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.

The Free Electron Laser SwissFEL group Bernina is looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow Ultrafast FEL Science
80% or more, flextime
Your tasks
As creative minds interested in ultrafast research on material functions, you and your colleagues plan and realize ultrafast experiments using optical and Free Electron X-ray Lasers. You investigate the measurement and control of ultrafast wave packets in molecular materials during optical excitations. Your responsibilities include developing ultrafast laser sources to control optical excitations. As part of a multinational collaboration project, you interpret your experimental results.
Your profile
  • You look forward to using your PhD knowledge in physics, chemistry, or engineering to implement new experiments together with our team.
  • You have experience either setting up hardware and software for ultrafast pump-probe experiments or applying X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy techniques.
  • You feel comfortable taking the initiative in and engaging with an interdisciplinary, multinational research environment.
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 initial employment contract is limited to 2 years with possible extension for another year.

Curious about project details? Please reach out to Dr. Henrik Lemke at +41 56 310 49 82.

You are interested in this 2-year postdoctoral fellowship? Please apply by 8 August 2021 and include a list of your publications and references with their contact details. The index no. for this position is 6316-01.

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Anita Bleiker, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland