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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.

FEI

FEI, Brno, Czech Republic

Product Marketing Manager - Metals Market

Announcement date: 27 February 2015

Job description:

The Product Marketing Manager will be responsible for all facets of our Marketing Program including, voice of customer solution development, product development and testing, competitor evaluation, strategic planning and product launches. Once the launch occurs, the PMM will drive programs to establish market adoption and share. A keen awareness of the relationship of business and technical sales, as well as application of critical thinking and problem solving, will be required with an internal goal of driving revenue and the external goal of customer solution success. The successful candidate will focus on the metals marketplaces (steel, foundries, power coating).

The Product Marketing Manager is responsible for developing business plans, marketing strategy, and forecasts for assigned product lines, maintaining a strong understanding of customer technical requirements for existing and future products. This position identifies, evaluates, and recommends marketing opportunities consistent with product line objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Accompany sales engineers on customer visits to determine competitive strengths and weaknesses assist sales force in the promotion of FEI products at trade shows
  • Collect feedback from existing customers, prospects, and the sales force to assist in the definition of product configurations or enhancements that target specific markets or market segments
  • Work with the product development team to provide feedback and direction during the development process
  • Develop and execute a plan to grow the sales pipeline and gain market share
  • Work with applications development to turn special customer requirements into saleable products or features
  • Develop sales support materials including brochures, applications notes, product data sheets, competitive matrices, and technical presentations
  • Develop and present technical papers at professional symposia and author technical articles for trade press or present webinars for customer events
  • Develop and present training programs to the sales force to inform them of new products, enhancements, or competitive issues
  • Recommend, evaluate, and document FEI and third party accessories
  • Work with demonstration lab staff to develop effective specialized demonstration techniques and assist with customer demos as needed
  • Serve as a technical expert and representative to support the Metals market
  • Stay up to date on current trends in the market and customer issues.

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Contact:

Email: brorecruitment@fei.com

 

FEI

FEI, Brno, Czech Republic

Product Marketing Manager - Industrial Manufacturing

Announcement date: 27 February 2015

Job description:

The Product Marketing Manager will be responsible for all facets of our Marketing Program including, voice of customer solution development, product development and testing, competitor evaluation, strategic planning and product launches. Once the launch occurs, the PMM will drive programs to establish market adoption and share. A keen awareness of the relationship of business and technical sales, as well as application of critical thinking and problem solving, will be required with an internal goal of driving revenue and the external goal of customer solution success. The successful candidate will focus on the industrial manufacturing marketplace.

The Product Marketing Manager is responsible for developing business plans, marketing strategy, and forecasts for assigned product lines, maintaining a strong understanding of customer technical requirements for existing and future products. This position identifies, evaluates, and recommends marketing opportunities consistent with product line objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Accompany sales engineers on customer visits to determine competitive strengths and weaknesses assist sales force in the promotion of FEI products at trade shows
  • Collect feedback from existing customers, prospects, and the sales force to assist in the definition of product configurations or enhancements that target specific markets or market segments
  • Work with the product development team to provide feedback and direction during the development process
  • Develop and execute a plan to grow the sales pipeline and gain market share
  • Work with applications development to turn special customer requirements into saleable products or features
  • Develop sales support materials including brochures, applications notes, product data sheets, competitive matrices, and technical presentations
  • Develop and present technical papers at professional symposia and author technical articles for trade press or present webinars for customer events
  • Develop and present training programs to the sales force to inform them of new products, enhancements, or competitive issues
  • Recommend, evaluate, and document FEI and third party accessories
  • Work with demonstration lab staff to develop effective specialized demonstration techniques and assist with customer demos as needed
  • Serve as a technical expert and representative to support the Industrial Manufacturing Market
  • Stay up to date on current trends in the market and customer issues.

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Contact:

Email: brorecruitment@fei.com

 

McMaster University

McMaster University, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Advanced Electron Microscopy of Micro-Nano Systems

Announcement date: 23 February 2015

Job description:

The Department of Materials Science at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Materials Characterization. The appointment is intended to be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level; however, consideration will also be given to exceptional candidates at the Full Professor level. This position will expand upon current McMaster expertise in materials analysis, micro-nanostructures and nanoscale fabrication as well as contributing to the Faculty’s strategic initiatives in sustainability.

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 160 faculty members, along with close to 4,000 undergraduate and 750 graduate students.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has a strong international reputation in both research and teaching and is one of the top Materials Departments in Canada. In addition to our international reputation for excellence in characterization our faculty members are internationally recognized for their cutting edge research activities in areas such as nanomaterials, biomaterials, solar cells, supercapacitors, batteries, computational materials science, materials processing, corrosion, materials for automotive applications, as well as ferrous metallurgy.

The successful candidate should have expertise in the field of advanced electron microscopy methods, with a focus on structure and properties relationships in Micro-Nano systems (nanoscale structures, devices, low dimensional materials and/or interfaces). The applicant is expected to develop a strong externally funded research program in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and capitalize on the use of existing infrastructure at the university and located, in particular, at the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy. This facility currently houses two aberration-corrected microscopes, one FIB, 3 SEMs, one Auger Scanning Microscope and a 3D Atom Probe. Over the last few years, McMaster University has received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ministry of Research and Innovation and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council totaling approximately $40M in materials analysis. This position will build upon faculty expertise in materials engineering, as well as facilities and experience available through the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, the Centre for Emerging Device Technology and the Centre for Research in Micro-Nano Systems.

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Applications:

Faculty Selection Committee – Micro-Nano Systems
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, JHE-357
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L7, Canada
Email: matsci@mcmaster.ca

 

University Osnabrück

Faculty of Biology/Chemistry, University Osnabrück, Germany

Electron Microscopy Scientists

Announcement date: 23 February 2015

Job description:

The Faculty of Biology/Chemistry of the University Osnabrück seeks two

Electron Microscopy Scientists

for establishing and operating a central facility for Electron Microscopy (EM), and the scientific advance of the EM facility.

The positions are to be filled at earliest convenience. Payment is according Germany pay scale E13 TV-L, full time. Contracts are initially fixed for 4 years, and extensions are anticipated.

Tasks:

The scientist on position EM1/2015 will be responsible for the maintenance and supervision of EM systems, guidance of users in experimental design, practical support of EM-based experiments, and analyses of data.

The scientist on position EM2/2015 is responsible for the scientific development of ultrastructural analyses, implementation of novel methods and instrumentation and correlation of light and electron microscopy analyses. This position will support academic teaching in BSc-, MSc- and PhD-courses of the Department.

Both coworkers are expected to work as team providing support in planning and execution of experiments, as well as in the quantitative analyses of ultrastructural data.

The research projects of DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center SFB 944 and the center CellNanOs are directed to the understanding of the physiology and dynamics of cellular microcompartments. Ultrastructural analyses shall contribute to the understanding of assembly and structure of microcompartments as organization units in cells below the size of organelles.

The EM unit is part of the central project of SFB944 and the Center of Cellular Nanoanalytics Osnabrück (CellNanOs). The central project established in the first phase of SFB944 provides state of the art light microscopy (LM), super-resolution microscopy and live cell imaging and will be extended towards ultrastructural analyses in the current phase. The Faculty of Biology/Chemistry operates two TEM systems and FIB-SEM in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences. Further TEM/SEM instruments will be acquired for CellNanOS. By the end of 2016, LM and EM units will be housed in a new research building.

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Contact:

Prof. Dr. Michael Hensel
Phone: +49-541-969-3940
Email: Michael.Hensel@biologie.Uni-Osnabrueck.de

 

Technical University of Berlin

BAM - Federal Institute for Materials Research, Technical University of Berlin, Dept. 6.6. Nanotribology and Nanostructuring, Berlin, Germany

PhD position for studies on the interaction of nanoparticles in epoxy polymers with special focus on interface mechanics and composition

Announcement date: 20 February 2015

Job description:

Scanning Probe Micrsocopy Techniques (Tapping, Force Modulation, Intermodulation Microscopy), confocal Raman imaging, (E)SEM and XPS will be used to investigate nano- and micromechnical properties at the interface between Epoxy Polymers and Boehmite Nanoparticles. Kinetic (N)IR and rheology studies of curing processes complement the available techniques.

Profile

We are looking for a student holding a diploma or MSc in Polymer Science, Physics or Chemistry. The candidate preferably has some experience with polymers, one of the above mentioned microscopy techniques and programming. Another precondition is a degree which enables to start a PhD at the Technical University of Berlin for Dr. rer. nat. or Dr. ing. (http://www.referat-1a.tu-berlin.de/menue/promotion/parameter/en/).

The contract will be for 18 months first and in general is prolonged for another 18 months. Salary will be according to 50% of TVöD 13 (Bund). Basic knowledge of English and German are mandatory, German is necessary, e.g., for safety instruction courses and contact to the machine shop.

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Contact:

Prof. Dr. H. Sturm
BAM and TU Berlin
Email: heinz.sturm@bam.de

 

Utrecht University

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Department of Chemistry, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

PhD position for studies on the synthesis, characterization and performance of Heterogeneous Catalysts using a.o. Advanced Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 20 February 2015

Job description:

Designing more efficient and cheaper processes for chemicals and fuels production is a grand challenge. Since catalysts are crucial for these processes, understanding their structure and behavior at the nanometer scale is of great importance to both science and industry. Recently Prof. K.P. de Jong has received an ERC Advanced Grant for fundamental research on the synthesis of supported catalysts using advanced electron microscopy tools.

The focus of this project will be on zeolite and zeolite-alumina supported Pt catalysts which are relevant bifunctional catalysts for e.g. diesel production. Their synthesis will be studied both ex-situ and in-situ using newly developed liquid-phase Transmission Electron Microscopy. Nanoscale properties, such as size and location of Pt particles and chemical composition of the support, will be assessed using advanced electron microscopy techniques. Methods to control these nanoscale properties will be studied, and their impact on catalyst performance will be tested.

Profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled student holding an MSc in a relevant area of Chemistry, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering. The candidate preferably has some experience with catalysis, catalyst synthesis and/or electron microscopy.

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Contact:

Dr. Jovana Zečević
Email: j.zecevic@uu.nl

Prof. Dr. Krijn de Jong
Email: k.p.dejong@uu.nl

 

CNRS/ Université Paris Sud

Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France

Postdoc in Cryoelectron Microscopy to study the DNA organization in the bacteriophage capsid

Announcement date: 17 February 2015

Mission

A postdoctoral position is available for an enthusiastic and dedicated Post-doctoral fellow to join our ANR (the French National Research agency) funded research project. The successful candidate will explore the organization of DNA in the bacteriophage capsid during the infection process by using cryo-electron microscopy and Xray diffraction methods. Innovative methods will also be developed to study the DNA encapsidation process inside the bacteria and the packing of newly assembled capsids. Several bacteriophages species will be compared to explore how the confinement modifies the organization of the genetic material inside the capsid and the DNA ejection processes.

Profile

  • Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree and strong background either in electron microscopy and/or biochemistry and/or image analysis and/or virology and/or microbiology. Specific experience in cryo-electron microscopy and/or electron tomography will be highly appreciated but candidate with no experience in this domain will be considered if they are highly motivated.
  • We are seeking an independent individual with excellent communication skills and team spirit, interested by interdisciplinary approaches.
  • Good written and oral skills in English are required. The position is open immediately. Funding is available for one year. Salary of the successful candidate will be based on experience and qualifications. Funding will be searched for a second/third year if the candidate is successful.

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Contact:

Françoise Livolant
Email: francoise.livolant@u-psud.fr

 

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal

Postdoc position: Advanced Electron Microscopy of filled/core-shell nanotubes

Announcement date: 16 February 2015

Job Description

A two year postdoc position is available at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal to carry out electron microscopic and spectroscopic investigations of core-shell/filled nanotubes employing aberration corrected STEM. The investigations will be carried out using the aberration corrected microscopes employing both STEM/TEM imaging as well as spectroscopic analysis (EELS, EFTEM and EDS). Experience of having worked with aberration corrected electron microscopes will be strongly considered. Further knowledge of having worked with focus series acquisition/reconstruction as well as carrying out STEM/TEM simulation and generating structural models using standard softwares will be a plus.

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Contact:

Leonard Deepak Francis
Email: leonard.francis@inl.int

 

Universidad de Cádiz

INNANOMAT research group, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

PhD on Nanoscale and atom-scale characterisation of novel functional nanostructures for Photonics and Photovoltaics

Announcement date: 12 February 2015

Description
INNANOMAT research group (http://mse.com.es/) from the University of Cadiz has a vacancy for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to pursue a PhD degree, funded for a period of 36 months. The ESR will be registered as a PhD student at the University of Cadiz (http://www.uca.es/) and will carry out the majority of his/her research in the Department of Material Science, Metallurgical Engineering and Inorganic Chemistry. This department is located within a natural park, in the Scientific and Technological Campus of Puerto Real, 10 km away of Cadiz town, with an attractive cultural and leisure environment.

The research aims to find the relation between nanostructural and functional properties, as well as growth conditions of semiconductor and plasmonic nanostructures. These include; III-V(N) QW and QD for MIR LEDs with the incorporation of plasmonic nanoparticles (Lancaster Univ.), GaSb/InAsSb metamaterials (Manchester Univ. 2) for gas sensing and III-Sb/Si for high-efficiency solar cells (Manchester Univ. 2 and III-V LAB). Advanced electron microscopy techniques will be used, i.e. new double aberration-corrected electron microscope (fully equipped double aberration-corrected FEI Titan3 Themis 60-300 to be installed in 2015) and an updated supercomputer, to develop new methodologies for measurements and simulations at the atom-scale. Correlation between bandstructure and nanoscale structural properties will be a priority.

The ESR will be supervised by Professors of the INNANOMAT (Materials and Nanotechnology) and SIC (Computing Science) research groups of the University of Cadiz. He/she will work closely with other PROMIS researchers, with a number of secondment visits to these partners.

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Contact:

Prof. Sergio I. Molina
Email: sergio.molina@uca.es

 

CEA LETI

CEA LETI, Grenoble, France

PhD position for 3 years

Announcement date: 12 February 2015

Collaboration framework and context:
Strain engineering in advanced microelectronic devices allows for a substantial increase of carrier mobility in active layers. The advances in this field, especially for ultra-scaled devices (10 and 14 nm node FDSOI) or 3D architectures (stacked nanowires), must be supported by improvements in local strain characterization techniques. Substrate engineering, in particular the growth of epitaxial silicon (Si) and germanium (Ge) layers, is actively contributing to these advances and, as a consequence, require an accurate, local quantification of these elements. Here, the purpose is to develop a quantitative analysis for the nanoscale mapping of strain and Si-Ge concentrations compatible with the most advanced semiconductor devices. This work will be done in collaboration with StMicroelectronics.

Work description:
The combined analysis of strain and chemical composition will be performed using the “precession” mode in a transmission electron microscope (TEM). Indeed, CEA has recently introduced the use of precession nanobeam electron diffraction for the strain measurement with a 0.03% precision. Moreover, the beam precession substantially reduces the electron channeling effects which restrict the precision in elemental quantification by X-ray energy dispersive spectrometry (EDX). In parallel, the new SDD (Silicon Drift Detector) technology of EDX detectors allows the acquisition time to be reduced from hours to minutes. In particular, this study aims at implementing, synchronizing and acquiring in the TEM using the precession mode both diffraction patterns for strain measurement and EDX spectra for chemical analysis. A specific focus will be placed on the benefits of precession in improving the precision of chemical quantification. The new method will be implemented at the Nanocharacterization Platform (PFNC) in CEA Grenoble using a recently acquired probe-corrected FEI Themis TEM equipped with an X-FEG and SDD technology for the EDX analysis.

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Contact:

Nicolas Bernier
Email: nicolas.bernier@cea.fr

Alexandre Pofelski
Email: alexandre.pofelski-ext@st.com

 

Imperial College London

Imperial College London - Molecular Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, London, UK

FILM Microscopy Specialist

Announcement date: 11 February 2015

Closing date: 1 March 2015
Job Ref: RB020-15

We are seeking a skilled individual for the Facility for Imaging by Light Microscopy [FILM]. This post involves setup, maintenance, and user support and training for a range of state-of-the art light microscopes. It requires a high standard of technical expertise in the area of light microscopy. You will have responsibility for the day-to-day co-ordination, running and maintenance of the microscopes, in conjunction with other FILM staff. You will have particular responsibility for a new High Content Screening (HCS) microscope with duties ranging from assay and screen design, assay development/optimization, image analysis and automated data analysis for high content assay in a wide range of experimental systems.

An important element of the post will be support in data handling and processing, which will comprise optimising and implementing algorithms and liaising with the Bioinformatics Support Service (BSS) to develop an integrated data workflow including data acquisition software, image database, central processing via established software tools (commercial and open source) etc. This will require automation of workflows through scripting. Expertise in computer programming is highly desirable.

You must have a Bachelor Degree in a technical or biological area related to high content & light microscopy, or equivalent experience. You will have proven experience in light microscopy, and a strong background in high-content imaging, computational image analysis using commercial and open-source softwares and computer programming. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills, and an ambition to run the facility service for the benefit of microscope users.

URL (keyword search: FILM microscopy)

Informal enquiries:

Professor Tony Magee
Email: t.magee@imperial.ac.uk

Applications:

Website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment

 

National Institutes of Health

Electron Microscopy (EM) Core, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Electron Microscopy Senior Scientist and/or Core Director

Announcement date: 9 February 2015

Application deadline: April 15, 2015

We seek an expert for the Electron Microscopy (EM) Core in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. The incumbent will be responsible for supervising all activities of the Core which will be staffed by several experience electron microscopists. The Core works with DIR Principal Investigators for high-resolution imaging of cells, organelles, and molecules with a variety of techniques including negative staining, rotary shadowing, imbedding, sectioning, tomography, metal replica EM, and imaging tissue. The Director will be expected to oversee a dynamic research program focused on the development and application of cutting-edge electron microscopy methods for cellular and structural biology research for his/her own laboratory and will also supervise the Core staff, manage the Core budget, oversee training of Core users, and oversee the technical maintenance of all Core equipment. The EM Core will have a separate budget provided by the DIR and he/she will participate in separate quadrennial reviews of his/her laboratory research program and the Core. In the role of EM Core Director, he/she will interact extensively with NHLBI staff in planning and executing experiments involving EM imaging and is expected to maintain expertise in state-of-the-art methods.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and be an experienced scientist with significant experience in many aspects of electron microscopy and a record of independent scientific productivity as evidenced by citable publications. Experience with correlative light/EM imaging, novel methods development, digital image processing and analysis, cryo-EM, and 3D EM methods are highly desirable. Excellent interpersonal skills are a requirement. Salary and appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. More detailed information about the NHLBI DIR may be found at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/intramural/

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Applications:

Dan Fogarty
Administrative Officer
NHLBI
Email: Daniel.fogarty@nih.gov

 

Max F. Perutz Laboratories

DNA Damage Response Group, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Vienna, Austria

Postdoctoral position in Imaging

Announcement date: 9 February 2015

DNA Damage Response Group at Max F. Perutz Laboratories in Vienna, Austria, is looking for a postdoctoral scientist with solid experience in advanced microscopy. The three-year project focuses on using innovative optical microscopy techniques to visualize chromatin remodelling at DNA damage sites. We are looking for a particularly motivated, creative and self-driven scientist to work closely with a technician and two light microscopy facilities on an interdisciplinary imaging project. The project will involve frequent usage and optimization of three different microscopy setups: a spinning disc microscope equipped with a 355 nm pulsed laser for DNA damage induction, super-resolution based technologies (structured illumination microscopy, SOFI, 3B) and an advanced FLIM/FCS setup (Picoquant).

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in biophysics or biology-related sciences (cell biology, molecular biology)
  • Extensive experience in fluorescence microscopy and live imaging
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with different teams

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Applications:

Email: dea.slade@univie.ac.at
Email: josef.gotzmann@univie.ac.at
Email: kareem.elsayad@csf.ac.at

 

University of Glasgow
University of Oxford

School of Physics And Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK
Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK

Two Postdoc Positions at Glasgow and Oxford in STEM imaging with pixelated detectors

Announcement date: 6 February 2015

The closing date for applications is 11 March 2015 (Glasgow, midnight; Oxford, midday)

Applications are invited for two fixed-term (up to 36 months) postdoctoral positions (one at Glasgow and one at Oxford) in research associated with using fast pixelated detectors in STEM.

The overarching aim of the project is to use fast pixelated detectors to record the intensity as a function of scattering angle in the detector plane of a STEM, which is effectively a diffraction pattern. By recording each two-dimensional diffraction pattern as a function of probe position in a two-dimensional scan, a four-dimensional data set can be recorded that is the ultimate STEM imaging experiment. Such a rich dataset contains information about the phase shift that results from transmission, about the composition of the sample, the strain in the sample and the three-dimensional ordering in the sample. We propose to develop the methods to record this 4D data set, using fast pixelated detectors, and by developing an optimised direct-detection system, together with the methods to process such datasets to enable physically useful measurements to be made.

Application areas include imaging of soft materials, detection of fields and charge transfer, separation of strain and compositional information, and measurement of three-dimensional crystallographic ordering.

The posts have been created through the funding by the EPSRC of a joint project between The Universities of Glasgow and Oxford on developing methods and applications associated with pixelated detectors in aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy.

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Informal enquiries (Glasgow):

Dr Ian MacLaren
Email: ian.maclaren@glasgow.ac.uk

Informal enquiries (Oxford):

Prof. Peter Nellist
Email: peter.nellist@materials.ox.ac.uk

Applications (Glasgow):

Website: http://www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs

Applications (Oxford):

Website: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=117029

 

Paul Scherrer Institute PSI

Laboratory of Nuclear Materials, Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland

PhD Student

Announcement date: 6 February 2015

The Nuclear Fuels Group of the Laboratory of Nuclear Materials investigates the influence of irradiation on the lifetime and degradation of core materials of (nuclear) power plants. In the frame of a project on the hydrogen uptake of fuel claddings, we are looking for a

PhD Student

Examination of the causes of increased hydrogen uptake of Zr-based claddings under irradiation

Your tasks

  • Characterization of the compositional and microstructural changes due to long term irradiation using analytical tools available at PSI
  • Selection of small samples for further examinations using high resolution microscopy techniques
  • Comparison of materials with different irradiation histories and from different environments
  • Contribution to the development of models for the mechanism of hydrogen uptake
  • Publication of results in scientific journals and at international conferences

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Further information:

Dr Sousan Abolhassani
Phone +41 56 310 21 91

Applications:

Website: http://www.psi.ch/pa/offenestellen/0942

 

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Materials Research and Technology Department (MRT), Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Belvaux, Luxembourg

A post-doctoral researcher in correlative microscopy (M/F)

Announcement date: 6 February 2015

Ref: MRT-20150126-HELION
2 years fixed-term contract

Context of intervention

The Technology for Ion-based Nanoanalytics group of the MRT department focuses on the development of correlative microscopy for high-resolution high-sensitivity nano-analytics. The research activities cover fundamentals, instrument development and applications.

In the past 3 years, the Zeiss ORION Helium Ion Microscope (HIM) has emerged as an instrument of choice for sub-nm microscopy and nanofabrication. The unique combination between probing the sample with (light) ions and detecting emitted electrons confers unique capabilities to the HIM, including high contrast imaging, high depth of field and direct imaging of insulating samples.

In order to get chemical information with the highest sensitivity and highest lateral resolution, we have investigated the feasibility of combining Helium Ion Microscopy with Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and have developed a dedicated prototype instrument consisting of a Zeiss ORION Nanofab equipped with an in-house high-performance SIMS add-on system. This unique combination of high-resolution microscopy and high-sensitivity chemical mapping on a single instrument leads to a new level of correlative microscopy.

In this context, we are looking for a post-doc researcher who will participate in the project.

Mission

  • Investigate fundamental aspects of combined ion and electron detection under the irradiation by a light ion beam, including sputtering, damage formation, fragmentation and ionization mechanisms
  • Develop correlative workflows on the ORION Helium Ion Microscope, combining high-resolution electron microscopy images with high-sensitivity chemical mapping obtained by SIMS
  • Develop applications in the fields of materials science (e.g. semiconductors, metals, ceramics, polymers) and life science (e.g. toxicological effects of nanoparticles in tissues)
  • Participate in introducing and establishing the SIMS technique in the HIM community

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Applications:

Website: www.list.lu/

 

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried (near Munich), Germany

Cryo-EM Facility Manager

Announcement date: 6 February 2015

Deadline for application is February 27, 2015.

The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) in Martinsried near Munich, Germany, is one of the leading biomedical research institutes of the Max Planck Society with about 30 groups conducting cutting-edge basic research in molecular life sciences. The institute houses state-of-the-art facilities and has a lively, highly international atmosphere.

The MPIB is currently establishing a new cryo-EM facility. Expressions of interest are sought for the role of a microscopist/EM facility manager (f/m) for structural cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) with a focus on single particle analysis.

Your duties

The primary responsibilities will be to deliver and support the day-to-day operation of a recently acquired FEI Titan Halo instrument and the management of the newly established cryo-EM facility. The post holder will be responsible for the maintenance of electron microscopes and associated equipment and will provide expertise, support and training in cryo-EM to enable and contribute scientifically to related research and ongoing programs/projects of the Institute.

Your profile

The key topics of the study are listed below:

  • extensive experience in the operation of transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) at best the operation of a cryo-TEM (experience with any FEI Tecnai and/or Titan microscope would be beneficial)
  • experience handling cryogenic samples and sample preparation for cryo-EM
  • skills in manual and/or automated image acquisition for single particle analysis and/or cryo-electron tomography
  • good communication and presentational skills and the ability to manage and interact with staff and facility users at all levels

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Applications:

Dr. Ralf Tatzel
Email: gl@biochem.mpg.de

 

SCK•CEN

SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

PhD position: The evolution of atomic-scale defects in U(Th, Gd)O2+x

Announcement date: 6 February 2015

Project outline:
The properties of ceramic nuclear fuel, UO2, are crucial to the fleet of current and future nuclear power plants operating globally. Being the primary nuclear fuel, UO2 has been extensively studied through the years to determine its optimum design and enrichment to cope with high temperatures and degrading radiation environment. The PhD project will enrich the scientific basis of understanding the behavior of nuclear fuel by studying point-defect scale microstructure evolution in stoichiometric and non-stoichiometric depleted UO2 with added alloying elements.

Project objective:
The starting point for the work will be a systematic study on sintered hyperstoichiometric UO2+x, in which the introduction of extra O will have a significant effect on the amount of phases. The UO2 - U4O9 system has been extensively studied in the past yet it is expected that new information about the point defect evolution that drives the phase transformation will be obtained. The course of work will be expanded from the effect of hyperstoichimetry to the effect of additions, such as Gd and Th, and their effect on the phases in depleted hyperstoichiometric UO2+x.

The key topics of the study are listed below:

  • The connection between local (PAS and XAS) and extended structures (XRD and TEM) in hyperstoichiometric depleted UO2+x.
  • To determine how controlled amounts of additions (such as Th, Gd) modify the lattice and phases of depleted UO2+x.

The proposed work will use sintered polycrystalline depleted UO2+x samples fabricated at SCK-CEN. By controlled sintering conditions and post-processing experiments, the grain sizes and compositions of the pellets will be accurately determined. TEM and XRD examinations will take place at SCK-CEN. The PAS work will be carried out in co-operation with Aalto Univeristy, Finland, and XAS at the Soleil Synchrotron, France.

Requirements:
The applicants should have a degree in Physics/Engineering Physics/Nuclear Engineering/Materials Science. The optimal candidate would be familiar with transmission electron microscopy and have preliminary knowledge on advanced X-ray methods and/or positron annihilation spectroscopy.

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Further information:

Dr. Janne Pakarinen
Email: jpakarin@sckcen.be

 

University of Antwerp

EMAT electron microscopy research group and Vision Lab, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Ph.D. position, on the theme
Bringing light atoms to light: precise characterization of light-atom nanostructures using scanning transmission electron microscopy

Announcement date: 5 February 2015

The EMAT electron microscopy research group and the Vision Lab at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, announce an open

Ph.D. position
on the theme
Bringing light atoms to light: precise characterization of light-atom nanostructures using scanning transmission electron microscopy

Project

These days, characterisation of light-atom nanostructures at the atomic scale becomes increasingly important because of their use in battery and energy storage materials. The properties of these materials are indeed controlled by the precise arrangement of all atoms including light atoms such as lithium and hydrogen. Therefore, the quest to design improved materials drives research to develop and apply novel methods enabling us to characterise light-atom nanostructures with ultimate precision. Aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) has shown the potential to image light atoms. However, since all physical interactions with the electron beam get weaker as the elements get lighter, detecting and precisely locating light atoms remain important challenges. The aim of this research project is to propose a unique combination of physics-based modelling and statistical methods to obtain maximal detectability and precision. This will allow us to precisely measure the structure of light-atom nanocrystals being a prerequisite for a further understanding of their unique materials properties. The main focus in this project will be the theoretical investigation of different STEM imaging modes and the development and implementation of new quantitative strategies to interpret the resulting images.

Tasks

The PhD candidate will be expected
  • to acquire knowledge in the field of electron microscopy (image formation and electron-object interaction), statistical detection theory, and statistical parameter estimation theory
  • to develop, implement, and apply (Matlab, C, or C++) new techniques to quantitatively analyse STEM images
  • to discuss the results in terms of the expected performance of the technique and fundamental physical limitations
  • to publish and present research results in the form of articles in international peer reviewed journals and papers at international conferences.

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Contact:

S. Van Aert
Phone: +32 3 265 3252
Email: sandra.vanaert@uantwerpen.be
Website: http://www.emat.uantwerpen.be/

A.J. den Dekker
Phone: +32 3 265 2869
Email: arjan.dendekker@uantwerpen.be
Website: http://visielab.uantwerpen.be

 

University of Antwerp

NANO research centre, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Research manager, NANO Consortium of Excellence - 2015BAPFWETEF042

Announcement date: 4 February 2015

To apply before March 15th 2015

The NANO research centre of the University of Antwerp is a consortium formed by three research groups (EMAT, CMT and Plasmant) with Prof. Jo Verbeeck as spokesperson. Recently, this consortium was nominated by the University of Antwerp as Consortium of Excellence. Within this new framework we are currently looking for:

A research manager for the NANO Consortium of Excellence

Job description

  • You will coordinate and manage running scientific projects.
  • You will provide support in writing project reports.
  • You will present the consortium at project information meetings.
  • You will provide support in obtaining externally funded research grants.
  • You will actively promote the consortium research towards the public and funding agencies.
  • You will maintain a website presenting the consortium.
  • You will organise project meetings, workshops and congresses.
  • You will explore new funding possibilities and support the process of writing new proposals for the consortium members.
  • You will support the consortium in archiving and Open Access issues.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold (or get during the application period) a doctorate degree (PhD) or Master in physics/chemistry/materials science.
  • You are an excellent communicator.
  • You have outstanding presentation skills (also in English).
  • You have excellent technical writing skills (also in English).
  • You have the ability to successfully bridge the gap between scientific jargon and the public.
  • You can build and maintain a modern website.
  • You are aware of the latest in social networks and interactive media.
  • You have demonstrated organisational skills.
  • Management experience in research is an advantage.
  • You have good knowledge of materials science and characterization.
  • You are fluent in English, quality-oriented and creative.
  • You are highly motivated and eager to emerge in several scientific projects.

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Contact:

Prof. Johan Verbeeck
Phone: +32-3-265 3249
Email: jo.verbeeck@uantwerp.be

 

FEI

FEI, Brno, Czech Republic

Application Engineer

Announcement date: 2 February 2015

Job Profile:

  • Detailed and in-depth knowledge of our systems and applications
  • Participation in defining the needs for new products development
  • Execution of jobs, demonstrations and customer training
  • Delivering scientific and other publications (papers, conference proceedings, applications notes)
  • Providing customer and market feedback to R&D and Product Managers
  • Collaboration with other company departments to ensure that system requirements are well understood, developed, integrated and thoroughly tested
  • Maintaining and nurturing pool of microscopy solution expertise (technology, methodology)
  • Translating customer needs into workable solutions
  • Leading applications development projects
  • The function is based in Brno, the Czech Republic

Requirements

  • MSc or PhD in Material Science, Physics, Engineering or Biology
  • 2-7 years of experience as an operator/user of an SEM or SDB system
  • Demonstrated experience of using software in complex products with extensive hardward interactions
  • Knowledge of programming would be an advantage
  • Strong communicative skills (both verbal and written)
  • Result oriented, ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to travel internationally as needed (10% maximum)
  • Active knowledge of English. Ability to learn Czech language

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Contact:

Email: brorecruitment@fei.com

 

FEI

FEI, Brno, Czech Republic

Application Engineer microCT

Announcement date: 2 February 2015

Job Profile:

  • Detailed and in-depth knowledge of FEI systems with focus on X-ray microtomography and applications
  • Overview and understanding of application and technologies on the market – specifically for microCT
  • Knowledge and execution of sample preparation for microCT and SEM
  • Participation in defining the needs for new products development
  • Execution of jobs, demonstrations and customer training
  • Delivering scientific and other publications (papers, conference proceedings, applications notes)
  • Providing customer and market feedback to R&D and Product Managers
  • Collaboration with other company departments to ensure that system requirements are well understood, developed, integrated and thoroughly tested
  • Maintaining and nurturing pool of microCT and correlative solution expertise (technology, methodology)
  • Translating customer needs into workable solutions
  • Leading applications development projects
  • The function is based in Brno, the Czech Republic but collaborating globally inside FEI and externally

Requirements

  • MSc or PhD in Material Science, Physics, Engineering
  • 2-7 years of experience as an operator/user of an X-ray CT system. SEM or SDB system experience advantage
  • Demonstrated experience of using software in complex products with extensive hardward interactions
  • Ability to correlate data from multiple different systems/technologies and optimize data flow
  • Knowledge of programming would be an advantage
  • Strong communicative skills (both verbal and written) and ability to cooperate internationally
  • Result oriented, ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to travel internationally as needed (20% maximum)
  • Active knowledge of English. Ability to learn Czech language is advantage

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Contact:

Email: brorecruitment@fei.com

 

EMPA

Electron Microscopy Center, EMPA, Dübendorf, Switzerland

PhD position: compositional and microstructural characterization of III-V semiconducting nanowires by transmission electron microscopy techniques

Announcement date: 28 January 2015

The position will be available as of February 2015. The planned project duration is three years.

Empa’s Electron Microscopy Center is offering a SNSF-funded PhD project on Growth of III-V nanostructures in 3D templates and their characterization.

Project outline
As the scaling-down of silicon microelectronic devices is approaching fundamental limits, the semicon-ductor industry is forced to research and develop novel materials and devices. The integration of III-V semiconductors on Si is key to open up new possibilities for (opto-)electronic devices and thus new on-chip functionalities. This PhD project aims at doing a major step ahead in deepening the understanding of III-V nanoscale epitaxy processes, investigating the correlation between growth parameters and crystal morphology, as well as composition and defect formation. This will be enabled by advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques (e.g. aberration corrected TEM/STEM, atomic-scale EELS and EDX, in-line electron holography, electron tomography) along with the concurrent development of image analysis methods. This is a collaborative project with the Materials Integration and Nanoscale Devices - MIND Group at IBM, Rüschlikon.

Applicants are expected to hold a Master’s degree in physics, materials science or related field with a strong background in semiconductor physics and materials science. Previous experience with transmission electron microscopy is desirable. The candidate is highly motivated, able to work in a multidisciplinary field and capable of performing in competitive teams. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory.

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Further information:

Dr. Marta D. Rossell
Email: marta.rossell@empa.ch

 

Oxford Brookes University

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Cell Biology and Imaging

Announcement date: 26 January 2015

Ref: 455/19195/BC
Closing date: 9th February 2015

Basal bodies organise the assembly and maintenance of cilia and flagella in eukaryotic cells. Most cells in the human body form a cilium or flagellum, which are required for either cell signaling and/or moving cells through fluid. Dysfunction of basal bodies, cilia and flagella are linked to a number of human diseases collectively called ciliopathies. Cilia and flagella are highly conserved cellular structures that are also required for cell motility and play an important role in the pathogenesis of a number of tropical parasites affecting Humans, including Trypanosoma brucei which causes African sleeping sickness. This project will investigate the early assembly steps of basal body duplication. The successful candidate will use a range of three dimensional bioimaging tools in our well-funded Bioimaging until including electron tomography and SBF-SEM and investigate the protein composition using a range of established molecular biology tools.

You will have:

  • a degree in a biological topic
  • a PhD in a biological topic
  • Research experience in cell biology
  • Research experience in biological imaging and electron microscopy
  • An ability and willingness to carry out collaborative research with an international network.
  • A strong background in electron microscopy and imaging software.

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Further information:

Website: https://edm.brookes.ac.uk/hr/hr/vacancies.do?id=16754769

 

FEI

FEI, Shanghai, P. R. China

TEM Application Engineer II

Announcement date: 22 January 2015

The Position

The Applications Team is responsible for providing technical expertise in the support of FEI's Global sales efforts.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Performing high quality product demonstrations, including the development of new techniques and applications for FEI partners and customers. Technical product expert assisting with all phases of the sales cycle.
  • Cultivating positive customer relationships and acting as a high level customer interface for specific instrument/applications issues, acting as a technical expert, explaining complex technology details, giving in depth presentations, and assisting in technique development.
  • Supporting and training customers after the sale has been made and the system is signed off. Assisting FEI Service Engineers on instrument sign offs and specific application techniques.
  • Providing continuous feedback to the product groups on system performance, features, and problems while collaborating with marketing/development groups on future product developments.

The Requirements

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.

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

  • Typically requires a university degree in a science discipline
  • Higher degree is greatly preferred
  • Experience in a relevant commercial/research/production establishment with recent experience utilizing Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) technology in sample characterization
  • Knowledge of advanced technology and diagnostics as well as operational optimization experience of analytical equipment; specifically electron microscopes and various energy dispersive spectrometers nor other analytical techniques required
  • Excellent, enthusiastic, clear communication skills, both written and verbal, with a diverse audience are critical to the success of this position
  • Excellent customer interfacing and technical sales skills a must
  • Proven ability to interact with cross - functional and cross - cultural teams
  • Ability to travel both domestically as well as internationally and possession of a valid passport
  • Language: fluent English and Chinese a must (or at least the ability of learning Chinese within a short period)

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Contact:

Binjie Wang
Email: binjie.wang@fei.com

 

Haldor Topsoe

Haldor Topsoe, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

PostDoc for Electron Microscopy (S/TEM) in Environmental Catalysis

Announcement date: 16 January 2015

Deadline: February 9, 2015

We are expanding our research activities in environmental catalysis within the strong collaborative project “HyDeCat: Enabling Ultra Deep Hydrodesulfurization by Nanoscale Engineering of New Catalysts”. The project aims at engineering, atom-by-atom, future catalytic solutions to the environmental challenges faced globally by oil refineries, where the removal sulfur and nitrogen constituents in oil products must be advanced.

We employ a multidisciplinary platform including state-of-the-art characterization tools, surface science techniques, microreactor testing and size-selected nanoparticle synthesis; competences that are made available at Haldor Topsoe A/S, the Technical University of Denmark, the iNANO center at Aarhus University and affiliated partners in UK and USA.

Your efforts will be to undertake experimental studies of MoS2-based catalysts using (scanning) transmission electron microscopy (S/TEM) and to contribute actively to our collaborative research goals. The studies will involve single-atom sensitive electron microscopy in collaboration with international leading researchers at the SuperSTEM Laboratory (UK) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA). The position is a 1.5-year PostDoc position.

Your responsibilities

  • Develop our atomic-scale model for MoS2-based oil refining catalysis
  • Experimental research related to our oil refining catalysts
  • Application of S/TEM with single-atom sensitivity

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Further information::

Senior Research Scientist, Microscopy, Stig Helveg
Phone: +45 45 27 28 23
Website: http://www.topsoe.com

 

University of Huddersfield

School of Computing & Engineering, University of Huddersfield, UK

Research Fellow in Nuclear Materials (2 posts)

Announcement date: 13 January 2015

Fixed term appointment for 3.5 years (from March/April 2015), Full Time
Ref: R1431
Closing date: 2 February 2015

We invite applications from outstanding scientists to fill two postdoctoral Research Fellow positions at the University of Huddersfield. You will use the Microscope and Ion Accelerator for Materials Investigations (MIAMI) Facility to explore radiation damage in nuclear materials on a project funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). MIAMI is a unique UK facility providing excellent opportunities for high-impact research and collaboration with other leading research groups worldwide.

Responsibilities will include the design and execution of complex irradiation experiments, analysis of results and preparation of publications. You will also be encouraged and supported to attend international conferences to disseminate your research to the scientific community.

You must have a PhD in a relevant field and a publication record commensurate with your stage of career.

You must have good knowledge of at least two of the following:

  • transmission electron microscopy
  • radiation damage in materials
  • structural nuclear materials
  • nuclear waste storage materials.

In addition, you must have extensive experience of sample preparation for materials characterisation and at least one of the following:

  • transmission electron microscopy
  • operation and maintenance of ion beam systems.

Information on the Research Group and the MIAMI Facility is available here:

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Contact:

Professor Steve Donnelly
Email: s.e.donnelly@hud.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Hinks
Email: j.a.hinks@hud.ac.uk

Applications:

Website: http://www.hud.ac.uk/jobs

 

University of Manchester

School of Materials, University of Manchester, UK

Postdoctoral Research Associate Developing Multiscale Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 7 January 2015

Closing date : 11/01/2015
E&PS-05704

Due to a major expansion of, and capital investment in, the Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility we are advertising three positions to join a large team of academics, technical staff and post-doctoral fellows. One will be developing in situ x-ray imaging of the degradation of composite materials and of other engineering materials (EPS-05705), one will be developing multiscale imaging linking X-ray imaging to electron microscopy (EM) to forensically investigate damage at a range of scales (EPS-05704 – this position), and the third will be developing algorithms and the in situ experimental hardware for fast acquisition dynamic X-ray CT (EPS-05706). A particular emphasis for all posts will be on the development of time lapse computed tomography to follow experiments in situ. In all cases you will be working with an international network of collaborators using state of the art facilities.

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline. Expertise in image analysis procedures and experience of working with X-ray CT or EM is essential. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and leading a small research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Philip Withers
Tel: 0161 306 4282
Email: p.j.withers@manchester.ac.uk

 

AGH University of Science and Technology

Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Sciences & International Centre of Electron Microscopy for Materials Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

Post-doctorate or senior scientist position

Announcement date: 6 January 2015

The call is open immediately and will be closed on 10th of February, 2015.

The Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Sciences and International Centre of Electron Microscopy for Materials Science (IC-EM) invite applications for an experienced Post-Doctorate Scientist in materials science and/or physics to strengthen and further develop a twelve people team.

The present research frame is focused on quantitative characterisation of micro/nanostructure and properties of various materials, structure-property relationship as well as tailoring microstructure for desired properties. Electron microscopes are the main investigation tools, around a probe Cs corrected Titan Cubed 60-300 with a ChemiSTEM, a Merlin Gemini II SEM and a comprehensive preparation laboratory with FIB and NanoMill 1040. More details are given on the Centre website: http://www.tem.agh.edu.pl.

This offer aims at a person with a PhD degree in materials science or physics. For this position it is essential to have experience in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). Proven ability to conduct academic research (mainly using TEM), ability to make clear oral and written presentations as well as self-motivation are prerequisite. Ability to write publications in international journals, fluent English (spoken and written) are expected. Teaching ability in English and in Polish is required. Female scientists are encouraged to apply.

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Applications:

Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Czyrska-Filemonowicz
AGH University of Science and Technology
Al. Mickiewicza 30,
PL-30059 Krakow, Poland
Tel. +48 12 617 2929 or +48 12 617 2587 (secretary)
Email: czyrska@agh.edu.pl
Website: http://www.tem.agh.edu.pl

 

ALERYS

Biochemical and Biophysical Characterization Department, ALERYS, Lyon, France

Electron Microscopy and Imaging Manager

Announcement date: 5 January 2015

The position

As part of the Biochemical and Biophysical Characterization Department, you will manage the Transmission Electron Microscope and Imaging Unit as well as the technical equipment platform. You will provide a high-level of scientific expertise and ensure the evaluation, selection, fine tuning and certification of ultra-structural characterization methods.

Your main duties will be:

  • To put forward and to develop new approaches and methods for the characterization of candidate vaccines, adjuvants and intermediaries by cryo-TEM,
  • To participate in the definition and the implementation of the analytical strategy of the characterization of candidate vaccines,
  • To conduct studies as well as to supervise and train two team-members to perform the analyses,
  • To guarantee the quality of the analyses and to consolidate, format and communicate the results within the group,
  • To monitor scientific developments in the domain and to provide technical and scientific expertise,
  • To actively contribute to the production of intellectual and scientific property of the Biochemical and Biophysical Characterization Department through publications, patents, conferences,
  • To be the group's chief expert for these disciplines and to develop a network of both internal and external partners.

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Applications:

Faustine JOND
Email: annonce@alerys.fr
quoting reference 14-101-36/EMS

 

EMPA

Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures Laboratory, EMPA, Dübendorf, Switzerland

Postdoctoral position in microstructure analyses of thin films and electrodeposits by electron backscatter diffraction techniques (EBSD)

Announcement date: 22 December 2014

The position will be available as of January 2015

Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain in Switzerland and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society. Our “Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures Laboratory” is offering a

Postdoctoral position in microstructure analyses of thin films and electrodeposits by electron backscatter diffraction techniques (EBSD)

We are looking for a post-doc qualified in materials science, physics or a related field. Research is conducted in an international environment in cooperation with several industrial and academic partners, with most long-term funding coming from European and national projects.

The successful candidate will assist

  • in the development of electron backscatter diffraction techniques in transmission and for strain and stress analyses using cross correlation techniques and
  • microstructure analyses of nano-crystalline thin films and electrodeposits. Experience in electron backscatter diffraction techniques and microsctucture analyses is desirable. Knowledge of X-ray diffraction techniques, raman analyses and micromechanics would be an asset.

For successful candidates, a strong interest in working at the cutting edge of experimental science and a high motivation to work in international and multidisciplinary research teams are essential. Proficiency in English, both written and spoken, is essential. Knowledge of German and/or French would be advantageous.

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Additional information:

Dr. Xavier Maeder
Email: xavier.maeder@empa.ch

 

Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC)

Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC), Edinburgh, UK

3-year PhD Studentships

Announcement date: 22 December 2014

Deadline for applications is 30th of January 2015

A number of 3-year PhD studentships are available within ESRIC in 2015 to use state-of-the-art microscopy techniques to study human biology and disease. Projects offered are outlined below and instructions on how to apply can be found at the following link: http://www.esric.org/opportunities.html

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Applications:

Mrs Maureen Franks
IB3 Administrator
David Brewster Building
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS
Email: m.h.franks@hw.ac.uk

 

EMPA + ETHZ (D-MATL)

Electron Microscopy Center, EMPA, Dübendorf and Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry at ETHZ (D-MATL), Zurich, Switzerland

PhD project on: “Structure analysis of synthetic two-dimensional polymers (2DP) and related covalent monolayer sheets by electron microscopy-based techniques.”

Announcement date: 18 December 2014

The position will be available as of January 2015

The Electron Microscopy Center at Empa, Dübendorf, and the Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry at ETHZ (D-MATL) offer a joint SNSF-financed PhD project on

Structure analysis of synthetic two-dimensional polymers (2DP) and related covalent monolayer sheets by electron microscopy-based techniques.

Project outline

Two-dimensional polymers (2DP) are a rapidly developing new materials class with an extremely attractive application potential ranging from sensing and non-linear optics to surface coating and nanofiltration. Momentarily synthesis of these structurally new polymers is ahead of atomic scale analysis. This regards particularly those cases where 2DPs are created at the air/water interface. Because of contrast and thermal sensitivity issues combined with the sheets responsive, elastic nature, single layered 2DPs are notoriously complicated candidates for structure analysis. The project aims at doing a major step ahead in terms of single sheet structure analytics by concentrating on a few highly relevant techniques (TEM, STEM and HIM (He ion microscopy)) and aiming at learning how to properly apply them to selected kinds of sheets for which substantial experience has already been accumulated. Further, valence electron energy-loss spectroscopy (VEELS) in STEM/TEM will also be applied to get access to the sheets dielectric function with high lateral resolution and to be able to compare them with other thin and bulk matter in terms of confinement of plasmonic modes, band gap shifts and shifts of interband transitions.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong background in the natural sciences and molecular structure analysis (preferably EM), able to work in a multidisciplinary field and capable of performing in competitive teams. The candidate needs to be proficient in spoken and written English and have a Master’s degree.

The work will be carried out at Empa Dübendorf and at the Department of Materials, ETHZ, jointly supervised by Dr. Rolf Erni and Prof. A. Dieter Schlüter. The position will be available as of January 2015. The planned project duration is three years.

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Further information:

Dr. Rolf Erni
Email: rolf.erni@empa.ch

Prof. Schlüter
Email: ads@mat.ethz.ch

 

Rothamsted Research

The Bioimaging facility, Rothamsted Research, UK

Electron Microscopist

Announcement date: 18 December 2014

Closing date: Wednesday, 21 January, 2015
Vacancy reference: 1384

The Bioimaging facility at Rothamsted Research has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Electron Microscopist to join our team. Rothamsted Research's recently refurbished bioimaging facility provides state-of-the-art imaging equipment and expertise available to internal as well as external users. We undertake research in all standard microscopical techniques used in biological research.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day running of the Electron Microscopy instruments of the bioimaging unit and to carry out and support research and training. They will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of a Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), two Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) and equipment for the TEM/SEM sample preparation. Applicants should have proven experience with TEM and/or SEM instruments; interest in the EM field, and a desire to follow up the latest technical developments. You should be well motivated, have strong problem-solving, team working and communication skills with the ability to relate to and communicate with users about EM issues.

The Electron Microscopist will:

  • Utilize advanced skills in electron microscopy to assist researchers in achieving the results needed,
  • Learn and develop protocols tailored to the needs of the specific crop and other biological systems,
  • Participate in the publication of research results, manage laboratory operations and train users in electron microscopy methods and instrument operation,
  • Evaluate new and innovative technologies in electron microscopy research,
  • Conduct experiments with the consultation of the facility manager,
  • Perform other related duties as assigned in order to meet the goals and objectives of the Institute.

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Applications:

Website: http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/jobs/1384

 

Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives

CEA LETI, Minatec Campus, Grenoble, France

Materials Nanocharacterisation Scientist - Transmission Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 17 December 2014

Job description

The NanoCharacterisation Platform (PFNC) comprises more than 40 state-of-the-art characterization tools, operated by 80 researchers, technicians and students. This platform, unique in Europe and supported by three institutes of the CEA Grenoble (LETI, LITEN and INAC), is dedicated to the development of new characterization techniques for Nanoscience, semiconductor nanotechnologies and materials for energy, and to provide resources and expertise to support the programs of the CEA and its partners. In addition to these priority tasks we also participate in national and international programs with manufacturers, suppliers and academic partners, and train students and postgraduates. The instruments and expertise of the PFNC institutes are organized into competence centers (CdC): analysis by ion beam, X-ray, surface analysis, electron and near-field microscopies, optical characterization, analysis of mechanical properties and sample preparation.

In this context, we are looking for a scientist to strengthen the electron-microscopy competence center (for more details open the pdf below).

At the PFNC, such as a monochromated FEI Titan3 Ultimate TEM, with image and probe correctors, GATAN energy filter are available. Additional TEMs available include a probe corrected FEI Titan Themis and a FEI Tecnai Osiris both with ChemiSTEM, a FEI Tecnai and a JEOL 2010 FEF equipped with precession electron diffraction module ASTAR from Nanomegas. We also have three different dual beam focused ion beam (FIB) systems, a Xe ion Plasma FIB as well as tools such as Atom Probe, SIMS, Scanning probe, XPS and a range of analytical SEMs….

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Contact:

Vincent Delaye
Tel.: +(33)438781918
Email: vincent.delaye@cea.fr

 

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Imaging and Characterization Core Lab, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Senior Research Engineer (TEM)

Announcement date: 15 December 2014

Job Summary

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a major new graduate university focused on becoming a leader in science and technology research and graduate education. Located near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the university’s coastline campus on the Red Sea features high-quality residences, extensive recreational facilities and beach, a multicultural environment, and a high quality of life for employees and their families.

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall maintenance of all the transmission electron microscopes in the Imaging and Characterization Core Lab to ensure high equipment uptime.
  • Conduct preventive maintenance of all the TEMs per predefined PM schedule.
  • Conduct trouble-shooting and corrective maintenance of all the TEMs.
  • Work with FEI factory service support team to speed up the trouble shooting and problem solving process.
  • Manage all the TEM spare parts and consumables.
  • Responsible for the management and maintenance of the TEM Sample Preparation Lab.

Organization

Core Labs and Major Facilities

Division

Core Lab: Nanofabrication & Thin Film Laboratory

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Applications:

Website: http://apptrkr.com/557067

 

Maastricht University

Nanoscopy division of the Multimodal Molecular Imaging institute (M4I), Maastricht University, The Netherlands

System manager/Data analyst

Announcement date: 12 December 2014

The Maastricht University is searching for a system manager/data analyst for its Nanoscopy division of the Multimodal Molecular Imaging institute (M4I).

Overall Purpose of the Job

The system manager/data analyst facilitates all the computational aspects in microscopic data acquisition and processing. He/she serves the members of the division and provides an IT infrastructure which will also be open to external users. The system manager tasks include the maintenance of dedicated unix workstations and integration with the university and national high performance computing facilities. The data analyses part includes development of customised automated high-throughput data acquisition schemes and pipelines for fast initial characterisation of the data produced.

Key Responsibilities, Accountabilities or Duties

  1. Facilitate all IT aspects of the Nanoscopy division.
  2. Maintenance of dedicated Unix workstations.
  3. Linking person between the division and the faculty IT department.
  4. Installation and maintenance of scientific software packages.
  5. Organisation and implementation of training tutorials and courses in data analysis.
  6. Development and implementation of non-standard data acquisition schemes.
  7. Provision of a pipeline of fast initial data analysis
  8. Training of new research staff.
  9. Setting up and maintaining electronic logbooks.
  10. Selection, purchasing, installation and commission of new IT equipment.

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Additional information:

Prof Peter Peters
Email: peter.peters at maastrichtuniversity.nl

Dr. Raimond Ravelli
Email: rbg.ravelli at maastrichtuniversity.nl

Applications:

Email: hrm-rw-vacatures at maastrichtuniversity.nl

 

Maastricht University

Nanoscopy division of the Multimodal Molecular Imaging institute (M4I), Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Two experimental officers in electron microscopy

Announcement date: 12 December 2014

The Maastricht University is searching for experimental officers for its Nanoscopy division of the Multimodal Molecular Imaging institute (M4I).

Overall Purpose of the Job

The experimental officers facilitate the use, development and integration of electron microscopy among the members of the Facility. They train users, ranging from undergraduate students to research staff, in sample preparation and imaging. They are responsible for maximum uptime of the infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities, Accountabilities or Duties

  1. Facilitation of electron microscopy research projects within the University.
  2. Organisation and implementation of training tutorials and courses in electron microscopy.
  3. Training and supervising of undergraduate, postgraduate as well as research staff in high-resolution electron microscopy.
  4. Implementation of non-standard EM techniques with particular reference to immune EM, 3D volume EM and cryo-EM.
  5. Involvement in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  6. Acting as an interface between the unit and contract customers, and providing advice, training and practical assistance in contract work carried out by the unit.
  7. Maintaining electronic logbooks on project status, microsope usage, incidents and interventions.
  8. Advising and assisting in the selection, purchase, installation and commissioning of new equipment.
  9. Attending EM manufacturer’s specialist instrumentation servicing courses.
  10. Providing help in the writing of the annual (financial) report.

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Additional information:

Prof Peter Peters
Email: peter.peters at maastrichtuniversity.nl

Dr. Raimond Ravelli
Email: rbg.ravelli at maastrichtuniversity.nl

Applications:

Email: hrm-rw-vacatures at maastrichtuniversity.nl

 

Maastricht University

Nanoscopy division of the Multimodal Molecular Imaging institute (M4I), Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Facility Manager & Research Scientist (PhD)

Announcement date: 12 December 2014

The Maastricht University is searching for a Facility Manager for its Nanoscopy division of the Multimodal Molecular Imaging institute (M4I).

Overall Purpose of the Job

The Facility Manager supervises the service activities of the lab, participates in the daily lab and microscopy work, and reports to the director of the Nanoscopy division.

Key Responsibilities, Accountabilities or Duties

  1. Organizing and providing the highest quality service.
  2. Enabling optimal use of the instruments.
  3. Developing new methods to enable new biological applications such as large volume Serial Block Face Scanning Electron Microscopy, high throughput EM, cryo-PALM, improved CLEM techniques, or new data analysis methods.
  4. Being scientifically embedded within the Nanoscopy division and user groups.
  5. Supervision of research support staff.

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Additional information:

Prof Peter Peters
Email: peter.peters at maastrichtuniversity.nl

Dr. Raimond Ravelli
Email: rbg.ravelli at maastrichtuniversity.nl

Applications:

Email: hrm-rw-vacatures at maastrichtuniversity.nl

 

Maastricht University

Nanoscopy division of the Multimodal Molecular Imaging institute (M4I), Maastricht University, The Netherlands

2 (Senior) Post-doc and 2 PhD candidate positions in cryo-electron microscopy

Announcement date: 12 December 2014

The Maastricht University is searching for post-docs and PhD candidates for its Nanoscopy division of the Multimodal Molecular Imaging institute (M4I).

Overall Purpose of the Job

Post-doc candidates will bring in expertise in at least one of the individual steps of the workflow. In particular, candidates with expertise in cryo-electron tomography, subtomogram averaging and single particle analysis are encouraged to apply. Experienced PhD candidates in adjacent disciplines could also apply.

Requirements

The successful candidates hold a master degree (PhD candidates) or PhD (post-doc candidates) 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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Additional information:

Prof Peter Peters
Email: peter.peters at maastrichtuniversity.nl

Dr. Raimond Ravelli
Email: rbg.ravelli at maastrichtuniversity.nl

Applications:

Email: hrm-rw-vacatures at maastrichtuniversity.nl

 

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne EPFL

Electron Spectrometry and Microscopy Laboratory LSME, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Post doctoral position in 3D (S)TEM analysis of dislocations

Announcement date: 11 December 2014

Open position

Open post doc position (1 years) in the field of three dimensionnal analysis of dislocations using (S)TEM techniques

The main topics will deal with:

Development of STEM based technique for the three dimensional analysis of dislocations and other kind of linear and punctual defects in materials.

A good background in materials sciences, disocation analysis and Weak-Beam dark field imaging is mandatory.

Experience in operating a Cs corrected, TEM as well as in programming and scripting for data analysis are of great advantage.

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Applications:

Email: cecile.hebert@epfl.ch

 

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

TEM Technical Specialist

Announcement date: 11 December 2014

Job Summary

The Imaging and Characterization Core Laboratory is a multidisciplinary laboratory that supports research across many different departments within KAUST. The laboratory supports not only materials and device research in physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and chemistry, but it also facilitates research interaction and collaboration between the physical, chemical, biological and medical disciplines.

Major Responsibilities

  • Perform standardized protocols for histology
  • Handle research specimens based on sound knowledge of histological/immunochemical processes.
  • Bio TEM sample preparation and basic TEM imaging
  • Maintain and run TEM preparation lab
  • Engage in KAUST research projects that require advanced electron microscopy techniques and provide value-added service
  • Keep safe working procedure, in compliance with KAUST HSE regulations.

Organization

Core Labs and Major Facilities

Division

Core Lab: Adv Nanofab Imaging & Char

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Applications:

Website: http://apptrkr.com/553889

 

Ecole Centrale Paris

MSSMAT laboratory (Mécanique Sols, Structures et Matériaux, UMR CNRS 8579), Ecole Centrale Paris, Paris, France

Tenure track position

Announcement date: 10 December 2014

Position : tenure track (CDI LRU) at the “maître de conferences” level

Expected start : beginning of 2015

Context:

The successful candidate will be posted at the MSSMAT laboratory (Mécanique Sols, Structures et Matériaux, UMR CNRS 8579) of the mechanical and civil engineering teaching department.

The “Ecole Centrale Paris” trains highly skilled generalist engineers able to carry out scientific or technical innovative projects in an international context. The mechanical and civil engineering teaching department members lecture at all levels of the engineering course as well as in three research masters.

The MSSMAT laboratory carries out experimental research on synthesis, optimization and properties of new innovative materials as well as development of numerical and modelling techniques for mechanics (multi-scale modeling of structures and materials, multi-physics, inverse problems). The materials of interest range from metallic alloys, geo-materials, nanotubes reinforced composites to bio-materials. The laboratory is equipped with a rich set of mechanical testing facilities (high or low temperature, environmental and multiaxial testing) and up to date characterization techniques (electronic microscopy MEB-FEG, FIB Dual Beam, atomic scale resolution MET-FEG, DRX, AFM and nano-indentation).

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Contacts:

Group Human Ressources:
Martine Kagane, tel : 01 41 13 11 82, Email: martine.kagane@ecp.fr
Thérèse Aujoulet, tel : 01 41 13 15 36, Email: therese.aujoulet@ecp.fr

Teaching:
Véronique Aubin, tel : 01 41 13 15 20, Email: veronique.aubin@ecp.fr

Research:
Hachmi Ben Dhia, tel : 01 41 13 11 15, Email: hachmi.ben-dhia@ecp.fr

 

University of Exeter

EPSRC Centre for Graphene Science, University of Exeter, UK

Postgraduate Scholarship

Announcement date: 8 December 2014

Closing date: January 7th, 2015

Project Title: 2D liquid composites for integrated optoelectronic devices on Si
Length of Award: 4 years from September 2015
Tuition fee only (non-EU students).
Supervisors:Dr. Anna Baldycheva and Dr. Monica Craciun

The University of Exeter is a top 10 UK university, and a member of the elite Russell Group of institutions. It was named University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 and is in 8th place in The Sunday Times league table for 2014. Recent capital projects to the value of GBP 350 million across the University ensure a truly world-class research and teaching environment and inspirational location to work and live.

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) is hosted by the University of Exeter, and located entirely in the Engineering and Physics buildings on the Streatham Campus. We recruited 18 excellent students in our first year (see http://www.exeter.ac.uk/metamaterials/current/) and are admitting another 14-18 PhD students in September 2015.

Project Overview:
The PhD student will have the opportunity to do an international level research focused on the design, fabrication and microscopy characterization of the graphene liquid crystal (GLC) microfluidic metamaterials as well as of plasmonic structures and devices integrated on Si platform. This project will focus on the development and investigation of the novel class of 2D material based liquid crystal composites and their application in the integrated hybrid micro-electronic and micro-photonic devices and systems on Si platform. GLC materials [Nature Materials 13, 394 (2014)] may become one of the most promising class of hybrid fluid composites for the fabrication of metamaterials and for the realization of on-chip tunable metadevices. The unique electrical, optical and magnetic properties of GLC materials arise from the combination of the outstanding properties of graphene and the liquid crystal’s fluidic nature and electro-optical characteristics. However, the research studies on the application of optically- and electrically- reconfigurable GLC ashybrid metamaterials are very limited. In particularly, to the best of our knowledge, the application of GLC composites in passive or activemetadevices on the integrated Si platform was not demonstrated in theory orexperiment. This makes the research topic of the PhD project to be truly unique.

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Applications:

Dr. Anna Baldycheva
Email: a.baldycheva@exeter.ac.uk

Dr. Monica Craciun
Email: M.F.Craciun@exeter.ac.uk

 

University of Ulster

Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, UK

Research Fellow: TEM Characterisation of Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors

Announcement date: 5 December 2014

Ref: 1446789
Closing date: 5 January 2015

The postholder will work on a collaborative project between NIBEC, University of Ulster at Jordanstown and AVX Ltd, Coleraine.

Candidates must have a strong track record in the characterisation of solid state materials using transmission electron microscopy, including substantial post-doctoral hands-on experience of TEM sample preparation, TEM operation and analysis. A deep knowledge of EDX and SAED is essential, and knowledge of EELS would be desirable. Previous experience of preparation of lamellae for TEM analysis using FIB with in-situ micro-manipulation is desirable. The work will involve sectioning of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) using FIB and TEM analysis to determine micro-structure and dopant distribution. A knowledge and understanding concerning the role of oxygen vacancies in device failure is desirable.

This post is part of a larger project involving experimental research on the increased reliability and performance of MLCCs and will advance knowledge in relation to the fundamental physico-chemical and electronic properties of MLCC materials and devices.

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Applications:

Website: www.ulster.ac.uk/jobs

 

Delft University of Technology

Department of Quantum Nanoscience, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Professor in High-Resolution Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 1 December 2014

Requirements

The department of Quantum Nanoscience invites applications for a full professorship in High- Resolution Electron Microscopy. The candidate is expected to be an authority in the field of Transmission Electron Microscopy, and is expected to establish and execute an innovative and leading research programme. Teaching is primarily at the undergraduate and graduate level in the Applied Physics curriculum. For the PhD level teaching is carried out in collaboration with the University of Leiden through the Casimir Research School. External funding should be sought on the (inter)national level and professors are encouraged and assisted to apply for competitive personal research grants. Candidates should have the organisational and managerial skills to interact and cooperate effectively with other research institutes and organisations.

Job description

Candidates have an excellent track record in scientific research, as evident from papers in international and peer-reviewed journals. Applicants are inspiring teachers with good communication skills and interdisciplinary interests. Applicants hold a PhD degree in physics or a related discipline. Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a bilingual organisation; an excellent command of English (written and spoken) is essential. Learning the Dutch language upon arrival is encouraged.

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More information:

Professor H.S.J. van der Zant
Head of the Quantum Nanoscience department
Email: h.s.j.vanderzant@tudelft.nl
Website: www.qn.tudelft.nl

 

Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Max Planck Research Group of Knut Drescher, Marburg, Germany

Postdoc and PhD Positions for Research in Advanced Light Microscopy

Announcement date: 27 November 2014

Job description

The Max Planck Research Group of Knut Drescher is looking for postdocs and PhD students, to start in early 2015. The lab is located at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany. The lab also maintains close connections to the Department of Physics of the Philipps University Marburg.

The research will use methods from optics, microscopy, and biophysics to understand how and why bacteria form multicellular communities known as “biofilms”. The particular project will involve the development of custom light microscopes and the application of these microscopes to imaging the development of bacterial biofilms. Other members of the lab have backgrounds in biophysics, molecular biology, and evolutionary biology, which reflects the interdisciplinary nature of our research.

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Contact:

Knut Drescher, PhD
Email: k.drescher@mpi-marburg.mpg.de
Website: http://drescherlab.org/

 

Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut

Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany

Senior Scientist (Group Leader) in Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 24 November 2014

Prct coojeordinator: Francesca Giordano

At its headquarters Greifswald-Insel Riems (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany) Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, performs research on infectious, primarily viral diseases of food-producing animals, currently working in biosafety levels up to BSL3+ with a BSL4 laboratory and large animal facility currently commissioning. The Electron Microscopy Facility supports these interdisciplinary research projects providing expertise in morphological virus diagnostics and ultrastructural analysis of virus-host interaction. As a replacement for the soon retiring current head of unit we are looking for an experienced electron microscopist to head the unit and, besides providing service work, establish a strong research program in biological imaging including fluorescent imaging, live-cell video microscopy, correlative microscopy and electron microscopy. The electron microscopy lab is equipped with a Philips Tecnai 12 incl. SE-Detector and a FEI Tecnai spirit G2 incl. tomography software both with twin lens.

We seek an enthusiastic individual to continue the successful, more than 70 years history of electron microscopy at Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Insel Riems. Successful applicants should be flexible and innovative, work team-oriented and interdisciplinary with other groups at Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut. The position is advertised at the senior scientist level corresponding to

Scientific Director (pay grade A15 BBesO)
/Wissenschaftlicher Direktor (A15 BBesO)

in the civil service of the Federal Republic of Germany. This position can be obtained if necessary prerequisites are met.

Your profile

  • PhD in biology or related fields
  • Several years of experience in biological electron microscopy
  • Expertise in imaging in biology and microbiology
  • Expertise in acquisition of research grants
  • Proven record of publications

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Applications:

Fachbereich Personal
Postfach 1318
17466 Greifswald-Insel Riems
Email: 087.14RI@fli.bund.de

Further details:

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C. Mettenleiter
President of Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut
Email: thomas.mettenleiter@fli.bund.de

 

Institut Jacques Monod (IJM)

Institut Jacques Monod (IJM), UMR7592, Paris, France

Two years post-doctoral position

Announcement date: 24 November 2014

Project coordinator: Francesca Giordano

Biochemical and cellular characterization of novel components of MCS

Membrane contact sites (MCS), where two organelles come into very close proximity without fusing, are emerging as novel structures for inter-organelle communication. These sites of intimate contact generally form between the endoplasmic reticulum and a second organelle, including mitochondria and the plasma membrane.

We are using a combination of cellular and biochemical approaches including high-resolution light and electron microscopy, live cell imaging and optogenetic manipulation of proteins/lipids in vivo, to identify novel components of MCS and to study their functions at these sites.

We benefit from state-of-the-art proteomics and imaging facilities at IJM, including TIRF, spinning disk, confocal, high-resolution PALM/STORM and electron microscopy systems.

Applicants should have a background in cell biology and experience in molecular biology and biochemistry. Prior experience in live cell imaging and electron microscopy is favourable but not mandatory.

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Applications:

Francesca Giordano
Email: giordano@ijm.univ-paris-diderot.fr

 

Institut Jacques Monod (IJM)

Institut Jacques Monod (IJM), UMR7592, Paris, France

Two years technician position

Announcement date: 24 November 2014

Project coordinator: Francesca Giordano

Membrane contact sites (MCS) are regions where two organelles come into very close proximity without fusing and that are emerging as novel structures for inter-organelle communication. These sites of intimate contact mostly form between the endoplasmic reticulum and a second organelle, including plasma membrane and mitochondria.

We are looking for a technician to support our research on MCS by using a combination of cellular and biochemical approaches including live cell imaging and electron microscopy (high-resolution localization of novel MCS components by Tokuyasu Immuno-EM and morphological analysis of MCS upon inactivation or over-expression of each of the MCS components).

Applicants should have:

  1. Expertise in light microscopy (confocal microscopy, live cell imaging, immuno-fluorescence)
  2. Experience in mammalian cell culture
  3. Great organizational and time management skills

Prior experience in electron microscopy (conventional EM, immuno-EM, CLEM) is favourable but not mandatory. Skills in molecular biology and biochemistry (e.g., cloning, mutagenesis, IP/CoIP, Western blotting, RNAi, etc.) are also appreciated.

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Applications:

Francesca Giordano
Email: giordano@ijm.univ-paris-diderot.fr

 

CEA LETI

CEA LETI, Minatec, Grenoble, France

Post doctoral position for two years

Announcement date: 24 November 2014

Job description

We are looking for an experimental electron microscopist to come and join a small team working on the in-situ operation of semiconductor specimens. The project is focused on technique development.

Different semiconductors such as memories, transistors and PV devices will be switched using electrical biasing in the TEM and the structure, composition and internal fields will be measured as a function of the device state.

We are looking for someone who has skills in some or all of the following areas to add strength to a growing in-situ TEM activity at Minatec in Grenoble.

  • High-resolution aberration corrected (S)TEM / electron holography.
  • Specimen preparation by focused ion beam / Ar milling.
  • In situ TEM.
  • Electrical test / contacting of semiconductor devices (2D and/or 3D).

In situ TEM is challenging and we are looking for a dynamic, self-starter who is prepared to engage and solve the problems that will be encountered.

At the Minatec characterization centre, facilities, such as a monochromated FEI Titan Ultimate TEM, with image and probe correctors, Lorentz lens, Gatan energy filter and an electron biprism are available. Additional TEMs available include a probe corrected FEI Themis with ChemiTEM equipped for electron holography, a FEI Osiris with ChemiSTEM and a FEI Tecnai. We also have three different dual beam focused ion beam (FIB) systems, a Xe ion Plasma FIB as well as tools such as Atom Probe, SIMS, Scanning probe, XPS and a range of analytical SEMs.

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Contact:

David Cooper
Tel.: +(33)438781927
Email: david.cooper@cea.fr

 

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Stuttgart Center for Electron Microscopy (StEM), Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany

Post-doc position: Transmission electron microscopist

Announcement date: 20 November 2014

Starting date: In January 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, upon mutual agreement.

Description of the research project: The candidate will be involved in electron spectroscopy and imaging of advanced materials, with emphasis on in-situ techniques. The project is part of the European network ESTEEM2 (www.esteem2.eu).

Profile of the successful applicant: The successful candidate will have an excellent university degree with a PhD in the field of transmission electron microscopy, with hands-on experience in advanced electron microscope techniques including HREM, STEM, EELS, and EDX. Skill with in-situ techniques is particularly welcome. We expect profound understanding of solid-state physics and the capacity and interest in carrying out independent work while collaborating with a large interdisciplinary team of scientists.

Duration of the project: Until January 2017. The post is available for up to 2 years in the first instance, with the possibility of a further 2 years extension.

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Contact:

Prof. Dr. Peter A. van Aken
Email: vanaken@is.mpg.de
Website: http://www.is.mpg.de/StEM

 

University of Lausanne (UNIL)

Electron Microscopy Facility (EMF), Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM), University of Lausanne (UNIL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Senior Scientist in Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 17 November 2014

Job description

The Electron Microscopy Facility is one of the Facilities that support research projects of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne. We are a small team, enjoying a loyal and stimulating working atmosphere and are supported by an extended international network.

The activities in cell biological electron microscopy include service work, teaching, accompanying and supervising users and conducting research through collaborations. Our own projects are situated in the field of correlative light and electron microscopy as well as FIB-SEM tomography.

The electron microscopy lab houses the complete instrumentation for standard electron microscopy in biology. Further, there is cutting-edge equipment for modern cryo-electron microscopy, correlative microscopy and FIB-SEM tomography.

Your profile

  • PhD in Biology or related fields
  • Several years experience in biological electron microscopy
  • Excellent knowledge in specimen preparation technologies
  • Additionally in Tokuyasu cryo-sectioning, immunolabelling, cryo-fixation, freezesubstitution and tomography
  • Experience with a large variety of biological samples
  • Proven record of publications
  • Experience with 3D imaging software

The person to fill in the position must be flexible and innovative to adapt easily to new projects and challenges, persistent and patient, be able to work in a team, to help in decision making and to put the main efforts to the well-being of the lab and the team, hence to the satisfaction of our clients and collaborators.

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Further information:

Dr. Bruno Humbel
Email: Bruno.Humbel@unil.ch

Applications:

Website: https://recruitingapp-2644.umantis.com

 

University of Stavanger (UiS)

Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science, University of Stavanger (UiS), Stavanger, Norway

Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Science

Announcement date: 6 November 2014

Closing date for application is December 15. 2014

A two years Postdoctoral Fellow is offered in the field of materials science, focusing on using transmission electronmicroscopy (TEM) for microstructural characterization of metallic structural materials for applications in offshore technology or in mechanical / structural engineering.

The research project is one of: microstructure examination of welding zones between duplex stainless steels; welding zones between duplex stainless steel and different steel qualities (e.g. Inconel); examinations of metallic materials produced by 3D printing (additive manufacturing) or closely related topics.

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Further information:

Prof Vidar Hansen
Telephone: +47 51832154
Email: vidar.hansen@uis.no
Website: http://www.uis.no/job-opportunities/vacant-positions/postdoctoral-fellow-in-materials-science-article90070-9803.html

Information about appointment procedures:

Anne Karin Rafos
Telephone: +47 51832139
Email: anne.k.rafos@uis.no

Applications:

Email: jobb-tn@uis.no

 

Arizona State University

Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

Cluster hires in aberration-corrected electron microscopy

Announcement date: 5 November 2014

The appointments are expected to begin in August 2015

The Department of Physics at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks to fill up to three faculty positions in the topical area of aberration-corrected electron microscopy. Two positions will be at the assistant/associate professor level and the third appointment is an open rank position. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and publication record. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or a closely related field at the time of appointment, and demonstrated research experience in the field of aberration-corrected electron microscopy. An outstanding record of accomplishments with clear potential to establish a vigorous research program that will attract external funding, show a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrated experience in a multidisciplinary collaborative environment are highly desirable. The appointments are expected to begin in August 2015.

We seek applicants who will help to leverage recent substantial investments in facilities and instrumentation by the University for promoting cutting-edge electron microscopy. ASU is home to the John M. Cowley Center for High Resolution Electron Microscopy and has a well-established international reputation in transmission electron microscopy. The university has recently established the Southwestern Center for Aberration Corrected Electron Microscopy, which features three aberration-corrected instruments, also allowing monochromated and in situ microscopy as well as electron holography. The successful applicants are expected to develop strong experimental and/or theoretical programs that will advance the scientific capabilities of these new instruments.

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Applications:

Website: http://physics.asu.edu/employment.php

 

University of Cambridge

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in "Electron Crystallography in 3D - Combining Tomography and Diffraction"

Announcement date: 3 November 2014

Closing date: 15 December 2014

A Post-Doctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in the development and application of a new transmission electron microscopy (TEM) technique that combines precession electron diffraction (PED) and electron tomography to reveal the 3D crystallography of materials. The successful applicant will use TEM to combine scanning PED, which allows the crystal orientation to be mapped in 2D, with a tomographic tilt series that enables the 3D orientation of materials to be mapped over the sample volume. The project involves elements of electron diffraction, electron tomography, image processing and 3D reconstruction techniques.

Applicants must have a strong background in electron diffraction and crystallography, be comfortable using, and perhaps developing, advanced image processing software and a working knowledge of tomography would be advantageous.

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Informal enquiries :

Professor Paul Midgley
Email: pam33@cam.ac.uk

Applications:

Website: http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk

 

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Department of Physics, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

PhD position on FIB and TEM of semiconducting nanowire devices

Announcement date: 31 October 2014

Job description

A PhD research fellowship is offered within the project "Low Cost, Ultra-High Efficiency Graphene/Nanowire Solar Cells". The task of the announced PhD is to characterize the electronic properties, structure and composition of the nanowire-devices by focused ion beam (FIB) and advance transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

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Further information:

Assoc. Prof. dr. Antonius T. J. van Helvoort
Department of Physics, NTNU
Telephone: +47 735 93637
Email: a.helvoort@ntnu.no

 

Monash University

Faculty of Biomedical and Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Australia

Lead Microscopist Titan Krios

Announcement date: 28 October 2014

Closing date: Friday 21 November, 11:55 pm Aus. Eastern Daylight Time

Expressions of interest are sought for the role of the Lead Microscopist Titan Krios within the Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Centre for Structural Cryo-Electron Microscopy (CVRCSCEM) in the Faculty of Biomedical and Psychological Sciences. The Lead Microscopist Titan Krios will be responsible for the day-to-day running and management of the newly acquired FEI Titan Krios instrument. In this role you will also provide expertise, support and training in cryo electron microscopy to enable related research and teaching activities of the University.

As the successful applicant you will have expertise in:

  • the operation of a cryo-TEM (experience with any FEI Tecnai and/or Titan Krios microscope is a plus)
  • the handling of cryogenic samples and cryoEM sample preparation
  • manual and/or automated image acquisition of cryo samples for single particle analysis and/or cryo-tomography.

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive salary package and excellent benefits and conditions of employment.

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Further information:

Georg Ramm
Telephone: +61-3 - 9905 1280
Email: Georg.ramm@monash.edu

 

Oxford Brookes University

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Senior Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Cell Biology and Imaging

Announcement date: 28 October 2014

Closing date: 26 November 2014
Ref: 455/19195/BC

You will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out three-dimensional electron microscope analysis of basal bodies in the African Trypanosome using transmission electron tomography and serial block face imaging SEM.
  • Using various molecular biology techniques to produce and analyse mutant cell lines.
  • Working on collaborative projects using transmission electron tomography and serial block face imaging SEM.

You should have:

  • a degree in a biological topic
  • a PhD in a biological topic
  • significant research experience in cell biology
  • Research experience in biological imaging and cellular electron tomography.
  • An ability and willingness to carry out collaborative research.

Full training can be given for serial block face imaging SEM to an experienced electron microscopist.

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Contact:

Dr Sue Vaughan
Email: svaughan@brookes.ac.uk

 

 

School of Mathematics and Physics, Quee

n's University Belfast, UK

Research Fellow

Announcement date: 14 October 2014

Closing Date: Monday 10 November 2014

Major Duties:

  1. Experimental work on material characterisation of GaN nanowires and vertical device architectures based on GaN nanowires.
    This will involve liaising closely with our project partners in the Tyndall National Institute/Cork Institute of Technology (RoI) and IIT (USA).
  2. Structural characterisation of GaN nanostructures using mainly electron microscopy techniques (SEM, TEM/STEM & FIB).
  3. In addition, apply other standard characterisation techniques such as XRD and AFM if considered neccesary. This especially relates to analysis of dislcoations and other defects.
    The ultimate task of the project is the characterization of the functional devices (fabricated by Tyndall and tested by IIT) to study the effect of working conditions on the devices. This will involve failure mechanism analysis.
  4. Carry out sample preparation by conventional mechanical polishing and FIB.
  5. Modelling of diffraction and TEM/STEM data.
  6. Preparation and presentation of results in video conferencing with project partners and at national/international conferences and workshops as required or as opportunity arises.
  7. Contribute to writing of papers for publication and of reports as necessary.
  8. Identify further funding opportunities to consolidate the group’s research and prepare outline proposals.
  9. Assist with project-related outreach activities as required.

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Contact:

Dr Miryam Arredondo
tel. +44 028 9097 5380
Email: m.arredondo@qub.ac.uk

Queen's University Belfast

 

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal

Postdoc position: Advanced Electron Microscopy of filled/core-shell nanotubes

Announcement date: 1 October 2014

Job description

A two year postdoc position is available at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal to carry out electron microscopic and spectroscopic investigations of core-shell/filled nanotubes employing aberration corrected STEM. The investigations will be carried out using the aberration corrected microscopes employing both STEM/TEM imaging as well as spectroscopic analysis (EELS, EFTEM and EDS). Experience of having worked with aberration corrected electron microscopes will be strongly considered. Further knowledge of having worked with focus series acquisition/reconstruction as well as carrying out STEM/TEM simulation and generating structural models using standard softwares will be a plus.

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Contact:

Leonard Deepak Francis
Email: leonard.francis@inl.int

 

 

 

 
 
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