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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.

 

  • University of Glasgow - School of Physics and Astronomy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer: Materials and Condensed Matter Physics research group
    Announcement date: 09 November 2017

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    Description

    You will pursue a world-class research programme that is relevant to the Materials and Condensed Matter Physics (MCMP) Group and will contribute to the development and enhancement of the research profile of the School.

    You will teach physics (and possibly astronomy) at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and be responsible for supervision of postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers. You will carry out administrative tasks assigned by the head of School and/or Research Group.

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    Identity
    Stephen McVitie
    eMail
    stephen.mcvitie@glasgow.ac.uk
  • University of Wollongong - Electron Microscopy Centre - Australian Institute of Innovative Materials (AIIM)
    Australia
    FEGSEM/EBSD Specialist (Senior Research Fellow)
    Announcement date: 09 November 2017

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    Description

    The Electron Microscopy Centre, located at the Australian Institute of Innovative Materials (AIIM), provides high quality microscopy services, training and support for university and external users. This position will work with researchers and students throughout the university, other staff of the Centre, industry and research partners to support research of the highest quality in the area of  scanning electron microscopy utilising  specialised techniques to gain 2D and 3D material information.

    The principle activity of this role is to assist staff, students and non-university users of the University of Wollongong’s Electron Microscopy Centre in all aspects of scanning electron microscopy including application and development of analytical and in-situ techniques. The position will also provide training and research support to projects requiring the use of electron backscattering diffraction.

    Requirements

     

    • Extensive knowledge and operating experience in field emission gun scanning electron microscopy and expertise in energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, electron back scattering diffraction.
    • Ability to interpret data obtained using FEGSEM and associated analytical techniques.
    • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and in association with other staff and students.
    • Excellent communication skills with an ability to interact with a individuals at all levels and cultural diverse backgrounds.
    • Excellent computer skills and scripting.
    • Demonstrated research track record including publications, conference papers, reports or professional or technical contributions which give evidence of research potential.
    • Demonstrated participation/capacity to participate in Governance and Service activity both within the University and external bodies (e.g. professional associations), including demonstrated evidence of/ability to build external research links.
    • PhD in materials science, materials engineering or a related discipline. Proven track record in operation and management of scanning electron microscopes and expertise in relevant analytical techniques.

     

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    Identity
    Professor Elena Pereloma
    Phone
    +61 2 4221 5507
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Paris, France
    Sales Account Manager Life Science
    Announcement date: 09 November 2017

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    Description

    The Account Manager is responsible for managing sales/account management activities for all assigned locations, defining and driving sales strategies, providing leadership to subordinates and ensuring the achievement of bookings, revenue and business goals...

    Requirements

    The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:

    • Typically requires a university degree, preferably in Cell or Structural Biology.
    • Typically requires 5 years of sales experience in a related product area.
    • Highly developed negotiation skills for customer interaction and closure of sales and other issues.
    • Excellent, enthusiastic, clear communication skills to a diverse audience is critical to the success of this position.
    • Systematic problem solving by working with customers and account team.
    • Presentation skills and creating materials for presentations to internal and external audiences.
    • Ability to work in good cooperation within an account team.
    • Ability to travel to customer sites and factory locally and internationally.

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  • University of Limerick
    Limerick, Ireland
    Post Doctoral Researcher in Electron Microscopy
    Announcement date: 09 November 2017

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    Description

    A position for a Post Doctoral Researcher in Electron Microscopy is available in the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, as part of a US-Ireland partnership project in collaboration with groups at the University of Nebraska, USA and Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. The overall aim of the project is to develop routes for engineering and control of ferroelectric domain walls and exploring their structure and electronic properties with the intention to exploit them in advanced nanoelectronic devices. UL’s role is to carry out high-resolution electron microscopy and spectroscopy studies. An FEI Titan Themis TEM (double corrected, monochromated, with analytical, i.e., Super-EDX and Quantum EELS capacities, and equipped with in-situ holders and a Gatan K2 detector) will be used to assess and reveal nano- and electronic-structure of ferroelectric materials grown in this project (including in-situ studies).

    For further details of the position please follow the link http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/; the job ID is 024648.

