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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 may be sent to the EMS secretary

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal

Postdoc position: Advanced Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 16 April 2014

Job Description

Advanced Electron Microscopy of 2D nanomaterials

INL is seeking a postdoctoral fellow (2 years period) to join the group of Advanced Electron Microscopy to carry out investigations on 2D nanomaterials of transition metal chalcogenides, carbides, nitrides etc. The project will involve carrying out electron microscopy and spectroscopy in order to understand their atomic structure. Understanding the atomic structure, defects, dislocations and grain boundaries is crucial to elucidate their magnetic, electronic and optoelectronic properties and hence the focus of these investigations will be towards achieving this objective. The candidate should have a strong background in electron microscopic and spectroscopic techniques (HRTEM, STEM, EDS, EELS, Electron Diffraction etc.) and should have employed them previously towards studying nanomaterials. Further knowledge of carrying out STEM/TEM simulation and generating structural models using standard softwares 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.

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in science or engineering. The applicant should have a strong enthusiasm for interdisciplinary work, excellent English communication skills and should have exhibited a good track-record of disseminating experimental results to the scientific community.

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Contact:

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

 

Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology

Symbiosis Department, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany

Postdoctoral scientist in ultrastructural/cell imaging research

Announcement date: 16 April 2014

Application deadline: May 31st, 2014

The Symbiosis Department at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany (http://www.mpi-bremen.de/en/Department_of_Symbiosis.html) invites applications for a postdoctoral scientist on the topic of ultrastructure and cell imaging. This project is funded by an ERC Advanced Grant to Nicole Dubilier to study the ecology and evolution of chemosynthetic symbioses in deep-sea Bathymodiolus mussels. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong background in animal or cellular ultrastructure. We seek candidates with a strong background in transmission electron microscopy or cell imaging analyses. Experience in immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, imaging analysis, or other microscopy skills would be an advantage. The candidate should have completed a PhD degree in Zoology or related field with excellent skills in spoken and written English.

At the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, microbiologists, molecular biologists and biogeochemists work together to understand basic principles of marine microbial ecology. The MPI offers state-of-the art research infrastructure and a highly collaborative working atmosphere. The language of the Max Planck Institute is English.

We offer a 2 year full-time appointment. The salary is according to the German system for public employees (E 14 TVöD ).

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Applications:

Email: bewerbung@mpi-bremen.de

 

Stockholm University

Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden

Ph.D. position in Transmission Electron Microscopy/Inorganic Chemistry

Announcement date: 2 April 2014

Application deadline: 2nd May, 2014

The Ph.D. position, jointly financed by the Swedish research Council (VR), the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) and the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW), is available in the group of Prof. Xiaodong Zou at Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University. The PhD project is to developnew methods for structure determination of porous materials by 3D electron microscopy.

Knowing the 3D atomic structure is essential for understanding the properties and functions for all materials. Modern transmission electron microscopy (TEM) can provide structure information down to the atomic resolution and has been one of the most important techniques for studying new functional materials. One major problem of TEM is that the images are only 2D projections of a 3D object. The aim of the Ph.D. project is to develop new methods and strategies for structure determination of porous materials by 3DEM, i.e. to combine 2D images in different orientations into 3D and push the resolution of the 3D imaging. Porous materials such as zeolites and metal-organic frameworks have well-defined pore structures and are interesting in catalysis, sorption and separation. The successful candidate will apply 3DEM to characterize novel porous materials and investigate the structure-property relationships of these materials. The candidate will work closely with synthetic chemists in academia and companies, so she/he should have a strong collaborative and communication skill, be self-motivated and a good team player. Good knowledge in programming is desired but not necessary.

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Applications:

Please mention reference number SU FV-1075-14 in the subject field and the project number VT14-4
Email: registrator@su.se

Further questions:

Prof. Xiaodong Zou
Email: xzou@mmk.su.se

 

Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society

Inorganic Chemistry Department, Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society, Berlin, Germany

Phd student in the field of electron microscopy

Announcement date: 24 March 2014

Application deadline: 1st of May

The department of Inorganic Chemistry of the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck- Society is looking for a Phd student in the field of electron microscopy. The Phd student will work on:

“Structure and activity correlation of catalysts”

The PhD work focuses on the development of special reactors that allow to perfrom catalytic reactions under relevant conditions on a TEM grid as well as on a detailed investigation of the catalysts using all analytical tools provided by modern TEMs.

The PhD student has a master degree in inorganic chemistry or physics and first experience with transmission electron microscopy. Knowledge about heterogeneous catalysis are helpful. Furthermore, the PhD student should speak fluent English, enjoy scientific teamwork as well as puzzling.

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Contact:

Dr. Thomas Lunkenbein
Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max- Planck- Society
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
phone +49 (0)30 8413 4499
Email: lunkenbein@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
Website: http://www.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/acnew/groups/electronmicroscopy/index.html

 

University of Oslo

Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway

PhD Research Fellow in Advanced (S)TEM and EELS studies of semiconductor heterostructures

Announcement date: 19 March 2014

Application deadline: April 20th 2014

A position as PhD Research fellow in advanced transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopic studies of semiconductor heterostructures is available at The Department of Physics, University of Oslo.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has initiated a cross-disciplinary research program on functional oxides, FOXHOUND, as a strategic effort to support scientific excellence in materials and energy related research at the University of Oslo. FOXHOUND merges key complementary competences within structural and materials chemistry, ionics and electrochemistry, semiconductor and structure physics into one targeted effort towards functional oxides.

The Phd project will be performed as part of the FOXHOUND initiative, and the candidate will collaborate closely with a team of students and researchers focusing on synthesis and characterization of properties of novel semiconductor nanostructures. In this sub-project, we will utilize state of the art aberration corrected STEM-EELS to understand the interaction between the geometric and the electronic structure of ZnO/CdO/MgO heterostructures on the nanometer scale. The STEM and EELS studies will be performed using newly installed probe corrected and monochromated FEI Titan and JEOL 2100F instruments.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in experimental solid state physics or materials science. A background in (S)TEM or EELS is advantageous, and previous experience with modeling of materials’ properties using density functional theory is considered an extra asset. Furthermore we are seeking a candidate who is fluent in English, communicative, quality minded, flexible, and eager to learn

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Contact:

Associate Professor Øystein Prytz
Telephone: +47 22840684

 

University of Oslo

Department of Physics, Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN), University of Oslo, Norway

PhD Research Fellowship in Transmission Electron Microscopy Studies of Thermoelectric Materials and Nanostructures

Announcement date: 19 March 2014

Application deadline: May 1st 2014

A position as PhD Research fellow (Stipendiat SKO 1017) is available at Department of Physics, Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) at the University of Oslo.

The main focus of the PhD work will be to study the atomic and electronic structure of thermoelectrical materials including the effect of nanostructures by use of transmission electron microscopy (TEM). More specifically, the candidate will investigate superstructures in the half-Heusler compounds and the interfaces of the multi-layer films of mercury cadmium telluride. The candidate will also characterize oxide materials and modules. The research will be carried out on our newly installed TEM instruments; a state of the art FEI Titan G2 60-300 with monochromator and probe corrector and a JEOL 2100F with high resolution pole piece. Both instruments have STEM and spectroscopic capabilities allowing for combined Z-contrast imaging (HAADF) and EDS/EELS. The studies will be performed in close collaboration with the synthesis and modeling activities in our section, and the successful candidate will be part of a solid team of students, scientific and technical staff focusing on TEM studies of energy related materials.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in solid state Physics or Chemistry. The successful candidate of the current PhD position should have hands on experience with transmission electron microscopy (TEM) from her/his degree. Good communication skills, both orally and written, are required of the successful candidate. Previous experience with outreach activities or thermoelectric materials will be seen as an extra asset.

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Contact:

Associate Professor Øystein Prytz
Telephone: +47 22840684

 

Gatan

Gatan

Field Service Engineer UK

Announcement date: 17 March 2014

Location: This post is based in the UK and involves extensive travel, primarily across the UK and Europe, with some travel outside Europe. This is a demanding and rewarding professional position which offers the candidate the opportunity to interact with the broader EM community in Europe and beyond.

Qualifications or Skills Required: We require a person with strong mechanical, electrical and computer skills and significant practical experience in TEM or SEM. The successful applicant could have either a research microscopy background or substantial experience in the care and maintenance of electron microscopes. The applicant must be a self starter with a strong customer service focus and be able to work with minimal supervision. Excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required.

Familiarity with DigitalMicrograph is desirable. It is also a significant benefit if the applicant is able to read and interpret schematics and electrical diagrams at the component level.

Responsibilities: The Field Service System Engineer is responsible for:

  • On-site installation and repair of Gatan TEM cameras and Imaging Filters
  • Customer training after installation
  • Remote diagnosis and repair
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Documenting service performed
  • Proposing design enhancements and improvements to existing design

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Contact:

Dr Mhairi Crawford
Email: mcrawford@gatan.com

 

Hamburg University of Technology TUHH

Hamburg University of Technology TUHH, Hamburg, Germany

Postdoc position: Electron Microscopy of multi-scale composite materials

Announcement date: 14 March 2014

Application deadline: April 15th 2014

Job description:
At the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 986 „Tailor-Made Multi-Scale Materials Systems – M3“ was established on July 1st, 2012. The SFB 986 is set to both develop and manufacture multi-scale structured materials with tailor-made mechanical, electrical, and photonic properties. Three interconnected project areas investigate this innovation potential: A: Quasi-self-similiar hierarchical materials systems, B: Nano-structured multi-phase materials systems and C: Materials systems for photonics at high temperatures. The TUHH invites applications for scientific researchers m/f for this temporary position, available as of June 1, 2014 (ends June 30, 2016).

Your qualification:

  • Scientific degree (preferably a PhD) in physics, materials science or natural sciences (chemistry, biology or similar)
  • Experience of research in transmission electron microscopy and TEM sample preparation is essential
  • Previous experience with FEB, SEM and EDX equipment is an advantage
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are necessary

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Contact:

Dr.-Ing. Martin Ritter
Email: ritter@tuhh.de

 

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal

Postdoc position: Advanced Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 13 March 2014

Job description:

A two year postdoc position is available at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal to carry out electron microscopic and spectroscopic investigations of core-shell/filled inorganic nanotubes employing aberration corrected STEM. The investigations will be carried out using the Titan ChemiSTEM aberration corrected microscope 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

 

University of Mons

Laboratory for Chemistry for Novel Materials, Center for Innovation and Research in MAterials and Polymers (CIRMAP), University of Mons (UMONS), Belgium

Post-doctoral position in Scanning Probe Microscopy

Announcement date: 13 March 2014

Apply before April 15, 2014

A post-doctoral position is available at the Laboratory for Chemistry for Novel Materials, Center for Innovation and Research in Materials and Polymers (CIRMAP), University of Mons (UMONS), to carry out research on fundamental studies by means scanning probe microscopy techniques in the field of novel materials for hybrid organic/inorganic electronics.

The project will focus on two very promising approaches that will integrate the charge-shuttling efficiency of hybrid organic/inorganic structures for energy conversion and storage: photovoltaic solar cells and Li-ion batteries. In the project, materials for these solid state devices will be designed by considering novel three-dimensional 3D configurations and their morphological and electrical properties will be studied at the local scale by means of state-of-the-art Scanning Probe Microscopy techniques. A main novelty is the design of a catalogue of grid-like, 3D inorganic architectures for these two types of devices, their fabrication and their subsequent transfer on transparent and stretchable substrates. The expected outcome will be the detailed description of the charge and energy transfer mechanisms occurring at the interfaces within the devices. The project also targets progress into the assembly of electrodes and the associated current collectors into grid-like scaffolds, while providing to the device enhanced flexibility and transparency. The key objective is to decipher the hybrid inorganic/organic interfaces of operational nanostructured electrodes through real space mapping of the electrical and mechanical properties.

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Contact:

Dr. Philippe LECLERE
Email: philippe.leclere@umons.ac.be

 

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal

Postdoc position: Data extraction from Electron Microscopy experiments

Announcement date: 12 March 2014

Job description:

This 2-years postdoc position at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL - Braga/Portugal) is aimed at the development of tools to improve the extraction of quantitative information from electron microscopy experiments.

We seek a highly motivated scientist with experience in statistical analysis of large datasets to develop methodologies to extract information from electron microscopy experiments carried out under non-ideal conditions. Typical input datasets are low signal-to-noise/signal-to-background images and spectra, originated from radiation sensitive samples and/or from small atomic clusters and single dopant atoms. The investigated samples are related to many applications, including catalysis and microelectronics.

The position will involve the exploration of various analysis methods to extract information from the microscopy datasets, the determination the ideal data treatment routines for the different case-studies and their implementation into software.

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Contact:

Email: daniel.stroppa@inl.int

 

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal

Postdoc position: Advanced Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 12 March 2014

Job description:

This 2-years postdoc position at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL - Braga/Portugal) is aimed at the advanced electron microscopy characterization and the extraction of quantitative information with high spatial resolution from challenging samples.

We seek a highly motivated scientist with experience in high resolution Electron Microscopy (HRTEM and HRSTEM) to carry out imaging and spectroscopy experiments to characterize nanostructured samples related to catalysis and microelectronics applications. Many of the scientific cases in this project present challenging experimental conditions, such as the imaging of radiation sensitive samples and the acquisition of spectra from small atomic clusters and single dopant atoms.

The position will involve the use of the most modern Electron Microscopy facilities at INL and partner research institutions, including the aberration-corrected FEI Titan ChemiSTEM and a FEI Helios Nanobeam. The experiments to be performed include atomic resolution HAADF-STEM, and high spatial resolution EELS and XEDS mapping under controlled conditions.

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Contact:

Email: daniel.stroppa@inl.int

 

Monash University

School of Physics and Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy, Monash University, Australia

Postdoctoral position in atomic resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy

Announcement date: 7 March 2014

Closing date: 31st March 2014
Job reference: 521173

Position summary:

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position to conduct research in atomic resolution imaging and spectroscopy. The position will be formally located in the School of Physics, Monash University, Australia, but will involve extensive collaboration with the Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy, and the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics group at the University of Melbourne. The project will also involve collaborative work with colleagues in the UK, USA, Europe and Japan.

In this role, you will conduct research in experimental and/or theoretical aspects of atomic resolution electron microscopy at the highest international levels and translate research outcomes into high impact publications, present results at major conferences and assist in the supervision of PhD and final year undergraduate students. The detailed position description and application procedure can be found at the website listed below.

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Contact:

Dr Scott Findlay
Email: scott.findlay@monash.edu

 

Quorum Technologies

Quorum Technologies, Laughton, East Sussex, UK

Sales Specialist

Announcement date: 6 March 2014

Job description:

Quorum Technologies are manufacturers of market-leading leading electron microscopy (EM) preparation instruments.
The position is a field-based sales role specifically targeting the UK EM market and other appropriate applications for Quorum coating and cryo preparation products. In addition technical and commercial support for the sales office and European distributors is a key aspect of this position.
The position will be based from the Laughton, East Sussex factory and offices, although administrative and sales calls can be conducted from home. The role will require extensive UK travel for sales visits, demonstrations, exhibitions etc. It is anticipated that a minimum of 50% of the time will be field-based with the remaining time based at Laughton or at the Ashford, Kent sub-office.

Key duties include:

  • Liaison with UK customers throughout the sales cycle
  • Identification of new UK prospects and regular targeted sales visits to UK EM users
  • Promotion of products across a broad range of disciplines (including lifesciences, materials science, food sciences, geological sciences etc.)
  • Identifying and developing secondary markets for coating and RF plasma products
  • Working with the marketing director on promotional programmes and events for the UK market
  • On-site and factory demonstrations of products to UK prospects
  • In-house sample testing for prospective customers
  • Production of quotations/proposals for UK end users
  • Contribution to sales and marketing plans as required
  • Maintain UK customer database and reference lists
  • Monthly reporting of UK sales performance against agreed targets
  • Participation at regional and national exhibitions as required
  • Coverage of key functions of the sales office, particularly during holiday periods
  • Submission of weekly itineraries with details of anticipated visits and activities

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Applications:

Robert Hennig
Commercial Director
Email: sales@quorumtech.com

 

University College London

MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London, UK

Light Microscopy Officer

Announcement date: 5 March 2014

Closing date: 3 April 2014
Job reference: 1405755

Duties and Responsibilities

Applicants are invited for the position of Light Microscopy Officer in an expanding advanced microscope facility in the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology. Research at the laboratory centres on answering fundamental questions in cell biology in a wide variety of model systems. For more information about our research see our website: www.ucl.ac.uk/lmcb/.

You will be required to supervise and maintain super-resolution and other advanced light microscopes and associated equipment within the LMCB, to train microscope users and provide technical support and to contribute to research and development of light microscopy techniques within the LMCB.

Available immediately, the post is offered till March 2017 in the first instance.

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Contact:

Ione Karney
Email: i.karney@ucl.ac.uk

 

Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

New Department of Systems and Synthetic Microbiology at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, established in cooperation with the LOEWE Center for Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO) of the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

FACS and Microscopy Specialist

Announcement date: 4 March 2014

Application deadline: April 15, 2014

We seek candidates with MSc degree in Engineering, Physics, Biology, Chemistry or related fields or an equivalent technical college degree. Candidates should have hands-on experience with fluorescence microscopy and/or with flow cytometry. Image analysis and programming skills and experience in biological laboratory work are advantageous.

The position will be embedded within the FACS and Imaging Facility of SYNMIKRO. The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • Establishment and optimization of modern fluorescence microscopy methods
  • Implementation and support of cell sorting (FACS)
  • Maintenance of fluorescence microscopes and FACS equipment
  • Training users in handling microscopes and flow cytometers

We seek an enthusiastic person who combines technical expertise with strong communication skills. The candidates should be motivated, well organized and team-oriented.

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Contact:

Email: victor.sourjik@synmikro.mpi-marburg.mpg.de

 

University of Reading

Electron Microscopy Laboratory, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Microscopist

Announcement date: 4 March 2014

Application closing date: 3 April 2014
Job reference: TS14002

Job description

To provide scientific support within the Electron Microscopy Laboratory, to carry out microscopy based studies for internal and external users and to provide training in microscopy-based techniques.

You will have:

  • A science degree or equivalent by qualification and experience
  • Skills in comprehending instrumentation manuals and descriptions of scientific procedures in the scientific literature
  • The ability to work within a team and individually in a service-oriented environment with defined timescales and deadlines
  • A willingness to attend relevant training courses and expand your knowledge as part of your continued professional development

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Contact:

Dr. Peter Harris
EMLab Manager
Phone: +44 (0)118 378 6118
Email: p.j.f.harris@reading.ac.uk

 

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

Post-doctoral position in Biological EM

Announcement date: 3 March 2014

Job description:

A 3 year BBSRC funded post-doctoral position in microscopy available at Oxford Brookes as part of an ERA-CAPs consortium with Warwick, BOKU (Austria) and Bordeaux. This is to work on ER structure using tomographic TEM and a new serial block face imaging SEM plus some confocal.

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Contact:

Prof. Chris Hawes
Email: chawes@brookes.ac.uk

 

University of Basel

Center for Cellular Imaging and NanoAnalytics, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

EM Service Engineer

Announcement date: 24 February 2014

Start Date: March 1 2014, or later. The position is open until filled.

Job Description:
Your responsibilities will include the maintenance and repair of all 15 electron microscopes of C-CINA and the ZMB. We do not have any factory maintenance contracts but may request additional help from the factory when needed. Responsibilities of this position are maintenance and repair of the electron microscopes including; problem diagnosis, ordering replacement parts from the factory, and repair. This includes: the Titan Krios Autoloader, cryo-stages, FEG and high voltage supplies, vacuum systems, mechanics, electronics and software backups.

In addition, upon interest, this engineer may participate in electron microscope hardware development projects, which involve hardware design, fabrication in collaboration with our mechanical workshop, construction, and development of electronic control in collaboration with an electronic workshop. Participation in research projects concerning structural biology data collection with these instruments is also possible. C-CINA is a University research group; we develop instruments and methods, and apply them to study the high-resolution 3D structure of biological specimens.

Salary and living conditions in Basel are attractive. The lab language is English.

Your profile
Experience in EM service for TEM, ideally also for SEM and FIB. Hardware repair experience.

We offer
This is a full-time position permanently funded by the Rektorat of the University of Basel, a highly sought after position in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. We offer a welcoming working environment in an international and multidisciplinary group covering biochemistry, electron microscopy, structural biology, and data analysis. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Contact:

Email: Henning.Stahlberg@unibas.ch

 

University of Strathclyde

Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Three fully funded PhD positions: Novel biomimetic acoustic sensors inspired by insect hearing

Announcement date: 17 February 2014

The Project:

Applications are invited for three fully funded PhD positions to work on an exciting inter-disciplinary project. The project aims to investigate the hearing organs of various insects, and use this biological knowledge to inspire the development of novel acoustic sensors with biomimetic properties.

The focus of this project is the development of new micro-scale acoustic sensors, which is a growing area of research that seeks to produce innovative designs for use in a huge variety of applications including mobile phones, and portable and wearable computing. This engineering development and innovation will take inspiration from the micro-sized hearing organs found in many insects. A large number of insect ears are known to have interesting properties currently not exploited in industrial or commercial sensor products. Such properties will then expand and enhance the function of artificial acoustic sensors.

The project will involve working in an inter-disciplinary team, combining experimental and theoretical investigations of different insect ears with the development of new artificial acoustic sensors. The three students will each focus on a specific aspect of the project, relating to their own degree experience (i.e. from biology/engineering/physics/mathematics). However, this project will allow the PhD students to gain training and experience in the tools and techniques used in the other disciplines, extending their skill set and experience base.

The tools and techniques to be utilised within the project include the very latest equipment to undertake microscopy, vibrational measurements, and design and create new sensors. The project team also includes two postdoctoral research staff with high levels of experience in this area, who will provide help to the PhD students. Finally, there will be lots of opportunities for all students to travel internationally, both to conferences and to visit other laboratories.

