Empa - the place where innovation starts

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.
The Laboratory for Biomimetic Membranes & Textiles is seeking
one PhD in the area of Nanomaterial synthesis via microfluidics

Our group develops optical sensors and polymer optical fibers (POFs) via microfluidics for the monitoring of several relevant bio-markers, such as pH, glucose, ammonia as well as different sorts of environmental factors, such as pressure, humidity and temperature to be employed in both sensing and therapy applications.

The PhD student will be responsible for the synthesis of optical nanostructures by using different microfluidic setup and their subsequent embedding in multi-functional fibers. Experience in polymer synthesis, nanomaterial synthesis or cross-linking chemistry is mandatory. Previous experience with microfluidic synthesis is a bonus, but not required.

We are looking for motivated candidates with a strong background in the supra-mentioned topics, ability to work in a multidisciplinary field and open to learn new topics. The PhD candidates need to be proficient in spoken and written English and have a Master's degree.

The work will be carried out at Empa St. Gallen under supervision of Dr. Claudio Toncelli. The position will be available from Sept. 2017 with planned project duration of three to four years.


Applications should be accompanied by a CV, a list of publications, a letter of motivation and addresses of two Referees.
For further information about the position please contact: claudio.toncelli@empa.ch, phone +41 58 765 7215, and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s401 and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

Empa, Esther Z├╝rcher, Human Resources, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland.