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 PolLux Beamline of the Swiss Light Source we are looking for a
Beamline Scientist (Tenure Track)
Soft X-Ray Microscopy, 80 % - 100 %
Your tasks
  • Collaboration with and support of external user groups at the PolLux Beamline
  • Operation and further development of soft X-Ray microscopy
  • Initiation and execution of research projects in the field of microscopy of magnetic systems
  • Supervision of PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Publication of results in scientific journals and conferences
Your profile
You hold a PhD degree in physical sciences and have experience in using advanced synchrotron based X-Ray microscopy for research on magnetism and magnetization dynamics. Experience with the development of instrumentation and project management skills are of advantage. You can quickly adapt to new situations in an international and interdisciplinary environment. As a highly motivated researcher you are eager to propose and discuss new scientific ideas with your colleagues, collaborators and users. You have excellent communication skills in English. Knowledge of the local language German would be an additional plus.
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.

This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to 3 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Jörg Raabe, phone +41 56 310 51 93.

Please submit your application online by 31 July 2020 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Beamline Scientist (Tenure Track) (index no. 6315-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Elke Baumann, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland