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 Maloja endstation of SwissFEL we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ultrafast X-ray Sciences
Your tasks
  • Perform time-resolved experiments with soft X-ray Free-Electron Laser pulses for applications in atomic, molecular, non-linear and chemical sciences
  • Contribute to the development of the Maloja endstation, including the implementation of experiment components, diagnostics and analysis tools
  • Participate in our experiments on ultrafast spectroscopy and imaging, as well as the data analysis and interpretation thereof
  • Dissemination of results in scientific journals and at scientific conferences
Your profile
  • PhD degree in physics, chemistry or adjacent fields
  • Background in atomic, molecular, non-linear or chemical sciences
  • Experience in one or more of the following experimental techniques: electron, ion and aborption spectroscopy, single-particle imaging, ultrafast pump-probe experiments with FELs, HHG sources or lasers
  • Highly motivated, can work independently and strive to contribute with new ideas and concepts
  • Enjoy working in a interdisciplinary and international team and have excellent English communication skills
  • Experience with FEL-based instrumentation and data analysis methods is a plus
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.

For further information, please contact Dr Kirsten Andrea Schnorr, phone +41 56 310 27 86.

Please submit your application online by 30 January 2022(including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6415-02).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Alina Rao, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland