Salary range: ≥ 25,000 and < 35,000€ annual gross
Employer: Synchrotron SOLEIL
Workplace: Gif sur Yvette – FRANCE
Skill area: Physics -Research and development
Application deadline: 4/30/2017

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.


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 framework, the physicists, engineers and technicians of the group design, in international collaboration, an innovative detector based on the hybrid pixels technology, in view of new experiments on the beam lines.

As postdoctoral fellow in the Detectors group, you will participate to the development of an innovative 2D pixelated detector (test bench and data acquisition system development), as well as participating to the performances characterizations tests of the detector in laboratory, and to the first tests in real conditions on the beam line. You will participate also to the writing of software codes necessary to the data acquisition and analysis. You will present your results in meetings and international conference.

Candidates profile:

You have a doctoral thesis in Physics and Instrumentation or associated subject. You have solid knowledge in detection techniques and essential understanding in radiation-material interactions. A strong interest for laboratory experiments is required. Advanced knowledge in electronics and ability to develop software programs would be greatly appreciated. Candidates must be fluent in English and a good level in French is an advantage.


Experimental Division:
Fabienne Orsini
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