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Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
Post Doc or Scientist (100%)

The Laboratory for Advanced Fibers has an open position for a

The main objective of the position is to synthesize organo-phosphorus based functional molecules. They find application as additives in bulk polymer/coatings and as monomers in synthesis of phosphorus containing polymers. This position offers the possibility to do nice fundamental research and develop an international scientific profile (scientific publications); while the results obtained can lead to industrial transfer in the future (patents, spin-off).

What kind of candidate are we looking for?

  • As a scientist with a PhD in organic or polymer chemistry, you have ambition to make a scientific discoveries with impact in the real world;
  • You have experience in synthetic organic chemistry; experience in phosphorus chemistry, green synthetic chemistry, functional polymeric coatings and condensation polymerization;
  • You enjoy writing good scientific publications;
  • You like to develop your scientific independence and initiate your own project, while you are also happy to collaborate in a team and contribute to projects in progress;
  • To be considered as a scientist, prior experience of 2-3 years as Post Doc is necessary.

    This position will be available starting 1st October 2021, for a duration of 24 months. You work in an international interdisciplinary team with well-equipped synthesis laboratory and excellent analytical facilities.
For further information about the position please contact Dr. Sabyasachi Gaan, Group Leader Additives and Chemistry, and visit our websites and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

Empa, Esther Zürcher, Human Resources, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland.