Postdoctoral Fellow at the ID26 X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy beamline

Job Details

The European Synchrotron, the ESRF, is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France.

Through its innovative engineering, pioneering scientific vision and a strong commitment from its 700 staff members, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research facilities worldwide. Its particle accelerator produces intense X-ray beams that are used by thousands of scientists each year for experiments in diverse fields such as biology, medicine, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials science, and physics.

Supported by 21 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

The ESRF beamline ID26 is dedicated to X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy. We develop advanced X-ray spectroscopy techniques and study the electronic structure and local coordination in systems that are relevant in the applied sciences (materials science, coordination (bio)chemistry, (bio)catalysis, mineralogy and earth sciences). The beamline hosts unique instrumentation for advanced X-ray spectroscopy and thus provides state-of-the-art research possibilities. For further information about the instrument, please consult http://www.esrf.fr/id26. We collaborate with theory groups that develop codes for electronic structure calculations for X-ray spectroscopies. You will be encouraged and supported to develop your own research, which should exploit the exceptional beamline capabilities. Your research will concern the element-specific study of electronic structure. The exact topic of your research will be planned together with your supervisor taking into account your interests and previous experience. You will initiate and participate in collaborative research programmes with universities and research centres.

  • Ph.D. in  Physics, Chemistry or a related field obtained less than three years ago;
  • Previous research related to electronic structure is essential;
  • Very good skills in instrumentation (e.g. X-rays, in-situ cells, spectroscopy ...) are an asset;
  • Very good communication skills and willingness to work with multi-disciplinary staff;
  • Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF).

Contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 or 18-month period.

What we offer:

  • Be inspired by our innovative research institute, with an international workforce from 38 different countries;
  • Collaborate with global experts on real-world science;
  • Come and live in a vibrant city, in the heart of the Alps, and Europe’s Green Capital 2022;
  • Enjoy a workplace designed to support your quality of life;
  • Benefit from our competitive compensation and allowances package, including financial support for your relocation to Grenoble For further information on employment terms and conditions, please refer to https://www.esrf.fr/home/Jobs/what-we-offer.html.

The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at https://www.esrf.fr/Jobs.

Company

ESRF imageThe ESRF is a landmark for fundamental and innovation-driven research, providing scientists from all over the world with the most brilliant X-rays to unveil the structure of materials and the mechanisms of life, down to atomic resolution. Our teams contribute to addressing the complex global challenges that our society faces.

Why work for us
For more than 30 years, the ESRF has enabled major scientific breakthroughs in the understanding of living and condensed matter. With its new Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS), the ESRF is opening new vistas for X-ray science, providing a growing community of scientists with unique facilities to tackle the complex global challenges facing our society. Scientific and technical interdisciplinarity are at the core of the ESRF’s success.

Training and development
The ESRF provides a unique and vibrant setting for early-career scientists, engineers and technical staff to train and develop their scientifc and technical abilities, thus driving the transfer of expertise to other research projects, to industry and to society at large. At the ESRF, we dedicate a significant part of our yearly budget to training our staff. Our human resources policy encourages internal mobility and many of our staff members have the opportunity to change jobs during their career.

Graduate schemes
The ESRF supports many initiatives and public events aimed at sharing knowledge of science and engaging with a diverse range of audiences, including school students and young children. At the heart of this mission, the ESRF offers different educational programmes for students of all levels.

Each year, the HERCULES European school, the Joint Universities Accelerator School, and the joint International Summer Student programme that we run with the Institut Laue-Langevin, offer introductory lectures and specialized courses, practical sessions, tutorials and visits to other European research facilities.

What we are looking for
We are looking for passionate and curious people who are eager to collaborate in an eminently international open environment.

We welcome people who wish to contribute to a better understanding of the world around us and to inspire and drive progress.

We welcome people in many different disciplines (e.g. science, engineering, management) who contributes, through their diversity (gender, nationality, language, culture) and their professional skills to push the frontiers of science.


Location
Grenoble, France

Number of employees
185

Main areas of research
The ESRF has defined seven EBS Science goals, in line with UNESCO’s objectives for sustainable development and with the global challenges identifed by the EU’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme:

  • Health innovation, overcoming diseases and pandemics
  • Materials for tomorrow’s innovative and sustainable industry
  • Clean energy transition, sustainable energy storage and clean hydrogen technologies
  • Planetary research and geoscience
  • Environmental and climatic challenges
  • Bio-based economy and food security
  • Humanity and world cultural heritage

Positions recently recruited for
Scientists, postdocs, PhD students, engineers, technicians, administration, management

Desired degree disciplines/class
From apprenticeship to PhD, in various disciplines (e.g. science, engineering, management, administration)

How to apply
Apply online at esrf.gestmax.eu/search. For further information contact recruitment@esrf.fr

Closing date
All year round

Contact
Tel +33 04 76 88 20 19
E-mail recruitment@esrf.fr
www.esrf.fr/home.html

Find Us
Website
Location
71 avenue des Martyrs
CS 40220
Grenoble
Cedex 9
38043
France

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