PhD position in electrochemistry in the Electrochemical Energy Systems Laboratory

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: Permanent

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100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Electrochemical Energy Systems Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich is inviting applications for a PhD position in electrochemical energy storage and conversion, broadly defined.


Project background

Our group studies fundamental processes in solutions, materials and at the electrode-electrolyte interfaces using a combination of the different in-situ and ex-situ characterization techniques coupled with detailed electrochemical studies. We then apply this fundamental knowledge to the design of new battery materials, electrocatalysts and electrolytes that can deliver improved performance (i.e. charging times, energy, capacity, cycling stability), cost, efficiency and safety.


Job description

This full-time position offers students an excellent opportunity to delve into energy science and gain deep fundamental knowledge of electrochemical processes and materials chemistry. You will join inclusive, non-discriminating and supportive working environment that praises scientific curiosity and creativity. Tentative starting date is January or February 2022 or later. Applications are accepted until the positions are filled.


Your profile

You should have a recent Master’s degree (or being close to its completion) in Chemistry, Material Science or closely related disciplines from the internationally recognized university. We are looking for candidates who are self-driven and highly motivated, creative and excited to work in interdisciplinary teams. Although we welcome candidates with diverse background, having prior experience in:

  • synthetic organic chemistry and/or polymers
  • catalysis and/or electrochemistry
  • synchrotron facilities and/or other in-situ characterization techniques is a plus

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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