Beamline Scientist for the X-ray spectroscopy beamline ID26 in the EMD Group

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  • Job title: Beamline Scientist for the X-ray spectroscopy beamline ID26 in the EMD Group
  • Ref.: 2164
  • Contract type: Time-limited contract
  • Salary range: 47-53k€
  • Contract duration: 5 years maximum


The ESRF beamline ID26 is dedicated to X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy. We study the electronic structure and local coordination in systems that are relevant in the applied sciences (materials science, coordination chemistry, (bio)catalysis and electrochemistry, earth and environmental sciences) and are furthermore interested in fundamental aspects of X-ray spectroscopy. The beamline hosts unique instrumentation for advanced X-ray spectroscopies and thus provides state-of-the-art research opportunities.

As a Beamline Scientist, your missions are the following:

  • Contribute to the sustained technical upgrading and development of the instrument, 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 the exceptional beamline capabilities in close collaboration with the beamline team. The exact topic of your research will be planned together with your supervisor taking into account your interests and previous experience
  • Initiate and participate in collaborative research programmes with universities and research centres


  • PhD in physics, chemistry or related field and several years of postdoctoral experience
  • Very good skills in instrumentation and previous research related to electronic structure analysis are essential
  • A background in X-ray spectroscopy and synchrotron radiation instrumentation 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)


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


The European Synchrotron, the ESRF, is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France.

Through its innovative engineering, pioneering scientific vision and a strong commitment from its 700 staff members, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research facilities worldwide. Its particle accelerator produces intense X-ray beams that are used by thousands of scientists each year for experiments in diverse fields such as biology, medicine, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials science, and physics.

Supported by 22 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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