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 future technologies, energy and climate, health innovation and fundamentals of nature. 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 the Mesoscopic Systems Group we are looking for a
PhD Student
in Controlling the Behaviour of Artificial Spin Ice Through Spintronics
Your tasks
You will manufacture devices based on artificial spin systems using nanofabrication methods including sputter deposition and electron beam lithography. The devices will be characterised in terms of the magnetic properties with lab-based methods. You will be expected to measure the magnetic configurations with magnetic force microscopy and synchrotron x-ray imaging. You should also develop models for the behaviour of the artificial spin ice.
Your profile
Excellent qualifications with a master degree in physics, material science, or a related field and enjoys practical work. Knowledge of magnetism, synchrotron x-ray methods, and nanofabrication is beneficial. As an enthusiastic researcher you like team work and have a flexible approach to working between different laboratories.
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 Ales Hrabec, phone +41 56 310 21 20.

Please submit your application online by 13 May 2023 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 3701-03).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Luca Simen, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland