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, postgraduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2100 people.

For the Chemical Process and Material group of the Bioenergy and Catalysis Laboratory we are looking for a
PhD Student
To study the formation kinetics of solids from solution
Your tasks
The study of solid formation from solutions is a fascinating research field with many implications, from synthesis of nanomaterials to biomedical applications to functional material properties. Your tasks will be to collect accurate experimental kinetic data from solution via in‐situ techniques, study of the influence of polymeric additives at the early stage of the solid phase formation, develop computational models of the experimental results in the framework of the nucleation and growth theories, and eventually participate in related experiments using large scale facilities.
Your profile
  • Master degree in Chemistry or Material Science
  • Good laboratory skills
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Skills on any programming languages are desiderable
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.

For further information, please contact Dr Andrea Testino, phone +41 56 310 54 49.

Please submit your application online by 30 September 2022 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 5103‐ 00).

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