Openings


PhD Position 1-3: The laboratory for functional inorganic materials (LFIM) is looking to hire a  new PhD collaborators to be focused on designing novel adsorbents for the extraction of contaminates from water.

Applicant: The optimal candidate would have a degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or related fields and have some working knowledge of standard hydrothermal and solvothermal synthesis, organic chemistry, standard characterization techniques (including NMR, IR, XRD, Surface area measurements), porous adsorbents, and separations. However, all interested candidates are encouraged to apply.  The research will be carried out on the Chemistry campus of EPFL located in Sion, Switzerland while some of the course work will be carried out on the main EPFL campus located in Lausanne. It should be noted that this position requires acceptance into the EPFL doctoral program. Please refer to the EPFL website to apply, http://phd.epfl.ch/edch.

Location: The position is located on the chemistry campus of EPFL-ISIC-Valais in Sion Switzerland.

Please email your application to Prof. Wendy Queen at [email protected] Please include a detailed CV, research statement, and the names of at least three references. The position can begin as early as January 2020. Candidates will be encouraged to apply for fellowships.


Postdoctoral Position 1: The Laboratory for Functional Inorganic Materials (LFIM) is interested in hiring a postdoctoral collaborator to focus on the design of nano delivery systems.

Applicant: A PhD in chemistry with strong synthetic skills related to the synthesis of complex organic molecules or polymers is desired. It is beneficial if the candidate is familiar with most of the following characterization techniques such as  powder XRD, TGA, MS, IR, Raman, ICP, MALDI, NMR, EXAFs, XPS, and SEM. Candidates with experience in the analysis of porous adsorbent materials including surface area and gas adsorption are a plus.  The candidate should be creative, productive, possess a high level of self-motivation, and have an excellent publication record.  Excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong proficiency in English are also required.

Location: The position is located on the chemistry campus of EPFL-ISIC-Valais in Sion Switzerland.

The appointment will be for one year and may be renewed for a second upon mutual agreement. Please email your application to Prof. Wendy Queen at [email protected] Please include a detailed CV, research statement, and the names of at least three references. The position can begin as early as March 2019. Candidates will be encouraged to apply for fellowships.


Postdoctoral Position 2: The Laboratory for Functional Inorganic Materials (LFIM) is interested in hiring a postdoctoral collaborator to focus on the design of nano delivery systems.

A PhD in biology, chemistry, or other related engineering fields with strong knowledge base in the use of nano systems  for in-vivo delivery of drugs, various oligonucleotides, ribosomes, etc . It is beneficial if the candidate is familiar with most of the following characterization techniques such as  powder XRD, TGA, HPLC, GC, MS, ICP, NMR, EXAFs, UV/Vis, Fluorescence spectroscopy, IR, Raman, XPS, MALDI and SEM. The candidate should be creative, productive, possess a high level of self-motivation, and have an excellent publication record. Excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong proficiency in English are required.

Location: The position is located on the chemistry campus of EPFL-ISIC-Valais in Sion Switzerland.

The appointment will be for one year and may be renewed for a second upon mutual agreement. Please email your application to Prof. Wendy Queen at [email protected] Please include a detailed CV, research statement, and the names of at least three references. The position can begin as early as March 2019. Candidates will be encouraged to apply for fellowships.