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 Lithography and Metrology Group in the Laboratory for X-ray Nanoscience and Technologies we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow in Fundamental studies in EUV photoresist materials
Your tasks
We seek for a person capable of conducting high-quality research and independently managing research projects. You will become part of a vibrant research environment, using state-of-the-art instrumentation to perform your own and collaborative research on EUV photoresists towards sub-10 nm patterning. 

Your tasks will be: 
  • Investigation of fundamental processes in photoresists
  • Conducting characterization experiments by means of impedance spectroscopy
  • Conceptualizing, planning, and performing synchrotron and FEL experiments
  • Writing proposals for experiments
  • EUV lithography experiments
  • Close cooperation with internal and external partners
  • Performing research of highest quality and publication in high impact factor journals
Your profile
You have a PhD in science or engineering with a good understanding of electrochemistry and photoresist materials, a keen interest in applied research, and hands on experience. You look for new challenges and you are eager to learn new methods. You are an innovative, self-motivated team player with excellent communicational and organizational skills, capable of working independently and within the framework of the running research projects. 

Experience in the following fields will be advantageous:
  • EUV lithography and in general photolithography 
  • Photoresists and related materials (theory, synthesis, characterization etc.)
  • Electrical characterization, including impedance spectroscopy
  • FEL and synchrotron-based characterization
  • Nanocharacterization, including SEM, AFM etc.
  • Clean room experience
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. Dimitrios Kazazis, phone +41 56 310 5578. 

Please submit your application online by 15 June 2024 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6217-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Noémie Evi Lushaj, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland