Safety, resilience, and human performance, 80 - 100%

Your tasks

Research on safety and resilience assessment for nuclear power plants, complex systems and critical infrastructures, emphasizing the human factor and probabilistic analysis.

Your profile

  • PhD degree in nuclear, mechanical, other engineering discipline or in human factors / ergonomics
  • Experience in probabilistic safety/quantitative risk assessment; knowledge of nuclear power plant systems; familiarity with complex system operations would be advantageous
  • Enthusiastic and creative scientist interested in interdisciplinary research
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

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 fixed-term position. The employment contract will (initially) be limited to 3 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Luca Podofillini ( or Dr Vinh Dang (

Please submit your application online by 4 September 2022 (index no. 4503-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Adina Keller , 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland