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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 line with Empa’s mission, the Technology and Society Laboratory (TSL) at Empa St. Gallen creates and transfers knowledge to support the transition to a more sustainability society. In particular, TSL analyses novel materials and emerging technology applications with a focus on associated material, energy stocks and flows, and evaluates them with regard to both natural environment and societal constraints.


Within TSL, the Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Group (ERAM), is looking for

a Scientist or a PostDoc (100%) responsible for the development of “Safe and Sustainable by Design (SSbD)” approaches in the frame of the Horizon Europe project PARC

Your Tasks


Within PARC, the Partnership for the Risk Assessment of Chemicals, one focus is placed on Safe and Sustainable by Design (SSbD) approaches. The overall goal of this work is to support the development and consolidation of concepts and tools for SSbD chemicals, materials and products and their operationalisation. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and application of SSbD approaches and methods. In close interaction with international projects partners from various fields, SSbD approaches will be developed and tested for materials and chemicals.

Your profile


The position is initially limited to 3 years. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.


For further information about the position please contact Prof. Dr.  Bernd Nowack,  Head of the Environmental Risk Assessment and Management (ERAM) Group of TSL bernd.nowack@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s506 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.

Empa, Esther Zürcher, Human Resources, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland.