European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

Scientist 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 be the lead contact for X-ray scattering and spectroscopy experiments in the context of the Horizon Europe project ReMade@ARI (see, which aims to make advanced analytical infrastructure available to solve current strategic challenges related to circular economy topics (Batteries and vehicles; Construction and buildings; Packaging; Textiles; Electronics and ICT; Food, water, and nutrients; Plastics). You will be expected to develop your own research programme, ideally in one of these areas.

ReMade@ARI is a high-profile project supporting access for circular materials researchers to over 50 European facilities, including ESRF beamlines. You will have the opportunity to learn and use complementary techniques at the ESRF and elsewhere in the ReMade@ARI network to enhance your research project, as well as to perform outreach and training activities on behalf of the consortium.

Further information may be obtained from Phil Cook (tel. +33 (0)4 76 88 21 15, email: and Jakub Drnec (tel. +33 (0)4 38 88 19 16, email:

- PhD in  Materials Science, or Chemistry, Physics, or a related discipline

- Previous post-doctoral experience is appreciated but not required

- The ambition to develop your own research projects

- Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users, coordinate activities with colleagues, and to work as part of a team

- Experience in synchrotron X-ray tomography is useful but not essential

- Experience with work at a research infrastructure facility and/or in other synchrotron techniques or similar would be a bonus

- Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)

3-year fixed term contract.

The salary will be calculated on the basis of relevant qualifications and professional experience.

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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Scientist in the Structure of Materials Group
71 avenue des Martyrs Grenoble, France
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The ESRF is an X-ray light source for Europe. It is located in Grenoble, France, and supported and shared by 20 countries.

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