[Neutron] 1-year postdoc position in Switzerland: Quasi-elastic neutron scattering on ceramic proton conductors

Artur Braun Artur.Braun at empa.ch
Sat Sep 29 00:48:33 CDT 2007

Empa is a Swiss Science and Technology Institution of the ETH-Domain.
The Fast Ion Conductors Group at our Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics, located near Zürich is offering a postdoctoral position to begin in early 2008.

This is a 1 year research basic science research project and centers on proton conductivity in ceramic materials for solid oxide fuel cells, which will be investigated with quasi-elastic neutron scattering and electrochemical methods.

We are looking for a Physicist, Chemist, or Materials Scientist with a doctor degree and experience in solid-state electrochemistry, neutron scattering and ceramic materials.

This project is motivated by the need for better electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells – an emerging technology for environmentally more compatible energy, and for intermediate temperature electrochemical applications in general. 

Our project requires an enthusiastic, self-driven and experienced experimentalist with a sound theoretical background in solid state physics/chemistry and scattering techniques. Participation in experimental campaigns at synchrotron or neutron radiation sources is mandatory and will require frequent international travel. Hands-on experience with neutron scattering, electrochemical instrumentation and synthesis of ceramics is particularly welcome. Data modeling may be necessary.

Please submit your application no later than October 31st along with a short motivated letter, preferably via email to:

Dr. Artur Braun
Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics 
Überlandstr. 129
CH-8600 Dübendorf

artur.braun at empa.ch
Phone +41 (0)44 823 48 50

Screening of applications will commence immediately.

Dr. Artur BRAUN,Physicist
Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics
Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing & Research
Überlandstrasse 129
CH - 8600 Dübendorf

Phone +41 (0) 44 823 4850
Fax +41 (0) 44 823 4150

The Year 2007 Is The Leonhard Euler Tercentenary.
On April 15th, 2007, the birthday of the great Leonhard Euler
(*1707 Basel +1783 St. Petersburg) recurred for the 300th time.

More information about the Neutron mailing list