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 Large Reserach Facilities Division within the Radiation Transport and Multiphysics Group we are looking for a

Development of LABVIEW Virtual Instruments for record and real time analysis of TBPS data during SINQ target operation
Your tasks
The SINQ control system is constantly being improved. Starting from 2018, it is equipped (hardware only) with the Target Beam Protection System. The task of this system is to monitor the correctness of focus and position of the proton beam, based on readings of specially installed in the target rods bundle thermocouples, and other measuring instruments in the SINQ control system. The task at hand will be to develop and to integrate a software for the data recording into a physics application, in response to user requirements, in order to analyze, archive, and provide operators with real-time information necessary for the failure monitoring and the controlling of the proton beam.
Your profile
  • Student in engineering or applied computer science or similar, and at least in the penultimate year of undergraduate study
  • Interest in working with LABVIEW, DIADEM and EPICS
  • Skills in engineering, physical measurements and object-oriented programming
  • Open-minded person, communicative and enjoy working in an international team

You have not yet completed your Master’s thesis.

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration.

The contract will be limited to 3 months.

For further information please contact Dr Sergejs Dementjevs, phone +41 56 310 29 59 or E-mail

Please submit your application online for the position as a Trainee (index no. 8142-T2).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Patrizia Meister, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland