The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2100 people.

For the Electrocatalysis and Interface Group in the Electrochemestry Laboratory we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow
Metal oxide catalysts for alkaline electrolyzers
Your tasks
  • Your work will be focused on the development of metal oxide-based catalysts for the anodic reaction of alkaline electrolyzers. The catalsts will be synthesized and charachterized at PSI, in collaboration with different groups from PSI
  • You will be in charge of the planning, execution, analysis and interpretation of experiments at the PSI large scale facilities
  • During your Postdoctoral Fellow you will interact extensively with your collegues within the electrochemistry department, the Swiss Light Source and international collaborators
  • Co-supervision of students
Your profile
Master degree and PhD degree in Chemistry or Materials Science. Excellent english and general communications skills. You have an active interest in experimental work and take the initiative for new solutions; being able to work independently in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research team.
We offer
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Emiliana Fabbri, phone +41 56 310 27 95.

Please submit your application online by 31 July 2021(including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 5423-04).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Mariusz Prus, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland