This program offers the possibility to work full- or part-time. The duration of the fellowship is limited to two years at the most, with a minimum work rate of 50%
You have been on a career break due to family commitments or mobility of your partner for at least 9 months. You hold a PhD degree in natural science up to five years after graduation or a master in engineering up to ten years after graduation and have gained relevant experience. Due to the on-site integration, you must live in Switzerland when you take up your position. Additionally you are proficient in English and willing to learn German
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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. PSI takes the responsibility to promote talented young scientists and engineers after a career break by providing fellowships for returning to science. This program was launched in 2009 for women. In 2015 it was also awarded to the first male fellow and is now open for female and male candidates. PSI Career Return Program Eligibility You have been on a career break due to family commitments or mobility of your partner for at least 9 months. You hold a PhD degree in natural science up to five years after graduation or a master in engineering up to ten years after graduation and have gained relevant experience. Due to the on-site integration, you must live in Switzerland when you take up your position. Additionally you are proficient in English and willing to learn German. Fellowship duration This program offers the possibility to work full- or part-time. The duration of the fellowship is limited to two years at the most, with a minimum work rate of 50%. Application instruction Contact a research group at PSI related to your research interest Establish a research and career plan (max. 4 pages) together with this research group Letter of Recommendation written by your contact person at PSI, which expresses the Fellow's support and research project Apply until 30 April 2021 using our online portal with the following documents: Motivation letter explaining the reasons for returning to work Research and career plan Letter of Recommendation from contact person at PSI Updated CV incl. list of publications Reference letters Copy of diplomas Selection Process The selection process is conducted in two steps: First the selection committee will choose suitable applicants until the end of May 2021 In a second step the selected applicants will be invited to present their research and career plan to the evaluation committee members at PSI around end of June 2021/beginning of July 2021 The first possible start of the fellowship will be August 2021. 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