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 Catalytic Process Engineering Group within the Bioenergy and Catalysis Laboratory we are looking for a
Scientific Assistant / Laboratory Technician
Your tasks
  • Perform data acquisition using UPLC-HRMS, GC-HRMS instruments on bio-energy samples, daily instrument maintenance (e.g. calibration) and sample preparations and develop methods
  • Report the analytical results in a clean and concise manner
  • Responsible for the supply of laboratory consumables
  • Occasionally you work in shift opertion (up to 20% of the working hours)
Your profile
You hold a university/ETHZ or university of applied science degree focusing on analytics of small organic molecules by mass spectrometry (e.g. metabolomics, environmental science, drug development). Alternatively, you are a laboratory technician with many years experience in HRMS. You have hands-on experience with standard sample preparation methods. Futhermore you are fluent in English and at least advanced in German.
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.

This is a fixed-term position. The employment contract will (initially) be limited to 2 years.

For further information, please contact Saša Bjelić,

Please submit your application online by 31 July 2021 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Scientific Assistant / Laboratory Technician (index no. 5101-02).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Mariusz Prus, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland