Postdoc in the field of solid-state batteries

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 May 2024

7 Feb 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Empa
Research Field

Engineering » Materials engineering
Chemistry » Other
Physics » Other
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country

Switzerland
Application Deadline

3 May 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Permanent
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

38
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

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.

The Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics is internationally known for innovative research in the fields of thin-film photovoltaics, thin-film batteries, and printed electronics. Specifically, thin-film solid-state batteries (SSBs) are developed for powering wireless sensors or smart cards. A unique feature of thin-film SSBs is their fast charge-discharge capability that is commercially exploited by Empa start-up BTRY AG . At the same time, the thin-film geometry provides a versatile platform for exploring materials and interfacial phenomena that can be transferred to bulk batteries.

Postdoc in the field of solid-state batteries

Your tasks
The postdoc will be part of a collaborative European project on Gen4 solid-state batteries, where our team is responsible for the characterization and validation of battery materials in relevant environments, including testing under extreme conditions such as low temperatures.

Your profile

  • PhD degree in physics, materials science, engineering, or a similar field obtained within the last 3 years
  • Hands-on experience with PVD methods (such as magnetron sputtering, evaporation, etc.) including their operation, maintenance and eventual upgrades
  • Hands-on experience with electrochemical and material characterization techniques is advantageous
  • High level of experimental skills and scientific creativity to design innovative experiments
  • You are a team player, and your strengths include taking personal responsibility
  • Willingness to co-supervise semester, master and PhD students
  • Proficient in English (written and spoken)

Our offer
We offer a postdoctoral position at the research institution with excellent infrastructure, broad interdisciplinary surroundings, and many possibilities for professional and personal development. You will be a member of a collaborative project with several academic and industry partners. The initial contract is for one year and can be extended up to 2 years. Starting date: May-June 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.


Requirements
Research Field
Engineering
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Chemistry
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Physics
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Additional Information
Website for additional job details

https://academicpositions.com

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Empa
Country
Switzerland
City
Zurich
Postal Code
CH-8600
Street
Ueberlandstrasse 129
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://academicpositions.com/ad/empa/2024/postdoc-in-the-field-of-solid-state-…

Contact
City

Zurich
Website

http://www.empa.ch/plugin/template/empa/3/*/---/l=2
Postal Code

CH-8600

STATUS: EXPIRED

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