Postdoctoral Fellow

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Jun 2023

8 May 2023
Job Information

Paul Scherrer Institut Villigen
Research Field

Chemistry » Other
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

6 Jun 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

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


Offer Description

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 we are looking for a

Postdoctoral Fellow
PEM Fuel Cell Transport Layer Development

Your tasks

  • Develop and characterize transport layer materials for PEM fuel cells
  • Optimize electrochemical testing and refine the imaging based characterization methods
  • Closely collaborate with industry partner
  • Publish in high ranking international journals

Research Field
Chemistry » Other
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Education Level
PhD or equivalent


Your profile
We are looking for a self‐motivated team player, with experience in electrochemistry. Excellent qualifications with a PhD degree in chemistry, materials science, mechanical
engineering or a related subject are required. You have profound experience with carbon materials, and the electrochemistry of energy conversion devices such as fuel cell or electrolyzer technology and interest in experimental work in an interdisciplinary team. Knowledge in X‐ray imaging is beneficial. A very good command of English is required.

Additional Information

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 for the time being to 1 3/4 years.

Additional comments

For further information, please contact Dr. Felix Büchi, phone +41 56 310 24 11.

Please submit your application online by 6 June 2023 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 5422‐03).

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

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Villigen PSI

PSI West
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