PhD student in Chemistry, Material Sciences and/or Nanotechnology to conduct research in the field of microfluidic technologies

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Empa is the interdisciplinary research and services institution for material sciences and technology development of the ETH Domain

The Group of Functional Membranes in the laboratory Protection and Physiology located at Empa St. Gallen is looking for a:

PhD student in Chemistry, Material Sciences and/or Nanotechnology to conduct research in the field of microfluidic technologies

The candidate will be involved in a SNF project where localization and controlled integration of functional matter on surfaces is anticipated employing new microfluidic platforms. Moreover, this technology will advantageously be used to conduct controlled chemical treatments at specific locations inside the microfluidic platform and on surfaces.

Your tasks
  • Design, study and characterization of platforms that enable a controlled crystal growth and rationalized chemical treatment on surfaces and their fabrication
  • Electrical characterization of the materials used and their study as functional matter
  • Organic chemical synthesis of new molecular building blocks
  • Publication of results in scientific journals and at international conferences
Your profile
  • Master in nanotechnology, chemistry and/or materials sciences
  • Skills and expertise in organic synthesis and electronics
  • Knowledge in advanced drawing software such as AutoCAD
  • Good knowledge of English is a requisite and preferably has good knowledge of German
We offer a challenging position in a materials research institution with outstanding infrastructure and an interdisciplinary surrounding. The position is available upon agreement.

Please send your application including a CV, copies of diplomas, letter of references and names and addresses of two references.

How to apply:
Please submit your application online and upload all documents ("pdf") through this webpage:

Contact detail

How to apply:
Send application to
For further information please contact Dr. Josep Puigmarti-Luis, .

Job profile

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

About Empa

Empa ist eine Forschungsinstitution für Materialwissenschaften und Technologie. Sie ist Teil des ETH-Bereichs und damit der Schweizer Bildungs-, Forschungs- und Innovationsszene (BFI). Sie ist spezialisiert auf anwendungsorientierte Forschung und Entwicklung und erbringt anspruchsvolle Dienstleistungen im Bereich der nachhaltigen Materialwissenschaften und Technologien. Innovative...

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