PhD Student in Materials Science (index no. 6317-02)

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Feb 2022

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 Structure and Mechanics of Advanced Materials Group is a newly formed group within the Photon Science Division performing research on structural and mechanical properties of diverse soft matter systems, including samples of biological origin, as well as of metals and alloys. We are actively developing and applying various X-ray and neutron scattering, diffraction and imaging methods working closely together with various beamlines at SLS and SINQ. For this group, we are looking for a

PhD Student in Materials Science

Multi-scale characterization with tensor tomography

Your tasks

  • Help to design and build a polarimetric imaging system
  • Perform synchrotron X-ray scattering and imaging experiments, in particular SAXS tensor tomography
  • Investigate biological tissues as well as cellulose-based composite materials with the newly developed techniques
  • Collaborate with PhD students and Postdocs at PSI and Chalmers University (Gothenburg, Sweden)as well as with other international collaboration partners
  • Publish results in scientific journals and present findings at international conferences

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