Particle Accelerator Operator

ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Particle Accelerator Operator

Full Time

ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Grenoble, France


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.


In a team of eight technicians, you will take part in the running of the EBS accelerator complex and work on shift in the Control Room with the following missions:

  • Monitor, record, analyze and act on the accelerator parameters in order to maintain the level of the machine performance;
  • Carry out diagnostics and repairs to the accelerator hardware when breakdowns occur, in collaboration with qualified people on standby if needed;
  • Coordinate actions in emergency situations involving the safety of people and equipment;
  • Participate in the storage ring equipment test and commissioning.

Shifts are presently organized on a three times 8-hour a day cycle throughout the year, including weekends and public holidays, in compliance with French legislation.


  • You should hold a technician degree (BSc, Licence, HND, HNC, BTS, DUT, Bachelor, Meister, Vordiplo, Perito, Laurea Triennale, Diplomatura, Ingeniera Técnica or equivalent) in a relevant technical field such as Computing, Physics Measurements, Electronics...

Required skills:

  • 5 years of previous professional experience in at least one of the following fields: measurements in physics, computing, electro-mechanics, electronics or vacuum;
  • Proficiency in at least one computing language;
  • Notions of radiation protection would be an asset, as well as experience in shift operation of technical equipment;
  • Team work capability and autonomy;
  • Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF) and/or French.


Permanent contract.

Shift work. The gross annual salary will be supplemented by a shift allowance.

The salary will be calculated on the basis of relevant qualifications and professional experience.

Do you recognize yourself in this description? Apply now for your next professional adventure!

What we offer:

  1. Join an innovative international research institute, with a workforce from 38 different countries;
  2. Collaborate with global experts to advance science and address societal challenges;
  3. Come and live in a vibrant city, in the heart of the Alps, and Europe's Green Capital 2022;
  4. Enjoy a workplace designed to support your quality of life;
  5. 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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