Applied Physicist / Engineer

Superconducting magnets

Your tasks

You will be part of a young research group, joining the team at the time of establishment of a new superconducting-magnet laboratory at PSI. Over a first period, you will develop enabling technologies that make coils wound from ReBCO tapes viable for applications in accelerators. In the second period, you will design and construct a magnet prototype according to the strategic needs of the FCC design study and PSI. In particular you will:

  • Design and build test coils in collaboration with CERN and other partners
  • Specify, procure, and commission R&D infrastructure and construction tooling
  • Design a prototype HTS magnet for a specific application
  • Build and instrument test coils and the magnet prototype and analyze test results

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, Comsol, or similar tools. Ideally, you have worked on coils wound from ReBCO tapes 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. 8433-04).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Patrizia Meister, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland