Instrument Scientist 100%
The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute 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 2100 people.
For the Engineering Diffractometer POLDI in the Neutron Imaging and Activation Group we are looking for an
- Organize and run the user program on the Engineering Diffractometer POLDI including industrial applications
- Maintain and develop the instrument, also with respect to an alternative use in imaging and diffraction
- Develop her/his own science program and acquire project funding
- Collaborate with other members of the Neutron Imaging and Activation Group (NIAG)
- Acquire funds for instrument upgrades and developments
- PhD in physics, engineering, chemistry or related fields
- Experience in diffraction and engineering research
- Extensive publication record in a related engineering or science field
- Interest in neutron instrumentation
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 3 years.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Markus Strobl, phone +41 56 310 59 41.
Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as an Instrument Scientist (index no. 3304-00).
Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Sevil Minniti, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland