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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.

French Battery Network (RS2E) / LRCS laboratory

French Battery Network (RS2E) / LRCS laboratory, Amiens, France

Postdoc position: Study of electrode/electrolyte interface for Li-ion batteries using in-situ liquid TEM

Announcement date: 23 June 2015

One-year position funded by CNRS (renewable) - starts in September 2015

Research Project

Recent developments in in-situ liquid TEM opened a new area in the understanding of interface mechanisms during electrochemical cycling of Li-ion batteries such as the kinetics of lithiation, formation of SEI layer, structural accommodation, crystalline transformation and morphological evolution. The goal of this project is to further identify and study phenomena involved in batteries’ efficiency decay, which is mainly related to induced effects of exchange dynamics at electrode/electrolyte interfaces. Thus, the postdoc will focus on the study of the mechanism of formation of the SEI layer during the first EC cycles and on the electrolyte’s evolution with different analytical TEM techniques in liquid medium.

Job profile

We are looking for a PhD in Materials Science with a strong track record in the characterization of materials by transmission electron microscopy and associated techniques such as electron diffraction, HAADF-STEM, EELS and EDX. An experience of electrochemistry and nanomaterials synthesis will be taken into account.

Laboratory

At LRCS (Laboratoire de réactivité et chimie des solides) a world-class laboratory in the field of batteries located in Amiens, France. The postdoc position is funded by CNRS and the French Research network of electrochemical energy Storage (RS2E). More information on RS2E below.

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Contact:

Email: arnaud.demortiere@u-picardie.fr

 

FEI China

FEI China

Engineer Product Marketing Sr

Announcement date: 22 June 2015

The Position

The Product Marketing Engineer 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 and deliverables include:

  • Accompany sales engineers on customer visits to determine competitive strengths and weaknesses, assist sales force in the promotion of FEI products at trade shows
  • Provide 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 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, author technical articles for trade press
  • 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

The Requirements

This position is ideal for an experienced professional 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 about Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) technology or similar systems
  • Knowledge of advanced technology and diagnostics as well as operational optimization experience of analytical equipment is highly preferred; 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

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Contact:

Binjie Wang
Email: binjie.wang@fei.com

 

Ulster University

Faculty of Computing and Engineering, Ulster University, Belfast, UK

Research Fellow: TEM Characterisation of Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors

Announcement date: 12 June 2015

Ref: 1471300
Closing date: 15 July 2015

Job description

The postholder will undertake research and development on collaborative projects between the Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC) at Ulster University and AVX Ltd Coleraine to advance knowledge and understanding relating to increased reliability and performance of multi-layer ceramic capacitors. This post will be based at NIBEC (Fixed term until 31 March ‘18)

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Applications:

Website: www.ulster.ac.uk/jobs

 

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

EM core facility, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

Electron microscopy and imaging expert

Announcement date: 11 June 2015

Job description

In order to support the development of its activities, the EM core facility of The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (Dresden, Germany) is looking for an electron microscopy and imaging expert.

1 - The successful candidate will support the electron microscopes of the institute: (s)he will overlook the electron microscopes and keep them at the highest possible operational level, attending to the hardware and software components of the various systems. (S)he will train users with different levels of EM expertise on the microscopes. (S)he will coordinate service and repairs (by the microscope manufacturer) of the microscopes.

2 - The EM expert will be involved in the development and support of innovative imaging strategies, from image acquisition to image processing in correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM), in 3DEM (electron tomography and SBF-SEM) and in cryo-TEM.

3 - (S)he will also support and advise users in EM and (s)he will independently provide service for a large range of biological projects that are developed at the institute (http://www.mpi-cbg.de).

You should have a good understanding in electron microscopy technology and in the operation of electron microscopes, as well as a good expertise in scientific imaging software and image processing. Communication and training skills are important in the interaction with users of the facility. The institute is very international, welcoming and an exciting place to work. The language is English.

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Further information:

Jean-Marc Verbavatz
+49 351 210 1760
Email: verbavat@mpi-cbg.de
Website: http://www.mpi-cbg.de/

 

University of Bern

Microscopy Imaging Center MIC, Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern

Microscopy Facility Manager

Announcement date: 3 June 2015

Job ID: 8900
Application deadline: 15th June 2015

Job description

Centralized manager and contact person in light microscopy, involving:

  • Device administration and responsibility
  • Device maintenance (incl. competence for operation budget)
  • Device configuration
  • Unified contact to microscope manufacturers
  • Guiding local device admins
  • Introduction of new users & 2nd level user support
  • Maintaining continuity & cross-linking of device-specific know-how

Requirements

  • University degree in Physics with focus optics
  • Practice as leader of a scientific microscopy unit and experience with microscopy users in the bio-medical context

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Contact:

PD Dr. med. Stefan Tschanz
Tel: +41 31 631 84 78
Email: tschanz@ana.unibe.ch

 

CEA/LETI

CEA/LETI, Grenoble, France

PhD position: In-situ operation of oxide-based memories in a transmission electron microscope

Announcement date: 2 June 2015

Job description

Within this Phd subject we will study the role of structure and oxygen in the switching process for different types of specimens by analysing the devices in situ in the TEM. Techniques such as EDS (Energy dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy) or EELS (Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy) will be developed for the measurement of oxygen concentration (atoms) and electron holography for the measurement of the changes in electrostatic potential caused by the movement of the oxygen. Conventional techniques such as aberration-corrected high-resolution STEM imaging will be available for the assessment of the changes in device structure.

This work will be at the leading edge of in situ electron microscopy and will develop methods to routinely measure the changes in structure, composition and fields in nanoelectronic devices. We will combine the expertise that is available in the different laboratories for materials deposition, electrical testing, modelling and advanced in situ characterisation to provide accurate information about how complex memory devices work at an atomic scale.

We are currently looking for a PhD-level researcher who will join a team working towards this objective using off-axis electron holography, STEM EELS and state-of-the-art specimen preparation techniques. We are looking for a dynamic, self-starter who is interested in this subject. The candidate must be happy to work in a team environment. The candidate must also possess a Masters degree in a relevant subject. A background in characterisation would be advantageous.

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Contact:

David Cooper
CEA/LETI, Grenoble, France
Tel: +33 (0)4 38 78 19 27
Email: david.cooper@cea.fr

 

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal

Postdoc position: Advanced Electron Microscopy of 2D nanomaterials

Announcement date: 29 May 2015

Job description

A two year postdoc position is available at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal to carry out investigations on 2D nanomaterials of transition metal chalcogenides, carbides, nitrides etc. The candidate should have a strong background in high resolution imaging, spectroscopy, and diffraction having employed them previously routinely. Further knowledge of employing exit wave reconstruction, STEM/TEM simulation and generating structural models using standard software’s will be a plus. In addition he/she should have an adequate experience in high temperature synthesis of nanomaterials, ex: transition metal chalcogenides (MoS2, WS2, etc.), Nitrides ex: BN etc.

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Contact:

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

 

CSIRO

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Canberra, Australia

Research Scientist, Microscopy

Announcement date: 29 May 2015

Reference: ACT15/00964
Closing date: 28 June, 2015

Job description

In this position, you will work with a diverse range of scientists, postdocs, and students, in both training and mentoring roles and directly in collaborative research. Your role will also be to maintain and develop microscopy infrastructure to enable current research and plan for future work. This position requires background experience in plant biology plus knowledge of imaging technologies, such as confocal microscopy, electron microscopy and preparation techniques, together with basic image analysis skills.

Requirements include:

  • A doctorate or equivalent research experience in plant cell and/or molecular biology
  • Postgraduate or equivalent research experience, reflected in co-authorship of publications in plant structure and biology, requiring use of fluorescence and/or confocal microscopy and/or scanning or transmission electron microscopy

URL (Select Research Scientists and Engineers > Find this position in the list; Job Ref - ACT15/00964)

More information and applications:

Website: http://csiro.nga.net.au/
(Select Research Scientists and Engineers > Find this position in the list; Job Ref - ACT15/00964)

 

VIB Bio Imaging Core

VIB Bio Imaging Core, Ghent, Belgium

Postdoc Position

Announcement date: 29 May 2015

The post will remain open until filled and preference will be given to candidates that can begin before end of June 2015.

Job description

A 2 year post-doctoral fellowship is available immediately at the VIB Bio Imaging Core in Ghent Belgium. This position is designed for a person who will work on a joint project with Janssen Pharmaceutial Group of Companies (J&J) in Beerse, Belgium and the successful candidate will spend most of their time on the Beerse site.

The project will involve the development of high throughput microscopy for automated imaging of mouse brain slices and analysis of phenotypic changes in models of neurodegenerative disease. Additional partners will provide engineering and computational image analysis expertise. The fellow will be responsible for all aspects of the microscopy and imaging, but will be expected to work closely together with the computational scientist to explore and validate the image and data analyses.

Profile

  • You have a degree in biological sciences
  • you have some experience of microscopy
  • experience in or knowledge of mouse neuroanatomy are a plus
  • recent graduates are welcome to apply
  • you are an interactive individual
  • fluency in English is required

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Applications:

Website: http://www.vib.be/en/jobs/Pages/Postdoc-Position-at-VIB-Bio-Imaging.aspx

 

Technical University Berlin

Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany

PhD-Student on Electron-Optical Developments for Electron Holography

Announcement date: 29 May 2015

Deadline for applications is June 8, 2015

Job description

The workgroup of Prof. Lehmann at the Technical University Berlin has an open position as a scientific employee with the possibility for a PhD thesis. The main topic is the development of special electron optical devices for phase modulation in electron holography. Also some teaching obligations in practical courses are involved in this position.

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Contact:

Prof. Michael Lehmann
Email: lehmann[at]physik.tu-berlin.de

 

Delft University of Technology

Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

PhD’s in Advanced Electron Microscope Improvement

Announcement date: 26 May 2015

Job description

In this position you will be working on very broad and unique projects. You will be developing, building and simulating experiments with magnificent machines. You also will be working closely together with different companies and start-ups. As a PhD-student you will have a lot of freedom and time to work on-long term projects in a dynamic environment.

The Faculty of Applied Sciences of TU Delft has a strong program in Imaging Physics in which new instrumentation and new methods are developed for microscopy and medical imaging. To accommodate this program, a new research lab is being built. Most of the instruments in the lab are prototypes with unique functionalities. When in operation, scientific and industrial users wil be invited for evaluation and first scientific observations. We are looking for 5 PhD students to work in this new lab.

The program in Imaging Physics has led to innovations in electron microscopy, lithography, light microscopy, ultrasound imaging, Terahertz imaging, focused ion beam milling, plus many quantitative image processing methods. When all these efforts are brought together in one lab, Delft will have a unique laboratory for Advanced Imaging Research which will be fundamentally different from other imaging labs. Most of those labs buy commercial instruments and open those for external users, as a "user facility". The Delft lab will not be a user facility, although many advanced users will have access to the advanced instruments by invitation. The TU Delft, with its strong tradition in the development of new imaging technology and its recent advances in nanoscale sciences, is the best place for such a visionary and competitive laboratory. TU Delft already has many projects in imaging innovations in which partners from industry participate. These projects will become part of the new lab. New collaborations will be established as new projects emerge.

The successful candidates will work with scanning electron microscopes which each have a unique feature under development: one has 196 electron beams instead of 1; another has a confocal light microscope looking at the same sample; a third one has a conversion from electron beam to ion beam; yet another has a special kind of electron mirror in the optics; and the last one has the functionality of a nanotechnology cleanroom.

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Contact:

René Louwers – YER Technology
Phone: +31 (0)6 278 47 685
Email: renelouwers@yer.nl

 

Macquarie University

Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Manager (Microscopy Unit)

Announcement date: 22 May 2015

Job no: 495809
Closing date: 10 Jun 2015 Aus. Eastern Standard Time

The Role

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is seeking an enthusiastic and talented person to provide expert technical management of the Faculty's Microscopy Unit. Reporting to the Faculty Technical Manager the appointee will manage the Unit and its resources and provide a comprehensive range of technical advice and support across light, fluorescence, confocal and electron microscopy.

The appointee will be an excellent communicator who works well with academic staff and postgraduate students and will contribute to the envisaged expansion of the unit.

To be successful in this position you will demonstrate:

  • Excellent technical knowledge and skill in use and application of microscopy systems
  • Solid management skills covering budget, staff and equipment
  • Well developed written and interpersonal communication skills including negotiation and problem solving and the ability to liaise with a wide range of staff and students

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Specific Role Enquiries:

Mr Karl Lukezic
Phone: +61 2 9850 9151
Email: karl.lukezic@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries:

Katherine Rodionoff
Phone: +61 2 9850 8517
Email: katherine.rodionoff@mq.edu.au

 

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States

Post Doctorate RA - In Situ Studies of Surface-Directed Nucleation and Self-Assembly

Announcement date: 21 May 2015

Closing Date: 30 June 2015
Job ID: 304339

Job description

This position requires expertise in the synthesis and structural characterization of nanostructured materials derived from solution templating techniques. Fundamental research is focused on understanding the mechanisms and kinetics of solution and vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) synthesis. Synthesis methods will involve use of templating agents or bio-inspired processing routes to achieve size and shape controllable synthesis across scales. In situ techniques (such as TEM) are the principal technique that will be used to investigate nucleation and self-assembly and advance the understanding of the relationship between surface structure/chemistry, pathways of formation, and materials properties.

Excellent oral and written communications skills are mandatory. Other duties will include publication of results in peer-reviewed journals, technical presentations at scientific conferences, and development of proposals for new research projects. The candidate must be able to independently design and carry out experiments as well as function productively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Minimum Requirements
Candidates must have received a PhD degree within the past five years from an accredited college or university. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

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More information:

Website:
http://pnnl.jobs/richland-wa/post-doctorate-ra-in-situ-studies-of-surface-directed-nucleation-and-self-assembly/9DBCD6F061B6431BB5BBF580B68EEBF0/job/

 

University of Lille

UMET, University of Lille, France

1 PhD position for 3 years in mineral physics

Announcement date: 18 May 2015

The position can be filled from September 2015

1 PhD position for 3 years in mineral physics

is opening at UMET, University of Lille, France. It is funded by the University of Lille

The succesful candidate will develop advanced techniques in transmission electron microscopy for the characterization of plasticity of minerals.

Requirements: Master diploma or equivalent in condensed matter physics or materials science, mineralogy or similar. Experience in computational is of advantage.

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Applications:

Prof. Patrick Cordier
Email: patrick.cordier@univ-lille1.fr

 

Johnson Matthey Plc

Johnson Matthey Plc, Sonning Common, UK

Research Scientist

Announcement date: 13 May 2015

Closing date for applications: Friday, 5th June 2015

A position, specialising in Electron Microscopy is available to enhance our existing team, working with Scanning, Transmission and our new Aberration corrected Electron Microscope to characterise JM catalysts and materials.
The successful candidate is expected to have PhD Level or equivalent expertise in several of the following areas:

  • SEM and S/TEM Characterisation methods: (ACTEM; HRTEM; HAADF; EDX; EELS; Electron diffraction analysis)
  • SEM and TEM Cryo-microscopy: (investigation of solid-liquid interface, investigation of hydrated solids, Cryo sample preparation, Cryo-Ultramicrotomy,)
  • TEM /and STEM image analysis, simulation and quantification tools (Digital Micrograph scripting, EMS simulations, HAADF simulations etc)

The job is based on analysis of variety of samples from our research groups and various divisions, thus prior exposure to multidisciplinary subjects as well as catalysis and materials would be an advantage. The person is also expected to develop and apply bespoke electron microscopy techniques customised for JM materials as well as contributing to collaborative research projects with other industrial, academic, or governmental partners.

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Applications:

Website:
www.johnsonmatthey.jobs

 

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany

Technical Officer - Electron Microscopy Core Facility

Announcement date: 12 May 2015

Closing Date: 7 June 2015
Reference Number: HD_00628

Job description

We are looking for a Technical Officer to join the Electron Microscopy Core Facility. The position will entail dealing with ultrastructural analysis in various biological systems: cultured yeast, insect and mammalian cells, model organisms such as flies, nematodes, fishes and rodents. The main tasks for the post holder will include sample preparation and visualization in Electron Microscopy. This requires a good mastering of the fixation methods (chemical and cryo), resin embedding, ultramicrotomy (room temperature and cryo) as well as the various immunocytochemistry methods. Additional skills in correlative methods (CLEM), in 3D EM (e.g. TEM tomography or automated serial imaging by SEM) or in CEMOVIS would be an advantage.

The candidate will also have the responsibility of maintaining the overall organization of the Facility at high degree of technological expertise, e.g. including availability of various stock solutions of specific EM reagents in the laboratory. Ideally, the applicant should have knowledge in light microscopy and/or in molecular biology and/or in image processing. The candidate should be open to acquire skills for new techniques and adapt them to various cell/organism samples.

Qualifications and Experience

The position requires qualification in the field of EM applications to cell biology. The candidate should be able to work both independently and as part of a team in the Core Facility unit. He/she should be highly motivated and have good communication and organizational skills. Interaction, communication and basic teaching skills are essential. A fluent knowledge of the English language is required. Additional language skills in German and/or French would be an asset.

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More information:

Website:
https://ig14.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_embl01.asp?newms=jj&id=53481&aid=15470

 

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

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

PhD position on nanostructuring by FIB

Announcement date: 6 May 2015

Application deadline: 29 May 2015

A PhD position is available at the Department of Physics. The appointment has a duration of 4 years including 1 year of work-duties for NTNU NanoLab.

Job description

We seek highly motivated individuals interested in experimental nanotechnology, instrument development and transferring obtained competence to other users of the NanoLab (http://www.ntnu.no/nanolab) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The intention of the position is to strengthen research activities within nanostructuring and push the performance of focused ion beam (FIB). To be specific structuring by FIB should be improved in respect to the spatial resolution, reproducibility & object quality over larger areas for conventional as well as new materials such as 2D crystals. The structured surfaces will be used as substrates for positioned-controlled nanowire growth, as high-quality photonic crystals and for the realization of novel small scale prototype measuring devices and structuring tools as lithography masks & stamps. The work will be based in the NTNU NanoLab cleanroom and at the Department of Physics (https://www.ntnu.edu/physics). The candidate will work closely together with different scientific groups at NTNU who develop and apply the targeted nanostructures. Detailed information on our PhD programs is found at: http://www.ntnu.edu/nt/research/phd.

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Further information::

Dr. Kay Gastinger
Director of NTNU NanoLab
Phone: +47-735-91490
Email: kay.gastinger@ntnu.no

Professor Ton van Helvoort
Department of Physics, NTNU
Phone: +47 735 93637
Email: a.helvoort@ntnu.no

 

FEI

FEI, Tokyo, Japan

TEM Application Engineer

Announcement date: 4 May 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 Japanese

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Contact:

Binjie Wang
Email: binjie.wang@fei.com

 

Technical University of Denmark

DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark

Postdoc position in Developing Electron Microscopy of Electrochemical Processes in Liquids

Announcement date: 4 May 2015

Application deadline: 17th May 2015

DTU Nanotech at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as postdoc in Developing Electron Microscopy of Electrochemical Processes in Liquids.

Electron microscopic imaging of physical and chemical processes in liquids with atomic scale resolution has become possible in the last couple of years by using special microchip based systems that can contain the liquid sample behind ultra-thin electron transparent membranes. The aim of this project is to develop new nanoscale imaging systems based on microfluidic chips, including electrically contacted electrodes in the chip systems, to enable electron microscopy of electrochemical processes in liquids.

In this project you will be developing such microfabricated devices that will make it possible to observe a range of electrochemical processes in new ways using both scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

The project will involve development and microfabrication of chip systems in our 1300 m2 state of art clean room facility Danchip; imaging in our electron microscopy facility CEN, using SEM and TEM to observe and characterize fundamental electrochemical processes. The work will be in close collaboration with microscopists, electrochemists and industrial partners in the project.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Post Doc project will involve:

  • Electron microscopy at DTU advanced microscopy facility CEN
  • The development of microchip systems in our cleanroom
  • Performing experiments and detailed analysis of the chemical and physical processes in collaboration with the project partners
  • Participate in supervision of students and close collaboration with PhD students in the group

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Further information::

Kristian Mølhave
Head of the Molecular Windows group
DTU Nanotech
Phone: +45 2512 6672
Email: Kristian.molhave@nanotech.dtu.dk

 

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Department: Nanoscopy, Nanophysics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy

PhD Student - Physics: High temporal and spatial resolution microscopy

Announcement date: 29 April 2015

Job description

Due to its compatibility with living systems, its single-molecule sensitivity and its specificity, fluorescence microscopy has been the workhorse for dynamic studies of structure and function at the cellular and sub-cellular levels for almost a century. However, many challenging questions of molecular and cellular biology remain beyond its conventional capabilities. The temporal and spatial resolution of conventional fluorescence microscopy pose fundamental limits for investigating the smallest and fastest puzzling mysteries of life.

For applications that require large fields-of-views, the single point scanning implementations, such as stimulated-emission-depletion (STED) microscopy, require long image recordings times (up to minutes), due to the fine sampling step size. Unless parallel acquisition is introduced the image recording time cannot be speeded-up much further without sacrificing either the filed-of-view, signal quality or spatial resolution, unless parallel acquisition is introduced. Structured- illumination-microscopy (SIM) parallelizes image recordings by using patterned light to excite fluorophores and a CCD to collect fluorescence. Structure-illumination- microscopy is usually limited to a factor of 2 be- yond the theoretical diffraction barrier, but offers the best trade-off between time resolution, spatial resolution and photo-toxicity.

The project aims to to combine SIM (and later SIM-SPIM) with the STED microscopy concept. In a nutshell, a specific spatial light pattern, able to induce stimulated emission, is overlapped with the typical excitation light pattern of SIM. As a result many parallel sub-diffraction fluorescence regions are generated whose signals are collected by a CCD. A small series of images are collected by translating the overlapped patterns and merged through image deconvolution to obtain spatial resolution well below a factor of 2.

Requirements:

The candidates should have a background in physics or related disciplines and experience in programming. Enthusiasm, an interdisciplinary attitude, and a strong team spirit in an interdisciplinary environment are a must.

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Contacts:

Giuseppe Vicidomini
Email: giuseppe.vicidomini@iit.it

Alberto Diaspro
Email: alberto.diaspro@iit.it

Website: http://www.iit.it/

 

University of Oulu

Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Finland

Coordinator position, a Head of the Electron Microscopy core facility laboratory

Announcement date: 28 April 2015

Job description

Biocenter Oulu is a multidisciplinary research institute within the biosciences and health research focus area of the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. Biocenter Oulu was established in 1986 to advance international high level research in bioscience, biomedicine, biotechnology and related fields. Biocenter Oulu Electron Microscopy core facility www.biocenter.oulu.fi/EM/ provides services in before mentioned fields and it is part of the national Biocenter Finland Biological Imaging Technology platform http://www.biocenter.fi/.

Biocenter Oulu is seeking for a coordinator for the Biocenter Oulu Electron Microscopy Core facility (BCO-EM Core). The BCO-EM Core consists of a coordinator, a post-doc researcher and three technicians for sample preparation. The coordinator has the overall responsibility of all the functions of the BCO-EM Core, including the daily maintenance of the EM laboratory and instruments, serving customers in research and training, and continuous development of the services and instrumentation. The coordinator post is permanent and it will start on October 1st, 2015, or according to a separate agreement.

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More information:

Website: https://www.saimanet.com/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=1&id=00001089&lang=en

 

ExxonMobil Chemical

ExxonMobil Chemical, Texas, USA

AFM Microscopist position

Announcement date: 14 April 2015

Job description

ExxonMobil Chemical Company is seeking candidates for a Research Scientist in the Microscopy and Surface Science Group located in Baytown, Texas, USA. The successful candidate for this position will become part of the Advanced Characterization Department (ACD) within the company's core research organization. ACD is a global team with state of the art characterization capabilities around the world. We have extensive capabilities in Atomic Force Microscopy, Electron Microscopy, Optical Microscopy, and Surface Science. Successful candidate will apply advanced AFM techniques to the characterization of polymeric materials and blends. He or she will be expected to maintain high safety and quality standards through application of analytical skills, knowledge of materials, and fluency in microscopy. He or she will also be expected to foster team collaboration with other analytical associates in techniques such as Vibrational Spectroscopy, X-ray scattering, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Rheology & Gel Permeation Chromatography.

URL (select “apply as experienced prof.” in the quick links at the lower left, then click “search openings” at the bottom and search for “23010”)

Informal enquiries:

Email: david.w.abmayr@exxonmobil.com

 

University of Glasgow

College of Science and Engineering, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK

Research Assistant / Associate

Announcement date: 14 April 2015

Closing date: 10th May 2015
Job Ref: 010324

Working with Drs Stephen McVitie and Damien McGrouther at the University of Glasgow and Professor Chris Marrows at the University of Leeds you will contribute to a project “current-driven domain wall motion and magnetomemristance in FeRh-based nanostructures”.

This will involve taking samples of continuous and patterned FeRh samples on bulk and thin substrates from the University of Leeds and preparing samples for TEM analysis. TEM studies will be undertaken to look at the physical, elemental and magnetic structure of the materials. Data analysis for extraction of quantitative information will be undertaken together with simulations of the materials properties to aid understanding of the observations. Close collaboration with the PDRA at the University of Leeds will be a key part of the project with controlled domain wall movement by application of an electrical current in a FeRh nanostructure one of the ultimate goals.

Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in advanced functional materials and electron microscopy and the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

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

 

Haldor Topsoe

Haldor Topsoe, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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

Announcement date: 13 April 2015

Deadline: April 26, 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 Manchester

School of Materials, University of Manchester, UK

Experimental Officer in Advanced Microstructural Analysis Techniques (Transmission Electron Microscopy) - Permanent Post

Announcement date: 30 March 2015

Closing date : 30/04/2015
Reference: E&PS-05872

As an Experimental Officer you will work in the Electron Microscopy Centre in the School of Materials. You will have responsibility for the operation, calibration and training of users on the analytical electron microscopes housed in the Electron Microscopy Centre. You will also have responsibility for equipment maintenance and development and will interact directly with FEI concerning service contracts.

You should be educated to degree level or equivalent in either Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering (2.1 or above); expertise in analytical transmission electron microscopy/scanning transmission both in theory and in practice, have demonstrated ability to perform high quality TEM, expertise in STEM-EDX microanalysis techniques and expertise in SEM operation and characterization. You should have excellent communication and organisational skills, be an independent problem-solver and work collaboratively with members of the team and wider school members. It is also important to be able to prioritise your own workload to meet deadlines.

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Grace Burke
Director Materials Performance Centre / Director Electron Microscopy Centre
Tel: 0161 306 4858
Email: m.g.burke@manchester.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Haigh
Deputy Director Electron Microscopy Centre
Tel: 0161 306 3618
Email: sarah.haigh@manchester.ac.uk

 

Central Laser Facility, Research Complex at Harwell

Central Laser Facility, Research Complex at Harwell, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK

Two Super-Resolution Microscopists (STED and STORM)

Announcement date: 20 March 2015

Closing date: 12th April 2015

Job Description

The CLF Octopus facility, at the Research Complex at Harwell, delivers the most advanced optical microscopy methods available anywhere (e.g. multi-colour confocal-tweezers combined systems, multi-modal and multi-colour single molecule imaging and tracking, STED, STORM, SIM, Multi-photon confocal FLIM/PLIM, etc) distributed across 14 microscope end stations. The facility has undergone significant growth through capital investment in several modalities of super-resolution microscopy. We now have opportunities for two Microscopists, one STED and the other STORM, to lead the user operation programme of the Octopus facility in these areas, bringing to the team critical expertise in super-resolution microscopy, and offering excellent opportunities for career development.

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Informal enquiries:

Email: dave.clarke@stfc.ac.uk

 

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg , MD, USA

Research associate

Announcement date: 11 March 2015

Job description

Seeking a research associate to perform collaborative research at the National Institute of Standards and technology (Gaithersburg, MD, USA) on developing high precision, atomic-scale structural measurement techniques for the characterization of complex structures in a transmission electron microscope. Experience with electron microscopy and knowledge of the FEI TIA and Gatan Digital Micrograph scripting interfaces is required, as well as some experience with customization of electron-beam equipment. Some experience with computational image processing through Python, Matlab, C, etc. would also be of benefit.

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Further information:

Igor Levin
Phone: 301-975-6142
Email: igor.levin@nist.gov

 

University of Cambridge

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

Post Doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Announcement date: 9 March 2015

Closing date: 31 March 2015

The Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, requires a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA), to characterise using advanced electron microscopy techniques, GaN-based materials and devices for power electronic device structures grown by another post-doctoral worker.

This post-doctoral position is funded by the EPSRC. The project is part of a major Programme Grant from the EPSRC to develop silicon compatible GaN power electronics. A number of different UK universities are involved and the project is closely linked to a number of industries. The important role of Cambridge is to supply GaN based power electronic device structures grown on 150 mm diameter Si wafers to the other partners. The person appointed should have a PhD in a relevant field and expertise in advanced electron microscope techniques including atomic resolution STEM, HAADF, HREM, EELS, EDX, diffraction contrast, etc and should be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Expertise in X-ray diffraction, AFM, etc, would be an advantage. The Department has a wide range of electron microscopes including an aberration-corrected FEI Titan with a monochromator.

