Beamline Scientist

Macromolecular Crystallography

Your tasks

You will be a part of the Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) team and participate in development and user operation of the three MX beamlines at the Swiss Light Source with the following main tasks:
  • Streamline and automate user experience from sample logistics and sample delivery to fully automated data acquisition and data analysis
  • Assist further development of sample changer and sample delivery for conventional and serial crystallography
  • Support academic and industrial users, as well as attract new user groups
  • Serve as a liaison between the MX group and industry users
  •  Write research proposals and acquire 3rd party funding
  • Publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present at international conferences and workshops
  • Supervision of assigned personnel, mentoring of PhD students and Postdocs
In addition, you will participate in the SLS 2.0 upgrade of MX beamlines and contribute to the operation of the MX instruments at the SwissFEL.

Your profile

You hold a PhD degree in biology, chemistry or physics and have substantial experience in macromolecular crystallography and beamline instrumentation at storage rings. Familiarity and proficiency in developing and commissioning beamline instrumentation is a plus. You have experience in supervisory or managerial role, great organizational skills and an eye for details. Very good command of written and spoken English is necessary, while knowledge of German is an advantage. If you are a strong team player with excellent communication skills and sense of responsibility, this position will offer you a great opportunity to develop your career in an exciting and highly multidisciplinary environment.

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 Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to three years.

For further information please contact Dr. Meitian Wang, phone +41 56 310 41 75.

Please submit your application online by 28 October 2019 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Beamline Scientist (index no. 6121-01).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Elke Baumann, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland