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 use at the Swiss Light Source (SLS) and SwissFEL ‐ two of the most advanced X‐ray radiation sources worldwide – the Photon Science Detector Group develops one‐ and two dimensional high speed X‐ray detectors with frame rates of several kHz and pixel sizes down to 25 micron. For the design of charge integrating readout chips for hybrid strip and pixel detectors we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow
Chip Design / Detector Development Photon Science Division
Your tasks
You will work on the design of low area, low power analog to digital converters (ADCs) to be integrated in the next generation pixel readout chips for XFEL‐ and Synchrotron applications. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the design, test and characterization of small prototypes and full‐scale readout chips. You team up with other group members to work on topics like the system integration of the readout chips, the ADC configuration, calibration and high speed digital readout.
Your profile
The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in electronics, physics or related fields with experience in chip design. Experience in analogue chip design for hybrid pixel detectors would be appreciated.

You enjoy working as a teamplayer in a stimulating English‐speaking international environment, giving you excellent opportunities for new initiatives.
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 Bernd Schmitt, phone +41 56 310 23 14.

Please submit your application online by 12 February 2023 including list of publications and addresses of referees for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6222‐01).

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