PhD Student

Processing and electrical characterizations in Silicon Carbide quantum magnetic sensing

Your tasks

  • To fabricate novel Atomic Force Microscope scanning tips based on Silicon Carbide and containing precisely engineered isolated single color centers
  • To perform electrical measurements on the fabricated structures to implement novel magnetic readout schema
  • To analyze and publish the results in well respected scientific journals

Your profile

You hold a Master degree in physics or related fields. You are highly motivated, experimentally and / or theoretically skilled and interested in optics and magnetism. Furthermore, you have good English communication skills. Ideally, you have prior experience in the fields of surface science and / or optics.

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.

For further information please contact Dr Massimo Camarda, phone +41 56 310 37 52 or Email

Please submit your application online by 30 September 2019 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 6218-01).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Nicole Schubert, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland