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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 Large Research Facilities Division we are looking for a

Touschek Life Time and Losses in Swiss Light Source (SLS)

Your tasks

We have built a distributed system of beam loss monitors in view of the SLS upgrade project SLS 2.0. These monitors are already installed in the present SLS. It would be your task to analyze how the Touschek life time of the electron beam is related to those losses. It is obvious that losses are related to life time, but it would be your task to find out whether the injection losses can be distinguished from losses due to Touschek scattering. Also, you would answer the question whether the sensitivity of the monitors is sufficient to observe the losses during routine operation which would be of great importance for SLS 2.0.

Your profile

  • You are a student of physics or computer science with a good background in physics, and you are at least in your penultimate year of undergraduate study (minimum 4 semesters)
  • You have not yet completed your Master’s thesis

We offer
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. The contract will be limited to 3 months.

For further information please contact Dr. Michael Böge, phone +41 56 310 45 88.

Please submit your application online for the position as a Trainee (index no. 8121-T1).

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