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  • Job title: Post-doctoral Fellow for the ID32 soft X-ray Beamline
  • Ref.: PDID32-1
  • Contract type: Time-limited contract
  • Salary range: 45.5 K€ minimum
  • Publication start on Front Office : Site internet: 13/04/2023
  • Contract duration: Time-limited contract


You will participate in ongoing in-house research programs, the running of the beamline and providing support to external users as a local contact. You will also be encouraged to develop your own research projects, which should exploit the unique capabilities of the ID32 beamline.

 ID32 is a soft X-ray (400-1600eV) beamline with a scientific focus in the areas of electronic structure and magnetism. The beamline has two branches; one has been optimized for experiments using very high energy resolution soft X-ray resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS), with a state-of-the-art spectrometer and the other branch for soft X-ray absorption dichroism studies (e.g. X-ray Magnetic Circular dichroism (XMCD)) with a 9T superconducting high field magnet and surface science sample preparation facilities. Candidates interested in either, or both, of the ID32 branches are encouraged to apply.

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Further information may be obtained from Nick Brookes (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 24 39, email:


  • PhD in chemistry, physics or closely related science obtained less than 3 years ago
  • A strong background in X-ray spectroscopy is desirable
  • Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users
  • English proficiency (working language at the ESRF)


Contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 or 18-month period.

Do you recognize yourself in this description? Apply now for your next professional adventure!

What we offer:

  1. Join an innovative international research institute, with a workforce from 38 different countries
  2. Collaborate with global experts to advance science and address societal challenges
  3. Come and live in a vibrant city, in the heart of the Alps, and Europe’s Green Capital 2022
  4. Enjoy a workplace designed to support your quality of life
  5. Benefit from our competitive compensation and allowances package, including financial support for your relocation to Grenoble

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The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.


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 21 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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