Full time (40 hours per week)

About this Job

We are currently looking for a Nanophysicist to join the team in Delft.

​The position entails research, development and experimentation on optomechanical instruments and equipment for nanoscale characterization. Examples include IR-AFM, quantum sensing and multimodal imaging. 

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Job Details


Main Responsibilities 

Together with your colleagues you will achieve technical breakthroughs through technology push (based on fundamental physical insight) as well as customer pull (based on application oriented work). Activities encompass on the one hand proposing solutions based on academic insights and then executing projects to show feasibility. 

On the other hand, projects may involve analyzing customer needs, translating these to key performance indicators and working with customers to show feasibility of the solutions. This will lead to system requirements, conceptual designs and experimental setups to demonstrate key aspects; both as in-house technology demonstrators and as prototypes for high-profile international customers. Solutions may be based on a range of insights into a.o. basic physics, instrument design, control solutions, and analysis algorithms. They may cover operation, calibration and data-analysis of advanced or custom implementations of IR-AFM, KPFM, SNVM and other AFM methodologies.



  • You have a MSc with at least 4 years of additional working experience or (preferably) a PhD in (applied) physics, mechanical engineering, mechatronics or electrical engineering
  • Your experience clearly shows insight into the combination of at least mechanics and physics; knowledge of micro- and nano-characterization through scanning probe methods including materials and material properties is crucial; knowledge of how to build a nanoinstrument such as SPM is advantageous as is knowledge about microfabrication technologies
  • You have a proven scientific track record through publications in relevant journals.
  • In addition to your theoretical background, you have experience in the design and realization of test setups, and in the design and execution of complex experiments
  • You have a pioneering mentality, and you are comfortable with the uncertainty that comes with scientific and engineering challenges. With your good communication skills, energy, creativity and a boundless curiosity, you can convince and inspire colleagues and customers alike
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken


Are you enthusiastic about becoming our new Nanophysicist?

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Our story

At S[&]T we contribute to a safer life on earth by translating space data into valuable and actionable insights. We oversee data from instruments to application, and apply our expertise within our software frameworks, information products and consultancy.

Our society relies on space and scientific instruments for climate change monitoring, navigation, defence and national security, and other crucial services we all use in our daily lives. These instruments produce an enormous quantity of complex data, and our goal is to unlock its value.

We have more than 20 years of experience working on instrument calibration, the creation of data quality monitoring tools, the development of real-time data processing frameworks, and the development of application-specific algorithms. With this, we help organisations, governments and industries to strengthen their information position and thereby improve their decision making. We focus on the following domains: Space & Science, Defence & Security, Environment & Sustainability, and High-Tech Consulting.

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How to apply

Would you like to hear more? Send your CV and motivational letter to or apply directly through our website.

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