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Job offers

At this page microscopy related job opportunities are presented. The information shown remains the responsibility of the original author. So far these announcements are free of charge for jobs at Universities and other non-profit institutes throughout Europe as well as for ECMA members (the corporate members of EMS). EMS members working outside Europe can also for free post job positions at their respective research group. Others pay Euro 200 per announcement. Companies eligible for ECMA membership are requested to join the silver ECMA membership category (Euro 250).

Job information suitable for this page (in English) may be sent to the EMS secretary.

 

  • The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (ICN2)
    Barcelona, Spain
    Post-doctoral position
    Announcement date: 15 September 2017

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    Description

    PROBIST is a post-doctoral fellowship Program lead by BIST. 

    The fellowships are granted for 3 years including

    * Anual gross salary: 36.252,82€ plus a single payment of 1504,89 relocation support (Spanish tax and social security deductions apply).,
    * close mentoring and supervision through prestigious Senior Researchers,
    * a personalized career development plan,
    * a training program for scientific and transferable skills.

    Present complete applications through the on-line application platform on the PROBIST website https://bist.slideroom.com/#/Login  before 1 November 2017.

    Requirements

    * Having not spent more than 12 months of the prior 36 months in Spain, at the time of the call deadline. You will be required to confirm your compliance through a self-declaration.
    * Be in possession of a PhD degree at the time of the call deadline. Please provide evidence when you apply (e.g. scanned PhD-degree or documents that proof having read a successful PhD at the moment of the call deadline).
    * Having not been awarded their PhD degree more than 5 years ago, at the time of the call deadline. Exceptions are made for documented justified periods.
    * Being first author in at least one publication in an internationally reputed journal at the time of the call deadline. Only accepted and published in print or online papers are eligible.

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  • University of Vienna - Faculty of Physics
    Vienna, Austria
    Doctoral candidate / microscopy & implantation
    Announcement date: 11 September 2017 - Deadline for application: 31 December 2017

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    Description

    Job reference: ATMEN

    Fully paid 3-year doctoral candidate position in the ERC Starting Grant project ATMEN led by Dr. Toma Susi. The purpose of the project is to implant heteroatoms ions (such as N, B, P and Si) into graphene, and use the focused electron beam of the STEM to manipulate them with atomic precision.

    Requirements

    STEM and/or ion implantation; EELS a plus.

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    Contact

    Dr. Toma Susi

  • University of Göttingen - Institute of Materials Physics & Collaborative Research Center 1073
    Göttingen, Germany
    PhD Position for In-Situ Electron Microscopy of Li intercalation and Oxygen Evolution
    Announcement date: 11 September 2017

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    Description

    Requirements

    The focus of this project within the CRC is to apply in-situ transmission electron microscopy
    (TEM) to investigate multi-electron transfer reactions at manganite spinel surfaces. Studies
    on electrochemical lithiation and delithiation of the spinel will be performed in vacuum and
    in a liquid cell in the TEM......

    The position is available starting October 1st 2017 and is limited to three years.

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    We are looking for highly motivated PhD candidates with a strong university degree in
    physics, chemistry, materials sciences, or related field. The successful candidate is expected
    to participate in the structured doctoral program of the CRC and to closely interact with the
    other PhD students in the program. They are expected to present their work at national and
    international conferences and to publish in peer-reviewed international journals. Further, a
    very good knowledge in writing and speaking English is required, and good German language
    skills are desirable. Prior experience with electron microscopy methods and sample
    preparation, as well as with basic electrochemistry, is highly desired.

  • Université de Lorraine - LEM3 – UMR CNRS 7239
    Metz, France
    Postdoc position on "Characterization and 3D reconstruction of deformation defects in TiAl based alloys observed by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)"
    Announcement date: 11 September 2017

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    Description

    -        You will perform detailed analyses of deformation microstructures.

    -        You will mainly work with SEM. You will develop and explore cutting-edge techniques for characterizing defects.

    -        You will interact with computer scientists, engineers and researchers from several countries.

    -        You will share your time between Metz (France) and Lausanne (Switzerland).

    -        Your results will be discussed in the framework of materials plasticity particularly on TiAl based alloys.

    Requirements

    -        You should be a PhD in materials science. (PhD defense in 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017)

    -        You should have good knowledge of deformation physics and plasticity of materials.

    -        Experience with electron microscopes is expected.

    -        As you will be part of international teams, good communication skills in English and teamwork practices are expected.

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    Identity
    Dr. Antoine GUITTON
    Phone
    +33 372 747 787
    eMail
    antoine.guitton@univ-lorraine.fr
  • INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials
    Saarbrücken, Germany
    POST DOC CANDIDATE CANCER RESEARCH
    Announcement date: 11 September 2017

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    Description

    We are looking for a scientist with a PhD in biochemistry or human biology for the project “Investigation of the Influence of Breast Cancer Drugs on HER2 Dimerization at the Molecular Level in Individual Cells Aiming to Find Clues for Causes of Drug Resistance: HERe” funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Stiftung...

    Requirements

    The successful candidate has a PhD degree in biochemistry or human biology. The demonstrated ability to write high-quality scientific papers as first author is a must. A specific requirement for this position is in-depth knowledge of cancer research, and practical experience with mammalian cell culture and with microscopy techniques. Experience with electron microscopy, growth factor receptors, specific labeling using small peptides and/or nanoparticles are a plus. The candidate is a team player with an open mind for unconventional ideas, and is interested to work in an interdisciplinary team group. The ideal candidate shows a strong motivation for science, and excellent communication skills in English, and at least proficient communication skills in German.

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    Contact

    eMail
    Diana.Loeb@leibniz-inm.de
  • INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials
    Saarbrücken, Germany
    PhD candidate in biophysics
    Announcement date: 11 September 2017

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    Description

    We are looking for a PhD candidate in biophysics for the project „Investigation of the Influence of Breast Cancer Drugs on HER2 Dimerization at the Molecular Level in Individual Cells Aiming to Find Clues for Causes of Drug Resistance: HERe“ funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Stiftung....

    Requirements

    The successful candidate has an MSc degree in physics, or biophysics. A specific requirement for this position is a good knowledge of microscopy methods, and data analysis. Hands-on experience in electron microscopy, light microscopy, cell culture, and developing data analysis algorithms is a plus. A strong motivation for science, being a team player, and proficient writing and oral communication skills in English are required.

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    eMail
    Diana.Loeb@leibniz-inm.de
  • Hitachi High-Technologies Europe
    United Kingdom
    European SPM product manager / sales manager
    Announcement date: 08 September 2017

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    Description

    We are seeking a European AFM/SPM Product Manager / Sales Manager to join our team in the Manchester area, to cover the European market. This role will drive the immediate and long-term success of Hitachi’s scanning probe microscope business in Europe, primarily through direct sales force and distributors...

    Requirements

    • First-class sales acumen with a proven record of generating business growth in a scientific instruments environment.
    • Experience of AFM/SPM methods
    • Broad understanding of science and engineering, with ability to translate complex research needs into the delivery of a commercially viable solution, whilst facing commercial and technical competition.
    • Strong and enthusiastic cross-cultural communication skills with diverse audiences from lab technician to director level.
    • Strong presentation and demonstration skills, including creation of professional and clear materials.
    • Basic understanding of domestic and international commerce.
    • The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level in Science, Engineering or a related subject (or possess equivalent experience/qualifications).

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  • Hitachi High-Technologies Europe
    United Kingdom
    Assistant Dealer Manager - EMEA
    Announcement date: 08 September 2017

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    Description

    We are seeking an Assistant Dealer Manager, reporting to the Section Manager, Dealer Business, to drive the immediate and long-term success of Hitachi’s electron microscope business in the dealer / channel sales territories within EMEA and based in Cheshire, UK (2-3 days per week)...

    Requirements

    • First-class sales acumen with a proven record of generating business growth in a scientific instruments environment
    • Strong and enthusiastic cross-cultural communication skills with diverse audiences from lab technician to director level
    • General understanding of Science and Engineering, with ability to translate complex research needs into the delivery of a commercially viable solution, whilst facing commercial and technical competition
    • Strong presentation and demonstration skills, including creation of professional and clear materials
    • Understanding of domestic and international commerce
    • The successful candidate is likely to be a graduate in Science or Engineering (or possess equivalent experience/qualifications)

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  • Institute for Nanoscience and Cryogenics in Grenoble
    Grenoble, France
    Post-doctoral position
    Announcement date: 08 September 2017

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    Description

    This position is offered in the framework of the H2020 project Sintbat (www.sintbat.eu) dedicated to the development of Si-based lithium-ion batteries with improved endurance. Our aim is to provide a better understanding of ageing mechanisms in composite electrodes by combining various techniques: electrochemical characterization, electron microscopy and spectroscopy analysis, RMN, and in situ and operando x-ray and neutrons scattering experiment. In the small team dedicated to this project, the postdoc will be in charge of the structural characterizations by (S)TEM (imagery, EELS and EDX spectroscopies) and FIB-SEM nano-tomography...

    Requirements

    The candidate should have a PhD in physics or in material science, with an expertise in electron microscopy and related spectroscopy techniques. Some experience on focused in beam microscopy and/or on the analysis of materials for energy storage would be appreciated. The candidate must be motivated to work in a multidisciplinary project, and interact with the electrochemists, chemists and physicists of INAC, as well as with our European academic and industrial partners.

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    Identity
    Dr. Pierre-Henri Jouneau
    eMail
    pierre-henri.jouneau@cea.fr
  • Marburg University
    Germany
    Research Assistant (Postdoc)
    Announcement date: 08 September 2017

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    Description

    To the duties belong scientific service in research and teaching with the emphasis on quantitative transmission electron microscopy (TEM). We are seeking independent researchers with a scientific specialisation in TEM who are interested in using aberration-corrected microscopy and in develop-ing electron microscopic methods for the analysis of novel functional materials like ion conductors. The potential candidate should investigate ion conducting materials using various ex- as well as in-situ electron microscopic techniques...

    Requirements

    Candidates should hold an excellent University degree in natural sciences (e.g. physics, material sciences, chemistry) as well as a PhD. Experience in at least one of the following topics is neces-sary: (aberration-corrected) (scanning) transmission electron microscopy; (S)TEM image simulation; sample preparation for transmission electron microscopy using focused ion beams. Applicants should be enthusiastic and self-motivated and have a genuine interest in applied research as well as working in an interdisciplinary environment. Excellent language skills in English, flexibility and ability for teamwork are required.

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    Contact

    Prof. Dr. Kerstin Volz (kerstin.volz@physik.uni-marburg.de)

    Dr. Andreas Beyer (andreas.beyer@physik.uni-marburg.de)

  • École polytechnique - Laboratory for the physics of interfaces and thin films (LPICM)
    Palaiseau, France
    PhD position: Crystallisation of silicon and germanium nanowires in the metastable diamond-hexagonal structure
    Announcement date: 05 September 2017

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    Description

    At the heart of our activities is the NanoMAX project, where a Cs-corrected transmission electron microscope combines ultimate spatial resolution with the possibility of aiming matter beams at the sample in situ. The matter sources include molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) sources and gas radical sources, which are unique worldwide. NanoMAX is part of Equipex TEMPOS. 

    The LPICM welcomes applications for a PhD studentship (standard stipend of about €1400 net per month during three years) for high-calibre graduates who hold a MSc degree in materials science or the physical sciences, who wish to study with NanoMAX the  Crystallisation of silicon and germanium nanowires in the metastable diamond-hexagonal structure.

    Please send your CV and cover letter to jean-luc.maurice@polytechnique.edu by Friday 3rd November 2017.

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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Product Manager (PM) Detectors & Holders
    Announcement date: 05 September 2017

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    Description

    Reporting to the Director of Product Marketing for TEM, the purpose of this job is to create and have ownership of compelling, competitive development roadmaps for various Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) detectors (Imaging & Analytical) and holders. By partnering with our Product Marketing Managers (PMM’s), who have responsibility for our main TEM platforms, the primary objective is to create differentiated solutions that drive growth of our TEM segment, the Materials Science Business Unit and the parent Materials and Structural Analysis Division (MSD)...

    Requirements

    • Minimum
      • BSc ideally in Physics, Electronics, Materials Science or Chemistry
      • Proven experience applicable to carry out the duties and responsibilities outlined above


    • Preferred and advantageous (1 or multiple)
      • PhD in an electron microscopy or microscope detector related topic**
      • Hands on experience with Electron Microscopes or detectors**
      • MSc or MBA
      • Industrial experience working in an electron microscopy facility**
      • Industrial experience in the field of product/project management
        • **TEM experience advantageous


    • Skills and characteristics – candidate should be;
      • an effective communicator and team worker and should have demonstrated the ability to manage large/important projects in a timely manner
      • familiar with typical product development processes and nomenclature
      • prepared to establish & manage relationships externally with suppliers/partners, customers that have a very broad range of skillsets and specialisms
      • prepared to travel typically 25% of the time (but sometimes more) globally
      • capable of presenting very complex ideas and information clearly and unambiguously to stakeholders, suppliers & customers with wide ranging depths of knowledge & expertise
      • able to prepare and present compelling business cases for new products and solutions
      • able to think creatively and at times orthogonal to the organizations current practices, utilizing and encompassing the skills of the wider team to determine what is required to bring the right solutions to market at the right time to maximize business growth potential

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    Identity
    Jasmijn van den Borne
    eMail
    Jasmijn.van.den.Borne@fei.com
  • Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Research Assistant (Postdoc)
    Announcement date: 05 September 2017

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    Description

    Our research is within the Czech Science Foundation project 17-17921S “Radiation damage tolerant nanomaterials: design of interfaces with self-healing properties”, led by Prof. Tomáš Polcar. Incoherent interfaces will be explored to design and produce nanoscale metallic multilayer composites (NMMCs) with high resistance to radiation damage. Transmission electron microscopy is used for characterization of NMMCs of as prepared and ion irradiated Zr/Nb multilayers [M. Callisti, T. Polcar, Acta Mater. 124 (2017) 247-260] and other multilayered materials.

    Research Assistant, with the specialty of transmission electron microscopy and sample preparation using broad ion beam methods. The position is offered for a period of two years, starting at January 1st, 2018.

    Requirements

    Candidates should hold an excellent University degree in natural sciences (e.g. physics, material sciences, or chemistry) as well as a PhD. Experience in the following topics is necessary: (scanning) transmission electron microscopy; sample preparation for transmission electron microscopy using broad ion beams. Excellent language skills in English, flexibility and ability for teamwork are required.

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    Identity
    Prof. Miroslav Karlík
    eMail
    Miroslav.Karlik@fjfi.cvut.cz
  • Technical University of Denmark
    Denmark
    PhD scholarship in Nanoscale Characterisation of Metal Films Adhesion for Plasmonic Applications
    Announcement date: 05 September 2017

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    Description

    The successful candidate will approach the challenge by linking thin-film structural and plasmonic properties such as thickness, grain size, and plasmonic response to growth parameters...

    Apply no later than 15 September 2017

    Requirements

    Candidates should have a master's degree in material science, physics, or engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering.

    The successful candidate will have a background in materials science, physics or chemistry. Micro and Nanofabrication/clean room experience and/or electron microscopy experience are advantageous.

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    Contact

    Associate Professor Shima Kadkhodazadeh, shka@cen.dtu.dk and Professor Jakob B. Wagner, Jakob.wagner@cen.dtu.dk

  • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Laboratory of nanochemistry for energy
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    PhD position: Studying CO2 reduction electrocatalysts with in-situ electron microscopy
    Announcement date: 01 September 2017

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    Description

    The aim of the project is to develop a liquid cell for in-situ TEM electrochemical CO2 reduction to study the evolution of nanocrystal catalysts. The ultimate goal is to advance the knowledge in catalyst degradation pathways so to suggest proper mitigation strategies for long-term stability.

    We are looking for one highly motivated, talented and open-minded researcher willing to take up the challenge of such a multi-disciplinary project which spans from chemistry and materials science to engineering.

    Requirements

    Candidates should hold a Master degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science or a related discipline. Previous demonstrated, hands-on experience with electron microscopes (SEM and/or TEM) and/or electrochemistry is preferred. Proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement.

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    Identity
    Prof. Buonsanti and Prof. Tileli
    eMail
    raffaella.buonsanti@epfl.ch / vasiliki.tileli@epfl.ch
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