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.

For the High Energy Particle Physics group of the Laboratory for Particle Physics we are looking for a

Postdoctoral fellow for particle physics research on the CMS experiment

Your tasks

The High-Energy Physics Group at PSI is part of the CMS collaboration at the CERN LHC with leading contributions in detector development, operation and data analysis, where the main focus is on Standard Model and Higgs boson physics. The group is also playing an active role in the upgrade of the CMS detector for the High-Luminosity LHC and is responsible for the design and construction of the extended pixel system.

In close cooperation with scientists, students and technicians at PSI as well as with collaborating groups you will

  • Take a leading role in data analysis in the field of Higgs physics
  • Contribute to physics object and event reconstruction
  • Contribute to detector development activities, depending on mutual interest
  • Present the results of your work at conferences and in publications
  • Contribute to service work and operations within the CMS collaboration

Your profile

  • You have a PhD degree in experimental particle physics
  • You have demonstrated experience in data analysis
  • You have proficient language skills in English and good communication skills
  • You are motivated and independent, strive to contribute with new ideas and like to work in international collaborations

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.

Your employment contract is initially limited to two years.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr Lea Caminada, phone +41 56 310 52 34.

Please submit your application online by 31 August 2024 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral fellow (index no. 3202-02).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Luca Simen, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland