As the ESTIA Instrument Scientist, you will lead the remaining phases of the instrument design project, take part in the pre-assembly of components at PSI, the installation and commissioning at the ESS facility in Lund, Sweden. After the instrument is transferred to ESS for the hot commissioning operation you will be the main responsible for realizing ESTIA’s full scientific potential and will lead the first scientific studies on the reflectometer.
The position will initially be a fixed-term contract at PSI of up to 1 year. This will be followed by a permanent position at the ESS, which will be subject to a 6-month probationary period. The workplace for the PSI contract will be Switzerland and for the ESS contract, it will be Sweden.
At PSI a team of engineers and technicians already familiar with the ESTIA project will support you and you will have access to neutron scattering experts familiar with the underlying concepts.
At ESS you will be employed in the Instrument Scientists Group alongside a team of other instrument scientists and postdocs working on the design, construction, commissioning and operation of the ESS suite of 15 instruments.
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 Prof Dr Michel Kenzelmann, phone +41 56 310 53 81.
Please submit your application online by 31 July 2020 for the position as an Instrument Scientist for the ESTIA project (index no. 3300-00).
Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Sevil Minniti, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland