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 Solid State Spectroscopy Group within the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging we are looking for a

Scientist (Tenure Track)
Neutron Spectroscopy
Your tasks
You will be co-responsible for the thermal triple axis spectrometer EIGER at SINQ and use it together with the cold triple axis spectrometer TASP and the novel multiplexing spectrometer CAMEA for your research. You support the external user program, and be actively involved in the technical development of the instrument suite at SINQ, with a focus on the development of data reduction and analysis software. You will pursue an independent and ambitious research program preferably in the field of quantum materials.
Your profile
  • You hold a PhD degree in experimental physics or chemistry and you have an excellent scientific record
  • Experience in neutron spectroscopy and good programming skills (preferably Python) are mandatory
  • You have good communication skills
  • You enjoy working in a team-oriented interdisciplinary environment

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 Christof Niedermayer, phone +41 56 310 20 86.

Please submit your application online by 15 September 2022 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Scientist (Tenure Track) (index no. 3302-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Sevil Minniti, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland