Postdoctoral Fellow at the microdiffraction imaging beamline ID01

Context & Job description

ID01 is a beamline that delivers sub-micron sized x-ray beams and aims to exploit the capabilities of local diffraction, coherent diffraction and full field microscopy techniques. These methods can generally be described as strain microscopy with differing fields of view and resolutions. ID01 is competitive over a wide energy regime reaching from 6 to 35 keV and can accommodate sample environments while routinely offering beamsizes down to 30 nm.

  • In the field of nano mechanics and operando strain imaging, you will contribute to a research project included in a Europe-wide effort to obtain knowledge on the relation between structure and function of materials with a particular focus on functional modifications under ultimate tensile strain. The project includes the further development of operando investigation methods using X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy.
  • You will participate in beamline operation, assisting scientists from our international user community for the preparation of their experiments. Their applications typically range from solar cells, microelectronic devices, ferroelectrics, metallurgy, to wet and dry chemical processes, g. as observed in batteries.

Further information may be obtained from T. Schülli (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 22 80, email: schulli@esrf.fr).

Expected profile

  • PhD in physics, chemistry, material science, or closely related science obtained less than 3 years ago
  • A strong background in x-ray diffraction and basic knowledge of Raman spectroscopy would be desirable
  • Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users
  • 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 annual gross salary may be completed by additional allowances (shift allowance, standby allowance, 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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