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.

We are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow Micro- and Nanofabrication
80 % or more, flextime
Your tasks
As a postdoc who shares our enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research, you join our multinational project team to develop new micro- and nanofabrication technologies. You participate in the development of advanced nanoimprint processes for applications in micro-optics and fluidics. And, your responsibilities also include taking the initiative in fabricating glass and polymer components with 3D surface profiles. Your research at the Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology supports a project in collaboration with EPFL and Empa and is funded by the ETH Board in Advanced Manufacturing.
Your profile
  • You look forward to supporting our project team with your PhD knowledge in physics, materials science, or engineering
  • Your experience handling clean-room process technologies lets you feel at ease creating new clean-room processes in cooperation with experts
  • You have used microlithographic, nanoimprint, or molding techniques in a previous role
  • You feel comfortable sharing your understanding and knowledge of micro- and nanofabrication technology in an interdisciplinary 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 employment contract is limited to 2 years.

Curious about project details? Please reach out to Helmut Schift, PhD, at +41 56 310 28 39.

If you are interested in this 2-year postdoctoral fellowship, please apply by 13 June 2021 and include a list of your publications and references with their contact details. The index no. for this position is 6213-00.

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