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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.
Our Laboratory for Biointerfaces at Empa in St. Gallen invites applications for a
PostDoc position on 3D tissue models for implant development

The success of an implant is crucially dependent on rapid and stable tissue integration. Predicting the tissue integration potential of new implant surface designs is of paramount importance for implant development.

Candidates holding a PhD degree in biomedical engineering, (bio)materials science, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology or a related field with a high motivation to work in an interdisciplinary project are invited to apply. Experience with cell culture work, excellent communication skills and good verbal and written knowledge in English are a prerequisite.


We offer for this project a highly stimulating research environment in the Empa laboratory in St. Gallen with outstanding infrastructure to fabricate and characterize 3D tissue models and to investigate their interactions with novel implant surfaces. The project will be carried out in collaboration with partners at Empa in Dübendorf and Thun as well as two large industrial companies.


This position (100%) is immediately available and for a period of 2 years with the possibility for an extension.

For further information about the position please contact Dr. Markus Rottmar, phone +41 58 765 7118, e-mail: markus.rottmar@empa.ch  and visit our website www.empa.ch/web/s404 and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts, a list of publications 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.