Research Associate and Senior Research Associate Chemist or Material Scientist (80-100%)
80% – 100%

The Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture is the leading educational and research institution in its field in Central Switzerland. The School offers practical bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and a variety of continuing and executive education programs, and also carries out applied research and development. It is one of six Schools making up the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with its 1,800-plus staff and around 11,500 degree and continuing education students.

The Competence Center Thermal Energy Storage (CCTES – focuses on energy storage technologies on a material and component level as well as on energy system analysis and optimization and is a leading research group with worldwide cooperations. We are an open-minded team of young scientists and entrepreneurs. We live a culture of inclusion and equal opportunities at all levels.

We are looking for highly motivated, result-oriented persons to join us, starting as soon as possible.

Research Associate and Senior Research Associate Chemist or Material Scientist (80-100%)

We are open to different degrees of background/seniority/experience. The position will be adapted to correspond to the level of experience of the chosen candidate (conducting a PhD or postdoc also possible).

Your Responsibilities

  • Development of novel thermal energy storage materials (focus on salt hydrates)
  • Cooperation with industrial research partners
  • Measurement of thermophysical properties using high tech analytical instruments and methods
  • Design and execution of material compatibility and material stability tests
  • Material optimization through the use of additives and surfactants
  • Co-authoring scientific articles and participation in academic conferences worldwide
  • Co-supervising bachelor and master theses
  • If desired: Participation in teaching

Your Contribution to our team

  • Master’s or PhD degree in Chemistry or Material Science
  • Deep knowledge in at least one of the following topics: inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, crystallisation
  • Very good English both written and spoken
  • Project management, presentation skills, rapid familiarization with new topics
  • Creative, team-minded, communicative and eager for knowledge
  • Enthusiastic about energy topics, development of new materials and tackling complex problems

Our Offer
We offer a high-responsibility, high-variability position in an innovative field of research. You will be part of a motivated, open-minded and attentive team and will have access to modern laboratory infrastructure and a large national/international network. You will have the opportunity to enhance your technical knowledge, gain valuable experience in project management and to contribute your own ideas and know-how in an interdisciplinary and creative way. We offer the possibility of remote work and flexitime. Our team is situated in the attractive location in Horw/Lucerne, close to mountains and lake of Lucerne.

For further information, please contact Anastasia Stamatiou, +41 41 349 32 97, or Simon Maranda, +41 41 349 33 70,

We are looking forward for your online application.

Arbeitgeber / Kontakt
Hochschule Luzern
Hochschule Luzern
Suurstoffi 1 | 6343 Rotkreuz
+41 41 228 40 06
80% – 100%
Manager, Spezialistin
  • Forschung / Entwicklung
  • Wissenschaft / Forschung
6048 Horw
Kanton Luzern
2 Jahre
keine Führungserfahrung
Caroline Metzger
Technikumstrasse 21 | 6048 Horw
041 349 32 15
16. Juli 2021
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