PhD Student in Experimental Physics

Paul Scherrer Institut
October 15, 2023
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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 group of “Emergent Quantum Matter in Layered Materials” at the Laboratory for Muon Spin Spectroscopy (https:// www. - a division of the PSI research department Condensed Matter Research with Neutrons and Muons) we are looking for a

PhD Student

in Experimental Physics

Your tasks

The position is available in the framework of the SNSF Starting Grant of Dr Zurab Guguchia. You will perform a systematic experimental study to discover novel magnetically induced topological phases and control as well as manipulate topological (Weyl / Dirac) fermions via external parameters that tune magnetic interactions using ambient pressure / high pressure / high field μSR, magnetization, and transport techniques. You will also carry out a microscopic exploration of the superconducting pairing and the time-reversal symmetry breaking nature of charge order and superconductivity in kagome- lattice systems. You will benefit from interactions with the local scientific environment and from the networking within international collaborations.

Your profile
  • Completed study in physics or closely related discipline
  • Solid background in solid state physics
  • Experience with experiments at large facilities is a plus
  • Technical comprehension
  • Data analysis
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken 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 Zurab Guguchia, phone +41 56 310 55 64.

    Please submit your application online by 15 October 2023 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 3501-02).

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

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