PhD Student (index no. 3702-00)

Updated: 8 months ago
Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

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, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2100 people.

For the Thin Layers and Interfaces Group we are looking for a

PhD Student
Studies of the transformation of materials during electrocatalysis

Your tasks

  • Brainstorm ideas and novel approaches
  • Gain deep understanding of electrochemistry and microscopic characterization techniques
  • Grow and characterize epitaxial films
  • Test electrochemical and electrocatalytic behavior of materials
  • In-depth characterization of materials using state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopy and modern synchrotron techniques
  • Collaborate with leading experts in microscopy and X-Ray analysis
  • Prepare manuscripts and publish in scientific journals
  • Present your results at major scientific conferences worldwide
  • Be ready to conduct experiments at both the Paul Scherrer Institute and ETH Zurich

The experiments will be conducted at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen under the guidance of Dr Andrew Akbashev. The PhD degree will be awarded by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) under the supervision of Prof. Dr Thomas Lippert.

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