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 matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. 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 2100 people.

The Macromolecular Crystallography MX Group is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic scientist to provide services to our industrial customers and work closely with the beamline and crystallisation facility staff to contribute to the ongoing research projects.

Your tasks
You and your team share knowledge to help industrial customers make the most of our beamlines and crystallization facilities. You prepare samples for structural analysis, collect X-ray diffraction data, and handle data from processing to interpretation. Collaborating with facility staff, you contribute to ongoing projects, such as Fast Fragment and Compound Screening and new automated solutions for MX beamlines. At conferences and workshops, you promote our MX industry services.

Your profile
- You are enthusiastic about supporting our MX Group with your PhD knowledge and know-how in X-ray crystallography and structural biology
- You have handled X-ray diffraction data collection at a Synchrotron facility in a past role
- You love creating and handling service initiatives in an interdisciplinary environment
- You feel comfortable presenting, explaining, and discussing MX services in 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.

This is a 3-year project position with job sharing possibility.

To learn more about this project, please reach out to Katherine McAuley PhD at +41 56 310 39 79.

Please submit your application, index no. 6121-00, by 15 May 2021 and include a list of your publications and referees with their contact details.

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Elke Baumann, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland

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