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 1D and 2D high speed X-Ray detectors with frame rates of several kHz. Detectors developed within the Photon Science Detector Group equip most radiation sources in the world. For the calibration, optimization and further development of the Jungfrau Detector, a large multi megapixel, modular charge integrating detector system with single photon resolution, we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow
Detector Development Photon Science Division
Your tasks
  • Work on the development of the Jungfrau pixel detector (testing of readout ASICs and modules, calibration and optimization of the system)
  • Participation in cutting edge X-Ray experiments with PSI and external scientists from the early planning phase to the data analysis and publication steps
  • Support of the detector system integration at beamlines in collaboration with IT groups
Your profile
The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in physics or electronics or related fields preferably in the field of silicon detector development. Experience in data analysis (with CERN root) and experience in synchrotron radiation instrumentation would be appreciated. Proficiency in C/C++ is also highly welcome. 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.

Your employment contract is limited to two years.

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

Please submit your application online by 31 March 2020 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6114-00).

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