Research Assistant / Postdoc for Synthesis of Polymeric Nanoparticles

Країна: Швейцарія;

Дедлайн: 31.12.2019



Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 13,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.

The School of Life Sciences and Facility Management is located on an attractive campus on the left shore of the Lake of Zurich in Wädenswil. To further strengthen our team at the Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology, working on the development of new materials, we are seeking a
Research Assistant / Postdoc for Synthesis of Polymeric Nanoparticles 
to start immediately for a 12 month contract.

In this position you will have the opportunity to greatly expand your competences and apply your creativity by working in the following areas:

  • Development of novel functional polymeric nano-/microparticles for application in ion chromatography together with our industrial partner
  • Synthesis of functional Janus nanoparticles with application as surfactants and in devices
  • Involvement in writing proposals and acquisition of new projects
  • Publish in high impact factor journals

The ideal candidate has a PhD degree in the field of Chemistry and must bring competences from the following areas:

  • Polymer chemistry
  • Nanoparticle synthesis and surface modification by ATRP, RAFT, etc.
  • Interfacial science

The candidate should also have a strong motivation to write publications / proposals as well as willingness and flexibility to perform fundamental research but also work in joint development projects with industrial partners. Good knowledge of both English and German is an advantage. We offer a stimulating creative environment in a dynamic young team of researchers and challenging research tasks at the forefront of science.

We also offer a competitive salary. For specific information please contact Prof. Dr. Andrei Honciuc, Metrohm Endowed Professor for new Materials, or +41 (0)58 934 52 83. If you would like to apply, please use the online platform to send us your portfolio for the attention of Kathrin Tangemann, HR Consultant.


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