The research includes, but is not limited to, in-depth studies of plasma physical and chemical processes to achieve high control over the plasma activation, dissociation and formation of intermediates as well as the selective formation of stable gaseous and solid products. The work comprises the set-up of a novel plasma reactor with suitable diagnostics, building on the extensive experience and leading know-how of the group. We are aiming for an improved fundamental understanding of non-equilibrium plasma processes, contributing to the important field of chemical transformation of carbon-containing matter.
You have a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, materials science or similar. Ideally, you bring sound knowledge in non-thermal plasma technology with a strong physical or chemical background. Creation of own ideas and strong self-motivation is highly desired. Candidates with demonstrated research skills and good publication records will be considered. Fluency in English is required, further knowledge of German (or another language spoken in Switzerland) is a plus. To be considered as a scientist, prior experience of 2-3 years as Post Doc is necessary.
You will work in an ambitious team combining strong experience in plasma technology, basic research, and established industry contacts. You should be interested to develop and strengthen your academic record as well as your industrial network.
Empa's Group Plasma & Coating in St.Gallen, Switzerland, is offering a position for 2 years.