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Tenure Track Scientist (index no. 6711-00)

Closing Date
WorkplaceVilligen PSI, Forschungsstrasse 111, North West Switzerland, Switzerland


This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to 3 years.
Occupation rate
Job Startby appointment

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, postgraduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2100 people.

The Laboratory for Nano and Quantum Technologies (LNQ) is a new and growing laboratory dedicated to fundamental and applied research, focusing on the synergies of nanotechnology and quantum science, and with strong ties to academic partners in the ETH community. We are expanding our current cleanroom infrastructure in the Park Innovaare, where we provide advanced micro and nanofabrication technologies
to academic and industrial users. To strengthen the team of the Nanotechnology group, we are looking for a Tenure Track Scientist E-beam Lithography


Your tasks
  • You are in charge of the currently installed and the future electron beamlithography (EBL) systems, including the operation, maintenance, training and technical advising of the users
  • You are developing and optimizing the nanotechnological processes using direct write lithographic techniques with main focus on electron beam lithography
  • You apply your broad experience in nanofabrication and characterisation techniques (SEM, AFM, FIB, EDX etc.) to initiate or contribute to scientific projects within PSI or with external partners
  • You will interact with industrial clients, advise them within your area of expertise and support their needs in terms of EBL writing
  • As a member of the Nanotechnology group, you will contribute to the operation of the existing cleanroom, participate in tool acquisition as well as preparation of the transition to the new cleanroom in Park Innovaare


Your profile
  • PhD degree in natural sciences ( nanotechnology, experimental physics, microelectronics) or related fields
  • Proven track record in nanofabrication and hands-on experience with highresolution E-beam lithography
  • Experience in numerical simulations and high-level programming languages
  • Interest in expanding the limits of E-beam lithography and applying it to the scientific challenges of PSI and our clients
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills in English; knowledge of German is a plus

We offer

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 3 years.

Contact and Address

For further information, please contact Dr Vitaliy Guzenko, phone +41 56 310 54 36.

Please submit your application online by 23 May 2022 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Tenure Track Scientist (index no. 6711-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Elke Baumann, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland, www.psi.ch/en


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