Montag, 13. Oktober 2008

PhD Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

PhD position available at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

The Sample Environment and Polarized Targets group (SEPT) of the Laboratory for Development and Methods (LDM) is seeking a highly motivated

PhD Student

for the study and the further development of a novel method of dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) and its possible application. The group has since many years been leading in developing and applying techniques of DNP in fields as diverse as particle physics, neutron scattering or magnetic resonance imaging.

The project is embedded within the Swiss DNP Initiative:

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You have recently got a university degree in physics with excellent grades and are a skilful and innovative experimentalist that enjoys also theoretical work. You should preferably have some practical expertise with lasers and/or NMR/EPR spectroscopy or radio frequency techniques in general and enjoy working in a multidisciplinary environment. Team spirit and good communication skills in English and/or German are required.
The main part of the experimental research will be carried out at PSI. For the academic education the candidate will follow courses at the ETH (EPFL) doctoral school. The successful candidate will receive his/her PhD degree at the ETH (EPFL).

The Paul Scherrer Institut is a centre for multi-disciplinary research and one of the world’s leading user laboratories. With its 1300 employees it belongs as an autonomous institution to the Swiss ETH domain and concentrates its activities on solid-state research and material sciences, elementary particle physics, energy and environmental research as well as on biology and medicine.

For further information please contact Dr Patrick Hautle, phone +41 (0)56 310 3210, or e-mail: