PhD Student

Magnetic frustration as a source of extended periodic spin textures

Your tasks

  • Use scattering techniques, neutron and X-Ray diffraction to investigate the crystal and magnetic structures of new materials that may host topological spin textures
  • Analyse experimental data and develop interpretations using analytical and numerical models
  • Collaborate with theoreticians (modelling) and chemists (materials discovery and characterization)
  • Publish results in scientific journals and present findings at scientific meetings

Your profile

  • Master degree in physics or physical chemistry
  • Knowledge of crystallography, neutron/X-Ray scattering and/or magnetism
  • High level of proficiency in numerical data analysis and/or computer simulation
  • Able to work independently in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research team
  • Willing to regularly travel internationally
  • Good communication skills in English

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.

The experimental and numerical work will be at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen under the supervision of Dr Oksana Zaharko, the PhD degree will be awarded by the University of Geneva under the supervision of Prof. Dr Christian Rüegg.

For further information please contact Dr Oksana Zaharko, phone +41 56 310 46 33.

Please submit your application online (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 3301-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Mariusz Prus, Forschungsstrasse 111, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland.