Postdoctoral Fellow – Dark Field Microscopy Beamline ID06-HXRM

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  • Job title: Postdoctoral Fellow (M/F) dark field microscopy beamline ID06-HXRM
  • Ref.: PDID06-2
  • Contract type: Time-limited contract
  • Salary range: 42k€
  • Expected deadline of applications: 07/11/2020
  • Contract duration: 18 months, renewable for a further 18 months period


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 Postdoctoral Fellow, your mission is the following:

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

Further information may be obtained from Can Yildirim (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 27 62, email: and Carsten Detlefs (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 25 56, email:


  • PhD in physics or materials research, obtained less than 3 years ago, with a strong interest 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
  • Interest in instrumental (hardware and software) development as well as in applications of synchrotron microscopy
  • A background in programming or large data handling is asset
  • Previous experience on a synchrotron facility is 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.

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