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Chemistry Nanofiber Aerogels PhD Careers | ETH Zurich Switzerland

Chemistry Nanofiber Aerogels PhD Careers | ETH Zurich Switzerland

Chemistry Nanofiber Aerogels  PhD Careers | ETH Zurich Switzerland: ETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice. Founded in 1855, to researchers, it today offers an inspiring working environment, to students, a comprehensive education.

Chemistry Nanofiber Aerogels  PhD Careers | ETH Zurich Switzerland

 

The Food & Soft Materials Lab of ETH Zurich is looking for a highly motivated PhD student for a

PhD position on Nanofiber Aerogels

The project is centered on a new class of aerogel materials formed from organic (cellulose and protein based) nanofibers. These materials have mechanical (flexibility, durability) and chemical properties (surface functional groups, resistance) that can expand the scope of traditional aerogels, where extreme mechanical brittleness and limited stability in humid conditions are unresolved issues. Cellulose and protein nanofibers offer a unique combination of properties to serve as model systems both for fundamental studies (to understand interactions, mechanical flexibility, optical properties, self-organization) as well as for classical (towards flexible transparent insulation) and emerging applications (within biomedicine as drug delivery vehicle, as water purification membrane and as organic-inorganic hybrids for sensing applications). The successful candidate will meet a dynamic working environment where open discussions and sharing of ideas are encouraged and a large amount individual responsibility is given. The position is open immediately.

The successful candidate has an MSc or equivalent in chemistry, physics, engineering, materials science, or a closely related discipline. Soft materials experience (polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, gels) and expertise in microscopy and scattering techniques are additional assets. Good written and oral communication skills in English are required. The candidate should be curious, creative and collaborative as well as enjoy problem solving and be able to think critically.

For further information please contact Dr. Gustav Nyström by phone +41 (0)44 632 03 60 or email gustav.nystroem@hest.ethz.ch (no application documents) and visit our website: www.fsm.ethz.ch.

To apply:

We are looking forward to receive your online application by September 15th, 2016.

It should include:

(1) a cover letter that shortly describes you as a person, your research experience, scientific and professional career goals and indicates an ideal starting date

(2) a CV including the contact information of three referees

(3) an academic transcript / list of completed courses including grades as well as a copy of your MSc thesis.

Please send the application to: ETH Zurich, Mrs. Nadja Lang, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zurich.

Applications via email will not be considered.

 

Chemistry Nanofiber Aerogels  PhD Careers | ETH Zurich Switzerland

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