R&D Engineer in Design and Implementation of Electrochemical Stacks



WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland


The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

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 at 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
A competitive salary according to EPFL salary scale

Start date :
As soon as possible

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Duration :
1 year, renewable

If interested, please send your application package including a cover letter (optional) and a CV including a list of referees to info.lo [at] epfl[.]ch . Please put "R&D Engineer" in the subject of your email.


In your application, please refer to myScience.ch and reference JobID 46613.

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