Group Leader

for the Data Group in Macromolecular Crystallography

Your tasks

  • Lead the development of data-driven macromolecular crystallography (MX) at all three MX beamlines of the SLS / SLS 2.0, and serial crystallography at SwissFEL
  • Team leadership in all aspects, including science, staff, and budget responsibility
  • Actively collaborate with beamline scientists, engineers and other expert, groups to deliver upgrades, new techniques and commission new instruments and methods at the beamlines

Your profile

You will be qualified to PhD level in natural science or related field, with experience in the Software Development Lifecycle, using a modern high-level language (including Python), and with an understanding of good software design principles and design for usability. You will have good communication, interpersonal and analytical skills, with a personal interest or experience in working at the boundary between computing and science. You are fluent in English (spoken and written). Working knowledge of German would be advantageous.

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 Dr Meitian Wang by e-mail

Please submit your application online by 24 October 2022 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Group Leader (index no. 6124-00).

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