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Scientist (m/f) for the Molecular Biology Laboratory - Ref 2315
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 manage the ESRF Structural Biology Group's Molecular Biology Laboratory, housed in custom-built facilities as part of the Grenoble-based Partnership for Structural Biology ( and will have the opportunity to develop your own independent research projects in Structural Biology. The Molecular Biology Laboratory consists of approximately 15 researchers including postdoctoral fellows, thesis students, visiting scientists, technicians and trainees.

The successful candidate will directly supervise two technicians and provide support for the ESRF MX and bioSAXS beamlines. In addition you will be responsible for the annual budget and the day-to-day running of the laboratory and will participate in the mentoring of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows working in the laboratory.



You should hold a Ph.D. Structural Biology, Life Sciences or a related subject. Experience in Protein Crystallography and Small Angle X-ray Scattering is highly desirable. Knowledge of the operation of synchrotron-based beamlines for Structural Biology would be an asset. You should also be capable of integrating into a multidisciplinary and international research team.


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.

Appointments are for a fixed period of up to 5 years.

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



Ref. 2315 - Deadline for returning application forms:
17 October 2013


Date Posted: September 18, 2013