Postdoctoral Fellow Data Science for synchrotron-based X-ray spectroscopy

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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 future technologies, energy and climate, health innovation and fundamentals of nature. 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 2200 people.
For a collaborative project between the Operando Spectroscopy group and the Swiss Data Science Center, focusing on developing and implementing data science approaches for X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy at the Debye beamline of the Swiss Light Source, we are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Your tasks

Develop data science approaches for X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy XAS in the field of energy materials and catalysis
Writing data processing pipelines or automatic data labelling of large spectroscopy datasets
Implement machine learning algorithms for classification of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy data
Develop new algorithms for noise filtering time-series data
Writing of scientific publications

Your profile

PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry or Computer Science
Extensive knowledge in machine learning and classification algorithms
Experience in the analysis of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy data
Proficient in python programming
Fluent spoken and written 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.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Adam Hugh Clark, e-mail, phone +41 56 310 41 51.

Please submit your application online by 30 October 2023 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6416-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Vanessa Mosca, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland

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