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 2200 people.

For our research on advanced nuclear materials in Switzerland we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow
Characterization of radiation effects in structural materials
Your tasks
  • Conducting mechanical testing on materials after irradiation at Swiss Spallation Neutron Source (SINQ)
  • Analysing the microstructure of these irradiated materials using advanced analytical techniques
  • Studying irradiation-induced effects on materials being or to be utilized in various nuclear and accelerator driven facilities
  • Writing scientific reports and papers based on the obtained results
  • Assisting and supervising other team and laboratory members with your expertise
Your profile
  • PhD degree in materials science and physics
  • Expert of the focused-ion beam technique, transmission electron microscopy and/or atom probe tomography
  • Solid knowledge about radiation effects of materials
  • Good writing, organisation and communication skills
  • Good publication track record
  • Excellent English language skills are essential, knowledge of German language is an additional benefit
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 Yong Dai, phone +41 56 310 41 71.

Please submit your application online by 30 November 2022 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 4601-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Serdal Varol, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland