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Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Paul Scherrer Institut
Location: Villigen, Aargau, Switzerland
Duties: Investigations of transition metal dimers and small clusters in a molecular beam environment by applying non-linear and linear spectroscopic laser techniques. Optimization and preparation of the laser vaporization source for future soft-X-ray experiments at the AMO (atomic, molecular and optical) endstation of the SwissFEL Athos beamline. Participate in the design and commissioning of the AMO instrument at SwissFEL
Requirements: PhD degree in physics, chemistry or a related field. Expertise with ns pulsed lasers, vacuum technology and gas phase spectroscopy. Good knowledge of English is mandatory. Knowledge on cluster generation by applying laser-vaporization sources and experience in XFEL experimental techniques would be beneficial
   
Text: 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 spectroscopic characterization of catalytically relevant transition metal compounds we are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow Electronic structure of transition metal dimers and small clusters Your tasks Investigations of transition metal dimers and small clusters in a molecular beam environment by applying non-linear and linear spectroscopic laser techniques Optimization and preparation of the laser vaporization source for future soft-X-ray experiments at the AMO (atomic, molecular and optical) endstation of the SwissFEL Athos beamline Participate in the design and commissioning of the AMO instrument at SwissFEL Develop expertise on XFEL cluster experiments Your profile PhD degree in physics, chemistry or a related field Expertise with ns pulsed lasers, vacuum technology and gas phase spectroscopy Good knowledge of English is mandatory Knowledge on cluster generation by applying laser-vaporization sources and experience in XFEL experimental techniques would be beneficial 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. Your employment contract is limited to one year with the possibility to extend for another year. For further information please contact Dr Peter Radi, phone 41 56 310 41 27. Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6414-01) until 12.05.2019. Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Sabrina Orteca, Forschungsstrasse 111, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland Apply online now
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