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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.
For an ERC consolidator grant at the Laboratory for Functional Polymers we are searching for a
PhD student in synthesis of smart materials for soft robots

The aim of the project is to develop novel elastomers for electrically driven soft robots and artificial skin. The emphasis will be on the synthesis of specially designed polymers and elastomers with improved dielectric properties.


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We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in synthetic organic and polymer chemistry, ability to work in a multidisciplinary field, and open to learn new things.


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The work will be carried out at Empa Dübendorf unter the supervision of Dr Dorina Opris. You will be registered as a PhD Student either at ETHZ or EPFL. The planned duration for receiving a PhD is four years and the start date is determined by agreement.

For further information about the position please contact Dr Dorina Opris dorina.opris@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s209 and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, exam certificates with transcripts, list of publications and contact details of at least two academic references. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

Empa, Cristina Marinoni, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.