New position advertised within EUCALL WP7






Post-doctoral Fellow within the EUCALL project at the beamline BM05

Within the EUCALL project (, the ESRF BM05 team is in charge of developing and commissioning a new instrument for X-ray pulse wavefront metrology. This instrument is part of a larger package aiming at providing new optical X-ray diagnostic instruments for Free-Electron Laser, Laser Wakefield Acceleration and synchrotron radiation based X-ray sources. Researchers of the instrumentation beamline BM05 have investigated and validated an X-ray speckle based metrology concept fulfilling the requirements imposed for the analysis of a pulsed beam. In collaboration with other EUCALL partners they are in charge of developing a fully functional prototype instrument.

You will develop numerical routines for calibration and image processing as needed for the recovery of the X-ray pulsed wavefront from speckle dual images. You will conduct experimental campaigns both at ESRF beamlines and at partner institutes.


  • PhD in physics, mathematics or materials science obtained less than 3 years ago
  • Programming skills are mandatory, particularly in C/C++ or Python on UNIX architecture
  • Experience in optics, imaging or good experimental skills are desirable
  • Synchrotron radiation experience would be considered an asset
  • You must be capable of integrating a multidisciplinary, international research project team
  • Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)

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