European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

PhD Thesis Student (m/f) - Subject: Electronic and Magnetic properties of van der Waals materials

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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.

You will join ID32 team and to study the Electronic and Magnetic properties of van der Waals materials. ID32 is a soft X-ray beamline (400-1600eV) 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.
For more details see: Further information may be obtained from the scientific in charge, Nick Brookes (tel.: +33
(0)4 76 88 24 39, email:

- Degree allowing enrollment for a PhD (such as MSc, Master 2 de Recherche, Laurea or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, materials science or closely related science
- A background in Physics, Chemistry or related subjects is desirable
- Soft skills (experience with standard desk-top software and programming codes like Python and experience with modelling/theoretical codes would be an advantage)
- Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)

Your shall be enrolled in a University / Doctoral School as a condition of your hiring.
Contract of two years renewable for one year.
Do you recognize yourself in this description? Apply now for your next professional adventure!What we offer:
- Join an innovative international research institute, with a workforce from 38 different countries
- Collaborate with global experts to advance science and address societal challenges
- Come and live in a vibrant city, in the heart of the Alps, and Europe's Green Capital 2022
- Enjoy a workplace designed to support your quality of life
- 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.

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PhD Thesis Student (m/f) - Subject: Electronic and Magnetic properties of van der Waals materials
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