Beamline Scientist for the Nuclear Resonance beamline (ID18)

Context & Job description

You will play a major role in the operation and further development of the Nuclear Resonance beamline as well as in the other activities of the group.

The Nuclear Resonance beamline is a world-leading facility for nuclear resonance techniques with applications in various fields such as geoscience, magnetism and superconductivity, nano-structures and disordered systems. Currently, the beamline team is preparing the construction of a new beamline for applications requiring instrumentation for high-resolution (energy and space) and fast data acquisition.

As a Beamline Scientist, your missions are the following:

  • Participation in the operation of the existing beamline
  • Participation in the construction of the new beamline
  • Act as local contact with the opportunity for collaborative work at the frontiers of the field
  • Develop your own research programme exploiting ID18’s unique technical possibilities in close collaboration with the beamline team

Further information may be obtained from Aleksandr Chumakov (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 23 52, email:

Expected profile

  • PhD in physics and several years of postdoctoral experience in physics or another closely related field with emphasis on the techniques of the beamline’s portfolio
  • Background in X-ray optics with emphasis in high-energy resolution and focusing and/or background in nuclear resonance techniques and their application
  • Background in fast detector schemes and/or time-resolved applications would be an asset
  • Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)

Working conditions

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.).


*Appointments are for a fixed period of up to 5 years. However, applicants with outstanding credentials may be considered for a permanent appointment.

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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