The ESRF is a multinational research institute, situated in Grenoble, France and financed by 20 countries mostly European. It operates a powerful synchrotron X-ray source with some 30 beamlines (instruments) covering a wide range of scientific research in fields such as biology and medicine, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, materials and surface science, and physics. The ESRF employs about 600 staff and is organized as a French société civile. Within the Experiments Division, the Electronic Structure and Magnetism Group is now seeking to recruit a: Post-Doctoral Fellow (m/f) for the ID32 soft X-ray beamline
THE FUNCTION You will participate in ongoing in-house research programmes, the running of the Beamline and providing support to external users as local contact. ID32 is a new upgrade beamline which is just being commissioned. The scientific focus of the beamline is in the areas of electronic structure and magnetism. The beamline has been optimized for experiments using very high energy resolution soft X-ray resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS), with a new state-of-the-art spectrometer and 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. For more details see: http://www.esrf.eu/files/live/sites/www/files/UsersAndScience/Experiments/ElectStructMagn/beamline-portfolio/CDR_UPBL07_future-ID08.pdf You will also be encouraged to develop your own research projects, which should exploit the unique capabilities of the ID32 beamline. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE You should hold a PhD in chemistry, physics or closely related science. A strong background in surface science techniques and/or soft x-rays is desirable.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The working language of the ESRF is English. Further information on the post can be obtained from Nick Brookes (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 24 39, email: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%62%72%6f%6f%6b%65%73%40%65%73%72%66%2e%66%72%22%3e%62%72%6f%6f%6b%65%73%40%65%73%72%66%2e%66%72%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))). For further information on employment terms and conditions, please refer to http://www.esrf.fr/Jobs/Conditions. The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons. Contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 to 18 month-period. Only candidates holding a Ph.D. obtained less than 3 years ago are eligible for Post-doctoral positions.
Additional Job Details
If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line at this address: http://www.esrf.fr/Jobs. Ref. PDID32-1- Deadline for returning application forms: 10 June 2014