BeamLine Operation Manager on ID15A

ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

BeamLine Operation Manager on ID15A

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.


The main scientific areas covered by ID15A are materials chemistry, in particular battery science, catalysis, piezoelectric materials, and the study of glasses and disordered systems.

High-speed multidimensional X-ray diffraction and total scattering are the core techniques of ID15A. ID15A is optimized for operando and in-situ experiments using high-energy X-rays (40 - 100 keV).

You will be strongly involved in the instrumental developments and maintenance of beamline ID15A. You will participate in ongoing in-house research programmes, the operation of the beamline, and provide support to external users as local contact.

The successful candidate will play a major role in the running and further development of the Materials Chemistry beamline. 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 beamline operation manager will be given the opportunity to participate in the beamlines research programme in close collaboration with the beamline team.

Further information may be obtained from Marco Di Michiel (tel.:+33 (0)4 76 88 21 23,


  • You hold a Higher university degree (Master or equivalent diploma offering 300 ECTS) in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a closely related scientific discipline. A PhD would be an asset;
  • Proven experience in beamline alignment and operation, data acquisition, data processing, Python computer programming;
  • A minimum of five years of experience in high-energy X-ray powder diffraction. Knowledge of Topas software for powder diffraction analysis is essential;
  • Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users;
  • English proficiency (working language at the ESRF);
  • Good scientific writing skills are an asset.


Permanent contract.

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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