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 within the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging we are looking for a

Scientist in Neutron Spectroscopy (Tenure Track)

Your tasks

You will be co-responsible for the thermal triple axis spectrometer EIGER at SINQ and use it together with the cold triple axis spectrometer TASP and the multiplexing spectrometer CAMEA for your research. You will support the external user program and be actively involved in the technical and software development of the instrument suite at SINQ. You will pursue an independent and ambitious research program preferably in the field of quantum materials.

Your profile

You hold a PhD degree in experimental physics or chemistry and you have an excellent scientific record. Experience in neutron spectroscopy and good programming skills (preferably Python) are mandatory. You have good communication skills and enjoy 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 Prof. Dr Christof Niedermayer, phone +41 56 310 20 86.

Please submit your application online by 8 August 2024 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Scientist (index no. 3302-01).

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