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Postdoc Position in the Biomolecules at Surfaces Group 100%


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Postdoc Position in the Biomolecules at Surfaces Group 100%

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.
You want to push scientific boundaries? The Biomolecules at Surfaces group within the Biointerfaces lab at Empa in St. Gallen is looking for a Postdoc focusing on the design and in-depth characterization of functional surfaces and interfaces. At Empa you will have access to complementary world-class facilities and expertise for materials design and characterization.We offer some extent of autonomy to propose and experiment for new biomaterial Projects.
Postdoc Position in the Biomolecules at Surfaces Group
Esther Zürcher
Human Resources
Lerchenfeldstrasse 5
9014 St. Gallen

Your Mission and Responsibilities

  • Nano-architecting bioactive surfaces and interfaces aiming at sensing and drug delivery through biochemical and physical methods.
  • Characterize nanostructure and function of the new materials using routine and non-routine methods such as biochemical methods, spectroscopy, microscopy and scattering techniques.
  • Collaborate with internal and external groups in chemistry, biochemistry and biology, X-ray analytics to advance functional surfaces.
  • Communicate results at meetings, conferences and through high-impact publications.


  • A PhD and a demonstrated expertise in surface and interface chemistry: biophysical chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, supramolecular chemistry.
  • Experience in the design and characterization of bioactive nanomaterials and surfaces.
  • Advanced knowledge in surface chemistry as well as bioanalytical and biophysical techniques (i.e. HPLC, MS, NMR, X-ray or neutron scattering, microscopy techniques).  
  • Demonstrated experience in publication of research findings with an excellent publication record, commensurate with opportunities.
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is a must, German would be a benefit.

Soft Skills

  • A positive game-changer-attitude.
  • Passion for science and the ability to multi-task and set priorities.
  • Hands-on attitude with commitment to excellence and innovation.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships and collaborations.
  • Strong critical thinking.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

This position (100%) is immediately available and for a period of 2 years with the possibility for an extension. For further information please contact Dr. Stefan Salentinig, e-mail: stefan.salentinig@empa.ch.

We are looking forward to receiving your application including a cover letter clearly outlining your research interests and motivation for this role, CV with publication list and contact information of at least 3 reference persons, diploma copies.

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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