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 Microscopy and Magnetism Group we are looking for a
Ultrafast science in condensed matter
You will investigate the ultrafast dynamics of electronic, magnetic and structural properties in perovskite related materials.
That requires the characterisation of static properties of the materials too. The goal is to understand the different basic interaction in solids and how they determine the dynamical and statical properties.
Experiments are based on ultrafast pump probe techniques including the use of X-Rays as a probe. For this purpose, you will perform X-Ray scattering and X-Ray spectroscopies experiments on the utrafast time scales.
Static experiments are performed at the and ultrafast dynamics will be studied at the X-Ray at PSI, or other XFEL's such as the LCLS (Stanford, USA), SACLA (Japan) or the EuXFEL in Hamburg.
These investigations will be in close collaboration with colleagues of other groups in and outside of PSI.
Skills / Qualifications
You have a PhD degree in Physics and enjoy working in an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented environment. You want to understand physics of complex oxides on the atomic level and its ultrafast dynamics and you can easily integrate yourself in a team.
Expertise with fs lasers or with synchrotron / XFEL X-Ray techniques will be of advantage. A good command of English is required.