Software Developer / Physicist

Paul Scherrer Institute
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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. PSI is a pioneer in the field of proton therapy and it has played a leading role in the development of spot‐scanning radiation technology. In addition to technological and clinical research, PSI offers a clinical programme for patients on three different treatment facilities.

For the Technology Development Group at the Centre for Proton Therapy we are looking for a

Software Developer / Physicist

Maintenance and further development of the therapy control systems

Your tasks

  • Further development and maintenance of the therapy control systems for proton therapy facilities
  • Performing system updates and quality assurance measurements
  • Integration of the control systems into the entire facility
  • Operational support for the responsible systems
  • Support in maintaining the front‐end software

Your profile

You hold a degree in Physics or an equivalent qualification. You are experienced in software development and have in‐depth knowledge of Java, C++ and ideally also of real‐time systems such as VxWorks. You are familiar with accelerator technology or detectors from your studies or previous work. You enjoy working in a team and are open to personal development in a new field. Besides an independent and reliable way of working, you have a high level of quality
awareness. You communicate with your team members fluently in German and English.

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.

For further information, please contact Dr David Meer, phone +41 56 310 35 27.

Please submit your application online by 31 March 2023 for the position as a Software Developer / Physicist (index no. 1724‐00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Adina Keller, 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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41 56 310 47 63

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