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 proton beam dynamics group is responsible for the theoretical understanding of the Cyclotrons operated at PSI. The team is aiming for a higher beam power and a higher availability of the existing facilities. Furthermore, the group is responsible for the improvement of beam diagnostics elements, in particular for high intensity beams. To strengthen our team we are looking for an
Accelerator Physicist
Your tasks
  • Theoretical investigations of the behavior of high intensity beams in cyclotrons
  • Detailed investigations of failure mechanisms with the goal to increase the availability of the facilities
  • Specification and commissioning of diagnostic elements in the 870 keV beamline in collaboration with our team and other technical groups
  • Software development (Python, MATLAB, C++) for lab tests and operation
Your profile
  • University degree in physics or engineering with significant experience in the physics of hadron beams
  • Profound knowledge of the physical, technical and operational aspects of accelerators
  • Substantial experience in beam dynamics calculations, especially high intensity beams
  • Personality who enjoys coordinating and supporting projects with interdisciplinary teams to share knowledge and support members in reaching shared goals
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.

For further information, please contact Dr Joachim Grillenberger, phone +41 56 310 46 23.

Please submit your application online by 21 August 2022 (index no. 8131-02).

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