Head of the Alignment-Metrology Group
SOLEIL Synchrotron

Head of the Alignment-Metrology Group

France 20 Apr 2021


Soleil is a particle accelerator that produces synchrotron radiation, extremely powerful light source for exploring inert or living matter.
Visit institution page


State University
Host Country
20 Apr 2021
Study level
Opportunity type
Eligible Countries
This opportunity is destined for all countries
Eligible Region
All Regions

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 head of the Alignment-Metrology Group operates within the Accelerators and Engineering Division (DAI) under the responsibility of Division Director, managing a team composed of an engineer and two technicians. During the SOLEIL upgrade project, the team will be reinforced with additional staffing during the duration of the project. He or she will also supervise the activities of the Dimensional Metrology Laboratory.


Select and implement very high precision alignment methods to achieve long and short term alignment stability for beamlines and accelerators equipment based on functional specifications.

Ensure the reproducibility of alignment via adopting suitable measurement protocols and data recording.

Ensure the maintenance and good performance of alignment equipment throughout their operational lifecycle.

Manage and maintain the activities of the Dimensional Metrology Laboratory at a level of excellence.

Carry out an R&D program and technology watch on instrumentation and methodological subjects necessary to maintain and extend the group’s mission.

II.Responsibility and tasks

Ensure the proper management of the group:

Lead the alignment and metrology tasks in collaboration with the members of the group:

Define the strategy and protocols for the assembly and setting up of the above-mentioned assemblies:

Supervise the activities of the Dimensional Metrology Laboratory:

Define an R&D program and submit it to the Director of the DAI for approval:

III.Education and experience

This position is open to an experienced engineer or scientist with an engineering degree or doctorate. Solid experience in comparable activities is essential.

The position is subject to on-call duty (phone calls outside working hours) on an occasional and programmed basis.

The contract could start in January 2021.

Choose your study destination

Choose the country you wish to travel to study for free, work or volunteer

Please find also