PhD Student

Composition-activity relations for CO2-reduction electrocatalysts based on non-noble metals

Your tasks

  • Synthesizing and characterizing CO2-reduction electrocatalysts based on non-noble metals (e.g., Ni, Fe) using an in house developed preparation approach
  • Determining the electrochemical performance of these materials for the reduction of CO2 in liquid-fed and co-electrolysis cells
  • Drawing relations between these catalytic features and the samples' composition, as derived from in situ X-Ray spectroscopic measurements
  • Publish the results of these works in well regarded journals

Your profile

You hold a university degree (MSc or equivalent) in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science or a related field. You have hands-on experience in electrochemistry, enjoy practical work using advanced instrumentation and like to conduct research in a team. You possess very good communication skills in English. Welcome assesst include experience in analytical- and/or radiation-methods (e.g., gas chromatography, spectroscopy, X-Ray diffraction), and/or with design software (e.g., Inventor)

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 Juan Herranz Salaner, phone +41 56 310 55 62.

Please submit your application online by 15 March 2021 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 5423-03).

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

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