BaDElPh research staff scientist

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Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is an international multidisciplinary research center operated as a user facility, featuring a 2.0/2.4 GeV, third-generation synchrotron light source and a variety of support laboratories. The extremely high quality of the machine and beamlines has set new performance records and has been producing results of great scientific interest. See for more information. A free-electron laser (FEL) based, fourth generation source – FERMI – is currently under commissioning. See for more information.

The BaDElPh beamline provides photons in the energy range 4.6- 40 eV with high flux and energy resolution and variable linear polarization. The beamline serves an end station to perform primarily high-resolution angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES) experiments in the low photon energy regime. The availability of low energy photons (< 13 eV) makes BaDElPh unique among the other ARPES beamlines at Elettra. The research projects of BaDElPh include the study of the electronic structure and many body effects in solid materials using bulk-sensitive photoemission and ARPES with high energy and high momentum resolution. These activities are performed by exploiting the capabilities presently offered by BaDElPh and by further developing its instrumentation in order to accomplish the experimental needs. See for more information.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will contribute to the operation, optimization, maintenance and upgrade of the BaDElPh beamline and experimental station in collaboration with the existing beamline team in order to accomplish the experimental program. He/she will provide high-quality support to the external users of the beamline, and contribute to the definition and execution of the in- house research activities. He/she will be involved in the study of the electronic properties and many-body effects in solid materials, including 2D systems, as well as the study of the bulk electronic structure of solid materials by exploiting the bulk-photoemission technique. He/she is also expected to be involved in submitting proposals to suitable funding agencies and establish new research collaborations.


A Ph.D. in Physics or a related discipline is required together with proven experience and a suitable publication record in synchrotron radiation photoemission. Experience in the following fields is required: high-resolution angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy and VUV/soft-X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, sample surface preparation and film growth, ultra-high-vacuum methods, remote control interfacing and programming with LabView and construction of scientific equipment relevant to synchrotron beamlines.
Good time management skills and ability to prioritize are expected, together withthe ability to interact with staff and facility users at all levels and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Good oral and written communication skills in English are essential. A working knowledge of the Italian language would be desirable.
Programming skills in Igor Pro would be an asset.

The deadline for the submission of application is August 24th, 2018. The appointment envisioned is a permanent position. The salary will be commensurate with previous experience and qualifications of the candidate.

Applications should include full curriculum vitae and the names and (electronic mail) addresses, telephone and fax numbers of three references.

We thank all applicants in advance.
Applications should be sent by e-mail:
For more information, please contact Dr. Luca Petaccia,

The position number E/18/10 should be clearly written on the application. The application must be accompanied by the following signed statement:
“The undersigned authorizes Elettra – Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. to handle his/her personal data for the purpose associated with the present announcement, within the meaning of Italian D.Lgs. 196/03”.

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