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.

The Dosimetry Group of PSI’s Radiation Safety and Security Department, through its Dosimetry Testing Laboratory, is responsible for the environmental, area and personal monitoring for external and internal exposures not only for PSI, but also for external customers. The Dosimetry Testing Laboratory, accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Services SAS (STS 0491), uses modern passive dosimeters, including radiophotoluminescence (RPL) dosimeters, and is the only dosimetry laboratory in Switzerland providing passive neutron dosimetry. To maintain the expertise, the group also carries out active research in the area of radiation dosimetry and is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for the research on luminescence materials.

To support the dosimetry services and research carried out by the Dosimetry Group we are looking for a
Radiation Dosimetry
Your tasks
As a deputy head of the Dosimetry Group you will be responsible for supporting the dosimetry services and you are expected to carry out active research in the area of personal dosimetry. Your main responsibilities include:
  • Act as deputy group leader and deputy head of the accredited testing laboratory
  • Provide support for the routine dosimetry services (reporting, dosimeter evaluation, data review, quality management processes, troubleshooting, calibration, maintenance of database, etc.)
  • Provide expertise and support in internal dosimetry, including dose calculation using non-standard models
  • Provide expertise in the area of personal dosimetry for internal and external customers, when necessary supported by Monte-Carlo simulations
  • Research and development projects in the area of dosimetry and radiation measurements
  • Be a member of the PSI emergency organization
  • Lecture in the area of radiation dosimetry and regulations
  • Participation in national and international working groups in the area of radiation dosimetry
Your profile
  • PhD degree in physics or equivalent know-how
  • Highly competent in the field of dosimetry and radiation measurement with possible experience in internal dosimetry
  • Excellent programming, data analysis and simulation skills (e.g. SQL, R, MATLAB, LabView, FLUKA, MCNP, Geant4)
  • Experience with instrumentation
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively
  • Attentive to details, well organized and ability to prioritize in a versatile and dynamic work environment (i.e. ability to handle multiple problems)
  • Clear communication and ability to work effectively in a team and across different groups within the organization
  • Proficient in English and German (both spoken and written). The working language (e.g. correspondence with authorities) is German.
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 Eduardo Yukihara, phone +41 56 310 54 30.

Please submit your application online by 15 December 2019 for the position as a Physicist (index no. 9613-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Sabine Mier, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland