European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

Beamline Operation Manager for the Extreme Conditions Beamlines ID15B and ID27

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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 strongly involved in the instrumental developments and maintenance of the beamlines ID15B and ID27. You will participate in ongoing in-house research programmes, the operation of the beamline, providing support to external users as local contact, and develop your own research programme.

Beamlines ID15B and ID27 are premier X-ray powder and single crystal diffraction stations primarily dedicated to research at extreme pressures and temperatures. The combination of high resolution XRD and advanced sample environments (Paris-Edinburgh large volume press, YAG and CO2 laser heating systems and helium-flow cryostat) open up many new possibilities in the study of matter at very high pressures and temperatures. The successful candidate will play a major role in the running and further development of the High-Pressure beamline and shall actively participate in the activities of the Matter at Extremes group. User support will be a key activity which will provide much opportunity for collaborative work at the frontiers of the field. Beamtime will be set aside for in-house research and the beamline operation manager will be given the opportunity to participate in the beamlines research programme in close collaboration with the beamline team.

Further information may be obtained from Mohamed Mezouar (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 25 15, email:

  • You hold a Higher university degree (Master or equivalent diploma offering 300 ECTS) in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Science or similar area. PhD would be an asset.
  • Expert in powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction and High-pressure techniques
  • A minimum of 5-year experience in low and high temperature diamond anvil cells techniques
  • Proven experience in beamline alignment and operation, data acquisition, data processing, electronics and/or computer programming
  • Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users
  • English proficiency (working language at the ESRF)

Permanent 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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Beamline Operation Manager for the Extreme Conditions Beamlines ID15B and ID27
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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