PSI-FELLOW-III-3i / Postdoctoral Fellows in Zürich

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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 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 2200 people. In the framework of the international fellowship program with the acronym: “PSI-FELLOW-III-3i”, the PSI is inviting experienced researchers (f/m/d) (Postdocs) from all over the world to submit their applications for research positions that are part of our new postdoctoral program. Our “3i or triple i” postdoctoral program offers unique opportunities for scientific and career development with international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral prospects. Our third (since 2012) postdoctoral program is a Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action (grant agreement 884104).
Job description
The main task will be to conduct innovative research in the context of a proposed research project and to work in a collegial and cooperative manner with superiors, supervisors and other team members. As a person who is curious to find answers, you will assume primary responsibility for the development of your research and career while keeping in mind that your work and openness to interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral opportunities will contribute to the strengthening of the research capacity of the PSI. An energetic role in seeking career and research advice and in the participation of opportunities for career development and reviewing processes will be valued. Communication of results at meetings, conferences, etc. and through high-impact publications is integral to your development as a scientist at the PSI.
Your profile
Please study carefully the . Applications, which are not meeting these requirements, will be declared as ineligible. In case of uncertainties with regard to your eligibility, please contact us.

PSI is committed to promoting equal opportunities for women and men and to support the compatibility of family and work. Applications from women are especially welcome.
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We offer
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will receive a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities.

Your PSI-FELLOW program contract will be limited to two years.
Curious? So are we.
You are supposed to follow the  Please study it carefully and contact us in case of questions.

The written application dossier consists of various documents and templates to be completed. These are available for download and for more details about the submission process, please visit the following websites:  (schedule and how to proceed) and .

Please submit your application online for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow and by following the instructions below for the upload of your completed templates:
  • Where it says "upload application letter", please upload for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow the following completed templates (forms): Form_A01 (Personal data) and Form_A02 (CV template), both forms compiled as one single PDF document.
  • Where it says "upload resume", please upload Form_A03 (research proposal template) and Form_A04 (ethical issues guidelines) compiled as one single PDF document.
  • Where it says "upload additional documents”, any other documents such as certificates and diplomas could be uploaded. Please upload your PhD certificate here.
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2022, 24:00 CET.

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