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 joint appointmnet in the Nuclear Energy and Safety Division and Phanton Science Division we are looking for a
X-Ray analysis of nuclear materials
Your tasks
You will bridge the activities of the Laboratory for Nuclear Materials and Laboratory for Femtochemistry to explore and develop synchrotron-based techniques for the investigation of nuclear materials, radioactive samples and related sciences. You will use chemical imaging, spectroscopy, diffraction and other advanced analysis methods using miniaturized specimens. Further tasks will be the coordination and performance of experimental campaigns on radioactive samples at the Swiss Light Source and their preparation in the Hot Laboratory, in close collaboration with the beamline and research groups. You will take the responsibility to develop new research and R&D projects, publish your results in renowned journals and international conferences, and acquire research funds.
Your profile
You have a PhD degree in physics, material science, chemistry or related scientific disciplines. You have in-depth knowledge in materials sciences / solid-state physics or X-Ray based analysis techniques and you are motivated to broaden your scientific scope. You enjoy working in an interdisciplinary and multinational research environment. You regard the professional support of external researchers as an opportunity to enlarge your scientific expertise and experience. Being an enthusiastic, innovative scientist and a good team player with excellent communication skills will help to ensure your success in completing your tasks.
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 PD Dr A. Manuel Pouchon, phone +41 56 310 22 45.

Please submit your application online by 15 August 2020 for the position as a scientist (index no. 4601-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Michael Dorn, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland