Technician for Superconducting Magnet Development

Job Details

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 future technologies, energy and climate, health innovation and fundamentals of nature. 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 2200 people.

The Future Circular Collider Study (FCC) explores different designs of circular colliders for the post‐LHC era. Reaching higher energies and unprecedented luminosities would allow us to explore the fundamental laws of nature and probe yet unexplained observations. PSI, as a member of CHART (Swiss Accelerator Research and Technology Center), is a partner in this effort, focusing its R&D, among others, on superconducting magnet technology. For our young research group for the development of Low‐ Temperature Superconducting magnets we are looking for a

Technician for Superconducting Magnet Development.

Your tasks

  • Development and machining of manufacturing tooling (fixtures, winding guides, etc.);
  • Winding of superconducting coils on a newly procured semi‐automatic winding machine;
  • Development of procedures for vacuum pressure impregnation with a newly procured autoclave; VPI impregnation of samples and coils with wax or epoxy resins;
  • Instrumentation of coils and magnet parts with voltage feelers, strain gauges, temperature sensors, acoustinc sensors, etc.;
  • Operation of presses, furnaces, and cranes.

Your profile

  • You have successfully passed vocational training in a mechanical discipline and completed further training at a higher technical school;
  • You have hands‐on experience constructing electrical machinery;
  • You are motivated to learn intricate procedures in new disciplines;
  • You look forward to supporting English‐ and German‐speaking; project stakeholders in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment;
  • You take the initiative in your area of responsibility and take pride in a job well done.

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 fixed‐term position. The employment contract will be limited until 31 December 2025.

For further information, please contact Dr Bernhard Auchmann, phone +41 56 310 41 11.

Please submit your application online by 8 December 2022 for the position as a Technician for Superconducting Magnet Development (index no. 8433‐04).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Anna Fechting, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland.


The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform world-class research in three main subject areas: matter and material; energy and the environment; and human health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, we work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science.

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