Postdoc positions in Precision Particle Physics at Low Energies

80%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The group for Precision Physics at Low Energy within the Institute for Particle Physics and Astrophysics of ETH Zurich invites applications for postdoctoral associate positions to join our efforts.

Project background

We pursue experiments with muons and ultracold neutrons (UCN) making use of the world-leading facilities at the nearby Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) to sensitively test the Standard Model of Particle Physics. In particular, we play leading roles in the search for the electric dipole moment of the neutron with n2EDM, in muonic atom spectroscopy, further muon experiments and in the development of novel UCN and muon beam technologies. We closely collaborate with the PSI Laboratory for Particle Physics. We are also committed to excellent teaching at all levels within the Department of Physics at ETH.

Job description

You will focus on one or two of our main research projects and play an active role in teaching. The positions require (international) travels and working partially outside usual working hours. You will be offered an initial 2-year contract which can potentially be extended.

Your profile

We are looking for outstanding applicants with a PhD in Physics or equivalent. Experience in experimental particle, nuclear and/or atomic physics is required. You have hands-on experience with common technologies, computing and programming, working in the lab and/or at large-scale facilities. You are interested in technical details while seeing the whole picture. You want to craft experiments, simulate effects, measure accurately and analyze data sets of outstanding quality. You are used to writing reports and publishing important results. You have an independent way of working, are socially competent and enjoy collaborating with an international and diverse team. You enjoy instructing, guiding and co-supervising graduate and undergraduate students and participating in teaching in the bachelor and master programs.

Your workplace

We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your full online application including:

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • a brief summary of research experience and interests,
  • names of two or more reference persons,
  • and list of publications in a single PDF-file,
  • two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by reference persons by e-mail to

The positions are open right away and the deadline for application is opened until the position is filled.

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Klaus Kirch, email (no applications).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.