Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Materials Chemistry

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Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.The Laboratory for Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles is seeking one

Postdoc in the area of Materials Chemistry

In the last years we have focused on the development of fluorescent sensors based on single fluorescent dyes or FRET pairs for the non-invasive detection of metabolites. In this two-year project, which is a collaboration between Empa and EPFL, we will further develop our systems with the aim of integrating them into/onto optical fibers specially designed for that application. The goal will be the development of a non-invasive metabolite sensing platform having both spatial as well as temporal resolution.

The candidate should have a PhD degree in Materials Science or Chemistry.We are looking for highly motivated persons capable of working in a multidisciplinary environment, driven by scientific curiosity, and open to learn new topics. The candidate needs to be proficient in spoken and written English and is expected to actively bring in his/her scientific expertise and competence and to have good communication skills.She/he will participate in writing scientific publications and presenting data at national and international scientific conferences. Previous experience with one or more of the following topics is required: hydrogels, smart textiles, fluorescent dyes, FRET, enzymatic assays, metabolite detection. The position (100%) will be initially limited to two years.

For further information about the position please contact Dr. Luciano Boesel, Luciano.boese@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s401 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.
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