Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)

Scientist in Neutron Instrumentation (Tenure Track)

Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)

Villigen, Switzerland

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, postgraduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 2100 people.

For the Laboratory of Scientific Developments and Novel Materials, we are looking for a Scientist in Neutron Instrumentation Management of ESS Project (Tenure Track)

Your tasks

PSI is involved in building five neutron scattering instruments for the European Spallation Source (ESS) currently under construction in Lund, Sweden. You will manage these instrument projects at PSI coordinating with the PSI instrument teams, our partner institutions and ESS. In addition, you will develop and pursue an independent and ambitious research program preferably in the field of strongly correlated electron materials using extreme conditions such as high pressure, strain, and high magnetic fields.

Your profile

  • PhD degree in experimental physics or chemistry and excellent scientific record
  • Expertise in the use and development of neutron scattering instrumentation is mandatory
  • Experience in management and coordination of scientific projects
  • Excellent communication skills to work in a team-oriented interdisciplinary environment
  • Experience with high pressure and / or strain cells is desirable

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.

This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to 3 years.

For further information please contact Dr Marc Janoschek, phone +41 56 310 49 87. Please submit your application online for the position as a Scientist in Neutron Instrumentation (index no. 3600-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Sevil Minniti, Forschungsstrasse 111, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland,

Please apply via recruiter’s website.