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Contact:

Dr James Windmill
Email: james.windmill@strath.ac.uk

 

ETH Zurich

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

Managing Director

Announcement date: 13 February 2014

Closing date for applications: March 31, 2014

ETH Zurich invites applications for the position of Managing Director of the Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy (ScopeM), a major scientific technology platform at ETH Zurich, which has recently been established through the merger of ETH Zurich’s electron and light microscopy facilities. ScopeM employs over 20 scientists and technicians, maintains and develops extensive state-of-the art electron- and light microscopy equipment and supports a wide variety of interdisciplinary research and training programs.

Reporting to the ETH Zurich Executive Board, your task as ScopeM Managing Director will be to implement and complete the merger of the electron and light microscopy facilities and assume responsibility for the operation and development of the platform. The success of the merger is measured by the satisfaction of both user and staff, and the quality of research and teaching carried out within the framework of the center.

You can demonstrate a track record in leadership and have experience in change management as well as process optimization and finances. Strength in communication as well as customer orientation and the ability to work with diverse and interdisciplinary teams of highly qualified professionals are an important part of your skill set. A solid background in natural or engineering sciences with knowledge of electron and/or light microscopy techniques and experience in managing core facilities in academic and/or industrial settings are a plus. You like working in a dynamic environment dedicated to cutting-edge science and education, and your analytical skills allow recognizing and implementing the changing needs of the different stakeholders.

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Further information:

Professor Ralph Spolenak
Phone: +41 44 632 25 90

Applications:

Website: www.jobs.ethz.ch

 

CRP - Gabriel Lippmann

Science and Analysis of Materials department (SAM), Gabriel Lippmann, Belvaux, Luxembourg

Post-doctoral researcher in correlative microscopy (m/f)

Announcement date: 10 February 2014

Starting date: July 2014
Ref: SAM-20140206-LOWZ-PIES

Description of the position:

The Scientific Instrumentation Unit of the SAM 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 order to get chemical information with the highest sensitivity and highest lateral resolution, we have investigated the feasibility of combining Transmission Electron Microscopy with Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and have developed a dedicated prototype instrument consisting of a state-ofthe-art 200 kV FEG TEM equipped with a FIB column and dedicated SIMS extraction optics, mass spectrometer and detectors. This unique combination of high-resolution microscopy and highsensitivity 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 both developing innovative methodologies for the integrated TEM-SIMS instrument and in acquiring the required fundamental knowledge to characterize nanoscale features containing low Z elements by correlation of structural information with sub-nm resolution and high sensitivity chemical information. We will concentrate on selected case studies, namely H and D in steel and solar cells, Li in batteries and B in semi-conductors. In each of these case studies, we will use the TEMSIMS technique to correlate the distribution and concentration of the LowZ element (detected, imaged and quantified by SIMS) to the microstructural details (imaged by TEM).

Profile:

  • PhD in Physics or Materials Science
  • Strong hands-on experience in Transmission Electron Microscopy is mandatory
  • Knowledge of correlative workflows would be an asset
  • Knowledge in Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry would be an asset
  • Strong experimental skills
  • Fluency in English (scientific exchanges) is a must
  • Excellent communication, organisational, flexibility and interpersonal skills with a mandatory teamspirit

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Applications:

Email: recrutement@lippmann.lu

 

Edinburgh Super-resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC)

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

Three year PhD studentships

Announcement date: 7 February 2014

Closing date: 1 March 2014

A number of three year PhD studentships are available in the Edinburgh Super-resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC) to apply state-of-the-art microscopy techniques.

The Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium (www.esric.org) represents the coming together of expertise across a broad scientific spectrum from cell biologists to physical scientists with the aim to extend the boundaries of cellular imaging beyond diffraction limits in order to investigate cellular function and human disease.

ESRIC provides a platform for researchers for advanced imaging from the atomic scale, through to single molecules, to sub-diffraction sized cellular structures and large-scale entities in vivo. This is possible through access to an extensive range of cutting-edge optical systems and analysis capabilities.

ESRIC is formed through the partnership of the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering (IB3), Heriot Watt University and the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM), The University of Edinburgh. This integrative collaboration combines all the disciplines and technical skills required to drive the development and application of novel super-resolution techniques and data analysis for the study of biological processes. This partnership is strengthened by the involvement of additional Centres of Excellence across Edinburgh University: the Centre for Integrative Physiology (CIP), the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) and the School of Biological Sciences (SBS).

