Post-doctoral position in the Diagnostics group

Context & Job description

  • Assess and review the instrumentation and diagnostics systems that measure and monitor the parameters and characteristics of the ESRF’s 6GeV electron beam in the new low emittance storage ring,
  • Participate actively to the installation, commissioning, survey, maintenance and further upgrading of the above systems, in the diagnostics group of the Accelerator and Source Division,
  • Study, conceive and elaborate equivalent diagnostic systems that will be adapted and optimized for a future storage ring in Russia, in the context of a formal collaboration contract between the ESRF and the associated Russian research institute.

Part of your work could be carried out in shifts, following ESRF regulations.

Expected profile

  • PhD in Physics or related discipline obtained less than 3 years ago
  • Knowledge of signal acquisition and treatment techniques for weak pulsed electrical signals and the associated analogue and digital signal processing
  • Familiarity with optical theory, optical components and systems for visible light detection and measurement; any practical experience in this field will be an asset;
  • Knowledge and experience in software development, scripting routines and the integration into large scale computer control systems
  • Any knowledge of, and experience with, accelerator systems and/or synchrotron light characteristics will be appreciated
  • Team work capability and good communication skills are essential
  • Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)

Working conditions

Contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 to 18 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...).


Company description

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.

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