Research engineer in instrumentation

Context & Job description

The Platform for Advanced Characterisation-Grenoble (PAC-G) of the Nanoelec Technological Research Institute (IRT Nanoelec) is managed by a partnership involving the European Synchrotron ESRF, the European Neutron Source ILL, CNRS-LPSC and CEA-LETI and includes industrial partners from the microelectronics sector in Grenoble. The aim of PAC-G is to offer state-of-the-art characterisation services to industry. In this framework, an important activity of R&D is carried out to develop novel advanced characterisation set-ups in anticipation of the future needs of the community in nano- and micro-electronics.

In particular, the research engineer will be in charge of developing a novel TOF-XBIC methodology, for the characterisation of semiconductor substrates. This methodology will be, in particular, applied to the investigation of diamond based detectors, a very promising solution, in the low energy X-ray domain as well as for the detection of charged particles.

The work will be carried out with the team of beamline BM05 at the ESRF and in collaboration with DiamFab, a company based in Grenoble, the LPSC and the ILL.

The main duties of the engineer will be the following.

  • Developing a TOF-XBIC setup for the characterisation of semiconductor substrates on beamline BM05
  • Definition of the specifications for a sensitive diamond based material for targeted applications.
  • Qualification of various diamond based materials developed by and with partner organisations.
  • Development and test of a dedicated detector assembly for an ILL instrument.
  • Reporting on activity progress.

Expected profile

  • Engineer, master and/or PhD degree in instrumentation, material science, nuclear physics.
  • Good skills in automation, electronics and material science.
  • A thorough understanding of interactions of radiation with matter is necessary.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and methodologies at large scale facilities will be an asset.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent level of English, both spoken and written, together with a good knowledge of French.

Working conditions

18 month temporary contract.

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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