Applied Physicist / Engineer

High-field superconducting dipole magnets

Your tasks

You will be part of a young research group, joining the team at the establishment of a new superconducting-magnet laboratory at PSI. Your work will contribute to the design and construction of an innovative high-field superconducting dipole magnet using Nb3Sn technology. In particular your areas of activity will include:
  • Conceptual design (electromagnetic, mechanical) of high-field magnets
  • Specification, procurement, and commissioning of manufacturing infrastructure
  • Establishment and continuous development of manufacturing processes
  • Instrumentation and metrology of superconducting coils

Your profile

You have a Masters or PhD degree in applied physics, electrical or mechanical engineering, and several years of experience in the design and construction of superconducting magnets. You routinely used ANSYS mechanical or similar tools. Ideally, you have worked on Nb3Sn accelerator magnets before. As a team-oriented and communicative person you enjoy working in an interdisciplinary group. You assume responsibility, show initiative and combine creativity and out-of-the-box thinking with pragmatism and results-orientation. Good knowledge of English is mandatory; knowledge of German is a plus.

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 Bernhard Auchmann, phone +41 56 310 30 26 or Dr Stéphane Sanfilippo, phone +41 56 310 41 11.

Please submit your application online for the position as an Applied Physicist / Engineer (index no. 8433-03).

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