Postdoctoral Fellow

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The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2100 people.

For a collaboration with the Deutsche Elektronen Synchrotron DESY in Hamburg, Germany, we are looking for a

Postdoctoral Fellow

X-Ray optics

Your tasks

  • Development of nanostructured diffractive X-Ray optics at the Laboratory of Micro- and Nanotechnology of PSI
  • Implementation of such devices for high resolution X-Ray imaging applications at DESY
  • Participation in pilot experiments on the field of X-Ray microscopy and at DESY and other world-leading X-Ray sources

Your profile

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in physics or engineering and experience in diffractive optics, nanofabrication technology or synchrotron radiation. You should enjoy working in an interdisciplinary, multinational research environment. Being an enthusiastic researcher and a good team player will help to ensure your success in completing your Postdoctoral Fellow position in this exciting field of study.

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.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Christian David, phone +41 56 310 37 53.

Please submit your application online by 31 March 2021 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6212-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Anita Bleiker, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland

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