PhD student in the synthesis of polymeric materials
Materials science and technology are our passion. With our cutting-edge research, Empa's around 1,100 employees make essential contributions to the well-being of society for a future worth living. Empa is a research institution of the ETH Domain.
For an ERC consolidator grant at the Laboratory for Functional Polymers, we are searching a motivated PhD student.
Your tasks
You will work on a research project in the field of novel dielectric elastic materials. The emphasis will be on synthesizing specially designed polymers and elastomers with improved dielectric properties. Additionally, their dielectric, mechanical, and electromechanical properties will be evaluated. You will be part of a strong team active at the forefront of elastomeric materials development.
Your profile
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in synthetic organic and polymer chemistry and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary field and who is open to learning new things. The PhD candidate needs to be proficient in spoken and written English and has a Master’s degree.
Our offer
We are offering a modern research environment and excellent infrastructure. The work will be carried out at Empa Dübendorf under the supervision of Prof. Dorina Opris. You will be registered as a PhD student at the ETH Zurich. The planned project duration is four years.
We live a culture of inclusion and respect. We welcome all people who are interested in innovative, sustainable and meaningful activities - that's what counts.
We look forward to receiving your complete online application including a letter of motivation, CV, certificates, diplomas and contact details of two reference persons. Please submit these exclusively via our job portal. Applications by e-mail and by post will not be considered.
Cristina Marinoni, Bereichspersonalleiterin / HR Partner
Your future place of work
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dübendorf
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