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 the Condensed Matter Theory group we are looking for a
To perform research towards a microscopic understanding of magnetism in nano-sized metallic clusters
Understanding the magnetism in nanoparticles is an urgent issue in condensed matter physics and material science with impact on a manifold of applications, ranging from medicine to spintronic.
Recent investigations indicate that common particle properties such as size and shape do not strongly correlate with the measured magnetic properties.
This suggests other structural motives are responsible, for which a quantitative description does not presently exist. Your task will be :
Skills / Qualifications
You have strong interpersonal skills and a capability to work both in a team and independently