Personnel Policy

Our success is based on the performance and motivation of our staff.

We therefore strive to create a general framework that will provide them with the greatest encouragement and the most satisfaction in their work.


Ambitious People meet a Friendly Workspace

In 2016 we received the certificate «Friendly Work Space®». This quality label issued by Health Promotion Switzerland rewards institutions, which have integrated occupational health management in their corporate strategy and promote health and well-being of all employees with appropriate measures.

HRS4R - Human Resource Strategy for Researchers

PSI commits itself to the principles of the European initiative Human Resource Strategy for Researchers and carries the label „HR Excellence in Research“ since 2016. This award reflects our commitment to achieve fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures as well as good employment conditions.

Grand Prix Suisse «Health in the enterprise» 2018

PSI achieved the first place in the Grand Prix Suisse «Health in the Company» 2018 - for the successful reintegration of employees into the workday.

The prize has been awarded for more than 25 years by Citizen @ Work Swiss, the Swiss section of the European Network for the Promotion of Health and Economic Development. It honors innovative projects that have been proven to improve employee health. The award is supported by Health Promotion Switzerland, Suva and the Federal Office of Public Health.

Principles of personnel policy

Satisfied and enthusiastic staff members represent the most important asset in the research world.

Management principles

Teamwork and leadership at the Paul Scherrer Institute.

Personal development

All members of staff at PSI should be able to exploit and develop their potential to the full.