The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland includes nine schools. We are looking for you to join the School of Technology, Institute of Polymer Nanotechnology (INKA), in Windisch, Switzerland, at the earliest possible date:
Research Associate (Senior Scientist)
Surface Structuring of Polymers
Your main task is leading and actively contributing to applied research projects in the competence field “surface structuring of polymers”. Furthermore, your remit includes planning, execution and analysis of experiments, ranging from sample preparation to application-specific characterization, among others, in the fields of optics/photonics, life sciences and microfluidics. Self-reliant project acquisition, fostering and expansion of know-how in the competence field as well as acting as a specialist supporter of co-workers will also be your responsibility. The job profile is completed by project management and support of bachelor and master student projects in the context of our research activities. Further information on the activities of INKA can be found under www.fhnw.ch/technik/inka
You have a very good degree in polymer technology, mechanical engineering or material sciences and solid practical experience with polymer processing (particularly injection moulding and injection compression moulding), ideally with pronounced flair for micro- and nanostructured surfaces. Experience with applications of functional surface topographies in the area of (micro)optics or microfluidics as well as knowledge on surface analytics methods complete your profile. Practical laboratory experience, a self-contained working behaviour and team player qualities are expected. Preferably, you have good speaking and writing skills in German (main working language) and English (project-related communication). You are highly motivated to face the challenges in a scientifically exciting and application-oriented environment and you are creative, initiative and open-minded. Experience with project acquisition and project management is required. Practical experience with clean room technologies (lithography, 2-photon polymerization) is desireable but not mandatory.
Please submit your application
before 28 February 2018 online via the following button to Alberto Tagliatti, HR officer. For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Per Magnus Kristiansen, head of INKA, P +41 56 202 73 86. Email: email@example.com