Technical Director

Applications are being sought for the position of Technical Director of the Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME).

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 an advanced 2.5 GeV 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 (Materials Science) will start operation early in 2020 and two more (for X-ray tomography and soft X-ray spectroscopy) are under construction.

Submission deadline: November 15th, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found

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