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Informal enquiries:

Professor Sir Colin Humphreys
Email: colin.humphreys@msm.cam.ac.uk

Applications:

Website: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6320/

 

ETH Zurich

Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy (ScopeM), ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Service Engineer in Electron Microscopy (80-100%)

Announcement date: 6 March 2015

Job description

The Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy (ScopeM) is a central scientific technology platform of ETH Zurich providing resources and services in light and electron microscopy (and related areas) as well as direct access to state-of-the-art microscopy and sample preparation equipment. As of April 1 st, 2015, or upon agreement, we have an opening for a permanent position as

Service Engineer in Electron Microscopy (80-100%)

ScopeM maintains state-of-the art microscopy equipment and supports a variety of interdisciplinary research and training programs as well as methodological research in light and electron microscopy. ScopeM operates notably numerous transmission and scanning electron microscopes (TEM & SEM), including Focused Ion Beam SEM (FIB-SEM). Your main responsibilities include the maintenance and repair of TEM and FIB-SEM, their analytical extensions as well as dedicated sample preparation equipment. You are used to work independently, you can autonomously diagnose problems and execute small repairs on such instruments. You are furthermore in charge of the coordination/execution of repairs in collaboration with the instrument suppliers. In addition, you will train new users on the TEM as well as related sample preparation and analytical methods. You will run independently service projects and are welcome to participate in method development and research projects, if you are interested.

You bring along experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of TEM, ideally also SEM and FIB-SEM, a good understanding in electron microscopy and maintenance services in that domain and as well teaching skills for basic TEM. A welcoming working environment in an international and multidisciplinary microscopy and structure research facility awaits you. We are an equal opportunity employer. We have an experienced team and an excellent mechanical and electronics workshop. The lab language is German and English.

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Further information:

Dr. Roger Wepf
Phone: +41 (0)79 832 22 30
Email: roger.wepf@scopem.ethz.ch

 

National Institute for Medical Research/ Francis Crick Institute

National Institute for Medical Research/ Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Cryomicroscopy Research Scientist

Announcement date: 4 March 2015

The closing date for applications is Friday 13th March at 5pm.

Job description

The post-holder will work on experimental single particle cryomicroscopy of macromolecular complexes and/or tomography with a focus on instrumentation, data acquisition, and automation. Excellent facilities are available for cryomicroscopy and you will contribute to the management of the instruments and development of new methods.

You should have a PhD, postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of research in electron microscopy. Because there is an emphasis on instrumentation and methods development, you must have experience using and field emission gun microscopes, detectors, and additional associated hardware equipment and software. You should have good communication skills.

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Informal enquiries:

Email: peter.rosenthal@nimr.mrc.ac.uk

 

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany

Scientist in Electron Microscopy and Cell Biology

Announcement date: 3 March 2015

Job description

We are looking for a scientist in electron microscopy and cell biology to join the Electron Microscopy Core Facility. The position will entail providing high-level input in projects or requests coming from the users of the facility and to master high-end experimentation in electron microscopy for Cell Biology, particularly for the specialized fields of correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) and on 3D / serial electron microscopy imaging for which the facility is subject to a significant request increase. Specialized tasks involve performing the diverse set of CLEM methods (live imaging CLEM, on section CLEM, etc ).

Routine operations:

  • perform EM for a large range of biological projects, deploying the portfolio of existing techniques.
  • Interactions with users: participate to meetings with the user, before the projects start in order to advise on and offer the most adapted techniques; guide the users throughout the progression of their experimentation; provide clear analysis and reports on their results.
  • Organize and conduct courses and workshops.
  • Contribute to the implementation of new methods in order to meet with the users needs.

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More information:

Website:
http://ig14.i-grasp.com//fe/tpl_embl01.asp?newms=jj&id=53502&aid=15470

 

University of Southampton

Faculties of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

PhD position for characterization of the 3-D structure of the airways using micro-CT & microscopy

Announcement date: 2 March 2015

Job description

The lymphatic system is essential for normal lung function and is expanded in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD), a common and debilitating condition affecting around ~1M people in the UK. Micro-computed tomography (µCT) scanning at resolutions better than 5 microns allows all structurally relevant features of airway, vascular and lymphatic networks to be resolved in 3-D. Specific tissue elements including lymphatic vessels and infiltrating immune cells can be identified by immunocytochemistry. Recent collaborative work from the supervisory team has demonstrated and validated this approach for the first time. Mapping specific infiltrating immune cell types including mast cells and lymphocytes onto the 3D lymphatic networks and other structural components of the lung will provide a unique and powerful resource for mathematical modelling. This will be used to develop the first image based multiscale model of fluid dynamics and tissue mechanics of the lung. It will link the immune cell distribution with the associated vascular and lymphatic systems. Modelling will use a combination of analytic multiscale modelling machinery with state of the art computational modelling including use of the Iridis4 supercomputer.

The candidate will have a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) with an interest in BioMedicine. Experience of biomedical imaging or computational modelling approaches would be advantageous but not essential. This PhD studentship offers a unique interdisciplinary programme of collaborative work strongly supported by shared supervision from Medicine and Engineering at a world class research centre.

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Contact:

Peter Lackie
Faculty of Medicine
Email: P.M.Lackie@soton.ac.uk

Tiina Roose
Faculty of Engineering and Environment
Email: t.roose@soton.ac.uk

 

University of Southampton

Faculties of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

PhD position for 3-D analysis and modelling of lymphatic networks & relationships in lung- using micro-CT & immunohistochemistry

Announcement date: 2 March 2015

Job description

This project will characterize the 3-D organisation of the airways and accompanying vasculature in health and disease. The student will work in the Faculties of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southampton, collaborating with Nikon Metrology UK to develop robust techniques for the analysis and identification of key features of the airways and their accompanying vasculature. Changes in these will be related to disease pathology in conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The project brings together several established collaborations into a multi-disciplinary consortium including engineering scientists, medical scientists, pathologists and medical informatics. This MRC funded Industrial CASE PhD studentship (stipend in the region of £16,000 pa) offers a unique interdisciplinary life sciences programme of work based at a world class research centre collaborating with Nikon Metrology UK with shared support from the Faculties of Medicine and Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. The PhD candidate will benefit from the exceptional opportunity to gain expertise in cutting-edge bioimaging technologies and computational modelling methods applied to relevant health questions.

The candidate will have a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) with an interest in BioMedicine. Experience of biomedical imaging or computational modelling approaches would be advantageous but not essential.

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Contact:

Jane Warner
Faculty of Medicine
Email: jawarner@soton.ac.uk

Philipp Schneider
BioEngineering Science Research Group
Email: p.schneider@soton.ac.uk

 

CEMES-CNRS

CEMES-CNRS, UPR8011, Toulouse, France

PhD position

Announcement date: 2 March 2015

Application deadline: July 2015 (interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact us as soon as possible)

CONTEXT

Investigation of the physics of nanostructures requires nanometer or atomic spatial resolution, meV spectral resolution and femto to nanosecond time-resolution. Accessing all these informations simultaneously would be a breakthrough in nanophysics. However, up to now, no technique offers this unique combination of performances. Ultrafast Transmission Electron Microscopes (UTEM) combining subpicosecond temporal resolution and nanometer spatial resolution have very recently emerged as unique tools for investigations at both ultimate spatial and temporal resolutions. However, the performances of state-of-the-art UTEM are in practice elimitating the spatial resolution to tens to hundreds of nanometers - unfortunately, larger than the lengthscale of most of the relevant nanophysics phenomena.

ABSTRACT:

The FemTOTEM project aims at developing an alternative Ultrafast Transmission Electron Microscope based on a high brightness laser-driven field emission electron source working under 200kV acceleration voltage. The latter consists of a metallic nanotip illuminated by femtosecond laser pulses. This development will be achieved by bringing together a femtosecond laser source and a customized 200kVcold-field emission Transmission Electron Microscope (CFE-TEM). This unique combination of femtosecond time resolution and high brightness (allowing an optimization between probe current and spatial coherence) will have an unrivalled potential for frontier research in nanophysics and fundamental science.This development will enable fast electron based nanospectroscopies and lead to the firsttime-resolved electron holography experiments. Its 4 major objectives are:

  • Picosecond Time Resolved Cathodoluminescence (pTRCL) studies of the carrier dynamics in semi-conductor nanostructures at the nanometer scale.
  • Electron Energy Gain Spectroscopy (EEGS) of plasmonic and photonic nanosystems
  • Ultrafast electron holography
  • Ultrafast electron diffraction

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Applications:

Email: arbouet@cemes.fr
Email: florent@cemes.fr

 

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: 2 March 2015

The call is open immediately and will be closed on 1st of June, 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

 

Utrecht University

Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research, Department of Chemistry, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Full Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor
in Biomolecular Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 1 March 2015

The closing date for applications is 6 April 2015

Job description:

Two faculty positions in biomolecular electron microscopy are available at the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research of the Department of Chemistry of Utrecht University. The positions can be filled at a full, associate or assistant professorship level depending on the qualifications of the candidate.

Utrecht University is the largest university of the Netherlands and has recently established a state-of-the-art facility for electron microscopy for research in the life sciences, physics, chemistry and geosciences. The research groups established by the successful candidates will be principle users of this facility. For life science applications the university has recently purchased a FEI Corrsight correlative light-electron microscope, a FEI Talos Arctica cryo electron microscope, and a FEI Scios (cryo) FIB-SEM.

Successful candidates are expected to set up strong independent research lines in structural biology taking advantage of new developments in cryo-electron microscopy. In addition, they are expected to be involved in our teaching programs in Chemistry and Molecular Life Science, by teaching in the curriculum of the Department of Chemistry at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. Teaching after the second year Bachelor curriculum will be in English.

Profile

Selection criteria for the positions will include the academic track record of the candidates as well as their future research vision, funding potential, teaching ability and managerial skills. We envisage successful candidates to focus on either the development of methods in single-particle cryo-EM reconstruction and tomography, or the application of cryo-EM methods to understand the structure function relationship of macromolecular complexes. We strongly encourage also women to apply.

Offer

The staff positions concerned can be on the full, associate or assistant professor level, depending on the qualifications of the candidate. The positions will be tenure track positions when filled at the assistant or associate professor level. Both positions are funded via the national strategic funding scheme Sectorplan Physics and Chemistry.

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Contact:

prof.dr. Piet Gros
scientific director of the Bijvoet Center
Email: p.gros@uu.nl
Websites:
http://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/department-of-chemistry
http://www.uu.nl/en/research/bijvoet-center-for-biomolecular-research

Applications:

Website: http://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/ApplicationForm.cfm?PortalID=4124&VacatureID=719249

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 
 
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