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Postdoc in the area of Biofilm-Material Interactions

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.
The Laboratory for Biointerfaces is seeking a full-time
Postdoc in the area of Biofilm-Material Interactions
The activities of the Postdoc position are focused on research in the field of Biofilm. The successful candidate will be involved in developing improved clinically relevant in vitro biofilm models. The candidate is expected to work with different microorganisms, including class II microbes. The candidate will be responsible for designing, executing and analyzing scientific experiments. In addition, the candidate will participate in writing scientific publications, grant applications and presenting data at national and international scientific meetings.
The candidate should have a PhD degree in Microbiology, biology-related Material Science, or similar disciplines. We are looking for a highly motivated person capable of independent, efficient handling of scientific and industry related projects in an interdisciplinary environment. The candidate is expected to actively bring in his/her scientific expertise and competence and to have good communication skills. Experiences with laboratory equipment, such as microplate reader, flow chambers and fluorescence microscopy, are highly desired. Good knowledge in general microbiological techniques, especially in biofilm formation and quantification, is of advantage. The position (100%) will be limited to two years with options for an extension.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please submit your application exclusively online and upload all documents through this webpage www.empa.ch/jobs . Any other way of applying will not be considered.
Send application to
For further information please contact Dr. Qun Ren, phone +41 58 765 7688 , e-mail: qun.ren@empa.ch. Applications should be accompanied by a CV, a list of publications, a letter of motivation and addresses of two referees.

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Work experience
job experience is not required
Switzerland (St. Gallen)
Working place
9014 St. Gallen, Schweiz
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Material Science & Engineering, Medical Engineering