Forthcoming Events

17.06.2019 - 21.06.2019, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) at DESY , Hamburg, Germany
21.06.2019 - 26.06.2019, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA


New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Fabrizio Carbone and Ursula Keller (with Sasha Landsman and Cornelia Hofmann)
Proof of concept ERC Grant for Rachel Grange Automated super-resolution polarimetric nonlinear microscope (PolarNon)
Majed Chergui wins RSC Liversidge Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Peter Hamm, Majed Chergui, Urs Staub, Steve Johnson, Jörg Standfuss and Gebhard Schertler
The FP-RESOMUS Grant Agreement- now signed by the ETH Zürich and the European Commission
Cluster of Excellence RESOLV extended- our partner in FP-RESOMUS and the biannual Science and Gender Meetings
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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 matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. 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 2100 people.

PSI - SwissFEL Beamline Scientist Athos soft X-ray branch

Your job

Your tasks as Beamline Scientist for the experimental station of Athos dedicated to atomic, molecular and non linear X-Ray science
- Develop and extend XFEL experimental techniques in ultrafast dynamics and non-linear X-Ray science with applications to atomic, molecular, and optical physics and chemical sciences
- Contribute to the design, commissioning and further development of the experimental station
- Development of data analysis routines for XFEL experiments
- User support for experiments
- Original research in time-resolved phenomena and non-linear X-Ray physics
- Coordination of the work with internal and external collaborators
- Communication with academic and industrial partners

Your profile

You hold a PhD degree in experimental physics, chemistry, or a related field with expertise in ultrafast X-Ray techniques. Sound knowledge of core-level spectroscopy and/or non-linear spectroscopy as well as experience in the analysis of large data sets and development of data analysis routines is required. Furthermore you have an excellent research publication record. Highly developed communication skills and willingness to work in a diverse team of international scientists, engineers and technicians are a plus.

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 three years.
For further information please contact Dr. Luc Patthey, phone +41 56 310 45 62.

Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) until 10th September 2018 for the position as a Beamline Scientist (index no. 6500-01).

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