PSI - SwissFEL Beamline Scientist Athos soft X-ray branch
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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.

Your job

Your tasks as Beamline Scientist for the experimental station of Athos dedicated to atomic, molecular and non linear X-Ray science

  • Develop and extend XFEL experimental techniques in ultrafast dynamics and non-linear X-Ray science with applications to atomic, molecular, and optical physics and chemical sciences
  • Contribute to the design, commissioning and further development of the experimental station
  • Development of data analysis routines for XFEL experiments
  • User support for experiments
  • Original research in time-resolved phenomena and non-linear X-Ray physics
  • Coordination of the work with internal and external collaborators
  • Communication with academic and industrial partners
  • Your profile

    You hold a PhD degree in experimental physics, chemistry, or a related field with expertise in ultrafast X-Ray techniques.

    Sound knowledge of core-level spectroscopy and / or non-linear spectroscopy as well as experience in the analysis of large data sets and development of data analysis routines is required.

    Furthermore you have an excellent research publication record. Highly developed communication skills and willingness to work in a diverse team of international scientists, engineers and technicians are a plus.

    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.

    This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to three years. For further information please contact Dr.

    Luc Patthey, phone +41 56 310 45 62.

    Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) until 10th September 2018 for the position as a Beamline Scientist (index no. 6500-01).

    Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Elke Baumann, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland.

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