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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 - Beamline Scientist, 80 % - 100 %

Your job

The duties include contribution to the development of the Bernina endstation towards advanced technical and scientific prospects, as well as planning and support of external users to perform state of the art Free Electron Laser experiments. The candidate should take responsibility to develop new research and R&D projects which advance the Bernina group research scope. The work includes inhouse experiments, acquisition of 3rd party funds, and collaboration within the group, the PSI facility, as well as national and international users and collaborators.

Your profile

You have a PhD degree in physics or similar, with a found expertise in performing pump/probe experiments using optical femtosecond lasers and existing 3rd and 4th generation light sources. This preferably includes experience in resonant and non-resonant X-Ray diffraction or spectroscopy experiments, applied to condensed matter or materials science. You have conducted independent experimental research projects and developed new instrumentation, which enabled new science insights. Social competence is also important in this dynamic team environment. Good language skills in English are essential, knowledge of German is useful.

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.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.
For further information please contact Dr. Henrik Lemke, phone +41 56 310 49 82.

Please submit your application online by 7 October 2019 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Beamline Scientist (index no. 6316-00).

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