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 Advanced Nuclear Materials Group we are looking for a

Postdoctoral Fellow
Your tasks
You will be studying irradiation-induced effects on materials which are being or are to be utilized in various facilities such as spallation neutron sources, accelerator driven systems (ADS) and next generation nuclear energy devices. You will conduct mechanical testing to investigate the changes in mechanical properties of materials such as Fe-, Al-, Ti-, Ni-, and W-based alloys after irradiation in the targets of Swiss Spallation Neutron Source (SINQ). You will also use advanced microstructural analytical techniques to analyze the microstructure of these irradiated materials.
Your profile
You hold a PhD degree in materials science and engineering or physics with good fundamental knowledge of solid physics and materials sciences. You are a skilled user of different microstructural analytical tools. Knowledge and experience of studying radiation effects on structural materials would be desirable. Furthermore, you are a friendly, open-minded, creative and highly motivated researcher.
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.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.

For further information please contact Dr Dai Yong, phone +41 56 310 41 71, email

Please submit your application online by 27 October 2019 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 4601-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Nicole Schubert, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland