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Work @ Empa


Empa is an attractive and progressive employer

As a member of the Empa staff you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • working in an exciting technical and scientific environment
  • strong professional networks
  • a dynamic, innovative research organization with an international reputation
  • a fascinating multicultural working environment
  • outstanding research infrastructure
  • a transparent, modern staff policy,
    • which rewards achievements and
    • supports a fair work-family balance

Our staff enjoy attractive employment conditions

  • flexible working hour models
  • extensive social benefits
  • support for staff personal development
  • Commitment for equal opportunities («Together»)
  • free room to shape individual professional development
  • interesting opportunities for further education


If you would like to apply for a position at Empa...

... cast a glance at our vacancies listing and send us your application!

Many laboratories at Empa offer practical placements for students, during which young scientists may find ideas and material for their research, be it a term or degree project, or perhaps a master’s or doctoral thesis.

Or would you rather learn more about our apprentice training scheme?

André Schmid
Head of Personnel

For more information, send us an email!
You can reach us at andre.schmid(at)

Jobs: If you would like to apply for a job at Empa, have a look at our list of vacancies and send us your application!

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Employment conditions – Highlights

  • A range of flexible working hour models
  • Staff restaurant
  • Half price rail card
  • Child care center
  • Sports clubs
  • Guest house

The expert center «UND – Family- and Professional Life for Men and Women» bestowed its «Family UND Profession» signet on Empa in the summer of 2015. This is in recognition of the institution’s support over the past years for a family friendly employee philosophy and equal opportunities for both genders. At the same time it the award offers Empa encouragement to continue taking a leading role in these areas in future too.

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