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  • Institute of Physics PAS
    Warszawa, Poland
    Post-doctoral researcher in Electron Microscopy and Electron Diffraction
    Announcement date: 23 October 2017

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    Description

    Research related to Nano-beam Electron Diffraction applied to study 3D lattice distortions in strained semiconductor hetero-nanowires.

    Deadline for applications: November 30th 2017

    Requirements

    • PhD degree obtained (or PhD thesis submitted) in one of the following domain: physics, material science, applied mathematics, computational physics or related, 
    • scientific publications in international journals related to: transmission electron microscopy, modeling of  mechanical proprietress of solids by finite elements methods or by molecular dynamic, plastic relaxation of crystal
    s, pattern recognition algorithms, tomographic reconstruction algorithms and other computational physics areas,
    • ability to work in a team,
    • good spoken and written English,
    • an additional advantage will be programming skill s in C ++, Python Matlab, Matematica  

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    Contact

    Identity
    Sławomir Kret
    eMail
    kret@ifpan.edu.pl,
  • Institute of Physics PAS
    Warszawa, Poland
    Ph.D student in Electron Microscopy and Electron Diffraction
    Announcement date: 23 October 2017

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    Description

    Research related to Nano-beam Electron Diffraction applied to study 3D lattice distortions in strained semiconductor hetero-nanowires.

    Deadline for applications : November 20th 2017

    Requirements

    • MSc university degree in one of the following disciplines: in physics, applied mathematics, material science, computational physics or related fields, obtained after 2013,
    • high motivation for scientific work (publications, conference presentations or other achievements are highly welcome),
    • ability to work in a team,
    • analytical thinking, diligence in work,
    • an additional advantage will be programming skills in one of C ++, Python Matlab, Matematica or related programming languages,
    • good spoken and written English

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    Identity
    Sławomir Kret
    eMail
    kret@ifpan.edu.pl
  • Empa’s Electron Microscopy Center
    Dübendorf, Switzerland
    Post-doctoral position: in-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy of Nucleation Reactions
    Announcement date: 20 October 2017

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    Description

    Goal of the project is the investigation of nucleation phenomena at high spatial resolution by controlling nucleation reactions chemically. The project is part of an extensive team effort which aside from the liquid-cell approach addresses additional high-resolution electron microscopy approaches to study nucleation phenomena and which involves theoretical support as well. Core of the work will be carried out on a new aberration-corrected microscope at Empa.

    Requirements

    We are looking for a highly-motivated young scientist with a PhD in chemistry, physics or a related discipline, and a thorough background in aberration-corrected (scanning) transmission electron microscopy, preferably including in-situ transmission electron microscopy, image analysis and basic programming. Candidates with demonstrated research skills and excellent scientific background will be considered. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory, basic comprehension and oral expression skills in German are desirable. 

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    Identity
    Dr Rolf Erni
    Address
    www.empa.ch/web/s299
    eMail
    rolf.erni@empa.ch
  • Babraham Institute
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Scanning Electron Microscopy Specialist
    Announcement date: 18 October 2017

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    Description

    The post holder will be responsible for the successful implementation of a new Scanning Electron Microscope/Focussed Ion Beam (FIB SEM) capability, supporting all aspects of this technology within the Facility. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to expand their experience in electron microscopy to include some of the latest 3D EM imaging technology.

    Closing date: 20/11/2017

    Requirements

    Candidates will have extensive experience working with SEMs in a biological sciences context developing methods, preparing samples, acquiring images and analysing data.  The ideal candidate will also have experience with correlative imaging approaches, working in areas of science relevant to the Institute and have a strong desire to work in a multi-user environment supporting a diverse range of research projects. 
    Experience operating a FIB SEM would be advantageous but is not required, as full training on the instrument will be provided. 

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    Identity
    Simon A Walker
    eMail
    simon.walker@babraham.ac.uk
  • The Francis Crick Institute
    Midland Road, London, United Kingdom
    Senior Laboratory Research Scientist (Electron Microscopy)
    Announcement date: 18 October 2017

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    Description

    Job reference: 6204

    This post offers an unparalleled opportunity to apply your microscopy skills to exciting and innovative research across biomedical disciplines, with access to cutting edge instrumentation, and the chance to develop completely new imaging techniques and technologies for direct application to biomedical research. The role reports to the Deputy Head of the EM STP.

    The closing date for applications is 16 November 2017 at 23:30 pm.

    Requirements

    To take on this position, you will have a degree and PhD in the biological sciences, expertise in electron microscopy (EM) and the application of EM to biomedical research questions, and enthusiasm for working in a facility environment. Expertise in standard resin-embedding of cells and tissues, ultramicrotomy, scanning and transmission EM are essential. Expertise in advanced sample preparation techniques (such as cryo-preparation and correlative workflows), advanced electron microscopes (Serial Block Face SEM, Focused Ion Beam SEM, cryo-EM), other imaging modalities (light and X-ray microscopy), and image analysis are desirable. 

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    https://www.jobs.crick.ac.uk
  • Centre de Recherche de Nestlé (NRC)
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    Imaging R&D Specialist
    Announcement date: 16 October 2017

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    Description

    Lausanne is home to the two strongholds of Nestlé’s fundamental research: the Nestlé Research Center (NRC) and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) that investigate the complex interactions between nutrition, health and wellness. 
    Demonstrating flexibility and excellent communication skills, you will drive the research and innovation in the field of imaging methods related to food industry and biology.

    Requirements

    • PhD in physics or biology with focus on imaging technologies
    • Minimum 5 years experience working hands-on with imaging techniques such as AFM, TEM, SEM, light & fluorescence microscopies
    • Previous experience in industry environment is a strong advantage
    • Solid publications record and external exposure
    • Up to date knowledge of quality/safety and hygiene requirement
    • Fluency in English and good knowledge of French

     

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    http://www.nestle.com/jobs
  • IMEC
    Leuven, Belgium
    Postdoctoral Position on Electron Channeling-based Defect Metrology for Beyond-Si Semiconductors
    Announcement date: 16 October 2017

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    Description

    We are looking for an expert in electron microcopy and crystallography, preferentially with experience related to semiconductor materials.

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    Identity
    Dr. Andreas Schulze
    eMail
    Andreas.Schulze@imec.be
  • Stockholm University - Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK)
    Stockholm, Sweden
    1:st Electron microscope engineer
    Announcement date: 12 October 2017

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    Description

    Job reference: SU FV-3131-17

    The role of the position at Electron Microscopy Centre (EMC) is to provide high-level expertise and training in electron microscopy to support research and teaching activities of the Centre. The position requires a close collaboration with the researchers in EMC in-charge of the electron microscopes. It also includes daily interactions with researchers and students using the facilities in EMC.

    • Responsibility for specific instruments in EMC
      • Responsible for the operation and performance of our transmission and scanning electron microscopes and some associated specimen preparation equipment. The responsibility for which microscope(s) and/or equipment will depend on the expertise of the appointee.
      • Oversee the service of the microscopes and equipment, in consultation with the EMC Director and Researchers in-charge of the electron microscopes.
    • Provide high-level training and supervision to the users of the EMC to ensure safe and effective operations of the microscopes and equipment.
    • Provide expertise, advice and assistance to the users to undertake qualified research using the electron microscopes and associated sample preparation equipment.
    • Provide administrative supports, for example
      • Administrate the booking system of the facilities.
      • Maintain training and safety records.
    • Participate and assist, if required, in the outreach activities of the Centre and the University.
    • The position may occasionally be required to undertake duties outside of regular working hours, to ensure that the equipment can be run by users outside the regular working hours.

    Requirements

    • A postgraduate degree in science or engineering.
    • An understanding of electron microscope instrumentation and its maintenance.
    • High-level interpersonal communication skills and the ability to liaise with academic/research staffs, students and administrative/technical/general staffs.
    • Excellent skills in spoken and written English.
    • Advanced understanding and skills in acquisition and interpretation of various types of EM data and its application to materials research.
    • High analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work, plan and perform duties without supervision.
    • Ability to take initiatives and make good judgements.
    • Service minded.

    Desirable:

    • PhD degree in science or engineering with previous experience in advanced electron microscopy.
    • Experience in instrumental training.
    • High-level expertise on at least one advanced relevant specialist area, for example, HRTEM, STEM, EELS, Cs-corrected microscope, SEM, etc.
    • Experience in development of new techniques that extend the capabilities of electron microscopy/spectroscopy experiments.
    • Ability to communicate in Swedish.

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    Identity
    Gunnar Svensson
    Phone
    +46 8 16 45 05
    eMail
    gunnar.svensson@mmk.su.se
  • University of Antwerp - Faculty of Science
    Antwerp, Belgium
    PhD scholarship in Electron Tomography
    Announcement date: 09 October 2017

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    Description

    • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Physics
    • Acquire electron microscopy data using aberration corrected microscopes. The focus will be on HAADF-STEM, STEM-EDX and STEM-EELS
    • Use different algorithms and software packages to obtain the 3D structure of the material
    • Interpret the reconstructions to solve materials science problems in the field of nanophysics
    • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
    • You work at the interplay of material sciences and engineering, combining physics, electrochemistry and photochemistry.

    Requirements

    • You hold a master degree in physics
    • You can submit outstanding academic results.
    • You are motivated and accept the challenge to obtain a PhD in sciences
    • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
    • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
    • You satisfy the mobility requirements of Marie Curie fellowships

    Please submit your application (motivation letter, CV, summary of Master thesis, and names of 2 referees) by email at lucian.covaci@uantwerpen.be. Please mention the keyword "Mummering" in the email subject. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 15 2017.

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  • Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy at Ghent University
    Ghent, Belgium
    Light Microscopy Specialist
    Announcement date: 09 October 2017

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    Description

    As a Light Microscope Specialist you are primarily responsible for the training and support of the visitors of the microscopy facility. Together with the facility manager you determine the most-suited protocol to answer the research question at hand. You are responsible for the guidance of the visitors and the execution of these experiments, and provide support for processing, interpretation and reporting of the experimental data. Furthermore you monitor and maintain the quality of the instruments in the microscopy facility. Also an active participation in the further development of the microscopy facility is expected. We offer a one-year contract that can be extended after a positive evaluation.

    Requirements

    Master or PhD in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience Engineering, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related field.

    • You are motivated to contribute to the development of a high-quality state-of-the-art microscopy facility
    • You have excellent (English) communication skills and are motivated to provide an optimal service
    • You are dedicated and precise in conducting experiments
    • You can take responsibility and are able to plan and perform you work independently
    • Experience in microscopy, biological sample preparation and/or basic image analysis is highly recommended
    • Experience in a research environment is recommended
    • You are eager to learn and are motivated to follow-up on the latest developments in the field of microscopy
    • You are motivated to work in an international, multidisciplinary environment

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    Identity
    Prof. Dr. Kevin Braeckmans
    Address

    Department of Pharmaceutics
    Ottergemsesteenweg 460
    9000 Ghent Belgium
    eMail
    Kevin.Braeckmans@UGent.be
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Engineer Applications SEM
    Announcement date: 06 October 2017

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    Description

    Job reference: 54640BR

    Thermo Fisher Scientific’s increasing commercial success, the need for more dedicated application knowledge and quicker technological developments allow Thermo Fisher Scientific to hire an Applications Specialist SEM, with strong emphasis on customer training and product demonstrations.
    The Applications Specialist in the SEM applications team is responsible for providing technical expertise in support of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s European sales efforts.

    Requirements

    • Typically requires a University degree in Materials Science, Chemistry and or Physics; an advanced degree is preferred.
    • 3 or more years of experience in a relevant position within a research/commercial environment that involved hands-on experience utilizing SEM technology is critical. Knowledge and recent hands-on experience with SEM is required.
    • Excellent, enthusiastic, clear communication skills, both written and verbal, with a diverse audience are essential to the success of this position.
    • Excellent customer interfacing skills a must.
    • Proven ability to interact with cross - functional and cross - cultural teams.
    • Frequent traveling (up to 60%) and ability to travel both domestically and internationally, possession of a valid passport. 

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