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Science Editor

WorkplaceVilligen PSI, PSI Ost Personalmanagement, Switzerland


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

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 2100 people.

For the Communications Department, we are looking for a


PSI researchers publish numerous papers in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals. As a science editor, you will communicate this scientific research to a scientific audience for the PSI website and our social media channels. You will write attractive, accessible, English-language texts about each publication in which you highlight, for a specialist audience, the excellence of the research work that has been done. You are also responsible for illustrating these texts in an attractive way. You produce the texts and images in close consultation with the authors of the journal papers. You publish texts and images on the PSI website as well as via EurekAlert. In addition, you work closely with PSI’s social media manager to establish social media channels through which you can advertise the website.


You have a degree in the natural sciences. Your scientific understanding extends beyond your own subject area and encompasses the broad spectrum of topics explored at PSI. You have an excellent command of English and excellent written and oral communication skills. You can provide work samples of texts that you have written for a specialist audience based on scientific publications in PRL, Nature, Science, or comparable journals. You are familiar with handling social media. You are able to work under pressure to deadlines and you have good organisational and time management skills. Your German language skills are sufficient to communicate in everyday working life.

We offer

Your work location is PSI. Here you can expect a modern, well equipped workplace and a professional, collegial team in a challenging, innovative, and international environment. Attractive employment conditions and social benefits round out our job offer.

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

For further information, please contact Dr. Mirjam van Daalen, phone 0041 (0)56 310 56 74.

Please submit your application online (?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.psi.ch%2Fen%2Fpa%2Fjob-opportunities%2F44442-science-editor&module=jobs&id=25742" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.psi.ch%2Fen%2Fpa%2Fjob-opportunities%2F44442-science-editor&module=jobs&id=25742" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.psi.ch/en/pa/­job-opportunities/­44442-science-editor) by 25 April 2021 for the position as a Science Editor (index no. 9700-00)

Contact and Address

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Sabine Mier, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland


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