PhD position in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

Our group studies fundamental processes in solutions, materials, and at the electrode-electrolyte interfaces using a combination of various in-situ and ex-situ characterization techniques coupled with detailed electrochemical studies. We then apply this fundamental knowledge to the design of new battery materials, electrocatalysts, and electrolytes that can deliver improved performance (i.e., charging times, energy, capacity, cycling stability), cost, efficiency, and safety.

Job description

This full-time position offers students an excellent opportunity to delve into energy science and gain deep fundamental knowledge about electrochemical processes. You will join an inclusive, diverse, and supportive working environment that praises scientific curiosity and creativity. The tentative starting date is July 2022 or later. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Your profile

You should have a recent Master’s degree (or being close to its completion) in Chemistry, Material Science, or closely related disciplines from an internationally recognized university. We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, creative, and excited to work in interdisciplinary teams. Although we welcome candidates with a diverse background, having prior experience in (1) catalysis and/or electrochemistry or (2) synchrotron techniques and/or other in-situ characterization techniques is a plus.

Your workplace

We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please submit the following application documents using only the ETH online portal in a single merged PDF document, titled with your last name and initials as well as the application date (for example, 20220601_SmithJT_application) in the following order:

  1. Cover letter with the description of your research achievements and research interests
  2. Detailed CV
  3. Transcripts of all degrees (English)
  4. Names and contact information of at least three references
  5. Representative published research work (Papers, thesis if possible).

Further information about our group can be found at our website: www.echemes.ethz.ch.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.