The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 2000 people.
For the SwissFEL project we are looking for a
for Experimental Station A (ESA)
- Develop and extend XFEL experimental techniques in ultrafast chemistry and biology
- Contribute to the design, commissioning and further development of Experimental Station A
- User support for experiments at ESA
- Original research in time-resolved phenomena
- Coordination of the work with internal and external collaborators
- Communication with academic and industrial partners
You hold a PhD degree in experimental physics, chemistry or biology with expertise in ultrafast X-Ray techniques. Sound knowledge of X-Ray spectroscopy, scattering, serial femtosecond crystallography and/or other related techniques. The suitable candidate has an excellent research publication record. Highly developed communication skills and willingness to work in a diverse team of international scientists, engineers and technicians are a plus.
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.
This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to three years.
For further information please contact Dr Christopher Milne, phone +41 56 310 54 77.
Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees for the position as a Beamline Scientist (index no. 1620-00).
Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Elke Baumann, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland