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PhD Student: Ultrafast processes in magnetic nanostructures

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

Job description

  • To conduct outstanding research in the field of ultrafast processes at sub-picosecond timescales in magnetic nanostructures
  • To fabricate nanostructures with electron beam lithography
  • To study ultrafast processes with a lab-based setup and X-ray free electron lasers
  • Perform computer simulations of the magnetization dynamics

Your profile

Excellent qualifications with a master degree in physics, material science or related area and enjoy practical work. Knowledge of magnetism, X-ray methods, nanofabrication and programming skills for data analysis is beneficial. As an enthusiastic researcher you like team work and have a flexible approach to working between different laboratories.

Our 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 Valerio Scagnoli, email

Please submit your application online (including addresses of referees) via the PSI website for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 3701-01): .

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Silja Giacomini-Diebold, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland

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