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Beam Instrumentation and Diagnostics

100%, flextime | Villigen, Switzerland


Your new role

Where engineering meets accelerator physics, you and your team are responsible for the reliable availability of proton beam diagnostics. Embedded in our Proton Beam Instrumentation Group, you help operate and develop beam diagnostic devices that provide insights for the operation, protection, and development of cyclotrons, beam line components, and targets. Collaborating with teams, from engineering to beam dynamics, you specify, develop, procure, commission, and characterize beam monitors and their improvements. You set the requirements for read-out electronics and controls functionality. Last but not least, you take the initiative to create the necessary evaluation and steering software.

This job is for you if

  • You have an academic background in physics or engineering and several years of hands-on work experience in Hadron beam diagnostics supporting teams in an accelerator environment.
  • You have designed beam monitors, both technically and physically, applying different beam measurement techniques.
  • You enjoy coordinating projects with interdisciplinary teams to share knowledge and support members in reaching shared goals.

About Us

Join the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland! At the Paul Scherrer Institute, people come together from across the globe to collaborate on ground-breaking research in different fields. Our mission: to find sustainable solutions to fundamental questions facing society, science, and the economy.

Company culture

People from multicultural backgrounds and as many as 60 nations work together at the PSI, enriching local culture with a cosmopolitan way of life. One in four of our 2,100 staff are completing their vocational training, post-doctoral or post-graduate studies. To foster professional and personal growth for all, we have created a diverse research environment that promotes inclusion and equal opportunities at all levels. These values inform our hiring process.

What we offer

  • Flextime
  • A minimum of 5 weeks of paid annual leave and a loyalty bonus every 5 years
  • Daycare on site and generous child and education allowances
  • Above-mandatory paid leave for parents-to-be
  • Tailored personal-development opportunities and advice for dual career partners of PSI employees
  • Above-mandatory occupational benefits, accident insurance, and paid sick leave that includes recovery from accident injuries

Our Recruitment process

Melanie Rapisarda-Bellwald

Melanie Rapisarda-Bellwald, Bereichspersonalleiterin, is happy to answer your questions about the job or the team at +41 56 310 26 92 or via email.

Step 1 – Apply online, and we'll confirm right away.
Step 2 - If we feel you could be a good fit, we'll invite you to join us for an interview at PSI.
Step 3 – To learn more about each other, you will meet with our selection committee and human resources management. We give feedback soon after.
Step 4 – Should we have more questions, we'll request a second interview or contact references. We give feedback soon after.
Step 5 – Once we have a unanimous decision, we'll offer you a contract!

Apply now


Paul Scherrer Institut, Forschungsstrasse 111, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland, https://www.psi.ch