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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 High Performance Ceramics and the Laboratory Acoustics/Noise Control are filling a

PostDoc Position in the field of cold sintering processing of ferroelectric materials and their use in acoustic metamaterial arrays
For an internally funded project, we are looking for a highly motivated PostDoc with a strong background in cold sintering of ceramic, ferroelectrics and piezoelectrics for acoustic applications. The project focus is on the development of sintering strategies of ferroelectric materials at low temperature to be able to process and subsequent investigation novel acoustic structures.
Your Tasks:
  • Implementation in metamaterials for acoustic application, as a demonstrator
  • Investigation of the acoustic performance of the metamaterial
Your Profile:
You have a PhD in chemistry, materials science, or mechanical engineering, or a similar field. Previous experience with one or more of the following topics is required: Wet chemistry powder synthesis, cold sintering method, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics in acoustics. The experimental nature of the work requires very high level of experimental skills, analytical mindset for interpreting results and the ability to design innovative experiments. In addition, you are a team player and your strengths include taking personal responsibility, excellence and flexibility to work and deliver results. Knowledge of German is beneficial but not mandatory.

We offer a position at the research institution with excellent infrastructure and plenty of possibilities for personal and professional development. The position is for 1 1/2 years starting as soon as possible.
For further information about the position please contact Dr Frank Clemens, frank.clemens@empa.ch or Dr Andrea Bergamini, andrea.bergamini@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s201 and www.empa.ch/web/s509 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.

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