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Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
The Laboratory for Air Pollution / Environmental Technology has an opening for a
This PhD project involves the development of high-precision, mid-IR laser spectroscopy for the detection of specific trace-compounds in human breath. The primary scientific aim is the selective and sensitive detection of gaseous organic molecules that are relevant in medical applications. This work is part of Zürich Exhalomics and University Medicine Zurich (UMZ), and the successful candidate will be enrolled at ETHZ, co-supervised by Prof. R. Zenobi. The PhD student will thus benefit from a broad expertise in trace gas detection, and breath research.
Job description, responsibilities and tasks
Development of a quantum cascade laser spectrometer for the detection of trace-gases in human breath
Optimization of optics, electronics and mechanics for best performance
Design of laboratory experiments including various analytical instruments and peripherials
Method validation and intercomparison with mass spectrometry and gas chromatography
Data analysis and interpretation
Master degree in physics or a related discipline
Good knowledge in analytics and spectroscopic techniques
Experience in gas handling/vacuum systems and sample preparation
Fluency in English is required; oral expression skills in German are desirable
The position is available from September 2020 and will remain open until filled. Applications received before 15 August 2020 receive full consideration.
For further information about the position please contact Dr. Lukas Emmenegger email@example.com and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s503 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, David Heusser, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.
|Titel||PhD position in human breath analysis by mid-IR laser spectroscopy|
|Job location||Ueberlandstrasse 129 , CH-8600 Dübendorf|
|Gepubliceerd||juli 7, 2020|
|Vakgebieden||Optica,   Spectroscopie,   Quantumfysica,   Mechanica,   Electronica,   Laserfysica  |