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Post-Doctoral Fellow (m/f) for the Materials Science Beamline ID11 - Ref PDID11-1
Employer: ESRF
Location: Grenoble, France
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

The ESRF is a multinational research institute, situated in Grenoble, France and financed by 19 countries mostly European. It operates a powerful synchrotron X-ray source with some 30 beamlines (instruments) covering a wide range of scientific research in fields such as biology and medicine, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, materials and surface science, and physics. The ESRF employs about 600 staff and is organized as a French société civile.

Job Description:

You will participate in ongoing in-house research programmes, the running of the beamline, providing support to external users as local contact, and develop your own research programme.

You will join in the effort of the team to further upgrade the performance of the experimental end-stations and to develop experimental and analytical techniques related to materials characterization at the micron and submicron level. ID11 employs a variety of diffraction and imaging techniques to perform time and space resolved characterization of materials of interest to physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, including structural materials such as metals and alloys, either crystalline or amorphous, and solid state systems relevant to energy economy such as batteries and hydrogen storage materials. You will also be encouraged to develop your own research projects, which should exploit the unique capabilities of ID11 to perform hierarchical characterization into the sub-micron range using the techniques developed on the beamline, and to aid in the further development of those techniques. For further information about ID11 and its experimental programme please consult


You should hold a PhD in chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering or a related field. A strong background in modern diffraction and/or imaging experimental and analytical is desirable. As much of the research on ID11 concerns development of new data analysis algorithms, computer programming skills are highly desirable.

Job Application:

The working language of the ESRF is English. For further information on employment terms and conditions, please refer to The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.



Contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 to 18 month-period. Only candidates holding a Ph.D. obtained less than 3 years ago are eligible for Post-doctoral positions.

If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line at this address:


Ref. PDID11-1- Deadline for returning application forms:
11 March 2013

Date Posted: February 6, 2013