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.
In line with Empa’s mission, its Technology and Society Laboratory (TSL) creates and transfers knowledge to support the transition to a more sustainability society. In particular, TSL analyses novel materials and emerging technology applications with a focus on associated material and energy stocks and flows, and evaluates them with regard to both natural environment and societal constraints. From the beginning of June 2017, TSL is looking to recruit a
Scientist (master degree) (80-100%)

to work on an applied and interdisciplinary research project, “Greensense”, in an international context on life cycle assessment and human and environmental risk assessment of new materials for paper based electronics.


Your Tasks

The European project Greensense focuses on the implementation of Eco-Design in industrial innovation processes for NanoCellulose-based printed electronics and biosensors. The two-year position will mainly involve the assessment of the environmental performance of such a biosensing platform compared to alternatives on the market (using Life Cycle Assessments), the assessment of the environmental health and safety aspects of the various new materials and processes developed within this project and the identification of further sustainable applications for them in close collaboration with the industrial partners of Greensense.

Your profile

For further information about the position please contact Claudia Som, claudia.som@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s506 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.

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