Postdoctoral Fellow

Design and In situ Characterization of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

Your tasks

  • Evaluate the in situ performance of novel gas diffusion layers for fuel cells at sub-freezing temperatures
  • Design fuel cells based on these materials in order to prevent freezing and to mitigate the induced damage
  • Apply and further develop our advanced neutron imaging techniques (time-of-flight imaging and grating interferometry) to study the freezing behavior and the damage induced by freezing
  • Present the results in peer reviewed publications and at international conferences
  • This position is a shared appointment between the Electrochemistry Laboratory (LEC) and the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging (LNS)

Your profile

  • PhD thesis conducted on electrochemical energy converters (fuel cell or electrolysers), including a strong focus on in situ characterization
  • Practical experience with the design of specialized experimental setups
  • Independent analytical thinking and good scientific writing skills
  • Experience with in situ imaging techniques and/or with sub-zero studies on fuel cells is considered a plus

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.

Your employment contract is limited to 2.5 years.

For further information please contact Dr Pierre Boillat, phone +41 56 310 27 43.

Please submit your application online by 15 September 2019 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 5424-02).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Mariusz Prus, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland