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Technician for the Chemistry Laboratory

Context & Job description

The Chemistry Laboratory provides the platform and expertise to perform sample manipulation/sample preparation & characterisation required for experimental work in the field of chemistry and materials science at the ESRF. 

The facilities comprise fully equipped, state-of-the-art multipurpose chemical laboratories. Moreover, there is a glove-box, specific equipment for handling air- and moisture-sensitive reagents as well as analytical instrumentation.

As chemistry laboratory technician, you will assist and help users and staff to benefit from a state-of-the-art laboratory infrastructure appropriate for carrying out all activities related to invited user experiments and in-house research projects. You will provide hands-on support, guidance and supervision in matters relating to chemistry.You will participate in specific projects assigned to the laboratory.

You will be in charge of: 

  • Communicating with users and local contacts, organise requested experimental work efficiently
  • Guiding users and personnel on chemistry techniques and the use of instrumentation
  • Assisting in the managing the laboratory (supply of chemical products & equipment, maintenance and day-to-day operation, stock management and waste disposal).
  • Guiding users and personnel on chemistry techniques and the use of instrumentation
  • Conducting synthetic and analytical work required by users or in-house research projects.
  • Analyzing experimental data and interpret results to write reports, experimental protocols and summaries of findings.

Expected profile

  • You should hold a Technical/Academic degree (BTS, DUT, Bachelor or equivalent diploma worth at least 120 ECTS) with theoretical knowledge & hands-on experience in preparative chemistry and analytical instrumentation.

  • Autonomy, trouble-shooting and improvisation skills, communication skills

  • Your English level enables you to respond to the demands of a large international & multidisciplinary user community,

  • Your are capable of coping with competing demands, and a good organiser.

Working conditions

The salary will be calculated on the basis of relevant qualifications and professional experience.

Do you recognize yourself in this description? Apply now for your next professional adventure!

What we offer:

  1. Join an innovative international research institute, with a workforce from 38 different countries
  2. Collaborate with global experts to advance science and address societal challenges
  3. Come and live in a vibrant city, in the heart of the Alps, and Europe's Green Capital 2022
  4. Enjoy a workplace designed to support your quality of life
  5. Benefit from our competitive compensation and allowances package, including financial support for your relocation to Grenoble

For further information on employment terms and conditions, please refer to https://www.esrf.fr/home/Jobs/what-we-offer.html

The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.

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 21 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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