PhD Student

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Academic: PhD Position 100%
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January 1, 1
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Switzerland - Midland (SO, AG)
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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 Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology (LMN) at PSI and the University of Basel. Within an international research network including: the University of Southampthon (UK), Virginia Tech University (US), the Italian Nuclear Research Institute (IT), and the University of Vienna (A), aiming the development of a novel magnetic sensors concepts we are looking for a
Your tasks
  • To fabricate novel Atomic Force Microscope scanning tips based on Silicon Carbide and containing precisely engineered isolated single color centers
  • To perform electrical measurements on the fabricated structures to implement novel magnetic readout schema
  • To analyze and publish the results in well respected scientific journals

Your profile
You hold a Master degree in physics or related fields. You are highly motivated, experimentally and / or theoretically skilled and interested in optics and magnetism. Furthermore, you have good English communication skills. Ideally, you have prior experience in the fields of surface science and / or optics.
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.
For further information please contact Dr Massimo Camarda, phone +41 56 310 37 52 or Email
Please submit your application online by 30 September 2019 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 6218-01).
Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Nicole Schubert, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
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