18/06/2019

Doctoral Candidate in supramolecular polymeric materials

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    ETH Zurich
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryMolecular chemistry
    ChemistryOrganic chemistry
    ChemistryOther
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    EngineeringOther
    PhysicsOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    18/07/2019 14:46 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Switzerland › Zurich
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38

Doctoral Candidate in supramolecular polymeric materials
A major focus in advanced materials design is to engineer responsive functionality into materials. Moldable hydrogels that can be deformed by external force or stimuli, e.g, shear thinning and self-healing, are a fascinating sub-class of responsive materials that are attractive as injectable biomaterials and in additive manufacturing. In this project, supramolecular chemistry and polymer self-assembly will be used to engineer new classes of moldable hydrogels. The work will focus on both the synthesis and characterization of these materials as well as physical and computational modeling of their structure and function. Selected materials will be explored as injectable drug delivery platforms. The project will employ a broad range of skills in chemical design and synthesis, materials assembly and characterization, modeling, as well as drug delivery. The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and is part of an interactive team working within the lab on associated topics.
The successful candidate must have an excellent background, with MSc degree, in engineering sciences, materials science, chemistry, physics, or a related field. A working knowledge of organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, and soft matter physics is preferred. Moreover, the candidate must be able to fluently communicate in English (oral and written) and be willing to work in a highly interactive international team. Academic excellence, a professional work attitude, and a proactive and self-driven work ethic are expected. The position is fully funded for 4 years and it will be located in the Macromolecular Engineering Laboratory on the Zentrum campus of ETH Zürich.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas, as well as names and contact information of at least three references. Please address your application to Prof. Mark Tibbbitt. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

 

For further information please visit our website http://www.macro.ethz.ch. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Mark Tibbitt, by email mtibbitt@ethz.ch (no applications by email).

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
ETH Zurich
Switzerland
Zurich
8006
Rämistrasse 101

EURAXESS offer ID: 418707
Posting organisation offer ID: 130609

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