Scientist at The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI 

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.

For our research activities on the safety and resilience of nuclear power plants and critical infrastructures, we are looking for a


Safety, resilience, and human performance, 80 – 100%

Your tasks

Research on safety and resilience assessment for nuclear power plants, complex systems and critical infrastructures, emphasizing the human factor and probabilistic analysis.

Your profile

  • PhD degree in nuclear, mechanical, other engineering discipline or in human factors / ergonomics
  • Experience in probabilistic safety/quantitative risk assessment; knowledge of nuclear power plant systems; familiarity with complex system operations would be advantageous
  • Enthusiastic and creative scientist interested in interdisciplinary research
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

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.

This is a fixed-term position. The employment contract will (initially) be limited to 3 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Luca Podofillini ( or Dr Vinh Dang (

Please submit your application online by 18 September 2022 (index no. 4503-00).