions, membranes and proteins. The research is carried out using spectroscopic techniques including femtosecond (nonlinear) vibrational spectroscopy,...
AMOLF
AMOLF
Locatie: Amsterdam, Nederland
Postdoc position: Single-cell dynamics within lung organoids
Research The ‘Quantitative Developmental Biology’ research group will use a quantitative, physics-inspired approach to study problems in developmental biology, focusing on the small roundworm C. elegans. The aim of the research is to elucidate how living organisms can...
AMOLF
AMOLF
Locatie: Amsterdam, Nederland
Postdoc position: Theory of active nanophotonics
Research The successful candidate will be stationed in the Resonant Nanophotonic group at AMOLF but is expected to work with, and connect to, all experimental groups in the program (group leaders Garnett, Polman, Koenderink, Verhagen). The Center for Nanophotonics at AMOLF...
AMOLF
AMOLF
Locatie: Amsterdam, Nederland
PhD position: Single-cell dynamics within lung organoids
Research The ‘Quantitative Developmental Biology’ research group will use a quantitative, physics-inspired approach to study problems in developmental biology, focusing on the small roundworm C. elegans. The aim of the research is to elucidate how living organisms can...
AMOLF
AMOLF
Locatie: Amsterdam, Nederland
PhD position: Seeing and sensing chaperone-mediated protein folding acceleration
Research Chaperones are central to protein folding, maintenance, and disease, but how and when they affect protein chains has remained difficult to study directly. Recently it has become possible to detect protein conformational changes mediated by chaperones, as we have shown...