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 the Photon Science Detector Group we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow Detector Development
80% or more, flextime
Your tasks
Embedded in a cross-disciplinary English-speaking team in the Photon Science Detector Group, you help develop the next generation of single-photon counting pixel detectors. Your responsibilities include testing detector prototypes, interpreting data, and collaborating with colleagues to enhance the chip design. You participate in experiments and beamtimes to characterize and optimize single-photon counting detectors. You support us in characterizing detectors with sensors for specific applications, for example, LGADs for soft X-rays and high-Z materials for high energies.
Your profile
  • You are looking forward to supporting us with your PhD knowledge in physics, electronic engineering, or a related field
  • You have a working knowledge of readout electronics for X-ray detection
  • You feel comfortable coding in C++ or Python
  • You enjoy sharing ideas and taking the initiative in your work
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 Anna Bergamaschi, PhD, at +41 56 310 32 27, e-mail

You are interested in this 2-year postdoctoral fellowship? Please apply by 28 June 2021 and include a list of your publications and references with their contact details. The index no. for this position is 6131-00.

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