PostDoc in the synthesis of anion conductive polymer membranes

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 Empa internal grant at the Laboratory for Functional Polymers, we are searching for a Postdoc.

We are a dynamic research group dedicated to advancing the frontier of materials science, particularly in the field of responsive polymers for energy storage and conversion. Our team comprises interdisciplinary experts who collaborate closely to tackle complex scientific challenges. We are currently seeking a highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Researcher to join our team and contribute to our cutting-edge research on anion conductive polymer membranes. The project aims to develop an efficient anion exchange polymer membrane with high chemical and thermal stability.

Your responsibilities

  • to design, synthesize, and characterize anion conductive membrane
  • to establish experimental procedures to assess anion conductivity
  • to establish experimental procedures to assess membrane functionality in bipolar membrane electrodialysis
  • to write scientific results and disseminate them at international conferences

Your profile

  • PhD in polymer synthesis
  • Experience with anion conductive membrane and their characterization
  • Out-of-the box and target oriented thinking 
  • Full proficiency in written and oral English
  • Self-motivated, open-minded, and communicative attitude

Our offer

We offer a fully funded 12-months post-doc position at Empa Dübendorf, near Zurich, with the potential for extension. To conduct cutting-edge research in a rapidly expanding research field with wide technological relevance. Applications are open immediately with an expected starting date of 1 September 2024 or upon mutual agreement.
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


  Prof. Dr. Dorina Opris
Group leader
Laboratory for Functional Polymers

Your future place of work

Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dübendorf

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