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Tenure Track Laser Scientist Job – Experimental Physics, PSI, Switzerland, Feb 2022

Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Switzerland

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI invites applications for a Laser Scientist Tenure Track position at the Laboratory for Non-linear Optics LNO, Switzerland – Feb 2022

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General Info

Position: Laser Scientist
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

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Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)
Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Switzerland
Villigen PSI, Switzerland

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Qualification Details

  • PhD degree in experimental physics / engineering
  • Proven track record in R&D of high-energy, high-power CPA/OPCPA laser systems and applications in nonlinear optics
  • Experience in numerical simulations and high-level programing languages
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills in English

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Laboratory for Non-linear Optics LNO provides experimental capabilities in ultrafast laser physics at the Swiss Hard X-ray Free Electron Laser SwissFEL. The scientific publications can be found here. Inside this unit, the Gun Laser Group is internationally recognized for its competences in state-of-the-art laser technology applied to high-brightness electron accelerators, SASE and seeded Free Electron Lasers. For this group, we are looking for a Laser Scientist (Tenure Track)

Your tasks

  • Establish future time-resolved laser spectroscopy facility and high-field mid-IR and THz source
  • Maintain CPA lasers, expand experimental capabilities, and support R&D activities at SwissFEL
  • Establish an independent research program in new laser technologies and secondary sources based on OPCPA drive laser
  • Coordinate laboratory activities in multi-disciplinary teams and projects

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 6611-00

Application Procedure

Please submit your application online by 28 February 2022 (including CV, list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Laser Scientist (Tenure Track) (index no. 6611-00).

About the Employer: Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Switzerland


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.

This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to 3 years.

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Contact details

For further information, please contact Dr Alexandre Trisorio, phone +41 56 310 53 02.

Advertisement Details: Laser Scientist (Tenure Track)

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