Scientist (100%)

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And then there was one: Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST) is the joint continuation of the FHS St.Gallen, HSR Rapperswil and NTB Buchs. We are at home in St.Gallen, Rapperswil and Buchs, teach at Bachelor and Master level, offer further education and services, and conduct applied research and development. We are at the pulse of life, in the midst of society and in dialogue with teaching, research and business.

The department «Advanced Materials & Processes» at the Institute of Environmental and Process Engineering (UMTEC) deals with the development and characterisation of novel catalytic systems and processes and their integration in the energy and environmental sector. To work on our interdisciplinary research projects at the Rapperswil campus, we are looking for the following person with immediate effect or by agreement

Scientist (100%)

with focus on material sciences for innovative catalytic systems and synthetic fuels

Your tasks:

  • Development of new catalyst systems and their integration into processes
  • Synthesis of (nanostructured) materials
  • Characterisation by means of common analytics (GC, MS, FTIR, DRIFTS, TPX, XRD)•
  • Independent processing of current research projects including communication with project partners
  • Project documentation (internal) and scientific publication (external)
  • Supervision of students in the context of bachelor and master theses

Your qualification:

  • University degree (Master) in materials science, chemistry or a topic- relevant engineering science, preferably with a PhD
  • Expertise in the fields of material & process analysis of heterogeneous catalysts and/or synthesis of synthetic energy carriers
  • Knowledge in working with nanostructured materials
  • Publication and acquisition experience is of advantage

We offer:

  • Independent work with development opportunities in a future-oriented subject area with high innovation potential
  • Modern laboratory with state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment at an attractive university right on the lake

If you would like to join our research team with innovative thinking and acting in application-oriented R&D projects, we look forward to receivingyour application via our online tool ( For subject-related questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Andre Heel by phone
+41 58 257 43 87 or by e-mail

Further information can be found at and