11. October 2016 - Paul Scherrer Institute
Group Leader - Neutron Imaging and Activation Group
PSI: Group Leader - Neutron Imaging and Activation Group
11. October 2016 - Paul Scherrer Institute
Group Leader - Neutron Imaging and Activation Group
PSI: Group Leader - Neutron Imaging and Activation Group
Paul Scherrer Institute

Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland


For the Neutron Imaging and Activation Group we are looking for a:
Group Leader – Neutron Imaging and Activation Group

Description of Institution

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research centre 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 1900 people.

The Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging (LNS) operates the neutron scattering and imaging instruments at the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source SINQ. LNS scientific staff conduct a strong in-house research program in fundamental and applied science and a broad range of collaborations with industry.

The Neutron Imaging and Activation Group in LNS is responsible for the neutron imaging instruments ICON and NEUTRA at SINQ including options like a neutron microscope and a neutron grating interferometer. The group is especially strong in methods development e.g. polarized as well as diffractive neutron imaging and is involved in the instrumentation project ODIN for the ESS. The activity of the group may also include the materials science diffractometer POLDI at SINQ in the future.

Job description

Your tasks

  • Lead the neutron imaging group and its science and instrumentation programs
  • Ambitious own research together with a team of Postdocs and PhD Students
  • User support on the neutron imaging instruments at SINQ (max. 50% of time)
  • Application for external funding for science and Instrumentation.

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.

Requested Profile

Your profile

  • PhD degree in physics, chemistry, engineering or related fields
  • Leading expertise in imaging techniques, instrumentation and data analysis
  • Excellent track record in science and collaboration with industry
  • Proven leadership, communication and project management skills

Prof. Dr Christian Rüegg

How to Apply

Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Group Leader (index no. 3304-00).

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