European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

PhD Thesis Student on ID11 beamline in the Structure of Materials Group

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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 study the effects of the intermetallic particles on damage formation during the deformation process of Al alloys at various temperatures. You will be based at the ESRF joining the team at beamline ID11, and jointly supervised by researchers at CNRS SIMaP laborarory / Grenoble-INP / Unv. Grenoble Alpes. You will perform synchrotron diffraction (including scanning Three-Dimensional X-ray Diffraction and Diffraction Contrast Tomography ) and phase contrast tomography experiments on beamline ID11 as well as carrying out sample preparation and characterisation work using home laboratory instruments. Upon a successful PhD thesis, you will be awarded the PhD degree by Univ. Grenoble Alpes.

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Haixing Fang (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 1934, 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 metallurgy, physics or materials science with experience in synchrotron radiation or X-ray diffraction is desirable. Experience with programming languages such as Python and Matlab is preferable

- Soft skills: team player, self-motivated, and good skills in time management

- Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)

Your shall be enrolled in XXX 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 on ID11 beamline in the Structure of Materials Group
71 avenue des Martyrs Grenoble, France
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