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.

15 JOBS FROM THIS EMPLOYER

AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands | Closing on Dec 01
NMR/MRI approaches for structural assessment of hybrid biopolymer networks
Research The project is a part of a large collaborative Industrial Partnership Programme between AMOLF, Wageningen University, University of Amsterdam and Unilever Research, entitled Hybrid soft materials: from physical mechanisms to designer products. The overall goal of the...
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc 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...
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc position: Single proteins and chaperones at the ribosome
Research Chaperones are central to protein biogenesis, but their action at the ribosome remains poorly understood. A central complication is the highly dynamic nature of this process, which involves polypeptide synthesis, folding, chaperone binding and ATP cycles, as well as a...
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc position: interaction of low-energy electrons with hybrid thin films
Research The EUV Photoresists and Nanophotochemistry groups (group leaders Sonia Castellanos Ortega and Fred Brouwer) are focused on the design, synthesis and reactivity studies of materials for application as extreme ultraviolet photoresists. An important part of the...
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
PhD position: Reducing photon entropy loss for improved solar cells
Research 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...