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Scientist Accelerator and FEL Physics

About this job

Company & location
Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
Last updated
Jan 31, 2018

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 FEL Beam Dynamics Group we are looking for a

Scientist Accelerator and FEL Physics

Your tasks

You will contribute to the upcoming commissioning of the soft X-Ray FEL beamline ATHOS and to the improvement of the performance and operation of SwissFEL in general. The focus of the research activities will be the exploration of new operation modes of the FEL in seeded configuration to provide coherence and pulse length control of the FEL pulse for the users. In addition, you will work on the exploration, compensation and mitigation of collective effects such as CSR or wakefields in the SwissFEL machine and undulator beamline.

Your profile

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in Accelerator Physics with experience with Free-Electron Lasers, electron bunch interaction with lasers and / or collective effects in relativistic beam transport. Also sufficient knowledge on the underlying theory and expertise in the operation of a linear accelerator. Social competence is required to constructively work together with co-workers within the SwissFEL project.

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.

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

For further information please contact Dr Sven Reiche, phone +41 56 310 51 19.

Please submit your application here (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Scientist (index no. 8122-00).