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 Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging and funded by a SNF project grant we are looking for a
Use scattering techniques, neutron and X-Ray diffraction to investigate the crystal and magnetic structures of new frustrated magnetic materials that may host topological spin textures. Analyse experimental data and develop interpretations using analytical and numerical models. Help in conducting experiments on related magnetic materials, and in development of computer codes for data evaluation on neutron single crystal diffractometer Zebra at SINQ. Presentation of research outcomes in publications and at workshops / conferences.
PhD degree in physics or physical chemistry, knowledge of crystallography, neutron / X-Ray scattering and magnetism are mandatory. A high level of proficiency in numerical data analysis and computer simulation (Python, C++) is advantageous.
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 Oksana Zaharko, phone +41 56 310 46 33 or Dr Tom Fennell, phone +41 56 310 32 13
Please submit your application online by 31 May 2020 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 3302-00).
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