Application deadline: 30 April 2019
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. The facility is a “public” company employing about 500 people, founded by the CNRS and the CEA, and partner of the Paris-Saclay University.
This position is in the Detectors group of the Experience division. The Detectors group mission consists to develop, realize and operate performant experimental devices, necessary to the well-functioning and to maintain the best level of competitiveness of the beam lines. In this context, the group's physicists, engineers and technicians are developing, in a European collaboration, a fluorescence detector based on the technology of cooled pixelated Germanium crystals, with a view of improving the detection performance of the beamlines for high energy photon absorption spectroscopy experiments.
The postdoctoral fellow will carry out two missions: firstly, characterization tests of silicon detectors of SDD type in the laboratory of the Detectors group including data analysis and reporting, and secondly, perform physics simulation work of the response of a Germanium pixelated detector to incident photons with participation in the preparation and validation tests of a detector prototype (assembly of the different elements of the detector, test bench with acquisition system). He (she) will participate in the performance characterization tests of the detector in laboratory including the development of data analysis software tools, and then will participate to the first tests in real conditions on a beamline. In this second mission, the laboratory tests will be carried out on the site of collaborators at Diamond (Didcot-UK), therefore frequent trips are foreseen. He (she) will present his/her results in collaboration meetings and in international conferences.
The candidate must have a PhD in Physics and Instrumentation or associated subject. He (She) must have a solid knowledge in detection techniques in semiconductors, essential knowledge in radiation-material interactions and an ability to develop software programs in C/C ++ and/or Python. Advanced knowledge in analog electronics would be greatly appreciated. A strong interest for laboratory experiments is also required. Candidates must be fluent in English and a good level in French is also an advantage.
This job opportunity concerns a postdoctoral fixed-term contract of one year (renewable one year). The job location is based at Synchrotron SOLEIL (Saint Aubin, France) with regular missions to Diamond (Didcot-UK). The application should include a motivation letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a list of publications and at least one recommendation letter. Application should be registered directly on the SOLEIL website.
Contacts: Experiences Division Human Resources
Fabienne Orsini Hayette MUSARD
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