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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.

In this SNF project we fundamentally investigate the surfaces of porous materials, as they occur in many modern applications such as energy storage, water treatment, tribology, biology, chromatography or generally at aqueous interfaces. Therefore, we offer the position of a

PhD student on nano-porous surface forces

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This PhD thesis will be enrolled at the Department of Materials (D-MATL) of ETHZ and supervised by promoting Prof. M. Heuberger. Due to an established Empa/ETHZ collaboration ca. 80% of the work is in St. Gall and 20% at ETH Zürich.


The position is available as of now. We offer modern working conditions and a challenging job in a very interdisciplinary environment.

For further information about the position please contact Prof. Dr. Manfred Heuberber manfred.heuberger@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s402 and see our 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.

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