PhD Student

in fundamental muon physics to work on the search for a muon electric dipole moment

Your tasks

The search for the muon electric dipole moment is searching for a signal of beyond- Standard-Model physics. You will setup and work on a precursor experiment demonstrating novel techniques and deploying for the first time the frozen-spin method.

You will study and design the electric field electrodes inside the solenoid to experimental demonstrate the frozen-spin technique. For this, you will:
  • Study and design the electric field and the cylindrical electrode system
  • You will program the control software and integrate it into the general DAQ
  • You will plan and perform first measurements with the electric field to demonstrate the frozen spin technique
  • Participate and contribute to all aspects of the new experimental apparatus

Your profile

We seek a talented and ambitious candidate who is highly motivated to work on this innovative project in a newly founded research team and within an international collaboration.
  • Master degree in Physics
  • High interest in fundamental muon physics and experimental techniques
  • Practical experience in experimental physics in appreciated
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good programming skills are required
  • Good level of English (C1) as working language in spoken and written from is mandatory
  • Knowledge of German or willingness to learn German is a plus

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 Dr Philipp Schmidt-Wellenburg, preferred via email or phone +41 56 310 56 80.

Please submit your application online by 31 May 2023 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 3203-01).

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