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ANTARES : beamline scientist


SOLEIL is the French national synchrotron facility, located on the Saclay Plateau near Paris. It is a multi-disciplinary instrument and research laboratory whose mission is to conduct research using synchrotron radiation, to develop cutting edge instrumentation on the beamlines, and to make these developments available to the scientific community. SOLEIL synchrotron, a unique tool for both academic research and industrial applications across a wide range of disciplines including physics, biology, chemistry etc., opened in 2008. It is used annually by thousands researchers from France and abroad. SOLEIL is based on a synchrotron source that is state-of-the-art both in terms of brilliance and stability. This large scale facility, a partner of the Université Paris Saclay, is a “publically owned” private company, founded by the CNRS and the CEA.

The ANTARES beamline delivers to the user community space- and angle-resolved photoemission (nanoARPES) and spatially resolved X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy (nanoXPS). The technique provides an opportunity to measure the electronic dispersion of extremely small samples, with sizes down to and below 1 micron. This makes it especially useful in studies of exfoliated and CVD grown 2D materials and their heterostructures, with emphasis on the in-operando applications, as well as other heterogeneous materials.

The heterostructures of graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), and other 2D materials are now in the center of research activities of ANTARES. We are especially interested in the voltage-controlled doping of heterostructures, studies of current-carrying samples and other in-operando extensions of nanoARPES. Other scientific subjects covered are topological materials, 1D materials, superconductors, materials for optical applications, energy materials, etc. The small-spot applications include non-homogenous materials, micro-crystals and polycrystals, heterogeneous crystal terminations, micro-devices, materials with artificial micro-structure for applied purpose, etc.

The ANTARES team comprises now two scientists and technical assistant. The main duties of the beam team include:

the development and maintenance of the nanoARPES instrument, the beamline and equipment for sample preparation and handling.

the scientific and technical assistance to the beamline users in their own experiments

to conduct  a research activity

I. Mission

We are looking for a scientist (f/m) who will be part of the beamline team, composed by two other permanent scientists and a technician. She/He will have the opportunity to develop her/his own research program. She/He will be encouraged to develop collaborations and attract new users.

She/He will actively participate to the user-support program and will be involved in the scientific, technical and methodological development of instrumentation and sample environment.

II. Qualification & Experience

The candidate should have a PhD degree in physics or material science, and a post-doctoral experience. She/He should have a very good knowledge of ARPES, either on a laboratory setup or preferably in a synchrotron radiation facility and a good knowledge of the condensed matter physics basics. Skills in the field of ultra-high vacuum equipment and surface science tools (surface preparation and characterization, thin film deposition) would be appreciable. The position requires autonomy together with the ability to work within the beamline team. The candidate must be fluent in English (written and spoken) and the knowledge of French would be appreciated.

III. General conditions

This offer corresponds to a permanent position.

The assistance to users imposes some on-call duty periods (typically 6 days per month in average, including one week-end) and may require, in case of need, on-site interventions outside regular working hours.

Contacts for scientific questions:

Pavel DUDIN (Beamline manager):

Jose AVILA (Beamline scientist):