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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.

As part of the Technology and Society Laboratory (TSL), the Environmental Risk Assessment and Management (ERAM) group conducts cutting-edge research to evaluate, model and experimentally investigate the interactions of materials originating from new technology applications and products with the Environment.

ERAM is currently looking for a

PhD student in the field of release of microplastics from products

The project aims to advance the characterization and quantification of microplastics released from products during the use phase. The PhD student will be enrolled at ETH Zürich, Department of Environmental System Science, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Bernd Nowack.

We are looking for an excellent candidate interested in characterizing the release of microplastics from products. The successful candidate should hold a MSc degree in environmental sciences, chemistry, physics or a related discipline and have experience in analytical methods. Very good communication skills in English, orally and written, are required.

For further information about the position please contact Prof. Dr. Bernd Nowack, Bernd.nowack@empa.ch, tel +41 (0)58 765 76 92 and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s506 and Empa-Video

We are looking 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.