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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).

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  • Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung
    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Group Leader position
    Announcement date: 22 February 2017

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    Description

    The Fellow Group (Prof. Schneider) within the Department Structure and Nanomechanics of Materials (Prof. G. Dehm) is searching for an experienced Group Leader for Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy on Self Reporting Materials.

    The position is intended for up to 4 years. The candidate is expected to perform cutting-edge research in the field of TEM in materials science, to lead the TEM activities in the Fellow group within the Department Structure and Nanomechanics of Materials, and to interact with students and postdocs at Materials Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University.

    Applicants should send their resume, publication list, and two recommendation letters to schneider@mch.rwth-aachen.de

    Deadline for the application is March 31th 2017.

    Requirements

    The candidate has obtained a PhD in physics/chemistry/materials science and expertise in at least one of the following TEM fields: Cs-corrected HRTEM, Cs corrected STEM, in situ TEM, Electron energy-loss spectroscopy

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    Contact

    Identity
    Prof. Schneider
    eMail
    schneider@mch.rwth-aachen.de
  • University of Copenhagen - Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR)
    Denmark
    Application Specialist - electron microscopy (TEM)
    Announcement date: 21 February 2017

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    Description

    The Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy (CFIM, www.cfim.ku.dk is a life science imaging facility including both electron - and light/confocal microscopy. CFIM has recently acquired a Titan Krios to expand research in single particle analysis. An Application Specialist position (5 years) within the field of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is now open. 
    Job description As Application Specialist you will be co-responsible for all operational aspects of the CFIM TEMs workflow, including negative stain, cryo-specimen preparation, screening of cryo samples, and Titan Krios operation.

    Deadline for application: 4 March 2017.

    Requirements

    We expect candidates with minimum a master’s degree in life science/chemistry/physics/engineer.

    The practical and technical experience of the applicants will be one of the main criteria:

    Demonstrated experience with TEM and preferably Titan Krios operation 

    • At least 2 years’ experience in the area of transmission electron microscopy with a solid understanding of electron microscopy principles
    • Experience with single particle analysis, image interpretation, and image processing equivalents is an asset
    • Experience with SEM is likewise an advantage

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    Contact

    eMail
    jobs@cpr.ku.dk
  • RUHR-UNIVERSITÄT BOCHUM
    Bochum, Germany
    Postdoctoral Position: in transmission electron microscopy interfaced with an in situ liquid sample holder
    Announcement date: 21 February 2017

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    Description

    We are hiring a full-time postdoctoral researcher to operate a new TEM equipped with an in situ liquid cell. The successful applicant will be appointed to work in projects related to the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV, which encompasses groups with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Physical Chemistry background. The appointment is initially for 2 years.

    The Cluster of Excellence RESOLV has recently purchased a JEM2800 (JEOL) TEM microscope and a Poseidon 510 liquid sample holder (Protochips). The successful candidate will be in charge of the operation of both the TEM and the Poseidon liquid holder, being able to collaborate with the different groups that form the Cluster. The candidate will also be encouraged to run his/her own research projects leading to publications in collaboration with the three main users of the microscope, Prof. Martin Muhler (Chemistry), Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann (Chemistry) and Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya (Physics).

     

    Requirements

    Required qualifications include a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or a closely related discipline. Applicants should have proven experience of transmission electron microscopy measurements and be able to demonstrate a high level of capability and understanding in the operation and application of electron beam equipment for the analysis of materials. Of advantage is knowledge of in situ liquid measurements and maintenance of such instruments. Experience in data analysis is also highly desirable.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Beatriz Roldan
    eMail
    Beatriz.Roldan@rub.de
  • Technische Universität Berlin
    Germany
    Research Assistant (PostDoc)
    Announcement date: 21 February 2017

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    Description

    Job reference: II-61/17

     

    Research Assistant (PostDoc) - salary grade 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen. part-time employment may be possible.

