ANTARES Beamline Manager

ANTARES Beamline Manager

SOLEIL Synchrotron

Saint-Aubin, France

Within the Experimental Division and under the responsibility of the Scientific Directors, the beamline Manager oversees a team of two scientists, an assistant engineer and possibly PhD students and/or post-docs, linked to the beamline program.

ANTARES beamline (Analysis Nano-spoT Angle Resolved photo Emission Spectroscope) is designed to perform spatial- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscope (Nano–ARPES). The X-ray microscope is therefore well suited to determine the electronic band structure of micro- and nano-sized samples as well as large specimens with nano heterogeneities by using photoemission and X-Ray absorption techniques. Moreover, the experimental setup is able to perform precise chemical imaging by recording core levels and their chemical shifts, keeping the same energy and spatial resolution as in Nano–ARPES experiments.

Mission

The head of the beamline team (m/f) is responsible for promoting and developing the scientific capacities of the beamline, contributing to an organizing local contact procedures for user visits, and developing a research activity in a relevant scientific area.

Specific responsibilities

Organize and prepare user visits:

  • Prepare the schedule of user beamtime on the beamline, attributing local contact duties in an equitable fashion between beamline staff;
  • Prepare, in advance, user experiments in accordance with SOLEIL internal procedures;
  • Provide a local contact service for users in accordance with SOLEIL internal procedures (providing expert advice during experiments, assistance with data analysis as necessary and appropriate for publication of results).

Maintain the quality and performance of the beamline instrumentation at its highest level:

  • Co-ordinate maintenance and development activities on the beamline;
  • Handle associated budgets;
  • Participate in the installation and testing of new equipment;
  • Interact with the different SOLEIL support groups, as well as with external companies;
  • Organize and follow the work of the beamline assistant engineer.

Conduct original research aligned with the capabilities of the beamline and its instrumentation, and complementary to that of the beamline scientific staff:

  • Remain up to date current research in conjunction with the beamline capabilities;
  • Initiate and conduct a suitable research project.

Promote the beamline in both the national and international community in order to best exploit its potential:

  • Participate in and/or organize workshops, conferences or other scientific events;
  • Monitor the publication of results from the beamline and their wider diffusion;
  • Participate (and encourage the other beamline staff to participate) in the organization and evaluation of national and international research (review bodies, review of scientific articles etc.);
  • Participate (and encourage the other beamline staff to participate) in national and international calls for proposals to finance research activities as appropriate.

Manage the beamline team and contribute to their career development:

  • Conduct annual campaigns of staff evaluation interviews and career mentoring interviews as required;
  • Plan staff training and leave entitlements;
  • Assure that staff comply with company working practices;
  • Recruit or participate in the recruitment of beamline staff.

Qualifications and experience

This position is suitable for an experienced scientist trained to PhD level (or equivalent), and specialized in the physics or chemistry of materials. The candidate should be able to demonstrate a good publication record, and have proven ability in the development of scientific instrumentation.

Basic Knowledge and Essential Skills

  • Project management experience;
  • Solids state physics and or surfaces/ interfaces science explored by photoemission and the methods of data analysis related;
  • Knowledge of the instrumentation used on the ANTARES beamline;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Professional scientific and technical English (written and spoken).

Additional Knowledge and/or Skills

  • Experience of large scale facilities such as SOLEIL;
  • Knowledge of the French language (which is the normal working language at SOLEIL);
  • Experience in computer programming/IT skills;
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical design or drawings;
  • Basic knowledge of electronics;
  • Experience in scientific data analysis;
  • Experience in mathematical techniques for data analysis.

Additional Knowledge and/or Skills

  • The ability to work in a team or network;
  • The ability to manage a small team;
  • The ability to manage priorities and work in an autonomous fashion;
  • The respect of local working practices and handling of confidential information;
  • Adaptability of interaction with different communities.

Techniques/Means Used

  • Mastery of the basics of operating systems and software tools in use at SOLEIL;
  • Vacuum or ultra-high vacuum techniques;
  • Experimental techniques in surface physics.

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