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 Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry we are looking for a
Chemist / Chemical Engineer
Your tasks
You will establish a research program focusing on reaching a sustainable society through the development of catalysts and catalytic processes that convert carbon dioxide into fuels and/or chemicals. You will be embedded in a research environment consisting of chemists, chemical engineers and physists. The laboratory focuses on the development and understanding of catalysts and catalytic processes and builds on strong collaborations within the Division Energy and Environment and the Photon Science Department.
Your profile
You are a chemical engineer or chemist experienced in catalyst and/or process development. You are having experience in reaction kinetics and experimenting using synchrotron radiation is an 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.

This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to 3 years.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr Jeroen Van Bokhoven, phone +41 56 310 50 46 or e-mail

Please submit your application online by 30 September 2021 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Chemist / Chemical Engineer (index no. 5702-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, René Gröbli, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland