ORGANISATION/COMPANYEuropean Synchrotron Radiation Facility
RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Mechanical engineering
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/08/2017 23:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONFrance › Grenoble
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK35
A unique opportunity!
A combined ESRF and ULB PhD Thesis
Join the ESRF, the European Synchrotron!
The ESRF, the European Synchrotron, is an international research facility based in Grenoble, France. Thanks to high-level, innovative engineering and cutting-edge vision, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research institutions worldwide, welcoming more than 6 500 scientists every year in fields such as biology, medicine, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials and surface science, and physics. The ESRF is supported by 22 countries and employs 650 staff.
We are currently seeking to recruit a:
PhD Thesis Student
Subject: Development of mechatronics concepts and their application for a Nano-positioning endstation at the ESRF
You will join the ESRF Instrumentation Services and Development Division (ISDD) as part of a collaborative project with the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) to develop mechatronics concepts which combine mechanical design with on-line metrology and fast-feedback closed-loop control.
The main objective of the project is to develop new mechatronics concepts. These shall be applied to a six degrees-of-freedom Nano-positioning and Active Stabilisation Stage (NASS) for installation on the ID31 beamline (http://www.esrf.eu/UsersAndScience/Experiments/StructMaterials/ID31). The work will include the development of a dedicated mechatronic architecture, the design of robust control strategies, and experimental validation with the expert teams at ULB and ESRF.
The first year will be spent at ULB in Bruxelles to benefit from the expertise of Prof. C. Collette who will be your academic supervisor. The second year will be mostly spent at ESRF where you will actively participate in the study of the NASS using the new concepts you have developed. The third year will be shared between ESRF and ULB to characterise the NASS and write the thesis.
Further information may be obtained from Muriel Magnin (tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 24 44), email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFILE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Degree allowing enrolment for a PhD (such as MSc, Master 2 de Recherche, Laurea or equivalent) in mechanical engineering or mechatronics
- Strong knowledge in vibration theory and automatic control
- Good interpersonal skills are essential to integrate into a multidisciplinary and international research team
- Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)
Contract of two years renewable (subject to satisfactory progress) for one year. The monthly gross salary will be 2339 €. The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.
If you are interested in this position, please apply online by August 15th, 2017.
EURAXESS offer ID: 223329