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Head of the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at PSI and Faculty Position in Photonics at EPFL 100%

Paul Scherrer-Institut (PSI)

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Head of the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at PSI and Faculty Position in Photonics at EPFL 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 2000 people.

EPFL is a leading university with strong emphasis on basic sciences, engineering and life sciences. The School of Engineering (STI) of EPFL and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) invite applications for a tenured professor at EPFL who will also be Head of the Nanophotonics Laboratory of PSI. The holder of this joint EPFL/PSI position will lead the exploitation of nanotechnology for the use of short wavelength (UV to hard X-ray) light, and the exploitation of short wavelength light for nanotechnology.

We are looking for a person for the joint position of

Head of the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at PSI and Faculty Position in Photonics at EPFL

The Challenge

Applications are encouraged from leaders in photonics with particular achievements in nano- and micro-fabricated optical devices for the shaping, direction and detection of photon beams, and strong interest in providing such devices for the world-class accelerator-based short wavelength photon sources SwissFEL and SLS at PSI. As a faculty member of EPFL’s School of Engineering and Laboratory Head at PSI, the successful candidate will be expected to initiate an independent and creative research program, participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, manage a laboratory at PSI with 60-80 people and substantial nano- and microfabrication facilities dedicated to the creation of photonics components, be actively engaged in the development of both institutions and strengthen collaborations with industries and startups.

EPFL with its main campus located in Lausanne, and PSI located near Zürich, are dynamic and well-funded institutions of the Swiss ETH Domain that foster excellence and diversity. The successful candidate’s main research activities will be undertaken at PSI while teaching and other academic activities will be performed at EPFL. The pairing of a technical university covering essentially the entire palette of engineering and science and a national laboratory with unique large-scale facilities for provision of brilliant photon beams offers a fertile environment for high-impact experiments and cooperation between different disciplines. EPFL and PSI are highly international workplaces that are multi-lingual and multi-cultural, with English often serving as a common interface.


Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications and patents, and a concise statement of research and teaching interests. Applicants should also provide the names and addresses of at least five referees.
Applications must be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7369

Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on 1 October 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions should be addressed to:

Prof. Olivier Martin
Search Committee Chair
E-mail: photonics-search@epfl.ch


Prof. Gabriel Aeppli
Head of the Photon Science Division of PSI
 E-mail: syn.bl.admin@psi.ch

For additional information on EPFL and PSI, please consult the web sites: www.epfl.ch, sti.epfl.ch, www.psi.ch and www.psi.ch/syn

ETH/EPF Domain institutions are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and strongly encourage women to apply.

Please use the above mentioned link to apply for the job.