• Postdoctoral position on multilayer thin film devices at LPAC, Lausanne, Switzerland

    A two-year post-doctoral position is available at the Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (LPAC, Institute of Materials, EPFL).


    The objective is to develop parylene-based multilayer barrier films for the encapsulation of future active implants that are minimally invasive, durable and biointegrated, in close collaboration with the Laboratory for Soft Bioelectronic Interfaces (LSBI-EPFL) and the Swiss company Comelec.


    Focus of the postdoctoral activity will be on the development of a robust accelerated aging protocol based on a novel ultrasensitive permeation measurement method. The research work will also include detailed analyses and modeling of the process-structure-property relations for the multilayer film architectures.The candidate must possess a solid background in physical chemistry and/or materials science, with an excellent knowledge of transport phenomena, interfacial chemistry and corrosion of metals, and a genuine interest for multiphysics modeling.

    He or she will integrate and actively collaborate with a team of specialists in processing and characterization of flexible thin film devices and will be responsible for:

    • the development and implementation of a novel permeation measurement method;
    • the creation of a robust protocol for accelerated testing of soft implantable electronics;
    • the experimental characterization of the microstructure of the multilayer films and their mechanical and diffusion barrier properties using state of the art methods;
    • the optimization of the multilayer structure in view of its application to soft bioelectronic devices. Mastering of the English language is also required.



    Please send your application with the subject line «Postdoctoral position on multilayer thin film devices» to yves.leterrier@epfl.ch

    A single pdf file containing all the required information (incomplete applications will not be considered). It shall include a motivation letter, a detailed CV and the names and contact details of three reference persons.

    Further information available in the following document: « LPAC-EPFL Postdoctoral position on multilayer thin film devices.pdf »

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