PhD Student

MOF-based catalysts for alkaline electrolyzers

Your tasks

  • Your work will be focused on the development of MOF-based catalysts for the anodic reaction of alkaline electrolyzers. The catalsts will be synthesized and charachterized at PSI, in collaboration with different groups from PSI
  • The project is part of the MARVEL National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR),,and it foresees collaboration with a theorethical group in MARVEL
  • During your PhD you will interact extensively with your collegues within the electrochemistry department, the Swiss Light Source and, international collaborators.

Your profile

Completed study in physical chemistry, chemical physics, chemistry, materials science or a closely related discipline, preferably with experience in electrochemistry and talent for experimental work. You have an active interest in experimental work and take the initiative for new solutions; being able to work independently in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research team. Good communication skills in English are required. You will be registered as a PhD student at ETH ( under the supervision of Prof T. J. Schmidt.

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 Emiliana Fabbri, phone +41 56 310 27 95.

Please submit your application online by 30 October 2020 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 5423-00).

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