Postdoctoral Fellow

Your tasks

  • Conception and Development of ultrafast condensed matter science experiments at SwissFEL, focused on molecular materials
  • Development and preparation of optical short pulse laser source and implementation in pure optical and FEL experimental setup
  • Collaboration in and support of experiments and instrumentation at the Bernina Instrument of SwissFEL
  • Working in a team, driving forward the experimental opportunities at PSI and SwissFEL

Your profile

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in physics, chemistry or engineering, with experiences in ultrafast pump/probe experiments and/or X-Ray diffraction and spectroscopy techniques. The candidate should have developed technical skills in building hardware and software and should enjoy working in an interdisciplinary, multinational research environment.

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.

Your initial employment contract is limited to 2 years with possible extension for another year.

For further information, please contact Dr Henrik Lemke, phone +41 56 310 49 82.

Please submit your application online by 3 January 2021 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6316-01).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Anita Bleiker, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland