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 its mission, Empa's Technology and Society Laboratory (TSL) creates and transfers knowledge to support the transition to a more sustainable society. As part of TSL, theEnvironmental Risk Assessment and Management (ERAM) group conducts high-level 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

Scientist (master degree) or PostDoc

to work on an applied and interdisciplinary research project, “Greensense”, in an international context on life cycle assessment and material flow analysis of new materials for paper-based electronics. 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 following tasks:

The successful candidate should hold a MSc degree or PhD in environmental sciences, environmental engineering or a related discipline. The candidate should preferably have previous experience in life-cycle assessment methods and/or human and environmental risk assessment. Very good communication skills in English, orally and written, are required.

We offer a highly interdisciplinary research environment to perform research relevant for science and regulators. Our young team consists of experienced scientists, post docs as well as PhD and master students. For more details visitwww.empa.ch/eram

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.

Empa, Shalini Kapur, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.