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The Empa Laboratory for Joining Technologies & Corrosion in Dübendorf (near Zürich) is offering a
Project goal: Investigate the oxidation and oxygen dissolution induced by laser-structuring of Ti and Ti-alloy (e.g. Zr, Al, V alloying element) surfaces for medical applications. Assessment of the electrochemical reactivity and corrosion mechanism of the laser-structured and pristine alloy surfaces, as well as of model oxide layers grown by anodizing. The experimental findings will be correlated with the biological response in collaboration with other partners from academia and industry.
Your profile: You own a PhD degree in inorganic, physical chemistry or materials science with proven hands-on skills in the microstructural characterization by e.g. metallography, SEM and XRD. You have well-developed experimental skills in analytical chemistry and advanced electrochemical characterizations in the field of corrosion. You have deep scientific knowledge on biocorrosion and/or biological interactions with inorganic materials. Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written) is mandatory. German is an advantage. The ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary research environment is essential. Personal initiative, ability to work systematically, reliability, responsibility, teamwork and communication skills are a must.
We offer:The position is available from 1st October 2020 (or later upon agreement). The 1-year position, with the possibility of extension, is supported by the Swiss commission for Technological Innovation (Innosuisse). The candidate will be stationed in Dübendorf but will collaborate (and have to travel to) with other Empa laboratories located in Thun and St. Gallen.
For further information about the position please contact Dr Patrik Schmutz email@example.com and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s202 and Empa-Video
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.
Empa, Cristina Marinoni, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.
|Title||Postdoctoral researcher on Microstructure and Electrochemical Reactivity of Laser Structured Ti-alloy Surfaces for Medical Applications|
|Job location||Ueberlandstrasse 129 , CH-8600 Dübendorf|
|Published||July 24, 2020|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Materials Chemistry,   Analytical Chemistry,   Electrochemistry,   Inorganic Chemistry,   Physical Chemistry  |