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Applications:

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

 

National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Laboratory for Materials Chemistry, Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon Technologies, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Postdoctoral / visiting scientist position in the field of atomic resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (AR-STEM) of materials for energy conversion and storage

Announcement date: 1 February 2014

Application deadline: 31 March, 2014
Applicants should be available to start no later than June 1st 2014

Job description

Research project include the characterization of advanced materials for energy conversion and storage (fuel cells, batteries, etc.) by aberration corrected STEM and EELS. The work will be integrated in many national and international research projects and European integrations.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a strong background in materials science. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in TEM, HRTEM and STEM, particularly with expertise in aberration corrected STEM techniques, such as atom-to-atom chemical mapping with electron energy loss spectroscopy and atomic resolution ADF - HAADF imaging. Experience with EELS and EDXS techniques is highly desirable.

We are seeking for a self-motivated candidate who has successfully completed Ph.D. study in physics, chemistry or materials sciences. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills in English, the ability to assist with the training of junior researchers and a strong publication record.

The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary research team of materials scientists and actively participate in the on-going research activities in the laboratory. The candidate will be encouraged to develop its own independent and collaborative research. The post represents an excellent opportunity for an individual to develop his/her career and interact with leading scientists.

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Applications:

Prof. Miran Gaberšček
Head of the Laboratory for Materials Chemistry
National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Email: miran.gaberscek@ki.si

 

University of Cambridge

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Focussed Ion Beam (FIB)/Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 29 January 2014

Closing date: 28 February 2014

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) position within the mineral magnetism group of the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. The position is funded by the ERC grant “Nanopaleomagnetism: a new multiscale approach to paleomagnetic analysis of geological materials”, a brief description of which is given below. Funding is available for 3 years in the first instance. Successful applicants will hold a PhD on taking up the post.

The PDRA project will focus on the application of a dual-beam focussed ion beam (FIB) workstation to perform 3D slice-and-view tomography of natural samples. The person appointed will use facilities located in the Department of Materials Science to study the positions, sizes, shapes, compositions and crystallographic orientations of magnetic particles embedded in silicate hosts using a combination of slice-and-view tomography, electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX). We seek candidates with a strong background in electron microscopy and specific experience with using FIB techniques. Experience with EDX, EBSD and tomography would be an advantage. It is not necessary to have a background in either Earth sciences or magnetism, and we invite suitably experienced candidates from any area of the physical sciences. The successful candidate will have a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals, will have good communication skills and have demonstrated the capacity to perform independent research.

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Contact:

Dr. Richard Harrison
Email: rjh40@esc.cam.ac.uk

 

IRB Barcelona

Institute for Research in Biomedicine, IRB Barcelona, Spain

Group Leader Positions in Structural Biology

Announcement date: 29 January 2014

Application deadline: 31 March, 2014

The candidate will be an ambitious structural biologist with the capacity to develop cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, with a special focus on the research topics addressed by the institute.

IRB Barcelona is an independent, non-profit institute jointly set-up by the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona and located at the Barcelona Science Park and performs multidisciplinary research of excellence at the interface between structural and computational biology, chemistry, and biology.

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Applications:

Email: irbglcall@irbbarcelona.org

 

Technische Universität Dresden

Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden Center for Nanoanalysis, Dresden, Germany

PhD Position (E 13 TV-L)

Announcement date: 28 January 2014

The closing date for applications is 14.02.2014 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies)

Position and Requirements

The PhD topic includes the high-resolution characterization of organic thin films with the particular focus on solar cell applications, mainly by imaging and analytical electron microscopy (SEM and TEM). Particularly a methodology for the determination of sub-100nm domains has to be developed and applied, depending on synthesis and treatment parameters. Particularly EELS spectra have to be analyzed, considering theoretical calculations. In addition, the kinetics of the structure evolution in such heterogeneous thin films has to be studied as a function of light and strain effects. A close interdisciplinary teamwork with partners of the Organic Materials Platform will be necessary to interpret the results and to make sure that the results can be used to prepare optimized devices.
We aim at attracting the best talent in the respective research fields and expect the follow-ing: an outstanding master’s/diploma university degree (or equivalent) in physic, organic chemistry or material sciences; first research experience, preferably in the fields of electron microscopy; solid knowledge of other analytical methods; first experience in modeling and simulation techniques; an independent, target- and solution-driven work attitude; inter- and multidisciplinary thinking; strong motivation and interest to join one of the most ambitious interdisciplinary research clusters; an integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills; fluency in English – written and oral.

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Informal enquiries:

Prof. Dr. Ehrenfried Zschech
Tel.: +49-(0351)-888-15543
Email: Ehrenfried.Zschech@ifn.et.tu-dresden.de

Applications:

TU Dresden
cfaed
A. Eichner
01062 Dresden
Germany
Email: recruiting.cfaed@tu-dresden.de

 

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

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

PhD position within fine structural organization of synaptic afferent input of grid cells

Announcement date: 27 January 2014

Deadline for applications: February 9th 2014.

