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 Battery Materials and Diagnostics group, the Thin Films and Interfaces group and Advanced Lithography and Metrology group we are looking for a
- Thin films growth of Li-ion conductor materials
- Understanding the interface degradation mechanism
- Electrochemical testing (cyclic voltammetry, galavanostatic cycling, impedance spectroscopy)
- Processing and manufacturing of resistive memory devices
- Publication of results in scientific journals and presentations at scientific meetings
We are looking for a self-motivated team player PhD candidate able to work independently between three PSI research groups with interest to experimental work. The candidiate must have a master of science diploma in chemistry, physics, materials science or in a related field. A good background in one of the fields, thin film growth, electrochemistry, resistive memory or device processing is expected. An experience in electrochemical / electrical measurements, surface characterization or clean room is an asset. Very good command of English is required.
The experimental work will be caried at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, within the framework of a synergy project including three research groups at PSI : "Battery Materials and Diagnostics", "The Thin Films and Interfaces" and "Advanced Lithography and Metrology", the PhD degree will be awarded by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich).
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.
For further information, please contact Mario El Kazzi, phone +41 56 310 51 49 or +41 56 310 41 30.
Please submit your application online by 13 February 2022 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 5411-00).
Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Mariusz Prus, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland