29/07/2019

Postdoc position on sodium-nickel-chloride batteries

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Empa
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryOther
    EngineeringChemical engineering
    PhysicsOther
    PhysicsThermodynamics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/08/2019 16:42 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Switzerland › Dübendorf
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38

Empa - the place where innovation starts

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.

Empa’s Laboratory Materials for Energy Conversion focuses on materials and device innovation for sustainable energy conversion and storage technologies. We are offering a

Postdoc position on sodium-nickel-chloride batteries

The research project focuses on novel concepts for the cathode of sodium-nickel-chloride high-temperature batteries. Your task is to identify, understand, and mitigate degradation mechanisms in lab cells benefitting from the extensive characterization capabilities available at Empa. The project is embedded in the collaborative research framework with an industrial partner. Our labs are fully equipped for battery fabrication and testing. State-of-the-art facilities include synthesis labs with fume hoods, gloveboxes, various synthesis reactors and furnaces, sputtering and evaporation facilities, X-ray diffractometers, Raman and FTIR spectrometers, surface area and particle size analyzer, electrochemical characterization including impedance spectroscopy, mass spectrometers, gas chromatographers, thermogravimetric analyzer, various equipment for the characterization of electrolytes, etc. Access to advanced electron microscopy and X-ray facilities is also available.

We are looking for a highly self-motivated team player ready to work independently in Empa’s vibrant international research environment. The ideal candidate possesses a PhD in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or related fields. Prior experience in electrochemistry and battery research is an advantage. In your application include your CV and publication list, a one-page motivation letter specifying how you intend to contribute to this specific topic, and at least two reference letters. Only complete applications will be considered.

For further information about the position please contact David Heusser David.Heusser@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s501 and Empa-Video

Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

Empa, David Heusser, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Empa
Switzerland
Dübendorf
CH-8600
Ueberlandstrasse 129

EURAXESS offer ID: 432870
Posting organisation offer ID: 132282

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