PhD Student

3D Magnetic Systems

Your tasks

  • To fabricate 3D magnetic systems using electron beam lithography and 3D laser lithography
  • To measure the properties with lab-based characterisation methods including transport measurements and magneto-optical Kerr effect
  • To study the 3D systems using synchrotron X-Rays at the Paul Scherrer Institute

Your profile

Excellent qualifications with a university degree (Master or equivalent) in physics, materials science, nanoscience or a related subject are expected as well as a very good command of English. Knowledge of magnetism and mechanical properties would be of benefit. You should enjoy practical work and have a flexible approach working between different groups at the Paul Scherrer Institut. You will be registered as a PhD student at the ETH Zurich.

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 Prof. Dr Laura Heyderman, email:

Please submit your application online (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 3701-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Jeanine Gehrig, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland.