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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.

 

  • 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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    Contact

    eMail
    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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    Contact

    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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    Contact

    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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    Contact

    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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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Engineer Applications DualBeam
    Announcement date: 06 October 2017

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    Description

    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 DualBeam, with strong emphasis on customer training.
    The Applications Specialist in the Small DualBeam 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 DualBeam technology is critical. Knowledge and recent hands-on experience with DualBeam 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 50%) and ability to travel both domestically and internationally, possession of a valid passport. 

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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Applications Engineer Dualbeam
    Announcement date: 06 October 2017

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    Description

    Job reference: 54668BR

    The Applications Engineer is responsible for providing technical expertise in support of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s European sales efforts at specific semiconductor customer sites across the region. This customer focused position is ideal for an experienced technologist wanting to be involved with a dynamic team and exposed to a constant variety of customer application areas.

    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 electronics/research environment that involved recent hands-on experience utilizing dualbeam technology is critical.
    • 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 50%) and ability to travel both domestically internationally, possession of a valid passport. 

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  • CIC Energigune
    Basque Country, Spain
    Electron Microscopy Platform Manager
    Announcement date: 06 October 2017

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    Description

     We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individual to:

    - Serve the needs of all Research Lines of CIC energiGUNE

    - Create high scientific level collaborations between the Electron Microscopy Platform and the

    Research Lines of CIC energiGUNE

    - Update Platform according to State of the art and research needs: Continuous development of

    the Platform

    - Proactive networking with other Platforms from other research institutions.

    - Supervision of Platform members.

    - Write proposals to secure funding from government and industrial sources.

    - Coordinate collaborations with industries, universities, and other technical centers.

    Requirements

     - Ms preferably Physics or Chemistry. PhD is not compulsory but will be valuable.

    - Specific knowledge of electron microscopy and related imaging, diffraction and spectroscopy

    techniques applied to electrochemistry for Batteries and Supercaps.

    - At least 3-4 year experience participating in sample preparation for EM and research projects related

    to this field. (please attach specific publications or recommendations).

    - Ability to analyse and solve problems associated with research outputs.

    - Self-motivated with willingness to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team

    - Applicants should be  fluent in English. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Basque will be considered useful

    but not compulsory.

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  • 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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    Contact

    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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    Contact

    eMail
    Diana.Loeb@leibniz-inm.de
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