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Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
Our Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics has a vacancy for a
PostDoc Position in the field of ceramic cobalt free LiNiMnO cathode materials
For this research project, we are looking for a highly motivated PostDoc with a strong background in ceramic processing and characterization of porous and dense materials for energy related applications.
Your Tasks:
  • Explore and develop doped ceramic materials for energy related applications
  • Develop tape casting and/or other ceramic processing methods for LiNiMnO materials
  • Investigation of grain orientation effects during processing
  • Knowledge in debinding and sinter kinetics of ceramic materials is beneficial
Your Profile:
You have a PhD in chemistry, materials science, or mechanical engineering, or a similar field. Previous experience with one or more of the following topics is required: ceramic processing, grain orientation, kinetic modelling, and characterization methods on porous conductive materials. The experimental nature of the work requires very high level of experimental skills, analytical mindset for interpreting results and the ability to design innovative experiments. You are a team player and your strengths include taking personal responsibility, excellence and flexibility to work and deliver results. Knowledge of German is beneficial but not mandatory. 

Our Offer:
We offer a Postdoc position at the research institution with excellent infrastructure and plenty of possibilities for personal and professional development. The position is for 1 year starting June 2021.
For further information about the position please contact Dr Frank Clemens frank.clemens@empa.ch or Dr Gurdial Blugan gurdial.blugan@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s201 and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

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