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 use at the Swiss Light Source (SLS) and SwissFEL - two of the most advanced X-Ray radiation sources worldwide – the Photon Science Detector Group develops one- and two-dimensional high speed X-Ray detectors with frame rates of several kHz. For the design of single photon counting and charge integrating readout chips for hybrid strip and pixel detectors we are looking for a
Chip Designer
Detector Development Photon Science Division
Your tasks
  • Work on chip design for XFEL- and Synchrotron detectors in collaboration with other chip designer in the Group and with the responsibility for a readout chip
  • Design and test of small prototypes and full scale chips
  • Collaborate in the system integration of the readout chips
Your profile
The successful candidate should have a degree in electronics, physics or related fields with experience in chip design. Experience in analogue chip design for hybrid pixel detectors would be appreciated. You will work as a teamplayer in a stimulating international environment, giving you excellent opportunities for new initiatives.
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.

For further information please contact Dr Bernd Schmitt, phone +41 56 310 23 14.

Please submit your application online by 31 October 2019 for the position as a Chip Designer (index no. 6114-01).

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