Beamline Scientist for the dark field microscopy beamline

Website esrfsynchrotron The European Synchrotron

  • Ref.: 2143

  • Contract type: Time-limited contract
  • Salary range: 47-52 k€
  • Contract duration: 5 years maximum

Context & Job description

You will play a major role in the operation and further development of the ID06 beamline as well as in the activities of the group.

The beamline’s mission is dark field X-ray microscopy, a newly developed technique that uses hard X-rays for full-field imaging of phase, orientation and strain of crystalline volumes embedded with polycrystalline samples.

As a Beamline Scientist, your mission is the following:

  • Manage the continuous technical upgrade and development of the instrument together with the Beamline Scientist (responsible) and Post-Docs, so as to meet the high expectations of the user community
  • Support users through the role of local contact, thus gaining opportunities for collaborative work at the frontiers of the field
  • Develop your own research programme exploiting ID06’s unique technical possibilities in close collaboration with the beamline team

Further information may be obtained from Carsten Detlefs (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 25 56, email:

Expected profile

  • PhD in physics or materials research and several years of postdoctoral experience in materials research, physics, or another closely related field
  • Experience in X-ray diffraction, X-ray imaging or other experimental X-ray techniques or complementary methods, such as neutron or electron imaging
  • A background in programming or large data handling would be an asset
  • Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)

Working conditions

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

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