Villigen PSI, Switzerland
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.
You will be a leading engineer/scientist in the development of neutron focusing/polarizing optics for existing instruments at the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source (SINQ) and new instruments at the European Spallation Source (ESS). The development work includes test experiments at SINQ, the development of prototypes, Monte-Carlo simulations and operating two sputtering machines. Project management tasks will be also part of your work including aquisition of external project funding.
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.
You hold a PhD in physics, chemistry or engenering and you have experiences with X-Ray or neutron scattering techniques, ideally in reflectometry. In addition you have experiences in use of different Monte Carlo packages (like MCNP and McStas). A fundamental knowledge of multi-layer systems is an advantage. Good communication skills in German and English are essential.
Please use the link below to submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Neutron optics engineer / scientist (index no. 3604-01): https://www.psi.ch/pa/stellenangebote/1558