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 Solid State Dynamics group we are looking for a
Scientist in Neutron Spectroscopy
Your tasks
The solid state dynamics group of the Laboratory of Neutron Scattering and Imaging is specialized in using inelastic neutron scattering to understand the microscopic interactions in quantum materials.

  • As part of this group you will conduct an independent and ambitious research program using neutron scattering
  • You will be co-responsible for the cold neutron multiplexing spectrometer CAMEA, thereby supporting the external user program, maintaining the performance and further developing the capabilities of the instrument
  • You will be an integral part of further instrumentation and computational developments in the solid state dynamics group
  • The acquisition of external funding will complement the internal budget for research and instrumentation projects
  • You will coach junior and early career scientists
Your profile
The successful candidate holds a PhD degree in experimental physics, chemistry or material sciences, has a comprehensive experience in neutron spectroscopy and an excellent track record using scattering techniques. We are looking for a person that is proficient in digital competences, fluent in English, has good communication skills, and enjoys 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 Dr Christof Niedermayer, phone +41 56 310 20 86.

Please submit your application online by 13 March 2024 for the position as a Scientist in Neutron Spectroscopy (index no. 3302-00).

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