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 Microspectroscopy Group at the Swiss Light Source SLS we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow Soft X-ray Ptychography
80% or more, flextime
Your tasks
Together with your team in the Microspectroscopy Group, you collaborate on the soft X-ray ptychography project at the SLS. Cooperating with both internal and external partners, you carry out research work using ptychography-based X-ray microscopy and spectroscopy at the nanoscale. You conduct experiments on systems such as magnetic nanostructures for spintronic applications and functional nanomaterials.
Your profile
  • You find the idea of supporting an energetic, interdisciplinary, and cross-national team with your PhD knowledge in experimental physics, electrical engineering, materials science, or a related area, motivating
  • You enjoy developing and working hands-on on experimental setups and adapting existing Matlab, C, or Python code to explore and interpret large datasets
  • You have some initial experience using ptychography – or another lens-less imaging technique
  • You are interested in magnetism, functional nanomaterials, or X-ray microscopy
We offer
Our institution is based on 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 Jörg Raabe, PhD, at +41 56 310 51 93.

If you are interested in this 2-year postdoctoral fellowship, please apply by 5 July 2021 and include a list of your publications and references with their contact details. The index no. for this position is 6315-00.

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