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 Cellulose & Wood Materials Laboratory investigates naturally existing structures in wood-based materials and the interactions between renewable polymers, nanoparticles and colloids. The main goal of this development work is to find energy-efficient ways to build high-performance materials that contribute to a sustainable future. To this end, we are working together with researchers and industry on important technological challenges.


The Cellulose & Wood Materials laboratory is looking for a

Material Scientist

as a technical/scientific employee for an Innosuisse project. The project with our industrial partner Dätwyler Switzerland Inc. focuses on the development of an industrial process for the production of sustainable fillers from chemically modified cellulose, which are to be used for elastomer compounds and products.


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For further information about the position please contact Dr. Thomas Geiger, thomas.geiger@empa.ch or Dr Gustav Nyström, gustav.nystroem@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s302 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.

Empa, Patricia Nitzsche, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.