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 a collaboration between PSI's Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology LMN and the Swiss Light Source SLS, we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow
Nanofabrication of diffractive optics for X-Ray microscopy
Your tasks
  • Pushing the limits of nanolithography for advanced diffractive X-Ray opticals
  • Design and fabrication of diffractive optical components for high resolution X-Ray microscopy
  • Implementation and testing of these X-Ray optics in experiments at beam lines of the Swiss Light Source and other synchrotron facilities
Your profile
As a successful candidate you should hold a PhD degree in physics or engineering. Hands-on experience in micro/nanofabrication technology, diffractive optics, X-Ray imaging and synchrotron radiation will be relevant to meet the challenges of the project. You should enjoy working in an interdisciplinary, multinational research environment. Being an enthusiastic researcher and a good team player will help to ensure your success in completing your Postdoctoral Fellow position in this exciting field of study.
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 2 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Christian David, phone +41 56 310 37 53.

Please submit your application online by 15 August 2020 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6212-01).

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