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Accelerator Physicist

Closing Date
WorkplaceVilligen PSI, PSI Ost Personalmanagement, North West Switzerland, Switzerland
Occupation rate
80% - 100%
Job StartBy arrangement

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.

The synchrotron beam dynamics group is responsible for the design, commissioning and operational support of the Swiss Light Source (SLS), which is currently undergoing a major upgrade (project SLS-2.0).


In a motivated cross-disciplinary team, you plan and carry out measurements, theoretical studies and simulations. You participate in the commissioning, operation and further development of the synchrotron facility. Your work includes the design and implementation of calibration and optimization procedures to achieve and maintain the quality objectives of the facility. Close collaboration with technical experts for the numerous subsystems of the synchrotron as well as with beamline responsibles is an important part of your work.


  • You have an academic degree in physics or engineering with profound knowledge of applied accelerator physics
  • You have a demonstrated ability to compute beam optics and other parameters relevant to beam performance
  • You have experience in experimental techniques and data analysis in the context of beam measurements
  • You enjoy working in a diverse team and communicate efficiently in English. If you do not speak German, you are willing to strive for at least a basic level in that language

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.

Contact and Address

For further information, please contact Dr. Thomas Schietinger, phone +41 56 310 32 74.

Please submit your application online by 15 December 2021 for the position as an Accelerator Physicist (index no. 8121-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Melanie Rapisarda-Bellwald, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland


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