Scientist (Tenure Track)

Your tasks

  • Conduct independent research in quantum information and quantum optics with relevance to the trapped ion, neutral atom and superconducting circuit platforms
  • Collaborate with experimentalists at the Quantum Computing Hub and beyond to design and interpret experiments
  • Publication of the research results in peer-reviewed journals
  • Presentation of the research results at international conferences
  • Apply for research funding to support research activities

Your profile

  • PhD degree in theoretical physics, ideally in area of quantum optics, quantum information or a related field
  • Multi-year experience at postdoctoral level and excellent research track record in theoretical quantum optics or quantum information and a track record of working with experimental groups
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and able to operate in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills in English

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 Andreas Läuchli, phone +41 56 310 42 60 or email

Please submit your application online by 30 September 2023 (including list of publication, research plan and addresses of 3 referees) as a Scientist (Tenure Track) (index no. 7200-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, René Gröbli, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland