Beamline Scientist (Tenure Track)


Your tasks

  • Development of innovative imaging applications within the TOMCAT 2.0 upgrade program (design of novel concepts, methods and instruments; procurement and commissioning of the necessary equipment and infrastructure; coordination of the work with PSI specialist groups)
  • User support on SLS-TOMCAT first and (S-TOMCAT and I-TOMCAT) on SLS-2 later on
  • Design/execution of imaging experiments with TOMCAT infrastructure as PI and/or in collaboration and dissemination of results on scientific journals and international meetings
  • Acquisition of third-party funds at Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF level and beyond
  • Supervision of postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, diploma students and interns

Your profile

We are looking for a team player able to bridge complex beamline experiments with users, ambitious own research and passionate supervision. The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in physics or related field, experience in synchrotron radiation and optics as well as image processing and scientific computing. Previous experience as junior staff at synchrotron imaging facilities as well as in leading/managing small research projects are welcome. Excellent knowledge of English is required and knowledge of German is beneficial.

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.

This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to 3 years.

For further information, please contact Prof Dr Marco Stampanoni, phone +41 56 310 47 24 or email

Please submit your application online by 31 January 2021 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Beamline Scientist (Tenure Track) (index no. 6111-01).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Elke Baumann, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland