Professor of Physical Chemistry at EPFL and Head of the Laboratory for Electrochemistry at PSI

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (CH)
Jan 15, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
Field of specialization
Education, Engineering, Physical
Job Type
Full time

EPFL is a leading university with strong emphasis on basic sciences, engineering and life sciences. Research within its School of Basic Sciences includes chemical physics, energy conversion and catalysis.

PSI is a center for multi-disciplinary research and one of the world’s leading user laboratories. It hosts Swiss research and user facilities in fields from nuclear engineering to structural biology. With its 1200 employees, it is an autonomous institution within the Swiss ETH domain.

We are looking for a person for the joint position of Professor of Physical Chemistry at EPFL and Head of the Laboratory for Electrochemistry at PSI.

The Challenge

As Head of the Laboratory for Electrochemistry at PSI, your mission will be to advance the scientific and technological understanding of electro-chemical energy storage and conversion, specifically in the context of a sustainable energy system.

As Professor of Physical Chemistry, you will promote collaboration in your field between PSI and EPFL. We are looking for a person with interests and abilities to teach at both the undergraduate   and graduate levels and direct EPFL Master and PhD students in their research.


The large-scale research facilities of PSI, including the synchrotron light source SLS, the neutron source SINQ and the Swiss Free Electron Laser SwissFEL, provide unique opportunities for the ex situ and operando characterization of materials, components, electrochemical devices, and processes. The Head of Laboratory will have unique access to these outstanding facilities.

For this demanding but highly rewarding position, we are seeking a person of international standing in battery electrochemistry.


Applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae, publications list, concise statement of research and teaching interests as well as the names and addresses (including email) of at least five references should be submitted in PDF format via the website

by March 15th, 2018.

Questions should be addressed to:

Prof. Thomas Schmidt

Head of the Division Energy and Environment at PSI



Prof. Lyndon Emsley

Director of the Institute of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at EPFL


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EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and a family friendly University.