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 our research on isotope separation we are looking for a
Trainee
Development and application of a wet chemical separation and purification procedure for 44Ti from a complex matrix
Your tasks
You will participate in a research project concerning the recovery of Titanium-44 and other radionuclides from proton irradiated vanadium samples. Under the supervision of experienced radiochemists, you will carry out chemical separation experiments with radioactive materials and analyze the samples resulting from your experiments with radiochemical techniques.
Your profile
  • Student (Bachelor or Master) of chemistry, chemical engineering or related field
  • Practical experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory is advantageous
  • Prepared to carry out experiments with radioactive material
  • Good knowledge of the English language (thesis will be redacted in English)
We offer
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration.

Your employment contract is limited to 6 months.

For further information please contact Ms Dr. Dorothea Schumann, phone +41 56 310 40 04.

Please submit your application online for the position as a Trainee (index no. 4702-T1).

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