The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 1900 people.
For the Electrochemical Energy Storage Section (http://www.psi.ch/lec/electrochemical-energy-storage)we are looking for a
in Li-ion Batteries (80 - 100 % work rate)
- Research within an industrial project on advanced negative electrodes for high-energy-density batteries
- Coordination and reporting within collaboration with industrial partner
- Physical and electrochemical characterization of active materials on electrode and cell levels, development of characterization methods
- Publishing of research results in scientific literature and presentations at international conferences
You have a PhD degree in chemistry, material science, physics, or a related field. Research experience in electrochemistry and/or rechargable batteries would be an asset. You have an interest in experimental work and are active in publishing results of a highest quality. You are creative, highly motivated, and have excellent team and communication skills. In addition to a good command of English, basic knowledge of German is required.
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.
Your contract is limited to 18 months with 100 % work rate or approx. 22 months with 80 % work rate. In case of 80 % work rate the post has to be started no later than 1st January 2017.
For further information please contact Dr Sigita Trabesinger, phone +41 56 310 57 75, or see http://www.psi.ch/lec/electrochemical-energy-storage.
Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 5410-01).
Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Ramona Diener, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland