Faculty Position in Thermal Science at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne - EPFL

The Institute of Mechanical Engineering is soliciting applications for a faculty position at the level of tenure track assistant professor in Thermal Science.

We seek top applicants with research interests in areas such as: Heat and mass transport at the nanoscale and across different interfaces; Nanomaterials and small-scale devices for sustainable energy technologies; Multiscale heat and mass transport phenomena coupled to chemistry; Fundamental heat and mass transport for transient and non-equilibrium processes. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in their chosen technical area.  

As a faculty member of the School of Engineering, the successful candidate will be expected to initiate an independent and creative research program and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Internationally competitive salaries, start-up resources and benefits are offered.

EPFL with its main campus located in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a well-funded and leading institution fostering excellence and diversity. As a technical university covering essentially the entire palette of engineering and science, EPFL offers a fertile environment for research cooperation between different disciplines. EPFL has a highly international environment that is multi-lingual and multi-cultural, with English often serving as a common interface.

Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and patents, a concise statement of research and teaching interests, as well as the names and addresses (including e-mail) of at least 3 references. Application files should be submitted in pdf format via the website:


Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on January 15, 2018.

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Prof. François Gallaire Chairman of the Search Committee

E-mail: igm-search@epfl.ch  

For additional information, please consult www.epfl.ch, sti.epfl.ch, igm.epfl.ch.

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and a family friendly university.

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