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.

Embedded in our Proton Beam Instrumentation Group, you help operate and develop beam diagnostic devices that provide insights for the operation, protection, and development of cyclotrons, beam line components, and targets. To strengthen our team, we are looking for a
Beam Diagnostics Expert / Physicist
Your tasks
  • Contribute to the high availability of the installed proton beam diagnostics 
  • Specification, development, procurement, commissioning, and characterization of beam monitors or their improvement (e.g. profile, bunch-shape, current, and loss monitors) in collaboration with the team and other technical groups, e.g. engineering, RF, vacuum, electronics, controls, beam dynamics 
  • Specification of the requirements to read-out electronics and controls functionality 
  • Development of evaluation and steering software in Python and MATLAB
  • Documentation of your work as a basis for maintenance and further development
Your profile
  • University degree in physics or engineering with significant experience in beam diagnostics of hadron beams 
  • Profound knowledge of beam measurement techniques and substantial experience with the physical and technical design of beam monitors 
  • Knowledge of measurement and controls electronics in the accelerator environment 
  • Personality who enjoys coordinating and supporting projects with interdisciplinary teams to share knowledge and support members in reaching shared goals
  • Working knowledge of programming languages (Python, MATLAB) and programming of GUIs/scripts for monitor control and testing are an advantage 
  • Good command of English written and spoken is required, knowledge of German is of advantage
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. 

For further information, please contact Dr Rudolf Dölling, phone +41 56 310 34 05. 

Please submit your application online for the position as a Beam Diagnostics Expert (index no. 8134-00). 

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