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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.
The Laboratory for Advanced Fibers and the Center for X-ray Analytics announce an open position for a
Tenured Scientist in the Area of Experimental Polymer Physics

The main objective of this opening is to explore new ways of creating molecular anisotropy in polymers near the melting temperature for future applications in polymer processing and added manufacturing. We offer access to a wide array of polymer melt processing facilities, X-Ray structure analysis and support from our chemistry group to chemically modify polymers.


This position offers the possibility to do fundamental research and develop an international scientific profile (scientific publications), with the future goal to transfer the results to industry (patents). In this tenured scientist position you have the possibility to obtain a permanent position after successful evaluations after 2 and 4 years.

What kind of candidate are we looking for?


This position will be available starting November 1st, 2017, initially for the duration of 2 years. You work in an international interdisciplinary team with cutting-edge equipment in extrusion, melt-spinning, fluid pressurization and analytics with a special focus on WAXD and SAXS. The position offers the great opportunity to foster novel approaches in polymer science by X-ray based analytical methods development. You enjoy living in Switzerland; the working place will be at Empa St. Gallen.

For further information about the position please contact Dr. Rudolf Hufenus, rudolf.hufenus@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s402, www.empa.ch/web/s499 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 Zürcher, Human Resources, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland.