We have a unique expertise and infrastructure in one laboratory combining X-ray diffraction (XRD), scattering (SAXS) and 3D imaging (XCT, XPCI) on various lengths scales.
Our core activities in the development X-ray based methods relate to soft matter such as polymers and complex biological systems with applications in the medical domain.
We focus on studies under various non-ambient environmental conditions (4D) giving access to structure dynamics.
In this tenure-track group leader position, you have the possibility to develop an international scientific profile and to obtain a permanent position after successful evaluations after 2 and 4 years.
R&D in the domain of X-ray analytics, with a focus on small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), non-ambient environmental studies, data analysis, modelling and simulations
Planning and leading scientific projects as well as an ongoing development of methods and equipment
writing project proposals and acquisition of external funding
presentation of scientific results through publications and on conferences
active engaging with scientific collaborators and industrial partners
PhD degree in chemistry, biochemistry, materials science or physics
deep knowledge in X-ray diffraction and scattering methods
scientific excellence and being an independent researcher
creative, curious,thinking out of the box and interdisciplinary
proactive and convincing
successful in project acquisition (SNF, InnoSwiss or similar)
experienced in project management and writing scientific publications
fluent in English and German and enjoying a multicultural environment
We offer a challenging executive position at a research institution with excellent infrastructure and broad interdisciplinary surrounding.
The work will be carried out at Empa St. Gallen. Starting date : 1st of November 2019 or by agreement.