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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.

6 JOBS FROM THIS EMPLOYER

AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands | Closing on Sep 30
PhD-student Energy-selective plasmonic nanoreactors
Energy-selective plasmonic nanoreactors We have recently demonstrated the ability control the product in a model reaction by altering the illumination wavelength in a single particle plasmonic nanoreactor. The same setup also allows for in situ spectroscopic tracking of the…
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc: Biophysics of symbiotic networks and communities
Symbiotic partnerships can drive the evolution of remarkably complex social behaviors, even in simple organisms. Recent experiments provide evidence that symbiotic microbes demonstrate transport and trade behaviors reminiscent of human economics. What is the repertoire of...
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
PhD-student: Surfaces of acid water and ice studied with nonlinear femtosecond spectroscopy
In this project you will use advanced femtosecond spectroscopy techniques to study the properties of the surfaces of acid water and ice on the molecular scale. You will use the highly surface-specific technique of vibrational surface sum-frequency generation (VSFG) to study the...
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
PhD-student: Single-cell dynamics in intestinal organoids
Organoids are miniature organs that display the striking ability to grow and self-organize from single adult stem cells. Recently developed techniques are now making organoids an exciting system for quantitative (biophysics) studies. You will use advanced 3D fluorescence…
AMOLF
AMOLF
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoc: Ubiquitin-mediated protein processing at the single-molecule level, using optical tweezers and fluorescence
Protein chains undergo dramatic changes during their lifetime, beyond their initial folding. Eukaryotic cells possess an intricate ubiquitin protein ‘labelling’ system to regulate these changes. The aim of this project is to reveal the dynamics of this system at the…