RF-Engineer or Physicist

Timing and Synchronisation, 80 % - 100 %

Your tasks

The group Timing and Synchronization operates a complex electro-optic synchronization system. Your task is the consolidation of this system with the goal to achieve reliability, low maintenance and improved stability. This comprises development of new systems, operation of existing systems and their documentation. Interdisciplinary cooperation is an important element at PSI and you actively support it. Your task will include:
  • Elaborate new concepts and techniques for femtosecond synchronization
  • Design and realization of phase measurements for optical and RF signals
  • Improvement of low-noise and low-drift optical and RF readout electronics
  • Development and comissioning of phase-locked loops for femtosecond lasers
  • Embedding of the existing optical event-system into the systems
  • Agile reaction to new requirements of experimentators

Your profile

You have a degree in electrical engineering, physics or similar science. Preferably, with a PhD degree. Furthermore, you are an expert in the field of precise electro-optical signals and their utilization for time measurements in the femtosecond range. As a proactive and open personality you maintain good contacts with various groups and you feel comfortable in a heterogeneous environment. Good knowledge of German and English language complete your profile. Ideally, you already have experience with the work at accelerator facilities and synchronization systems for free-electron lasers. We would like to motivate in particular qualified women to apply for this position.

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 Cezary Sydlo, phone +41 56 310 20 65.

Please submit your application online for the position as a RF-Engineer or Physicist (index no. 8232-01).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Melanie Rapisarda-Bellwald, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland.