09. November 2017 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist
09. November 2017 - Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist
Paul Scherrer Institute PSI

Villigen, Switzerland


For the thermal neutron imaging instrument NEUTRA and our neutron microscope detector in the Neutron Imaging and Activation Group PSI is looking for an Instrument Scientist.

Description of Institution

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.

Job description

Your tasks

  • Maintain and develop the NEUTRA instrument and the neutron microscope detector
  • Run and support the scientific user program on NEUTRA
  • Organize and run the user program with the neutron microscope detector
  • Develop your own science program (preferably in construction materials research)
  • Acquire related project funding

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 in physics, engineering, chemistry or related fields
  • Experience in thermal and high resolution neutron imaging
  • Distinguished scientific profile and publication record

How to Apply

Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as an Instrument Scientist (index no. 3304-01).

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