Postdoc in the area of Polymer Chemistry

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Empa is an interdisciplinary research institution for material sciences and technology development within the ETH Domain.
The Laboratory for Protection and Physiology at Empa in St. Gallen is seeking a full-time
Postdoc in the area of Polymer Chemistry
The activities of the Postdoc position are focused on applied research in the field of Chemistry and Materials Science. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, executing and analyzing scientific experiments. The candidate will optimize the preparation of stimuli-responsive polymers, specially light-, magnetic-, and redox-responsive polymers. In addition, the candidate will participate in writing scientific publications, grant applications, presenting data at national and international scientific meetings, and leading small projects (or individual work-packages of large projects).
The candidate should have a PhD degree in Chemistry or related 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. Previous experience with responsive materials, polymer synthesis (including surface-initiated polymerization), and surface analytics, is required. Experience with organic synthesis would be a plus. Fluency in German both oral and written is desired. The position (100%) will be initially limited to two years.

Applications should be accompanied by a CV (including the 3 most relevant publications), a full list of publications, a letter of motivation and addresses of two referees

How to apply:
Please submit your application online and upload all documents ("pdf"-file is recommended) through this webpage. . Any other way of applying will not be considered.

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How to apply:
Send application to
For further information please contact Dr. Luciano Boesel, phone +41 58 765 7393 , e-mail:

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Switzerland (St. Gallen)
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9014 St. Gallen
Area of expertise
Chemistry, Material Science & Engineering

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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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