Group Leader

Your tasks

  • Head of the High Energy Physics Group including responsibility for budget and personnel
  • Representation of the group within PSI and towards CERN, CMS and other partners
  • Development and realization of high performance pixel detector systems
  • Coordination of the group’s activities in CMS data analyses
  • Development of the group’s future projects beyond current activities
  • Close cooperation with other groups at PSI and use of possible synergies
  • Coordination of the group’s third party funding applications
  • Support of the laboratories teaching activities

Your profile

  • PhD degree in experimental particle physics
  • Postdoctoral experience and demonstrated leadership in high energy physics experiment design, construction, operation and data analysis
  • Expert knowledge in silicon pixel detector design, construction, testing, and operation
  • Experience with leading project teams and/or groups
  • Experience with supervision of postdocs, students and teaching
  • Approachable personality with good judgement for personnel management
  • Organizational skills and ability to work in large and in small 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.

This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to 3 years.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr Klaus Kirch, phone +41 56 310 32 78 or E-Mail

Please submit your application online by 31 October 2019 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Group Leader (index no. 3202-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Sevil Minniti, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland