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Post-doctoral fellowship on ID21 at the X-ray Nanoprobe group

Context & Job description

As a post-doctoral fellow, you will be deeply involved in all the beamline activities: you will provide support to external users acting as a local contact, you will develop your own in-house research programme and you will participate in the development of the beamline instruments.

ID21 is an X-ray nano-spectroscopy beamline, operating in the tender X-ray domain (2-11keV), which has been recently refurbished. The beamline hosts two scanning X-ray microscopes which offer 2D X-ray fluorescence mapping, and XANES capabilities, at room temperature and in cryo conditions, and are optimized to detect, identify and locate metals in complex matrices.  Part of your time will be dedicated to the development of instruments (possibly working on hardware, software, off-line instruments…). User support on these instruments will be a key activity providing opportunities for collaborative work with international research groups. Current users and in-house research applications are mainly in the fields of Biology, Medicine, Environmental Sciences, Geochemistry and Heritage science. You will also be encouraged to develop your own research programme, in one of these fields or any others, provided that it exploits ID21’s unique possibilities (a description of a project will be highly appreciated at the submission of the application).

Expected profile

  • You must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in physics, biology, chemistry or a related discipline
  • A strong background in X-ray – matter interaction (X-ray fluorescence/absorption spectroscopy) is desirable
  • Previous experience in a synchrotron facility is an asset
  • Good communication skills and proficiency in English are also essential to integrate into a multidisciplinary and international research team

Working conditions

Contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 or 18-month period.

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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