Reference : EXP-144
Position to be filled as soon as possible
SOLEIL is the French national synchrotron facility, located on the Saclay Plateau near Paris. It is a multi-disciplinary instrument and a research laboratory, whose mission is to run research programs using synchrotron radiation, to develop state-of-the-art instrumentation on the beamlines, and to make those available to the scientific community. SOLEIL, a unique tool for both academic research and industrial applications across a wide range of disciplines including physics, biology, chemistry etc., is used by over 5 000 researchers coming from France and abroad. It is based on a state-of-the-art synchrotron source, both in terms of brilliance and stability. The facility is a “public” company employing about 500 people, founded by the CNRS and the CEA, and partner of the Paris-Saclay University.
TEMPO (Time resolved Experiments on Materials with PhOtoelectron spectroscopy) is a beamline dedicated to the study of the electronic properties of material surfaces and interfaces using soft X-ray photoemission and photoabsorption spectroscopies. The possibility of using time resolved photoemission measurements to study rapid dynamics is unique in Europe. The beamline also offers the possibility of photoemission measurements at near ambient gas pressures.
The TEMPO beamline has been open to users since 2008. The beamline is composed of 2 principle branches, one for ultrahigh vacuum photoemission measurements and the other for photoemission measurements at near ambient gas pressure. The two branches are equipped with experimental stations giving an ideal environment for the preparation and characterization of surfaces and interfaces in complex systems. The TEMPO beamline is designed for advanced and high quality studies in several scientific domains concerning metallic systems and organic or inorganic semi-conductors. The beamline is optimized for the study of chemical dynamics and relaxation phenomena of systems after electrical or optical excitation. The beamline also enables measurement of the band structure of these different systems.
The beamline forms part of the experimental division at SOLEIL, under the responsibility of the scientific direction of SOLEIL. The head of the beamline team (M/F) will be responsible for a beamline team comprising two scientists, and assistant engineer, with the possibility of doctoral or post doctoral fellows in accord with the scientific program of the beamline. He/she will be responsible for the operation of the beamline according to its design specifications and the operation schedule established by SOLEIL.
The head of the beamline team (M/F) is responsible for promoting and developing the scientific capacities of the beamline, contributing to an organizing local contact procedures for user visits, and developing a research activity in a relevant scientific area.
This post is suitable for an experienced scientist trained to PhD level (or equivalent), and specialized in the physics or chemistry of materials. The candidate should be able to demonstrate a good publication record, and have proven ability in the development of scientific instrumentation.
Experience and expertise essential to the position
Complementary experience and expertise which would be advantageous
Human qualities necessary
Techniques and methods necessary
The offer concerns a permanent position. The remuneration will be based on the SOLEIL salary scale, and determined according to the professional background, qualifications and degrees held by the candidate.
Constraints of the position: this job requires on-call periods in the evening and the weekend. Also, it can be necessary to work punctually according to staggered hours.
The place of work will be at Synchrotron SOLEIL, which is located in the Paris suburbs (Saint-Aubin), and the position is open to people with disabilities.
Applications should include a motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae preferably with the addresses of two references. Applications should be registered directly on the:
This job description is not exhaustive. It takes into account the main responsibilities and may evolve.
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