PhD Student

convergent beam electron diffraction

Your tasks

You will participate in developing new method of convergent beam electron diffraction (CBED) for high-resolution imaging. CBED will be applied for imaging 2D crystals, such as graphene, and noncrystaline samples such as individual macromolecules. The project will include three subprojects: theoretical and numerical modeling of CBED experiment, CBED experiments using different samples under different experimental conditions and data analysis with structure recovery.

Your profile

You should hold a master's degree in physics, chemistry or materials science and be highly motivated to do theoretical, numerical and experimental research in an international team. Spoken and written English on at least an upper-intermediate level (CEFR B2) is required. Good knowledge of theoretical physics, condensed matter physics, soft condensed matter physics, scattering theory, optics, as well as programming skills for numerical simulation and data analysis are a plus. Experimental experience in electron microscopy and light optical imaging are also a plus.

The experimental work will be carried at PSI. The PhD degree will be awarded by the University of 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 PD Dr Tatiana Latychevskaia, phone +41 56 310 46 79.

Please submit your application online by 28 February 2021 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 2411-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Silja Giacomini-Diebold, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland