Beamline Scientist, PHELIX beamline

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National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS, operating at the Jagiellonian University, is looking for a candidate for the Beamline Scientist at the PHELIX beamline.

The PHELIX beamline is a research infrastructure that allows the study of materials by photoelectron spectroscopy and absorption spectroscopy techniques. The combination of these two spectroscopic methods makes it possible to conduct research in almost any
field of science, starting from nanomaterials and semiconductors to biological and chemical materials. Working with such advanced apparatus provides the opportunity for dynamic scientific development by conducting own research work as well as allowing
one to develop interests in the mechanical-engineering field. During the experimental period, the beamline is exploited by scientists, making the operation of the research infrastructure and the support of researchers in the implementation of the experiment a key
task of the beamline scientist.

Description of tasks:

• support in research and infrastructure operation for external research groups;

• maintenance and upgrading of the experimental beamline infrastructure as well as development of analytical tools to meet the research objectives of users;

• participation in training courses, conferences and other business trips;

• publishing results in scientific journals.

• PhD degree in physics, chemistry, materials science or related technical sciences (or close to the date of defence of the doctoral thesis confirmed by a statement from the supervisor); a doctoral degree in physics or chemistry in the field of photoemission
spectroscopy will be an advantage;

• experience in research work, experimental data acquisition and analysis, confirmed
by publications;

• knowledge of English enabling the presentation of scientific results in written and oral form as well as communication with research groups during experimental support;

• willingness to apply for grants and research projects and to participate in national and international collaborations;

• self-discipline and the ability to work in a team.

Additional preferred skills:

• experience in synchrotron research techniques;

• experience in photoemission techniques;

• experience in the international cooperation;

• experience in the implementation of research projects.

Work at the Center provides:

• research work (without teaching commitments) at the experimental beamline at SOLARIS synchrotron and the opportunity to participate in the development of advanced and unique research equipment;

• the opportunity of conducting advanced scientific research as part of national projects and in international cooperation;

• contact with the latest technologies and scientific developments;

• participation in international conferences and training courses;

• the opportunity to apply for external funding (grants, fellowships);

• stable employment based on an employment contract with remuneration commensurate with competence and experience.

Place of employment: Kraków (UJ Campus)

Additional information:
We offer a full-time fixed-term employment contract with the prospect of employment for an indefinite period. More information can be obtained by email at

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