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Position: PhD Student
Institution: Paul Scherrer Institut
Location: Villigen, Aargau, Switzerland
Duties: Brainstorm ideas and novel approaches; Gain deep understanding of materials science and electrochemistry; Work with the state-of-the-art aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy; Study the electrocatalytic behavior of materials; Collaborate with leading experts in microscopy and X-ray analysis; Prepare manuscripts and publish in scientific journals; Present your results at major scientific conferences worldwide; Be ready to conduct experiments at both the Paul Scherrer Institute and ETH Zurich
Requirements: We are looking for a motivated student who is curious about science and excited to work on challenging but highly rewarding scientific directions. We offer an engaging working environment, outstanding facilities (oxide epitaxy, aberration-corrected electron microscopy, synchrotron and neutron facilities) and a PhD-level education at ETH Zurich. A successful candidate should have a Master’s degree (or being close to its completion) in chemistry, physics, materials science, or related disciplines. We encourage applications from candidates with different and diverse backgrounds. Having a prior experience in one of these fields is a plus (though not necessary): Inorganic chemistry and/or crystallochemistry/crystallography; Physical chemistry; Theory and theoretical physics or chemistry; Condensed matter physics; Electron microscopy; Electrochemistry; Catalysis; As a candidate, you should be fluent in both spoken and written English and be ready to present your results at major conferences worldwide. Striving for gender balance and equality, we are strongly encouraging female candidates to apply for this position
   
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For the Group Thin films and Interfaces we are looking for a PhD Student Atomic-Scale Transformations in Materials through Electron Microscopy Your tasks Brainstorm ideas and novel approaches Gain deep understanding of materials science and electrochemistry Work with the state-of-the-art aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy Study the electrocatalytic behavior of materials Collaborate with leading experts in microscopy and X-ray analysis Prepare manuscripts and publish in scientific journals Present your results at major scientific conferences worldwide Be ready to conduct experiments at both the Paul Scherrer Institute and ETH Zurich Your profile We are looking for a motivated student who is curious about science and excited to work on challenging but highly rewarding scientific directions. We offer an engaging working environment, outstanding facilities (oxide epitaxy, aberration-corrected electron microscopy, synchrotron and neutron facilities) and a PhD-level education at ETH Zurich. A successful candidate should have a Master’s degree (or being close to its completion) in chemistry, physics, materials science, or related disciplines. We encourage applications from candidates with different and diverse backgrounds. Having a prior experience in one of these fields is a plus (though not necessary): Inorganic chemistry and/or crystallochemistry/crystallography Physical chemistry Theory and theoretical physics or chemistry Condensed matter physics Electron microscopy Electrochemistry Catalysis As a candidate, you should be fluent in both spoken and written English and be ready to present your results at major conferences worldwide. Striving for gender balance and equality, we are strongly encouraging female candidates to apply for this position. We offer 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. For further information, please contact Prof Dr Thomas Lippert, phone 41 56 310 40 76 or Dr Andrei Akbasheu, phone 41 56 310 45 47. Please submit your application online by 31 May 2021 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 3702-01). 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