Post-doctoral research fellow (m/f) on ID12 in the Electronic Structure, Magnetism & Dynamics group

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

2 Nov 2023
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European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Research Field
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Application Deadline
30 Nov 2023 – 10:24 (Africa/Abidjan)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

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 ongoing in-house research programmes, operate the beamline, provide support to external users as a local contact, and develop your own research programme.

You will join the team in charge of operating and upgrading the ESRF beamline ID12, which offers unique possibilities for studying the magnetic and electronic properties of matter by exploiting polarization-dependent X-ray absorption under multiple extreme conditions of magnetic field, temperature, and pressure. Current instrumental interests include developing an experimental setup that allows the measurement of element-specific magnetic moments using X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) and high-resolution X-ray diffraction simultaneously with the measurement of various macroscopic properties (magnetization, volume changes, magnetocaloric properties, and resistivity), all as a function of magnetic field and temperature.

You will design and perform experiments, analyze data, and publish results in the field of magnetism using X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS)/XMCD and diffraction techniques in the hard X-ray range, complemented with simultaneous measurements of macroscopic properties such as magnetization, volume changes, magnetocaloric properties, and resistivity under high magnetic field. Develop a personal research program with your own academic and/or industrial partners, exploiting the capabilities of beamline ID12. Assist the beamline staff in technical development in the field of polarization-dependent XAS, analysis of dichroism spectra, or complementary “laboratory-type” techniques. Contribute to the beamline’s continuous operation and provide user service. Participate in the scientific events of the beamline and the ESRF.

 Further information may be obtained from Andrei Rogalev (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 21 32, email: [email protected] ).


Research Field
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent


  • PhD in chemistry, physics, biophysics, or closely related science obtained less than 3 years ago
  • A strong background in magnetism is desirable
  • Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users
  • English proficiency (working language at the ESRF)

Specific Requirements

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
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    The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.

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