Open positions

  • Postdoc Position in Self-Assembled Photonic Particles

    The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Bio-Inspired Materials at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland invites applications for a Postdoc Position in Self-Assembled Photonic Particles, jointly supervised by Prof. Ullrich Steiner and Prof. Christoph Weder.

    The goal of this project is the generation of well-defined photonic particles by supramolecular block copolymer assemblies with potential application in displays, paints and coatings. The project includes solution processing and characterization of the polymeric particles using optical microscopy and spectroscopy as well as scanning electron microscopy.

    The successful applicant will hold a PhD in chemistry, materials science, physics, or a related field preferably with a focus on polymer science. The candidate should wish to pursue research involving the fundamental mechanisms of polymer self-assembly and should have excellent communication skills in English (both written and oral).

    The NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials is an internationally recognized hub for smart materials research, education, and innovation. Its home institution is the University of Fribourg, with the Federal Institutes of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and Zurich (ETHZ) joining as participating institutions. Its operations team is based the Adolphe Merkle Institute, an interdisciplinary and independent center at the University of Fribourg that focuses on research and education in the domain of soft nanomaterials. The NCCR offers highly competitive working conditions, an outstanding infrastructure and a competitive salary.

    Please email your application to including your CV, a cover letter, and contact information of (at least) two references with the subject title “Postdoc Position in Self-Assembled Photonic Particles”. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt of complete application materials. The call remains open until a suitable candidate has been selected.