European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

Postdoctoral fellow (f/m) on ID11 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.

The Materials Science beamline offers a suite of high-energy X-ray diffraction and imaging methods. There is also a well-established programme of grain mapping via DCT and 3DXRD techniques, as well as single crystal and powder diffraction. The suite of multiscale methods at ID11 can address a wide range of questions in materials science, for structural materials, micromechanics, and phase transformations, as well as in related fields (geosciences, chemistry, etc.). You will be encouraged and supported to develop your own research project that exploits and develops the exceptional beamline capabilities. As the ESRF is a leading service facility, you will also take on the role of local contact in order to provide excellent support for our scientific community. Further information may be obtained from J. Wright (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 26 83, email:

·         PhD in Materials Science, or Chemistry, or Physics, or Earth Sciences, or a related discipline, obtained in the last 3 years.

·         Previous research experience with high-energy X-ray diffraction and/or imagining ·         Experience with instrumentation and sample environments would be an asset ·         Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users in English (working language at the ESRF)

Contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 or 18-month period.

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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Postdoctoral fellow (f/m) on ID11 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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