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Professor in Physics of Imaging / Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Head of Mathematics and Physics of Imaging / Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)

WorkplaceLausanne and Villigen, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

The School of Basic Sciences of EPFL and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) invite applications for a tenured professor at EPFL who will also be Leader of a new group at PSI devoted to advancing new physical and mathematical methods for imaging at PSI. The holder of this joint EPFL-PSI position will develop new imaging paradigms inspired by disciplines ranging from quantum technologies to data science to fully exploit the new high brilliance X-ray sources SLS 2.0 and SwissFEL.


Applications are encouraged from leaders in the field of imaging, with strong interest in, and particular achievements relevant to, accelerator-based short wavelength photon sources. As a faculty member of the EPFL School of Basic Sciences and head of group at PSI , the successful candidate will be expected to initiate an independent and creative research program with laboratories located at PSI and doctoral students from EPFL as well as participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful candidate will also participate in the provision of support to users of PSI imaging facilities, and in enlarging the community of such users from EPFL and PSI. They will also play a key role in strengthening collaboration with established industries and startups.

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PFL, with its main campus located in Lausanne, and PSI located near Zürich, are dynamic and well-funded institutions of the Swiss ETH Domain that foster excellence and diversity. The successful candidate’s main research activities will be undertaken at PSI while teaching, complementary research and other academic activities will be performed at EPFL. The pairing of a technical university covering essentially the entire palette of engineering and science and a national laboratory with unique large-scale facilities for provision of brilliant photon beams offers a fertile environment for high-impact experiments and cooperation between different disciplines. EPFL and PSI are multi-lingual and multi-cultural institutions, with English often serving as a common interface.

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Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications and patents, and a concise statement of research and teaching interests. Applicants should also provide the names and addresses of at least five referees. Applications must be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site:


Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on
October 15 th, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Prof. Henrik Rønnow
Chair of the Search Committee
E-mail: iPhysDirectorepfl.ch

For additional information on EPFL and PSI, please consult the web sites: www.epfl.ch, iphys.epfl.ch , www.psi.ch and www.psi.ch/ psd

EPFL and PSI are equal opportunity employers and family friendly institutions. They are committed to increasing the diversity of their faculty and staff. They strongly encourage women and members of ethnic minorities to apply.


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