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Accelerator Operator 100%

Paul Scherrer-Institut (PSI)

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Accelerator Operator 100%


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 1900 people

The department of large research facilities is operating several particle accelerators for user facilities: the Swiss Light Source, the High Intensity Proton Accelerator and the medical tumor treatment facility Proscan. The operation section is responsible for the 24/7 operation of those facilities from the central control room. We are looking for a physicist to help with the commissioning and operation of our new Free Electron Laser facility SwissFEL.

Accelerator Operator
Your tasks

As part of your shift work, you will take part in the operation of all PSI accelerators with a focus on the new free electron laser facility (SwissFEL) during its commissioning. Your job will include about 60% shift work and 40% work for an accelerator subsystem group like beam dynamics or beam instrumentation, depending on your qualification.

Your profile
  • Master degree in physics or equivalent experience
  • Accelerator related skills like beam dynamics or beam instrumentation
  • Work experience with the operation of particle accelerators
  • Good knowledge of the English and German language
  • Good communication and team skills
We offer

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.

 Your employment contract is unlimited.

For further information please contact Dr Anton Mezger, phone +41 56 310 34 06 or Dr Andreas Lüdeke, phone +41 56 310 40 02.

Please submit your application online (including addresses of referees) for the position as an Accelerator Operator (index no. 8520-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Sevil Minniti , 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland

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