Research Software Scientist

for the Data Group in Macromolecular Crystallography

Your tasks

  • Expand and develop Python packages to analyze data from scientific instruments, not only for traditional MX experiments but also for new techniques currently being developed at the MX beamlines for SLS 2.0 and SwissFEL
  • Participate in the commissioning of new beamline instruments together with beamline scientists and engineers
  • Contribute to strategic planning for a cutting-edge and sustainable software framework
  • Publish results in scientific journals and present at international conferences

Your profile

You will be qualified to PhD level in natural science or a related field. You have experience in using Python to answer scientific questions. You have good communication skills, with a personal interest or experience in working at the boundary between computing and science. You are fluent in English (spoken and written). A 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 three years.

For further information, please contact Dr Meitian Wang, e-mail

Please submit your application online by 30 March 2023 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Research Software Scientist (index no. 6124-00).

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