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.

The Particle Physics Theory Group at PSI is led by Michael Spira and Adrian Signer. The research topics of our group include higher-order corrections and effective-field-theory approaches for processes at the high-energy and intensity frontier. For more information about our group click here.

For Particle Physics Theory Group we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow
Your tasks
  • Perform research in particle physics phenomenology with emphasis on topics related to experiments at PSI and LHC
  • Help with the organization of colloquia and summer schools
  • Maintenance of international scientific collaborations
Your profile
  • PhD degree in theoretical particle physics
  • Expertise in higher-order perturbative calculations
  • Publishing of research results in scientific literature and presentations at international conferences
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 Prof. Dr Adrian Signer, e-mail: or Dr Michael Spira, e-mail:

Please submit your application online by 8 July 2022 (including list of publications and addresses of referees)for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 3201-00). Later applications will be considered if the position is not yet filled.

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