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Empa’s Center for X-ray Analytics is offering a

PhD position: Study of structure – property relationship of multilayer systems for implantable devices: dynamical in-situ XRD and SAXS studies

This interdisciplinary PhD project combines chemistry, material sciences, biology while focusing on X-ray diffraction and scattering studies. In-situ SAXS and XRD studies are based on the combination of structural analysis with dynamical changes in the environment of multilayer systems. Synergies with other analytical methods microscopy methods will be explored for a deep system understanding in the context of implantable device applications.

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We offer a challenging position at a materials research institution with outstanding infrastructure and an interdisciplinary surrounding. You can expect significant support and guidance from established scientists during the whole of your project. Project duration of 3 years is planned in order to carry out the above research tasks. The project is supported by Empa and Innosuisse - the Swiss Innovation Agency. The candidate will perform his research at Empa in Dübendorf. Desired starting date is 1st of March 2020 or upon mutual agreement.
For further information about the position please contact Prof. Dr. Antonia Neels antonia.neels@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s499 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, David Heusser, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.