The candidate will be working in the experiments division at the PUMA beamline, whose team currently includes one scientist and one assistant engineer. The candidate will have the following missions:
To contribute to the user support program of the PUMA beamline;
To participate in the commissioning and development of the instrumentation;
To appropriate a research project in the heritage sciences in discussion with the beamline responsible;
To prepare and perform the experiments necessary for the advancement of his scientific project;
To analyse the data obtained from his research and publish his results in scientific journals;
To present his results and the PUMA beamline in national and international conferences;
The candidate will be working under the responsibility of the PUMA beamline responsible, Sebastian Schoeder.
Qualification & Competence
The candidate needs a PhD or equivalent title in physics or material science or in a neighbouring field;
The candidate needs excellent knowledge of X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) or X-ray diffraction (XRD), ideally with synchrotron experience. He or she has to be able to work independently and will have to manage the experiments on the beamline. She or he needs basic knowledge of material science and strong interests in heritage science.
The following aspects will be of particular importance:
Experience or interest in heritage science;
Ability to work independently;
Experience with X-ray fluorescence and absorption spectroscopy, as well as X-ray diffraction;
Ability and preference for working in a team and as support for user groups;
The candidate must speak and read/write English fluently. Knowledge of French will be appreciated, but is not necessary.