Openings

Postdoc Position : 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 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 the design of polymer and/or nanoparticle delivery systems and has experience with the following characterization techniques such as  powder XRD, TGA, HPLC, GC, MS, ICP, NMR, EXAFs, UV/Vis, Confocal microscopy, 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 December 2020, if you are located in Europe. Candidates will be encouraged to apply for fellowships. Please make the subject of your email “postdoc_delivery”.


Postdoc Position : The laboratory for functional inorganic materials (LFIM) is looking to hire a new postdoctoral collaborator to focus on the design of nano-delivery systems.

Applicant: A PhD in biology or chemistry with strong knowledge base in the use of nano systems for in-vitro delivery of drugs, various oligonucleotides, ribosomes, etc. It is beneficial if the candidate is familiar with the following characterization techniques such as powder XRD, TGA, HPLC, GC, MS, ICP, NMR, EXAFs, UV/Vis, Fluorescence spectroscopy, IR, Raman, XPS, MALDI, confocal microscopy, 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. We prefer if the candidate is already in Europe or Switzerland due to the time required to obtain a visa.

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 November 2020. Candidates will be encouraged to apply for fellowships.


6-Month Full-time Internship for a Master student in chemical engineering: The Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Materials is looking to host a Master student with a proven excellence in chemistry and chemical engineering. This position offers a 6-months research stay in Switzerland and will be financially supported by the LFIM (except for EPFL students). This internship is a great opportunity for Master students to gain an excellent training, boost their research profile and work in an international environment.

Position: The work will be focused on the optimization of materials that are used to extract metals from liquids. Project will consist of optimizing samples, scale-up synthesis, testing structuring protocols, and testing materials in continuous flow using a home-built breakthrough apparatus. All work will be conducted in the Laboratory for Functional Inorganic Materials.

Applicant: The candidates should have a bachelor-level degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or a related field and be enrolled in a master’s degree program in Chemical engineering in a top-rated university.

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

Please email your application by November 15th(for non-European students) or by December 15th(for European students) to Prof. Wendy Queen at [email protected] Please include a detailed CV providing a transcript of grades, statement of intent, and the names of two references. Candidates are required to work full time Monday through Friday for up to 6 months.


 
PhD Position : 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 heavy metals from water and other complex media to start sometime in 2021.
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. Please also put “PhD position_adsorbents” as the email subject. The position can begin as early as January 2020. Candidates will be encouraged to apply for fellowships.


6-Month Full-time Internships (2): The LFIM is looking to hire two interns focused on the optimization of materials that are used to extract metals from liquids. Students from EPFL or other Swiss institutions are preferred.

Applicant: The candidates should have a bachelor-level degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, process engineering, or a related field. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Projects will consist of optimizing samples, scale-up synthesis, testing structuring protocols, and testing materials in continuous flow using a home built breakthrough apparatus.. All work will be conducted in the Laboratory for Functional Inorganic Materials.

Location: The positions are located at 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, statement of intent, and the names of references. Candidates are required to work full time Monday through Friday for up to 6 months. This is a payed internship for EPFL students and is a great opportunity for masters level researchers.