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Beamline Scientist

Job Location: 
Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France
Job Title / Reference: 
Beamline Scientist / 2163
Post details: 
Time-limited position (5 years maximum)
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The ESRF, the European Synchrotron, is an international research facility based in Grenoble, France. Thanks to high-level, innovative engineering and cutting-edge vision, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research institutions worldwide, welcoming more than 6 500 scientists every year in fields such as biology, medicine, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials and surface science, and physics. The ESRF is supported by 21 countries and employs 600 staff.

Further information may be obtained from Jonathan Wright (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 26 83, email:



You will play a major role in the operation and further development of the Materials Science beamline ID11 as well as in the other activities of the group.

ID11 offers a high flux of high energy X-rays for diffraction experiments with 2D detectors. Techniques include 3DXRD, single crystal, and powder diffraction experiments. A new endstation provides a beamsize down to ~100nm at energies up to 60 keV. ID11 will benefit strongly from the ESRF source upgrade, especially the high energy nanofocus experiments.

As a Beamline Scientist, your missions are the following:

  • Identify and develop new scientific opportunities at ID11 due to the ESRF source upgrade
  • Support users as a local contact, thus gaining opportunities for collaborative work at the frontiers of materials research
  • Develop your own research programme exploiting ID11’s unique technical possibilities in close collaboration with the beamline team



  • PhD and several years of postdoctoral experience in materials science, chemistry, physics, or another closely related field
  • Experience with synchrotron X-ray diffraction data processing
  • Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users at all levels
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)


The monthly salary may be complemented by additional allowances upon eligibility. The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

If you are interested in this position, please apply by 28/02/2017.

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