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Postdoctoral Fellow Chip Design (80 - 100%)

Paul Scherrer Institute
Villigen, Switzerland
Posting live until
14 Jul 2024

Job Details

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 future technologies, energy and climate, health innovation and fundamentals of nature. 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 2200 people. 

For the Photon Science Detector Group we are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow Chip Design (80 - 100%)

Your tasks

You will participate in the ASIC development of next generation high-speed x-ray detectors with frame rates of several kHz. These detectors use charge integrating or single photon counting readout chips. You will collaborate on the analogue design, test and characterization of the readout ASICs.

As our group philosophy relies on a strong teamwork, you will be able to get an insight in many aspects of detector development, from the design of the individual components of the detector to the pilot experiments at X-ray facilities.

Your profile

  • You have a PhD degree in electronics or physics with experience in analogue chip design; 
  • Experience in the design of readout electronics for position sensitive radiation detectors would be an advantage;
  • You are highly motivated, can work independently and strive to contribute with new ideas;
  • You like to collaborate, enjoy teamwork and can clearly communicate in good English with people from different backgrounds.

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. 

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Bernd Schmitt, phone +41 56 310 23 14, e-mail

Please submit your application online by 14 July 2024 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6222-01).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Alina Rao, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland


The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform world-class research in three main subject areas: matter and material; energy and the environment; and human health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, we work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science.

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