PhD Student

Quasiparticle transport and decay in frustrated magnets

Your tasks

  • Use scattering techniques, primarily inelastic neutron and X-Ray scattering, to investigate the propagation and decay of quasiparticle excitations in frustrated magnets
  • 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 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 Prof. Dr Christian Rüegg, the PhD degree will be awarded by the University of Geneva also under the supervision of Prof. Dr Christian Rüegg.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr Christian Rüegg, phone +41 56 310 47 78.

Please submit your application online including addresses of referees) by 17 September 2019 for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 3000-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Jeanine Gehrig, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland