PostDoc Position in the field of thermoplastic binder development for hardmetal materials

Our Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics is filling a PostDoc Position in the field of thermoplastic binder development for hardmetal materials

For an industrial project, funded by a swiss agency, we are looking for a highly motivated PostDoc with a strong background in thermoplastic processing of metals, ceramics or hardmetal materials. The project focus is on the development of a special thermoplastic binder for hardmetal shaping process. In the project we focus on large complex structures. The compounding and the processing will be transferred to the industrial partner.

Your Tasks: 

  • Explore and develop thermoplastic hardmetal feedstocks
  • Rheological analysis of the feedstock and shaping processes
  • Explore and develop processing method for industrial scale up
  • Physical and chemical analysis of feedstock and sintered hardmetal parts
  • Mechanical and Microstructure analysis

Your Profile: You have a PhD in materials science, mechanical engineering or a similar field. Previous experience with one or more of the following topics is required: thermoplastic processing of metal, ceramic or hardmetal.

The experimental nature of the work requires a very high level of experimental skills, an analytical mindset for interpreting results and the ability to design innovative experiments. You are a team player and your strengths include taking personal responsibility, excellence and flexibility to work and deliver results. Knowledge of German is beneficial but not mandatory.

Our Offer: We offer a Postdoc position at the research institution with excellent infrastructure and plenty of possibilities for personal and professional development. The position is for 2 years starting March 2023.

For further information about the position please contact Dr Frank Clemens  frank.clemens@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s201 and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

Empa, Cristina Marinoni, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.