R&D Engineer - Engineering Education

School/Institution:EPFL, Switzerland, Lausanne

Discipline: Engineering Education

Employment Type:Full-time

Posted:2020-01-19

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R&D Engineer in Design and Implementation of Electrochemical Stacks

Your mission :

The Laboratory of Optics (LO) at EPFL has an opening for an R&D engineer to contribute in the design and implementation of a novel electrolysis stack for hydrogen generation. This role is in the framework of an Innosuisse Project and in collaboration with HESSO Valais with the goal of demonstrating a pilot water electrolysis system. This cost-effective, and efficient electrolysis unit will produce enough hydrogen to meet the demands of light mobility applications.

A startup will be incorporated upon fulfillment of this project for commercialization of this product. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to continue his role as an early team member of the startup

Main duties and responsibilities include :

The R&D engineer will develop a stack of several membrane-less cells that will be integrated into a system developed in collaboration with HESSO Valais. This system will be fed by water and powered by electricity to generate and store hydrogen at high pressures.

Occasional travels between Sion and Lausanne (main location is in Lausanne).

Your profile :

  • Engineering degree in physical sciences or engineering.
  • Solid background in electrochemical engineering, mechanical design, and prototyping
  • Previous experience in a relevant role in fuel cell, electrolysis, or battery industries.
  • Knowledge of thermofluidics and electronics is an asset.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

We offer :

  • Access to the world class R&D facilities.
  • Entering a dynamic and diverse team of highly motivated students and scientists.
  • A full time contract for a period of one year, renewable once with possibility of extension
  • A competitive salary according to EPFL salary scale

Start date : As soon as possible

Term of employment : Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate : 100%

Contact :

If interested, please send your application package including a cover letter (optional), copy of last diploma and a CV including a list of referees to info.lo@epfl.ch. Please put “R&D Engineer” in the subject of your email.

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