PhD Student

Next Generation Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries

Your tasks

  • Develop and engineer polymer materials for redox flow battery membrane electrolytes
  • Devise novel membrane architectures for high performance and selectivity
  • Chemically modify commercially available materials to tune functionalities
  • Understand performance characteristics and limitations in vanadium redox flow cells
  • Develop structure-property correlations
  • Collaboration with other redox flow battery team members
  • Publishing in international leading scientific journals
  • Supporting teaching at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

Your profile

  • University degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science
  • Background in (organic) synthesis is desirable
  • Creative, hands-on and teamwork oriented personality
  • Good at problem solving
  • Well-developed communication skills & good command of the English language (spoken & written)
  • Knowledge of electrochemistry is helpful

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 Dr Lorenz Gubler, phone +41 56 310 26 73.

Please submit your application online by 31 December 2019 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 5421-01).

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