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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 a new research project "Development of submicro- and nanostructured Cu-Mo composites with tailored properties for thermal management" in collaboration with Warsaw University of Technology, we are looking for a
Post-doctoral researcher (nano-multilayers, nano-joining technology)
Your tasks and responsibilities:
  • Principal investigator in the fields of nano-multilayers and nano-joining technologies and (nano-effects for joining applications, nano-materials design, multilayers deposition and characterisation, soldering/brazing and joint characterisation)
  • Project work according to the project description (experimental and theoretical work, project reports)
  • Research work in the topical field
  • Presentation at scientific conferences and writing of scientific publications
  • Collaboration within international and interdisciplinary project team
  • Support in R&D projects related to the aforementioned fields
  • Daily Supervision of young scientists
Your profile:
  • PhD degree in Material Science, Physics, Nanoscience/Nanotechnology and good experimental skills
  • Interest and ability to work in highly-interdisciplinary teams and with industrial partners
  • Prior experience in nanomultilayers, magnetron sputtering deposition and analytical techniques beneficial
  • Project management experience of advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written) mandatory, preferably knowledge of German; good communication skills

We offer: 
  • An interesting project position in the field of applied research with an opportunity for independent research
  • Attractive employment conditions of the ETH Domain
  • A highly interdisciplinary and dynamic research environment with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment
  • An international network and contacts to academic and industrial partners
  • Opportunity to develop and make your own contribution in nanojoining, a fast growing, new scientific discipline of high technological impact
The position (100%) is available after negotiation and will be initially limited to two years.
For further information about the position please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jolanta Janczak-Rusch jolanta.janczak-rusch@empa.ch or Dr. Lars Jeurgens lars.jeurgens@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s202 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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