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 Advanced Fibers at Empa in St. Gallen has an open position for a
Post Doc or Scientist (100%)
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).
What kind of candidate are we looking for?
As a scientist with a PhD in organic or polymer chemistry, you have ambition to make scientific discoveries with impact in the real world;
You have experience in synthetic organic chemistry; experience in phosphorus chemistry, functional polymeric coatings and condensation polymerization is desirable;
You enjoy writing good scientific publications;
You like to develop your scientific independence and initiate your own project, while you are 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 January 2020, for a duration of 36 months. You work in an international interdisciplinary team with well-equipped synthesis laboratory and excellent analytical facilities.