The general vision of the Laboratory is to develop next generation of high-performance solar cells, batteries and opto-electronic devices, novel functionalities with coatings and nanostructure materials for energy-sustainable future to the benefits of industry and society. The current research is focused around four topics: Thin Film Solar Cells and Optoelectronics, Battery Technologies, Printed Electronics and Functional Nanoscale Materials (associated with the group of Prof. Maksym Kovalenko, ETH/Empa), information can be found on www.empa.ch/web/s207 . The Laboratory is an active contributor to the operation of the Coating Competence Center at Empa. Your tasksAs an inspirational research leader you will manage a highly interdisciplinary laboratory, develop projects and obtain funding for national and international projects. Research topics include: Materials with mixed ionic and electronic conduction: superionics, conversion and intercalation-type, composites; interface engineering for tailored ionic and mass transport; material discovery assisted by ML and AI. Advanced manufacturing methods that outperform existing routines yet offer time and energy savings, including active process monitoring and compatible control concepts.Devices for the "electrification of everything", including batteries, sensors, smart windows. Novel device designs such as multi-junction concepts; flexible, transparent and adaptable geometries for seamless integration. You will establish collaborations on national and international level with scientific and industrial partners, actively contribute to the cutting edge research and technological innovations, provide mentorship to members of the lab for achieving excellence with impactful results, and organise local and international scientific events. Teaching at university level is encouraged.