Job opportunities


Friday, February 7th, 2014

Piezoelectric coupling can modify conductivity in nanoscale devices to introduce a new paradigm in computing technology where electromechanical coupling replaces charge transport. A major hurdle in the development of this technology is the lack of metrology capable of non-destructive measurement of nanoscale strain. The aim of this post is to develop links between traceable meso-scale metrology and crystallographic strain via in-situ interferometry and synchrotron x-ray diffraction. The instrumentation will be developed at the XMaS CRG beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France ( The post is part of the European Metrology Research Programme‘s Nanostrain Project, led by the National Physical Laboratory.

You will have a PhD in a relevant subject area and experience in x-ray diffraction. The post is available until 28 Feburary 2016.

Job Ref: R-585217 Closing Date: 16 February 2014

For full details, or to request an application pack, visit
or e-mail, please quote Job Ref in all enquiries.

Permanent Researcher Position at NIMS’ X-Ray Physics Group

Monday, January 6th, 2014

There is currently a permanent researcher position available at the Japanese National Institute for Materials Science.
The position aims to develope novel X-ray analytical methods and instruments indispensable for future materials science, particularly, to see dynamical changes of atomic-scale structures and chemical states, by the use of advanced X-ray photon sources with high coherence and short pulse properties.
Application documents and letters of recommendation must reach NIMS no later than January 20, 2014.
For further details about this position and application procedure please see NIMS’ employment website.

two positions at PANalytical available

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

There are currently two positions at PANalytical in Almelo, The Netherlands, available. For further details about these positions and application procedure please see the attached pdf-documents.

Post Doc Positions in Berlin/Hamburg to be filled

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

further information

Post-Doctoral Fellow for the ESRF X-Ray Microscopy beamline

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Within ESRFs Experiments Division, the X-ray Imaging Group is now seeking to recruit a: Post-Doctoral Fellow (m/f) for the X-Ray Microscopy beamline ID21 (time-limited contract).

Ref. PDID21-1 – Deadline for returning application forms: 23/08/2013

Further information can be found here.

Permanent Researcher position in X-Ray Physics Group at NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

There is a permanent researcher position available in the X-ray physics group at NIMS dealing with novel X-ray spectrometry with advanced light sources such as X-ray free-electron laser, synchrotron radiation, as well as its application to materials science. For further information please refer to and

Postdoctoral Scholar Appointment Opportunity with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position to guide solar cell processing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) mainly through x-ray spectroscopy characterization and development at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Light Source (SSRL) located at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory located in Menlo Park California.

The position is created by a joint funding opportunity between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Science and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The program aims to use the tools of basic energy science to help solve technical problems defined by the DOE Solar Energy Technology Program as part of the DOE’s SunShot initiative. In particular, the project aim to characterize and guide solar cell processing performed at NREL to develop a transparent emitter layer to replace the cadmium sulfide emitter layer used in copper-indium-gallium-selenide (CIGS) solar cells, using synchrotron radiation spectroscopy and scattering tools. The work associated with this appointment will be conducted at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), however there will be some travel involved when the work and/or meeting are to take place at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) located in Golden Colorado.

for further information see attached pdf-file

job offer at IFG Institute for Scientific Instruments GmbH in Berlin, Germany

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The IFG Institute for Scientific Instruments GmbH is one of the leading technology providers for X-Ray capillary optics and X-Ray devices for material research, photovoltaic, environment, geology and biology. The X-ray Color Camera Project group is currently involved in setting up a High-speed PIXE detection system for geological samples. To enforce our team we invite applications for an

Experienced Researcher (m/f)
Fellowship within Marie-Curie Initial Training Network (ITN)

starting at June 01, 2013.

For further information, please refer to the attached pdf file.
application deadline: April 30, 2013

positions available at PTB in Berlin

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) uses synchrotron radiation of the electron storage rings BESSY and Metrology Light Source (MLS) in Berlin-Adlershof for metrology and spectroscopy purposes. Department 7.1 “Radiometry with Synchrotron Radiation” is offering three positions for physicists for:

  1. Development and qualification of methods and instrumentation for surface analytics with electron spectroscopy
  2. Development of quantitative modells for scattering at structured surfaces
  3. Small Angle X-ray Scattering at biological nanoparticles

For further information, please see the job offer on PTB’s website.
application deadline: November 16, 2012

two positions for physicists available at PTB in Berlin

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) uses synchrotron radiation of the electron storage ring BESSY in Berlin-Adlershof for metrology and spectroscopy purposes. Department 7.2 “Cryophysics and Spectrometry” is offering two positions:

  1. physicist, doctoral candidate (position limited to 3 years)
  2. post-doctoral candidate (position limited to 2 years)

for the further development and application of X-ray spectrometry at BESSY. The positions are offered within the scope of a third-party funded research project and will commence as soon as possible.


  • Development and application of X-ray spectrometry under grazing incidence when using synchrotron radiation
  • Further development and application of quantitative X-ray spectrometry
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration with cooperation partners in international projects


  • Studies in physics (e.g. German “Diplom” or Master) with a doctoral degree
  • Knowledge and practical experience in at least one of the following fields: X-ray spectroscopy, spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation
  • Interest in the further development of measurement procedures and use of complex instrumentation
  • Pronounced capacity to work in a team and interest in interdisciplinary cooperation with internal and external partners
  • Good command of German and English

For further information, please contact Dr B. Beckhoff, tel.: +49 (0)30 3481-7170, e-mail:, or Dr M. Müller, tel.: +49 (0)30 3481-7176, e-mail:

application deadline: July 10, 2012