Postdoctoral Fellow

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Your tasks

  • Theoretical and numerical modelling of short FEL pulses with high power for the SwissFEL soft X-Ray beamline Athos
  • Experimental demonstration of short-pulse and high power operation at Athos
  • Pulse characterization for these operation modes, using electron beam diagnostics
  • Support of pulse characterization at the experimental user station
  • Publish and present simulation results and experimental work

Your profile

  • PhD degree in physics
  • Knowledge in beam dynamics for X-Ray FEL facilities is highly beneficial
  • Able to work with other people as well as to solve problems independently
  • Motivated to work in an interdisciplinary and multinational research environment
  • Good command of English (spoken and written)

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 two years.

For further information, please contact Dr Kirsten Schnorr, phone +41 56 310 27 86 or Dr Eduard Prat, phone +41 56 310 37 01.

Please submit your application online by 12 October 2020 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6400-01).

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

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