Postdoctoral fellow ID13

Location
Grenoble, France
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
05 Jan 2022
Closes
04 Feb 2022
Ref
PDID13-2

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 22 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

You will participate in the operation of the beamline, ongoing in-house research programmes, provide support to external users as local contact, and develop your own research programme.

ID13 offers the unique opportunity to combine cutting-the-edge scanning micro-/nano-beam diffraction/scattering methods with sub-millisecond time resolution using highly efficient pixel array detectors. With the considerable gain in performance due to the recently upgraded X-ray source (ESRF EBS), it is ideally suited for in-vivo/operando experiments and 3D techniques (SAXS/WAXS tensor tomography). The coherence of X-ray nano-beams can also be exploited for ptychography and similar applications. The current research programme is covering a wide range of materials such as bio-materials, biological cells, polymers, nano-particles, materials for sustainable energy generation and storage. In particular, you will join in the effort of the group to upgrade the performance of the experimental end-stations and to implement new experimental techniques. You will be encouraged to develop your own research projects, which should exploit and further develop the beamline's distinctive capabilities.

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Manfred Burghammer (burgham@esrf.fr).

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Biophysics or a closely related subject obtained less than 3 years ago
  • Some experience in applying X-ray diffraction (crystallography)/scattering techniques (SAXS/WAXS) would be desirable
  • Basic knowledge of data analysis related programming e.g. with Python or MATLAB
  • Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users
  • Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)

We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to support your quality of life and your installation in the Grenoble area when relocation is needed.

The monthly salary may be complemented by additional allowances upon eligibility (expatriation allowance, etc...).

Contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 to 18 month-period. Only candidates holding a Ph.D. obtained less than 3 years ago are eligible for postdoctoral positions.