    Reference number: II-61/17 (starting at the earliest possible / fox 36 months / closing date for applications 10/03/17)

    Within the framework of the Berlin Electron Microscopy Network (BerlinEM Network, mutual DFG project of HU Berlin and TU Berlin), we are looking for a postdoc as full-time job within the project from 1/1/2017 until 31/12/2019. The postdoc performs TEM based electron holography experiments and corresponding data reconstructions for mapping electrostatic potentials of semiconductors, experiments using potential contrast in a SEM, as well as coordination and execution of user requests and establishing scientific links for (holographic) investigations of semicon- ductor samples by the BerlinEM Network. Experiments will be carried out using our state-of-the-art electron microscopes.

    Please send your written application with the reference number and the usual documents, applications by email cannot be considere.

    To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored.

    Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.

     

     

    Requirements

    Successful candidates must have completed a university degree (Diplom, Master, or equivalent) and PhD degree on physics or material sciences. Expertise in the above-mentioned scientific areas (especially electron microscopy and semiconductor characterization) is required as well as skills and competences in organization and main- taining scientific networks. A good knowledge of English, and at least on a basic level German, are mandatory.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Prof. Dr. Lehmann
    Address
    Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät II, Institut für Optik und Atomare Physik, Sekr. ER 1-1, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Phone
    +49 (0)30 314-23585
  • University of Birmingham - School of Metallurgy and Materials within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
    United Kingdom
    Research fellow positions on electron microscopy and crystal plasticity studies (two posts available)
    Announcement date: 16 February 2017

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    Description

    Job reference: Dr Yu Lung Chiu

    Applications are invited for two Research Fellow positions in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham, supported by ESIF/ERDF grant funding, to work on the Advanced Materials Characterisation And Simulation Hub (AMCASH) programme. The main expertise required for these two positions is in the area of advanced analytical electron microscopy and nanomechanical characterisation of advanced materials, particularly in-depth knowledge of some or all of the following aspects:

    • Crystal defect and plastic deformation mechanism study
    • In-situ TEM straining
    • Small scale mechanical testing
    • Light alloy processing and characterisation
    • Chemical microanalysis using electron beams
    • Electron microscopy of engineering alloys
    • In-situ electron microscopy study of advanced materials

    The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the study of plasticity mechanisms using in-situ SEM and TEM experiments, focusing on twinning and dislocation activation under controlled conditions and their subsequent interaction with other crystal defects and microstructural features in advanced materials such as titanium alloys, magnesium alloys and nickel base superalloys.

    The facilities available for this work include various SEMs, a Talos STEM, a Dual-beam FIB/SEM, an X-ray tomography machine, an optical tomography machine - Robo-Met - and Hysitron Pico-indenters for TEM and SEM in-situ plasticity studies.

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    Contact

    eMail
    y.chiu@bham.ac.uk
  • Aarhus University - Center for Integrated Materials Research (iMAT)
    Denmark
    Postdoc position in environmental catalysis
    Announcement date: 15 February 2017

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    Description

    The Center for Integrated Materials Research (iMAT), Aarhus University, is seeking candidates for a two year post-doctoral position in environmental catalysis.The work will focus on characterization using state-of-the-art electron microscopy of titanium oxide (TiO2) materials for catalytic applications. The successful candidate will work closely with researchers at Aarhus University and the company Haldor Topsoe A/S in an integrative research effort on developing superior TiO2 catalyst materials for the abatement of NOx emissions to the atmosphere.

    All applications must be made online and received by: 15.03.2017

    Requirements

    The ideal candidate is a highly committed and flexible scientist with a recent PhD degree and documented experience within electron microscopy and complementary areas such as nanoparticle synthesis or heterogeneous catalysis.

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    Contact

    Prof. Jeppe V. Lauritsen, (jvang@inano.au.dk)

    Senior research scientist Stig Helveg (sth@topsoe.com)

    Prof. Bo Brummerstedt Iversen (bo@chem.au.dk)

  • ISTerre (CNRS-University of Grenoble-Alpes)
    France
    PostDoc position on Atomic Force Spectroscopy
    Announcement date: 15 February 2017

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    Description

    The candidate will study the interaction forces between mineral particles, and how this influences the mechanical properties of loadbearing materials. The initial appointment is for one year, and comprises a competitive salary (based on previous work experience) and a multidisciplinary work environment.

    Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief description of research interests, and names of two referees no later than February 28, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered if the position is not filled.

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, Material science, Chemistry, or a related field, and have extensive experience in force spectroscopy both in air and liquids. Knowledge about crystallization/crystallography is desired but not a must.

    Contact

    A.E.S. Van Driessche (alexander.van-driessche@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr)

    A. Fernandez-Martinez (alex.fernandez-martinez@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr)

  • Centre d’Élaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales (CEMES)
    Toulouse, France
    Two Postdoctoral positions in advanced electron microscopy
    Announcement date: 10 February 2017

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    Description

    The CEMES laboratory in Toulouse is looking for two post-doctoral scientists to join their electron microscopy team. We are currently working on several aspects of transmission electron microscopy: in-situ experiments (applied fields), electron holography, data analysis, new instrumentation and computer-controlled microcopy.

    Starting date: from June 2017 onwards

     

     

    Requirements

    • PhD in electron microscopy

    • Experimental or computer analysis expertise

    • Modelling skills such as finite-element method a plus

    • Working language: English or French

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr Etienne Snoeck or Dr Martin Hÿtch
    eMail
    snoeck@cemes.fr / hytch@cemes.fr
  • University of Antwerp - Electron Microscopy for Materials Science (EMAT)
    Belgium
    Team manager, part-time (60%)
    Announcement date: 06 February 2017

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    Description

    The EMAT research group of the University of Antwerp, Belgium, is hiring a part-time (60%) team manager.

     The function consists among other things of the following tasks:

    You will support the EMAT research group in developing, analyzing, executing and evaluating a policy towards management and research:

      • organizing input and initiating exchange.
      • educating users with respect to the optimal use of the TEM instruments.
      • support in acquisition and service of the scientific instruments.
      • manage a team of technical staff that is responsible for the use and maintenance of the instruments.
      • manage and organize the use of the instruments.
    • You support the management of the research group in the coordination and control of the internal processes with respect to all activities of the group:
      • optimizing the use of the installed base of instruments.
      • planning, executing and guiding TEM experiments.
      • identifying risks and develop a safety plan.
    • You manage collaborators and motivate them towards the goal of an efficient and correct operation of the research group:
      • manage and motivate team members via an effective leadership style.
      • manage regular evaluations of team members.
      • distribution and follow-up of the different tasks.
      • organize and optimize the use of the instruments.

    In these tasks you keep an eye on the legal requirements and instructions in order to realize the goals that were set.

    Requirements

    •  You hold a Master degree or equivalent through experience in the exact or engineering sciences. Preferably you are in the possession of a PhD. degree.
    • You have experience in operating TEM instruments, electronics, mechanics, software, the operation principles of a TEM, vacuum technology and related domains.
    • You have specific knowledge in the domain of transmission electron microscopy with aberration correction, both in applying and in understanding the functioning of such instruments.
    • You are fluent with MS Office.
    • You have good oral and written skills in English and French.
    • You are a team player that is communicative, creative, client oriented, integer, creative and quality oriented.
    • You are strong in leading others and the follow-up of progress.

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    Contact

    Prof. Dr. Sara Bals

  • Technical Univeristy of Denmark - Center for Electron Nanoscopy
    Denmark
    Associate Professor in Electron Microscopy of Biological Systems
    Announcement date: 06 February 2017

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    Description

    DTU Danchip/Cen invites applications for an associate professor position to establish an internationally leading research group in application and development of electron beam based characterization methods of soft matter including but not limited to the study of single prokaryotic cell biological matter in line with DTU’s research fields.
    The associate professor will work alongside DTU Cen’s scientific staff in general and will report to DTU Cen’s scientific director to ensure that DTU Cen contributes to DTU’s existing research efforts in the biological sciences through national and international collaboration. This is a permanent appointment with the following primary areas of responsibility:  
    Extension of DTU Cen’s portfolio in areas of biological research that maximizes the use of the existing SEM and TEM based characterization and imaging methods. In particular, we expect activities concerning application and development of advanced cryo and related techniques (e.g. phase plate imaging) for the study of prokaryotic cell biological systems and other “soft matter”. An important requirement of this position therefore is securing national and international research funding in this area which should lead to the establishment of an internationally acknowledged research group in this field. 
    Another major task within this position is to enable the life sciences based activities at DTU to utilize electron microscopy and electron beam based characterization of soft matter samples. Aspects of soft matter electron microscopy should therefore be anchored in the curriculum of the majority of life science based educations at DTU. We expect the candidate to give a series of lectures in existing courses as well as to build up special soft matter microscopy and related sample preparation courses. 

    Please submit your online application no later than 27 February 2017.

    Requirements

    Candidates must

    • hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an Assistant Professorship
    • document didactic/pedagogic training  

    Emphasis is placed on the applicant’s potential for building up a group and continuing developing electron microscopy and its applications within biological systems. Documented outstanding original scientific production at international level within the field of electron microscopy of soft matter over the last 7 years is required.

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    Jakob Birkedal Wagner

  • University of Tübingen
    Tübingen, Germany
    Full Professor (W3) for Advanced Materials
    Announcement date: 31 January 2017

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    Description

    The professorship is a joint position between the University of Tübingen (Institute for Applied Physics, IAP) and the Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI) at the University of Tübingen. The NMI has made substantial investments in a new Center for Nanoanalytics with a high-resolution, aberration-cor- rected transmission electron microscope. We seek a candidate with a strong drive for application-ori- ented research and for the development of new materials. A strong expertise in a particular class of in - novative materials from the fields of physics, materials science, biotechnology, medical engineering and in analytical electron microscopy is required, as well as a track record and viable research plan in the structure-function relationship of materials...

    Requirements

    Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching at the level of a Habilita- tion according to the German academic system are expected.

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  • Technical University of Denmark - National Center for Electron Nanoscopy and Micro/Nanofabrication
    Denmark
    Associate Professor in Electron Microscopy of Biological Systems
    Announcement date: 30 January 2017

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    Description

    DTU Danchip/Cen is a central research infrastructure at the Technical University of Denmark with the overall mission of contributing to research, development, innovation and education within the following scientific areas: Development and application of advanced characterization methods by means of electron microscopy and development and application of advanced micro- and nanofabrication technology.
    The associate professor will be affiliated to the Center for Electron Nanoscopy (DTU Cen) currently employing 16 scientific and 7 technical staff members which is part of DTU Danchip employing a total of 80 staff members.

    Please submit your online application no later than 27 February 2017

    Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Jörg Hübner, tel.: +45 4525 5762 and Scientific Director Jakob B. Wagner, tel. +45 4525 6471.   
    You can read more about Danchip and Cen on www.danchip.dtu.dk and www.cen.dtu.dk

    Requirements

    Candidates must

    • hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an Assistant Professorship
    • document didactic/pedagogic training  

    Emphasis is placed on the applicant’s potential for building up a group and continuing developing electron microscopy and its applications within biological systems. Documented outstanding original scientific production at international level within the field of electron microscopy of soft matter over the last 7 years is required.

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  • International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
    Braga, Portugal
    Cryo Electron Microscopist
    Announcement date: 27 January 2017

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    Description

    Job reference: Ref.11.16.78

    INL is seeking an electron microscopist to join the Nanocharacterisation Facility to work primarily on the characterisation of soft-matter samples using Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy and Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy. The position and salary offered will be commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate.

    The successful applicant will work together with INL researchers and external research partners. The main responsibilities of this position are 1) provide the daily maintenance of a JEOL 2100 instrument with cryo capabilities and a FEI Quanta ESEM, 2) train new users in the preparation of samples, as well as use of the aforementioned instruments and support tools and 3) develop the characterization of soft-matter/biological samples.

    To apply please click: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=ozln4fw5&s=EMS

    Requirements

     -PhD degree in Science or Engineering;

    -Experience with imaging of soft-matter/biological samples, including low-dose imaging, as well as 3D data acquisition and reconstruction.

    -Experience with cryo-preparation of biological samples and hands-on knowledge of supporting tools including cryo-ultramicrotome, vitrobot, critical point dryer etc.

    -Experience with TEM, STEM and SEM imaging techniques. These include, phase contrast TEM, diffraction contrast TEM, high angular annular dark field (HAADF) STEM and bright-field (BF) STEM, secondary electrons (SE) SEM, low vacuum plus ESEM mode and backscattered electrons (BSE) SEM.

    -Experience with electron diffraction techniques, namely selected area diffraction and nanobeam diffraction.

    -Experience with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)

    -Experience with image processing and standard software for electron microscopy.

    -Experience with sample preparation of other materials, such as metals, ceramics and electronic materials are a plus.

    Creative thinking, interested in applied science, willing to work in a team, communication, organizational and reporting skills.

    English is the working language of INL. Therefore, excellent communication skills in English are required.

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    Contact

    hr.services@inl.int

  • TU Wien and University of Vienna
    Vienna, Austria
    Postdoctoral Position in Electron Microscopy
    Announcement date: 17 January 2017

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    Description

    A postdoctoral position (full time) is open in the framework of a joint project between TU Wien and University of Vienna on Design and Experimental Demonstration of a New Kind of Vortex Generator for Electrons in the TEM. The planned device uses the multipole-based aberration correctors of transmission electron microscopes. A special tuning of the multi- poles in combination with a phase mask will create electron vortices with a brilliance 5 to 10 times higher than what is feasible with the prevailing holographic mask technique. Two experimental platforms - the FEI Titan Cube G2 60-300 at CentraleSupelec in Paris and the recently commissioned NION Ultrastem at Vienna University - in combination with the unique expertise on electron vortices at TU Wien build a firm basis for this project, comprising experiments and numerical simulations.

    Requirements

    Necessary skills of the candidate:

    •   PhD in physics or equivalent MINT studies;

    •   Independent operation of (S)TEMs;

    •   Basic understanding of electron optics and quantum theory;

      Candidates with the following additional skills will be preferred:

    •   Hands-on experience with aberration corrected electron microscopes;

    •   Experience with numerical simulation of physics problems.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr Peter Schattchneider
    eMail
    schattschneider@ifp.tuwien.ac.at
  • Humboldt University - Department of Physics
    Berlin, Germany
    PhD student
    Announcement date: 16 January 2017 - Deadline for application: 15 February 2017

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    Description

    Job reference: DR/001/17

    Scientific research services in the DFG project "Compressed Sensing in Ptychography and Transmission Electron Microscopy." In particular the development, implementation and application of algorithms for near-field and far-field ptychography. Working on your own scientific qualification (doctoral degree).

    Requirements

    Completed university degree in physics or a related field. Experience in scientific programming with Matlab, Python and C/C++ or C/C++ and CUDA, in particular in the field of reconstruction algorithms for exitwaves from focal series or ptychographic data sets, or tomography. Experience in image simulation for transmission electron microscopy is an advantage. Good knowledge of spoken and written english is desired.

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    Contact

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät Institut für Physik Dr. Van den Broek (Sitz: Newtonstr. 15) Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Germany

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