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Electronics Hardware Development

80% and more | Villigen (Switzerland)


Your new role

Our hardware development team develops and operates electronic measurement, control, and DAQ systems to operate the large-scale research facilities at PSI. We are looking for creative, solution-minded engineering talent to support the electronics hardware upgrade of the Swiss Light Source SLS 2.0.

Collaborating in our team, you develop and expand analog and digital electronic units for measurement and control systems. Your responsibilities include running tests and commissioning the developed systems. You help the CAD support team with component management and electronic simulation models. Sharing your subject-matter insight, you help German and English-speaking research groups identify suitable electronic solutions.

Curious to learn more about this 4-year project position? Please reach out to Patrick Pollet at +41 56 310 32 86.

This job is for you if

  • You look forward to supporting our team with your know-how in electrical engineering and electronics.

  • You enjoy applying your CAD skills to create multilayer PCB designs.

  • You have experience with DAQ measurement technology.

  • The idea of working on seminal solutions in a diverse and inclusive science and research environment motivates you.

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 the 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 five weeks of paid annual leave and a loyalty bonus every five 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

Kevin Steffen

Kevin Steffen, Bereichspersonalfachmann, is happy to answer your questions about the job or the team at +41 56 310 39 63 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 – We'll request a second interview or contact references if we have more questions.
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