Chemistry Sep 28
EPFL scientists have greatly improved the operational stability of perovskite solar cells by introducing cuprous thiocyanate protected by a thin layer of reduced graphene oxide. Devices lost less than 5% performance when subjected to a crucial accelerated aging test during which they were exposed for more than 1000 hours to full sunlight at 60°C.
Physics - Chemistry Sep 26
Physics - Chemistry

Chemists from Empa have developed and patented an environmentally friendly way to produce flame retardants for foams that can be used in mattresses and upholstery.

Chemistry - Physics Sep 26
Chemistry - Physics

Light from the particle accelerator helps to understand ozone decomposition - A new experimental chamber coupled to the Swiss Light Source (SLS), a large-scale research facility of the Paul Scherrer

Currently 29 jobs in field Chemistry.
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Chemistry - 04.10
Faculty Position in Chemical Biology EPFL, Lausanne
Life Sciences - 20.10
Maître assistant-e - Fonds National University of Geneva
Life Sciences - 18.10
Laboratory technician/ Biologist EPFL, Lausanne
Chemistry - 18.10
Biogeochemical Modeler for a 1-year (with possible extension) post-doctoral research position Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Chemistry - 13.10
PhD Candidate position - in silico design of catalysts University of Zurich
Physics/Materials Science - 13.10
PhD Candidate position in theoretical spectroscopy University of Zurich
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Le règlement européen de protection des données et les entreprises suisses University of Geneva
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La réforme du droit de l’entretien: nouvelles pratiques University of Geneva

Chemistry is one of Switzerland’s model industries. The excellent education and the high level of cooperation between the private sector, academic institutions, investors and authorities attracts researchers and companies from all over the world.

Web Portals in Chemistry

  • Swiss Portal to organic chemistry:Find everything about organic chemistry at
  • The Organic Chemistry Portal offers an overview of recent topics, interesting reactions, and information on the most important chemicals.  
  • Find information about organic synthesis on the german webpage internetchemie (also in english).

Societies and Organisations

  • The Swiss Chemical Society represents chemistry in the broadest sense in Switzerland and in international organizations.
  • SGCI Chemie Pharma Schweiz is the umbrella organisation of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry across the whole of Switzerland. Its 180 member companies are active mainly in the research, development, production or sale of pharmaceutical specialities, vitamins, industrial speciality chemicals, plant protection products as well as aromas and fragrances.

Conferences and News

  • Find worldwide conferences, exhibitions and trade fairs about chemistry at Chemistry-Conference.
  • The online magazine Analytic News provides news and information for analytic laboratories.

2011: International Year of Chemistry

The International Year of Chemistry 2011 ( IYC 2011) was a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. It is an initiative of IUPAC , the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and of UNESCO , the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. It involves chemical societies, academies, and institutions worldwide, and relies on individual initiatives to organize local and regional activities. Switzerland’s labs were participating offering a range of interactive, entertaining, and educational activities for all ages.

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