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. 

We look for a motivated and talented scientist to join our research project on kagome lattice based magnetic topological semimetals with Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES), X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), Photoelectron Emission Microscopy (PEEM), and Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS).

Postdoctoral Fellow in Kagome Lattice based Quantum Materials

Your tasks

  • Development, testing, and characterization of sample holders with permanent magnets optimized for ARPES
  • Analyze scientific data and publish in peer reviewed high impact scientific journals 
  • Support and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Collaborate with other scientists overlapping in projects 
  • Keep good record of the work in lab notebooks and electronic files

Your profile

You have a PhD degree in physics with solid knowledge of condensed matter physics, quantum mechanics, and magnetism. You have interest in a wide range of physics and experimental techniques and you are capable to adapt to new challenges. You are an independent researcher but at the same time a good team player. 

You possess the following: 
  • Expertise in X-ray based spectroscopy or inelastic neutron scattering
  • Experience in research on correlated materials or magnetism 
  • Good software skills to analyze data 
  • Proficiency in English both spoken and written

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 Yona Soh, email:

Please submit your application online by 31 July 2024 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6516-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Alina Rao, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland