[20130115] Post-doc position at ESRF, Grenoble, France

Within the Experiments Division, the Dynamics and Extreme Conditions group of ESRF is seeking to recruit a:

Post-Doctoral Fellow (m/f) for the Dynamics and Extreme Conditions Beamline ID27


You will participate in ongoing in-house research programmes, the running of the beamline, providing support to external users as local contact, and develop your own research programme.
Beamline ID27 is a premier X-ray powder and single crystal diffraction station 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 DEC 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 post-doctoral fellow will be given the opportunity to develop his own research programme in close collaboration with the beamline team.

Qualification and experience:

You should hold a first degree and Ph.D. in physics, geophysics or materials science. You will be expected to have already conducted and published a significant amount of research work. Experience with high-pressure techniques and good experimental skills are essential. Synchrotron radiation experience, more particularly in diffraction techniques, is also very desirable.

Our offer:

The working language of the ESRF is English. Further information on the post can be obtained from Mohamed Mezouar (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 25 15, email: mezouar@esrf.fr). For further information on employment terms and conditions, please refer to http://www.esrf.fr/Jobs/Conditions. The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.

Contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 to 18 month-period. Only candidates holding a Ph.D. obtained less than 3 years ago are eligible for Post-doctoral positions.

If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line at this address: http://www.esrf.fr/Jobs.

Ref. PDID27-1- Deadline for returning application forms: 15 January 2013