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 future technologies, energy and climate, health innovation and fundamentals of nature. 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 2200 people.

For the Fuel Cell Systems and Diagnostics group in the Electrochemestry Laboratory we are looking for a
Trainee in micro-porous layer preparation and characterization
Your tasks
  • Your work will focus on the preparation of MPLs and their ex-situ and in-situ characterization
  • The ex-situ characterization will be based on optical microscopy and X-ray Tomographic Microscopy XTM, coupled with image processing for data analysis
  • The in-situ characterization will be based on Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell PEFC testing in our fuel cell test bench, this will allow the characterization of the fuel cell performance as a function of the used MPL
  • During your internship, you will interact extensively with your colleagues within the group and within the whole electrochemistry laboratory
Your profile
You’re a Bachelor or Master student in physics, materials science, electrical or mechanical engineering, chemistry or a closely related discipline, preferably with experience in electrochemical testing and imaging techniques. You have an active interest in combined experimental, data analysis, and imaging work and take the initiative for new solutions; being able to work independently in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research team. Good communication and writing skills in English are required. You will be registered as an intern under the supervision of Dr. Bruno Galante.
We offer
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration.

For further information, please contact Dr Bruno Galante, phone +41 56 310 39 76.

Please submit your application online by 15 June 2024 for the position as a Trainee (index no. 5422-T1).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Ladina Goerre, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland