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PhD position – Applications of electrochemistry in air quality field

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PhD position – Applications of electrochemistry in air quality field

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Air Quality and Particle Technology group (Prof. Dr. J. Wang). The successful candidate will be hosted by Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research) and will also work at the Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zürich.

Position starting from April 2022 or upon agreement.

Job description

The research is related to applications of electrochemistry in the field of air quality. Electrochemistry is a powerful tool to probe chemical changes and control chemical reactions. Our group is engaged in development of various electrochemical sensors targeting gaseous and biological pollutants. We also work on electrochemical conversion of harmful gases. The student will be involved in tasks such as:

  • Development of electrochemical platforms for molecular detection of biological materials;
  • Development of electrochemical sensors for various gases;
  • Fabrication of sensors using 3D printing, laser lithography, or optofluidic methods;
  • Investigation of catalytic conversion of gases driven by electrochemistry.  

Your profile

We are looking for suitable candidates with a master level degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, material science or related fields with excellent grades. Good experimental capability is of high value. Good command of English is required.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Interested?

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • curriculum vitae,
  • a complete academic transcript including undergraduate and graduate courses,
  • copies of diploma/certificates,
  • contact information of 2-3 potential referees,
  • a short description of research interests.

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the position please contact Prof. Jing Wang, jing.wang@ifu.baug.ethz.ch and visit our websites http://www.ie.ifu.ethz.ch/ and https://www.empa.ch/web/s502.

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

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Title
PhD position – Applications of electrochemistry in air quality field
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Location
Rämistrasse 101 Zurich, Switzerland
Published
2022-01-12
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Job type
PhD
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