Jobs

Careers at the ESRF

The ESRF offers many employment opportunities on all kinds of positions and qualifications.

  • Science jobs (scientists, postdocs, PhD students)
  • Engineer and Technician jobs (Mechanics, Electronics, Vacuum, Software, Instrumentation...)
  • Administrative jobs (Finance, Communication, HR, Procurement...)
  • Management jobs

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our teams. We believe that our multidisciplinary, international staff is at the origin of our global leadership in synchrotron X-ray science.

For current vacancies, please take a look at our recruitment portal.

 

 

Future job opportunities

We plan to open many positions in the next few years, to work on specific projects or to replace retiring staff. These previsions aim at helping potential candidates to anticipate job opportunities.

Permanent positions

Job Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Manager   3   4 3
Beamline Manager     2    
Physics Scientist     1    
Electronics Engineer 4 4 3 3 2
Mechanics Engineer 1 1   1 1
Software Engineer 1 1 2 1 1
Project Engineer     2 1  
Electronics Technician 1   3    
Instrumentation Technician 2 1 2 1 2
Maintenance / Workshop Technician       3 2
Survey Technician       1  
Purchase Officer       1  
Finance Officer     1    
Administrative Assistant 1       3

 

Non-permanent positions

Job Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Physics Scientist 10 1 4 6 2
Data Management Scientist     3    
Electronics Engineer 2 2 1 2  
Mechanics Engineer     2   1
Software Engineer     3 3  
Electronics Technician 3   3 1 2
Instrumentation Technician 2   4 4  

 

The figures in the above tables are indicative and updated annually.

 

What our staff says about working at the ESRF