Postdoctoral fellow ID16B

Grenoble, France
44,000 euros
06 Jan 2022
05 Feb 2022

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 ongoing in-house research programmes and the operation of the beamline, provide support to external users as local contact, and undertake a research programme on ex/in-situ 3D characterization of advanced solid-state electric energy storage systems (ASSBs), in collaboration with the Materials Center Leoben, Austria.    

Beamline ID16B is dedicated to hard X-ray nano-analysis, consisting of the combination of X-ray fluorescence, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and 2D/3D X-ray imaging techniques. The instrument enables world-leading research across a wide range of scientific disciplines from earth and environmental science to life science and materials science. The group Material and Damage Analytics at Materials Center Leoben focuses on 2D/3D nano-and microstructure imaging methods applied to innovative materials and materials systems, in particular for energy storage systems, and green/sustainable electronics-based systems. For the research programme, the post-doc will participate in improving the existing in-situ / time-resolved operando 3D morphology characterization (high resolution and contrast) for ASSBs at the ESRF, enhance the correlated study of morphology and chemistry of ASSBs as well as develop and apply advanced image analysis tools Further information may be obtained from Julie Villanova (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 23 46; email: or Roland Brunner (tel.: +43 676 848883 151; email:

  • PhD in Energy and Materials science, physics or related discipline obtained less than 3 years ago
  • A strong background in image analysis and battery is desirable
  • Aptitudes in programming (Python) are required
  • Experience in synchrotron radiation experiments is an asset
  • Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users
  • Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)
  • Contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 month period.

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...).

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