Beamline Scientist, X-ray spectroscopy

14 Jun 2022
17 Jul 2022
Index no. 5004-00

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, postgraduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2100 people.

For the SuperXAS beamline at the Swiss Light Source we are looking for a

Beamline Scientist – X-ray spectroscopy

Your tasks

  • Contributing to maintenance and continuous upgrading of the SuperXAS beamline at the Swiss Light Source (SLS)
  • Establish a high-class research program centered on x-ray spectroscopic investigations of energy materials
  • Active collaboration with and support of external user groups of the SuperXAS beamline

Your profile

  • PhD degree in physics, chemistry or a related field
  • Solid experience in x-ray absorption spectroscopy and / or x-ray emission spectroscopy method development
  • Programming skills in a high-level language
  • Excellent communication skills (incl. fluent in English, willingness to learn German) and profound organizational skills for being proactive across multiple research initiatives in an interdisciplinary environment

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.

For further information, please contact Dr Maarten Nachtegaal, phone +41 56 310 30 56.

Please submit your application online by 17 July 2022 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Beamline Scientist (index no. 5004-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, René Gröbli, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland