Post-Doc Position In Sustainable Processes And Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL)
EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of more than 16,000 people, including over 12,000 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.
Post-doc position in Sustainable Processes and electrocatalytic CO2reduction
Your mission : Advance the research conducted on the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 Design and conduct the experimental campaign using a commercial electrocatalytic flow-cell and the setup installed at EPFL to evaluate production rates and the electrochemical performance of the system; Evaluate and test alternative catalysts to the one currently used (TiO2), in collaboration with EMPA Understand the techno-economic impact of the process and implement a laboratory-scale proof of concept to demonstrate the feasibility of the full process (TRL 3 to TRL 4).
Your profile : PhD in electrochemistry or chemistry, preferably with main research focus on electrochemical CO2 reduction, catalysis, or fuel cell; Recent MSc in chemistry, physics or material science, with proven background in electrochemistry Knowledge/hands-on experience (academic or industrial level) with electrochemical measurements, gas chromatography and chemical analysis of organic and inorganic materials is a must. Experience in industrial chemical processes and/or energy sector is a plus. Proactive and able to work independently on solutions for novel technological challenges; Interested in the techno-economical aspects, life cycle assessment and scalability of cutting edge technologies; Team player, willing to find and maintain collaborations with academic and industrial partners and share knowledge within a research team with a multidisciplinary background Good communication skills, ready to share knowledge within a research team with multidisciplinary background. Open-minded and able to work in a multicultural environment
Term of employment : Fixed-term (CDD)
Work rate : 100%
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