The Laboratory for Mesocopic Systems based at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is a joint laboratory between the ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute, which is the largest research centre for the natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland. The current research focus is the investigation of novel magnetic and multiferroic thin film systems and nanostructures making use of the clean rooms and large facilities at the Paul Scherrer Institute, and fostering the synergies with the Department of Materials (ETH Zurich). The group is searching for a:

Senior Researcher
The successful candidate conducts outstanding research in the field of magnetic thin films and nanostructures. He/she participates in the current projects of the laboratory including areas such as artificial spin ice, hybrid systems and magnetization dynamics. In addition, he/she develops his/her own innovative research projects, takes responsibility for the group’s UHV sputter systems, and performs experiments at PSI’s large scale facilities (x-ray free electron laser, synchrotron x-rays, neutrons and muons). The supervision of PhD students, Master students and Postdocs also belongs to his/her tasks, and he/she is involved in/organizes teaching activities at the ETH Zurich.
The successful candidate has excellent qualifications with a PhD in materials science, physics or a related subject and at least 2 years’ experience as a post-doc demonstrating outstanding research. He/she has experience with magnetic thin films and nanostructures, bringing a detailed knowledge of deposition and characterisation of magnetic thin films and multilayers, and if possible experience of measurements at large scale facilities. We are expecting good teamwork and communication skills, with a proactive approach to drive forward research in collaboration with different laboratories at the Paul Scherrer Institute and ETH Zurich.
We look forward to receiving your online application. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Should you run into difficulties when submitting your application please send an email to for advice.

For further information about the Laboratory for Mesocopic Systems please visit our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Laura Heyderman by phone +41 56 310 2613.