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  • Job title: Postdoctoral researcher, ID03 hard x-ray microscopy station (m/f)
  • Ref.: PDID03-1
  • 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 play a major role in the operation and further development of the ID03 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 ID03’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 an 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)


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

For further information on employment terms and conditions, please refer to

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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