European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

Post-doctoral fellow (f/m) on ID10 in the Complex systems and Biomedical sciences 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 participate in the operation of the beamline, ongoing in-house research programmes, provide support to external users as local contact, and develop your own research programme. Together with the beamline scientists, you will be required to participate in the development of data analysis methods and sample environments specific to the beamline.

The ID10 surface scattering station is dedicated to studies of hard and soft condensed matter surfaces and interfaces using X-ray reflectivity (XRR), grazing incidence WAXS and SAXS, and auxiliary methods like X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES). The main peculiarity of the station is the double crystal deflector (DCD) for studies on liquid surfaces including buried interfaces. Beamline is equipped with a variety of sample environments including Langmuir trough and a reactor for chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth of 2D materilas on liquid metal catalysts (LMCat).  Current in-house research topics include studies of Langmuir films mimicking cell membranes, assemble of nanoparticles at liquid interfaces and catalysis (CVD growth of graphene, hNB, GaN, AlN and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis).

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Oleg Konovalov (

- Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry or a closely related subject obtained less than 3 years ago.

- Strong aptitude for instrumentation and data analysis

- Knowledge of research topics relevant to solid-state physics, surface science, liquid surfaces

- Experience in applying scattering techniques (X-ray or neutron scattering) to study soft matter or related systems. Basic knowledge of scattering data modelling is essential.

- Data analysis skills and programming using Python or MATLAB

- Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users

- Proficiency 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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Post-doctoral fellow (f/m) on ID10 in the Complex systems and Biomedical sciences group
71 avenue des Martyrs Grenoble, Francia
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