Job opportunities


If interested to apply please refer to the Swiss Plasma Center PhD “Application and acceptance process

Post-Doctoral Positions

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Bi2212 winding technology for high field magnets

The Swiss Plasma Center (SPC) is a leading institution on research on Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion and belongs to the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The Superconductivity Group of SPC is located on the ground of the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, about 40 km from Zurich. The Group is active on the development of superconducting magnets (both HTS and LTS) for Fusion and other applications.
The SPC Superconductivity Group is looking for a post-doc candidate for the development of high field insert solenoids made with Bi2212 wires. The project is founded by Innosuisse (Switzerland funding agency) in collaboration with a private company.
The project is going to investigate several aspects of the coil manufacturing process, such as insulation, impregnation and reinforcement. The candidate will be involved in the selection of possible techniques and materials. The candidate will design and prepare several prototype coils, to be tested in our laboratory or in collaboration with the other project partners.
The project is mainly experimental. The successful candidate should have a PhD in Physics or Engineering. Experience in applied superconductivity is highly appreciated.

The project should begin in the first half of 2019.
Duration: 3 years

  • Postdoctoral position for Physicist / Engineer

As one of the leading European laboratories for superconducting magnet development we participate in the ITER fusion reactor construction program, the EUROfusion DEMO studies and conductor R&D and other technology tasks in collaboration with CERN and Industry. The lab is located in Villigen, on the ground of the Paul Scherrer Institute, near the north-east border of Switzerland.

In the frame of the European Fusion Technology Programme, we operate SULTAN, the reference test facility for the high-field, high-current superconducting cables and insert coils. The lab activity also features small size experiments on low and high temperature superconductivity, design of conductors and large magnet systems, including thermal-hydraulic, elelctro-magnetic and mechanical analyses.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a young physicists/engineers with at least five years experience in applied superconductivity / magnet technology / cryogenics. The duties include participation to the EUROfusion DEMO conceptual studies and to the project of restoring the high field test facility EDIPO. 

We offer a stimulating environment in a close working team, with a broad network of international collaborations. The conditions of employment are according to the rules of the Swiss Technical High School. The contract is initially of limited duration, up to four years.

Qualified experts in the above fields are invited to send their application and references to Pierluigi Bruzzone, SPC-FT, CH-5232 Villigen-PSI, Switzerland, Tel.: 004156 310 4363, Fax: 004156 310 3729, e-mail: