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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).

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

 

  • The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Anorganische Chemie)
    Berlin, Germany
    Postdoctoral position for advanced and in-situ TEM characterization of plastics
    Announcement date: 11 April 2018

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    Description

    The successful candidate will work on unraveling the local electronic and geometric structure (surface termination, defect) of polymers at highest resolution and will use different advanced, quasi in-situandin-situmicroscopic techniques. The applied analytical portfolio ranges from electron diffraction, over bright field TEM, STEM with different detectors, to EELS/EDX.

    The outcome of the projects will directly contribute to fingerprinting different kinds of microplastics and to their environmental influence and degradation.

    The postdoctoral position will be for 2 years with the option on extension and the opportunity for further qualification. The successful candidates will work with state-of-the-art aberration corrected electron microscopes and in-situequipment.

    The Department of Inorganic Chemistry provides a stimulating, international research environment for attainment of advanced academic qualification. Berlin is a large, cosmopolitan and tolerant city that offers you a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

    Your application:Please mail your application documents including curriculum vitae, list of publications, a description of research interest/plan, and the names and addresses of two referees at your earliest convenience using the code word “Advanced TEM microplastics” in the subject heading

    Requirements

    We are looking for highly motivated scientists with conceptual skills, who can work independently, and is able to adopt new methods quickly. Required qualifications include a PhD in chemistry, materials science, or physics. A strong proven research background in electron microscopy and pair distribution function derived from electron diffraction pattern is mandatory. In addition, knowledge in heterogeneous catalysis is advantageous.

    Contact

    Dr. Thomas Lunkenbein

    Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

    Department of Inorganic Chemistry

    Faradayweg 4-6

    14195 Berlin

    lunkenbein@fhi-berlin.mpg.de

    phone +49 (0)30 8413 4499

  • Maastricht University (UM)
    Maastricht, Netherlands
    Post-doc position in cryo-electron microscopy
    Announcement date: 09 April 2018

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    Description

    The successful candidate will work on the FETOPEN Q-sort project ( http://www.q-sort.eu), exploiting novel devices for quantum imaging and a kind of sparse-sensing approach to cryo-EM. Post-doc candidates will bring in expertise in at least one of the following: cryo-electron microscopy, cryo-tomography, single particle analysis, holography electron microscopy, quantum imaging. Experienced PhD candidates in adjacent disciplines could also apply.

    Requirements

    The successful candidates hold a master degree (PhD candidate) or PhD (post-doc candidate) in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, biophysics or related fields. Strong written and oral communication skills as well as a demonstrated affinity with high-end equipment and/or computation are required. Candidates should be fluent in English; knowledge of Dutch is not required.

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    Contact

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    Prof Peter Peters (peter.peters at maastrichtuniversity.nl)
    Dr. Raimond Ravelli (rbg.ravelli at maastrichtuniversity.nl)
  • Maastricht University (UM)
    Maastricht, Netherlands
    Electron microscopy specialist (Master degree)
    Announcement date: 09 April 2018

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    Description

    The successful applicant has a strong interest in the development, commissioning and application of cryo-EM and will become the primary responsible of the Arctica cryo-TEM and the Scios (cryo)-FIB/SEM...

    Requirements

    - Minimum Master in applied science or (bio)physics.
    - Experience in cryo-EM and or FIB/SEM.
    - Experience in microscopy sample preparation.
    - First class communicator, teacher/trainer and pro-active independent team player.
    - The ability to carry out experiments, including design, analysis and write-up.
    - The ability to acquire new techniques.
    - Ability to prioritise a demanding workload under pressure.
    - Interest in image processing (SPA and tomography)

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    Contact

    Carmen López-Iglesias (c.lopeziglesias@maastrichtuniversity.nl)

  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät – Institut für Physik
    Berlin, Germany
    Post-doc position
    Announcement date: 06 April 2018

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    Description

    Scientific research services for the DFG project "Compressed Sensing in Ptychography and Transmission Electron Microscopy". In particular the set-up of near-field and far-field ptychography experiments on the TEM and the SEM. Contributions to the development and application of reconstruction algorithms.

    Applications with mention of the job reference number: DR/058/18

    Application deadline: April 25, 2018.

    Requirements

    Completed university degree and doctoral degree in physics, mathematics, information technology, engineering, or a related field. Experience in operating a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM), a transmission electron microscope (TEM) or a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Of advantage is experience in: maintenance or modification of such machines (e.g. installation of apertures or detectors); the development of automated processes for STEMs, TEMs or SEMs through scripting; programming in Matlab, python, C/C++ or CUDA, especially reconstruction algorithms for exitwaves from focal series or ptychographic data sets, tomography or simulation of STEM and TEM images. Excellent 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; or via email: vandenbroek(at)physik.hu-berlin.de

  • Hamburg University of Technology
    Hamburg, Germany
    Research Assistant/Associate for Electron Microscopy
    Announcement date: 30 March 2018

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    Description

    BEEM invites applications for scientific researchers m/f for the following temporary position, available as of June 1, 2018 (ends Mai 31, 2020).

    Your main taks will be to help projects within the SFB that need electron microscopy to solve their scientific questions and to train and support SFB scientists. It is also expected that you provide EM analysis for internal or industrial partners.

    Please send your application indicating the respective reference code to Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Personalreferat - PV 32 - 21071 Hamburg 

    or by e-mail to the given contacts.  Include a CV, a statement of interest and references. Closing date for applications is April 13th 2018. The salary is according to the German standard 13 TV-L (for details, see http://de. Wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarifvertrag_für_den_öffentlichen_Dienst_der_Länder).

    Requirements

    -       Scientific degree (preferably a PhD) in physics, chemistry, materials science or natural sciences

    -       Experience in transmission electron microscopy and TEM sample preparation is essential.

    -       Previous experience with FIB, SEM and EDX equipment is an advantage.

    -       Excellent communication and organizational skills are necessary.

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    Contact

    Dr.-Ing. Martin Ritter

    ritter@tuhh.de

  • Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft - Department of Inorganic Chemistry
    Berlin , Germany
    Advanced and in-situ TEM characterization of functional materials
    Announcement date: 30 March 2018

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    Description

    The successful candidate will work on unraveling the local electronic and geometric structure (surface termination, defect) of catalysts at highest resolution and will use different advanced, quasi in-situ and in-situ microscopic techniques. The applied analytical portfolio ranges from electron diffraction, over bright field TEM, STEM with different detectors, to EELS/EDX.
    The outcome of the projects will directly contribute to the establishment of new structure-activity correlations of heterogeneous catalysts, which will provide new insights into heterogeneous catalysis and material science. 

    Requirements

    We are looking for highly motivated scientists with conceptual skills, who can work independently, and is able to adopt new methods quickly. Required qualifications include a PhD in chemistry, materials science, or physics. A strong proven research background in electron microscopy is mandatory. In addition, knowledge in heterogeneous catalysis is advantageous.

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    Contact

    Dr. Thomas Lunkenbein
    Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
    Department of Inorganic Chemistry
    Faradayweg 4-6
    14195 Berlin
    lunkenbein@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
    phone +49 (0)30 8413 4499
    using the code word “Advanced TEM catalysis” in the subject heading 

  • Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft - Department of Inorganic Chemistry
    Berlin , Germany
    Design and construction of a combined operando X-ray and electron microscopy system
    Announcement date: 30 March 2018

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    Description

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to independently design and construct a combined operando X-ray and electron microscope system with the focus on heterogeneous catalysis at BESSY II. Hereby a suitable transfer system has to be developed, which provides the nanoscopic study with both the X-ray and transmission electron microscope (TEM). We aim to comparatively investigate the electronic and geometric response to the reactive environment of the identical catalyst particles on a (sub) nano scale inside the X-ray microscope and TEM taking full advantage of both techniques.

    Requirements

    We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with conceptual and social skills, who can work independently and is able to adopt new methods quickly. Required qualifications include a PhD in engineering, materials science, or physics. A strong proven research background in X-ray and TEM microscopy as well as device design is mandatory. The applicant is experienced in setting up complex analytical tools beyond the established techniques. Knowledge in heterogeneous catalysis can be advantageous.

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    Contact

    Dr. Thomas Lunkenbein
    Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
    Department of Inorganic Chemistry
    Faradayweg 4-6
    14195 Berlin
    lunkenbein@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
    phone +49 (0)30 8413 4499
    using the code word “Combined X-ray and TEM microscopy” in the subject heading

  • Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft - Department of Inorganic Chemistry
    Berlin, Germany
    Design and construction of an environmental scanning electron microscope
    Announcement date: 30 March 2018

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    Description

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to independently design and construct an environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM) for heterogeneous catalysis. In addition, a suitable transfer system has to be developed, which ensures a secure transfer of the sample between the ESEM and the transmission electron microscope (TEM). We aim to comparatively investigate the geometric response to the reactive environment of identical catalyst particles at several length scales inside the SEM and TEM.

    Requirements

    We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with conceptual and social skills, who can work independently and is able to adopt new methods quickly. Required qualifications include a PhD in engineering, materials science, or physics. A strong proven research background in SEM and device design is mandatory. The applicant is experienced in setting up complex analytical tools. Knowledge in heterogeneous catalysis can be advantageous. 

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    Contact

    Dr. Thomas Lunkenbein
    Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
    Department of Inorganic Chemistry
    Faradayweg 4-6
    14195 Berlin
    lunkenbein@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
    phone +49 (0)30 8413 4499
    using the code word “ESEM” in the subject heading 

  • Monash University
    Melbourne, Australia
    Electron Microscopist
    Announcement date: 28 March 2018

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    Description

    Monash University, in Melbourne Australia, is seeking an outstanding candidate for the staff scientist role of Electron Microscopist (Level 8) or Electron Microscopist (Level 9) in the Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy (MCEM). MCEM is a central university research platform. Its mission is to enable and advance research excellence at Monash University and beyond through the provision of a world-class research capability in electron microscopy for the determination of the structure of matter down to the atomic scale. The Centre provides a research capability to several hundred researchers from Monash University, other universities, government research agencies and industry enabling the solution of research problems across the sciences and engineering (except biology).

    Your primary focus will be to provide high-level expertise and training in electron microscopy to support and enable the research activities of the University and other registered users of the MCEM. If appointed at level HEW 9, you will also be responsible for the management of all operations across up to four scanning electron microscopes and associated analytical and specimen preparation equipment.

    Closing date for applications: Thursday 19 April 2018

    Requirements

    Your advanced understanding of electron microscope instrumentation, its maintenance and optimisation, together with your extensive expertise in the application of electron microscopy to the solution of complex research problems in the physical sciences, will be critical to your role, as will outstanding communication skills.

    If you have a postgraduate qualification in science or engineering or another relevant discipline and extensive relevant experience in electron microscopy, then you are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Contact

    Professor Joanne Etheridge, Director, Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy, joanne.etheridge@monash.edu or Tel: +61 (0)3 9905 5563

  • Queen's University Belfast
    Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Deputy Facilities Manager - Electron Microscope Facility
    Announcement date: 26 March 2018

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    Description

    To effectively aid the management and promotion of the Electron Microscope Facility, ensuring the delivery and development of a professional service that fully meets with the needs of Academic and Research staff in the School and across the University.  Further, to assist in the development and expansion of links and service provision with other academic institutions, external commercial users and regional business throughout the United Kingdom, and Europe. To deputise for the School of Mathematics and Physics Facilities manager.

    Application closing date: 21/05/2018

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  • Lehigh University - Nano/Human Interfaces (NHI) Initiative
    USA
    Postdoctoral positions
    Announcement date: 22 March 2018

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    Description

    Multiscale Electron Microscopy for Materials Characterization :
    This researcher will actively explore interfaces in nanocrystalline materials by the development of new methods of big-data acquisition and by the analysis of sequential images, diffraction patterns and spectrometric data sets. In addition, in partnership with data scientists, this researcher will explore novel approaches to visualizing big data sets generated by advanced aberration-corrected microscopy with the aim of developing an interactive, computer-assisted data acquisition and analysis capability. 
    Interested applicants should prepare a cover letter, curriculum vita, a brief statement of research accomplishments and contact information for at least three references. 

    Requirements

    Successful applicants will have a Ph.D in a relevant field of the physical sciences, demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team are required. 

    Contact

    Ms. Sue Stetler, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Whitaker Laboratory, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA 18017 (USA); sls4@lehigh.edu. 

    infdcap@lehigh.edu

  • University of Rochester - Center for Visual Science
    Rochester, USA
    Optical Engineering Position on Advanced Technology for Retinal Imaging
    Announcement date: 21 March 2018

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    Description

    A position is available to work with a collaborative team of vision scientists investigating the normal and diseased eye who share a number of custom-built adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopes for high resolution retinal imaging. Participating investigators include Jennifer Hunter, William Merigan, Jesse Schallek, and David Williams. The successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining and operating existing instruments, designing and fabricating new subsystems to enhance these instruments, as well as designing and fabricating new optical instrumentation for vision research. In addition, the applicant will be responsible for performing imaging experiments and for training new undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and CVS faculty to use AOSLOs.

    Requirements

    The successful applicant will have had hands-on experience with the design, construction, and alignment of complex optical instrumentation. MS or PhD in Optical Engineering preferred.

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    Contact

    Debbie Shannon, Administrator
    Center for Visual Science
    Box 319
    Rochester, NY  14620
    (585) 275-6864

  • University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM)
    Erlangen, Germany
    PhD position
    Announcement date: 21 March 2018

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    Description

    Nanostructures or nanopatterned surfaces show strongly enhanced (electro-)chemical reactivity due to their large surface-to-volume ratio. Vice versa, nanostructures are subject to very fast degradation in e.g. corrosive environment.

    In situ Transmission Electron Microscopy of electrochemical processes.

    The aims of this project are:

    • the establishment of micro-engineered TEM liquid cells for the observation of electrochemical processes at the nanoscale and
    • the development and conduction of reference experiments in electrochemical liquid cells.

    The applicant should be open to broad interdisciplinary cooperation within the Research training group GRK 1896 “In situ microscopy with electrons, X-rays and scanning probes” at the Friedrich-Alexander- University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) and should be fluent in English and German. Previous practical and scientific experiences in at least one of the fields, microelectronics technology or experimental transmission electron microscopy will be of advantage.

     

    Requirements

    The successful applicant will have had hands-on experience with semiconductor processing technology, (electro-)chemical processes, and/or in situ electron microscopy and a completed master’s degree in materials sciences, electrical engineering, chemistry, or physics.

    The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is interested in increasing the share of women in research and teaching positions and therefore explicitly encourages female candidates to apply. Physically disabled applicants receive favorable consideration when equally qualified.

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    Contact

    Dr. Michael Jank, Group manager Thin Film Systems

    Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB

    Schottkystr. 10

    91058 Erlangen

    michael.jank@leb.eei.uni-erlangen.de

  • The Francis Crick Institute
    London, United Kingdom
    Senior Laboratory Research Scientist (Electron Microscopy)
    Announcement date: 20 March 2018

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    Description

    An exciting opportunity to be a part of a pioneering biomedical research institute, dedicated to innovation and science. We are looking for a highly organised, enthusiastic, experienced and adaptable Electron Microscopist to join our growing team. The role is a Senior Laboratory Research Scientist within the Electron Microscopy Science Technology Platform (EM STP), one of 14 STPs that support science at the Crick. The priority of the team is to collaborate with Crick scientists to prepare, image and analyse their samples and return results to expedite discovery science. 

    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 Head of the EM STP.

    If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website on-line application

    The closing date for applications is 11th April 2018.

    Requirements

    To take on this position, you will have a degree and (optionally) a 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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    Contact

    Identity
    Lucy Collinson
    Head of Electron Microscopy
    The Francis Crick Institute
    eMail
    lucy.collinson@crick.ac.uk
  • University of Lausanne - Centre for Immunity and Infection
    Lausanne , Switzerland
    Director of In Vivo Imaging Facility
    Announcement date: 07 March 2018

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    Description

    • Set up and direct the In Vivo Imaging Facility (IVIF) at CIIL and Agora buildings.
    • Provide state-of-the art service for imaging of small animal models to researchers of CIIL and Agora
    • Supervision of the work by dedicated platform technician(s), financial management of the platform including preparation of the annual budget, choice of instruments and software to be acquired
    • Responsible for oversight of platform with input from IVIF faculty steering committee, including ensuring regular meetings with the steering committee.

    Applications should include a motivation letter, the curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief statement of research interests and experience, as well as names and contact information of three referees. 

    Requirements

    • Ph.D in biology, biophysics or bioengineering (or equivalent experience)
    • Expertise in advanced imaging of mouse models using multiphoton microscopy
    • Expertise in digital image analysis
    • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Self-motivated and enthusiastic

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    Contact

    Identity
    Prof. Tatiana Petrova
    eMail
    Tatiana.petrova@unil.ch
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