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  • Volodymyr
    Scientist (Ukrainian)
    “I love the stimulating environment at the ESRF and the many opportunities to help and learn from users. I enjoy training the students and confronting new ideas. There is a lot of mutually beneficial collaboration going on. It’s a very open culture.”
  • Margie
    Post doctoral fellow (Filipino)
    “I feel very fortunate to work at a large synchrotron. The ESRF opens a whole range of opportunities. It draws excellent people and extremely interesting science cases.”
  • Pierre
    Mechanical Engineer (Belgian)
    ‘I’ve never been faced with a boring job, just excitement every day, day after day. It’s thrilling’.
  • Lynda
    Executive assistant (British)
    “I like the innovative aspect at the ESRF where I’m encouraged to take initiative and refine processes. I can make suggestions and I know I have the support of my team and hierarchy.”
  • Ezio
    Mechanical Technician (Italian)
    The best part of my job is being able to see a project through from beginning to end.
  • Solange
    Software engineer (French)
    “I love working in this unique and impressive scientific environment and I get pride in thinking that I contribute in part to this successful example of European collaboration.”
  • Elise
    Experimental Hall Operator (French)
    "Working shifts means that I can organise my personal life out of the mainstream and it makes me feel that I have more hours in my day."
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    Stories from the people of ESRF
    Welcome to the world of the ESRF, where a fascinating blend of people from different backgrounds and cultures join together to make the ESRF what it is today: a unique world-class facility for the advancement of science.
Volodymyr
Scientist (Ukrainian)
“I love the stimulating environment at the ESRF and the many opportunities to help and learn from users. I enjoy training the students and confronting new ideas. There is a lot of mutually beneficial collaboration going on. It’s a very open culture.”

What the ESRF offers

Company benefits

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our teams.

Life in Grenoble

Located at the heart of the French Alps, the ESRF benefits from an urban life-style and a unique mountain setting.

Traineeships

More than 100 trainees and employees on a sandwich course are welcomed every year at the ESRF.

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