Job at PSI: Beamline Scientist / Project Leader for the imaging station at ESS

PSI is looking for a Beamline Scientist / Project Leader – for the ODIN neutron imaging station at the European Spallation Source.



The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. PSI performs cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, PSI works 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 the staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 1900 people.

PSI is looking for a Beamline Scientist / Project Leader – for the ODIN neutron imaging station at the European Spallation Source (ESS).

Your tasks:
You manage the Swiss contributions of the joint German/Swiss project for a beamline at ESS in Lund, Sweden, for the imaging with neutrons. This world-leading and unique facility will be built in cooperation with experts from Technical University München, Germany, and has to be coordinated with the instrumentation teams at ESS. The major components to be designed and installed are the neutron guide system and the experimental end station.

Your profile:
You have a PhD degree in physics, material science or nuclear technology. Experience in neutron research, the creation and implementation of larger research facilities and their usage are essential. You enjoy working in a multi-national team and at a European large scale facility. For this reason, a high level of communication is required and travel will be part of your activities.

PSI offers:
PSI 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, PSI is able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract is limited to 3 years with the aim for a long-term affiliation at the ESS.

For further information please contact Dr Eberhard Lehmann, phone +41 56 310 29 63.

Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Beamline Scientist / Project Leader (index no. 3304-00) here.

Paul Scherrer Institute
Human Resources Management
Sabine Mier
5232 Villigen PSI

PSI is a member of the NMI3 consortium.

PSI news on our website

How to probe tiny samples? Insights into the production of micron-sized cold neutron beams

The NMI3 Imaging JRA discusses how to produce smaller beams. They conclude that reflective optics offers the most versatile way to produce them. Read more.

PSI is looking for a Senior Scientist and Group Leader for the Neutron Diffraction Group

The Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging (LNS) at the PSI operates the neutron scattering and imaging instruments at the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source SINQ. Read more.

Where and how do plant roots take up water?

Have you ever eaten lupins? They are a common snack in Mediterranean countries. Thanks to NMI3 funding, scientists from the Georg August University of Göttingen in Germany have investigated where and how the roots of these plants take water from the soil. Read more.