Postdoctoral Fellow, X-Ray optics and metrology

Website psich_en Swiss Light Source (SLS) and SwissFEL

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 between Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology (LMN-PSI) and the large-scale facilities SLS and SwissFEL, we are looking for a  Postdoctoral Fellow -X-Ray optics and metrology

Your tasks

  • Development of techniques for the characterization of X-Ray optical components
  • Development of techniques for the compensation of optical errors by diffractive and refractive elements, including the fabrication of such corrective elements
  • Experimental demonstration of the methods at synchrotron and X-Ray laser facilities

Your profile

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in physics or engineering. Hands-on experience in micro / nanofabrication technology, optics / diffractive optics, synchrotron radiation and scientific computing will be relevant to meet the challenges of the project. 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 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 two years.

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

Please submit your application online by 30 June 2019 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6212-01).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Nicole Schubert, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland

To apply for this job please visit