Scientific Director

Applications are being sought for the position of Scientific Director of the Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) which will be become vacant in January next year.

SESAME has been established in Jordan, under the auspices of UNESCO. Its mission is to promote international collaboration in the Middle East and the Mediterranean region using synchrotron light for basic and applied research in physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, environmental and medical investigations, archaeological studies and other research areas of relevance to the region.

The centerpiece of SESAME is a 2.5 GeV advanced synchrotron light source that has been constructed and is operated by the Members of SESAME with the support of the international community. SESAME is an international scientific and technological center of excellence open to all qualified scientists worldwide. Two beamlines (XAFS/XRF and IR) are currently in operation and open to external users, a third will start operation by December 2019 and two more beamlines (for X-ray tomography and soft X-ray spectroscopy) are under construction.

Submission deadline: October 1st, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found

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