PhD Student (index no. 5423-01)
Paul Scherrer Institut Villigen
Villigen PSI, Switzerland
vor 6 Tg.
source : Euraxess

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland.

We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy.

PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices.

Altogether, PSI employs 2100 people.

For the Electrocatalysis and Interfaces Group we are looking for a

PhD Student

Perovskite-based oxygen electrocatalysts for alkaline water electrolyzers

Your tasks

  • Your work will be focused on the development of perovskite-based catalysts for the anodic reaction of alkaline electrolyzers.
  • The catalsts will be synthesized and charachterized in collaboration with different research groups

  • The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, SNSF-PRIMA grant "Materials developments for energy storage through water electrolysis : advanced characterization methods and new design principles for oxide electrocatalysts"
  • During your PhD degree you will interact extensively with your collegues within the electrochemistry department, the Swiss Light Source and international collaborators
  • Offer Requirements

    Skills / Qualifications

    Your profile

    Completed study in physical chemistry, chemical physics, chemistry, materials science or a closely related discipline, preferably with experience in electrochemistry and talent for experimental work.

    You have an active interest in experimental work and take the initiative for new solutions; being able to work independently in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research team.

    Good communication skills in English are required. You will be registered as a PhD student at ETH (

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