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 advanced nuclear materials Group we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow
Nuclear materials science and engineering
Your tasks
To study irradiation-induced effects on materials being or to be utilized in various facilities such as spallation neutron sources, accelerator driven systems (ADS) and next generation nuclear energy devices. You will conduct mechanical testing to investigate the changes in mechanical properties of materials such as Fe-, Al-, Ti-, Ni-, and W-based alloys after irradiation in the targets of Swiss Spallation Neutron Source. You will use advanced microstructural analytical techniques to analyze the microstructure of these irradiated materials.
Your profile
You hold a PhD degree in materials science and engineering with excellent fundamental knowledge of radiation effects in materials. You are a skilled user of different microstructural analytical tools, particularly atom probe tomography (APT). Knowledge and experience of mechanical testing of structural materials are preferred. Furthermore, you are a friendly, open-minded, creative and highly motivated researcher.
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 two years, with possibility of extending to three years.

For further information, please contact Dr Yong Dai, phone +41 56 310 41 71.

Please submit your application online by 31 May 2024 (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