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 our Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing in Thun/Bern and Dübendorf/Zürich, we are looking for an outstanding candidate for a
Post Doc position in Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Powder Engineering
The activities are focused on the processing of metal powders (e.g. ultrasonic atomization, high energy ball milling) and their characterization with regard to AM; the additive manufacturing (DED, LPBF) of metal matrix (nano-)composites and high-performance alloys; as well as the characterization of the microstructures and mechanical properties of AM parts as a function of the processing conditions.
The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in Materials Science, Physical Metallurgy, Applied Physics or Mechanical Engineering with a strong emphasis on Materials Processing. A strong background in metal additive manufacturing, the processing and characterization of metal powders as well as experience with microstructure characterization techniques (OM, SEM, EBSD, (HR-)TEM, XRD) and mechanical testing are required.
A strong desire to work at the leading edge of materials technology and a high level of motivation to work in an international, multidisciplinary research team in the field of materials processing are essential. The candidate should have a clear interest to work in an application-driven research environment with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment in close-collaboration with our many industrial and academic partners, both in Switzerland and abroad. Furthermore, excellent writing and communication skills (English) are of great importance. Knowledge of German or French would be an advantage.
The full-time position is located in Thun, near Bern, and is available immediately or upon agreement. The Position is initially limited to 12 months with the possibility for an extension.