We now have a 4-year PhD position available to study the fine structural organization of synaptic afferent input of grid cells. The project is carried out in close collaboration with the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience.

For the PhD position the applicants must

  • Hold a master’s degree or equivalent within life sciences.
  • have a strong academic record with a weighted average grade of B or higher in NTNU’s grading system
  • speak and write English fluently and be willing to learn Norwegian

The applicants should have experience with basic molecular biology. In addition, experience with electron microscopy and confocal microscopy is desired.

We seek talented, enthusiastic and creative candidates with a strong training in neuroscience. Good communication and collaboration skills are required.

Chosen applicants will be invited to undergo an interview.

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Contact:

For further information about the position, please contact:
Professor Johannes van der Want
Email: johannes.want@ntnu.no

For information concerning the application process, please contact:
HR-consultant Mariann Hansen
Tel.: +47 48280634
Email: mariann.hansen@ntnu.no

 

SCK•CEN

SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium (in collaboration with EMAT, University of Antwerp)

Ph.D. Position: Transmission electron microscopy study on the liquid metal corrosion mechanisms of the 1.4970 austenitic stainless steel fuel cladding for MYRRHA

Announcement date: 24 January 2014

Objective

The objective of the proposed research work is to investigate the nano/micro-structures in DIN 1.4970 stainless steel cladding tubes and in the corrosion layers after exposure to LBE. This work is expected to shed light on the oxidation and dissolution mechanisms operating in these steels as a result of their contact with liquid LBE. The student would have to follow closely the corrosion research program currently on-going at SCK•CEN and from which samples will be obtained.

The main tool of investigation would be analytical transmission electron microcopy (TEM). It is proposed to perform this PhD work in collaboration with one of the leading European TEM laboratories, EMAT (Electron Microscopy for Material Science), at the University of Antwerp. Their expertise in the field of TEM and sample preparation will be a great support for this PhD work. At SCK•CEN, a JEOL JEM3010 Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope equipped with an Energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer (EDS) will be used to investigate the samples with conventional TEM, high resolution TEM and electron diffraction to determine the crystal structure, the defect structure and morphology of the different phases both in the corrosion-affected zones and in the 1.4970 steel bulk down to the atomic level. The EDS-system can be used to determine the local chemical composition of the different phases. Other TEM techniques such STEM HAADF, STEM EELS and EFTEM may be applied at the EMAT laboratory. Complementary analyses using SEM-EDS or EPMA (Electron Probe MicroAnalyser) devices available at SCK•CEN may also be considered during this PhD work.

Results obtained from this in-depth study of the liquid metal corrosion behavior of 1.4970 stainless steels will help to acquire a thorough understanding of the operating corrosion mechanisms and might be used to develop models describing the oxidation/dissolution behavior of 1.4970 steels. This PhD work should, therefore, bring an important contribution to the qualification of the MYRRHA fuel cladding.

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Contact:

Rémi Delville
SCK•CEN
tel +32 (0)14 33 31 65
Email: rdelvill@sckcen.be

 

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

The Institute for Materials for Electronic and Energy Technology (I-MEET) and the Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

PostDoc position (100%) in the field of Analytical TEM of organic bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells

Announcement date: 21 October 2013

Application deadline: 15th of February 2014

In order to improve the efficiency of organic BHJ solar cells a detailed knowledge of the nanoscale phase distribution in the BHJ layer is urgently needed. Over the past few years energy-filtered transmission electron microscopy (EFTEM) in the low-loss energy region has been identified as a versatile tool for discriminating between donor and acceptor phases allowing to study the nanoscale structure of the organic blend. The gaol of the PostDoc project is to establish EFTEM measurements of BHJs at the aberration-corrected Titan3 microscope of the CENEM and apply the technique to organic solar cells developed at I-MEET. Moreover, at a later stage it is planned to combine EFTEM with electron tomography for 3D analysis of the nanoscale phase distribution.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD in chemistry, physics, materials science or a related discipline. Several years of hand-on experience with analytical TEM techniques, including EELS and EFTEM, are required. The successful candidate is expected to bring enthusiasm and a high degree of motivation for collaborative research with advanced TEM techniques.

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Contact:

Prof. E. Spiecker
Email: Erdmann.Spiecker@ww.uni-erlangen.de

Prof. Christoph Brabec
Email: Christoph.Brabec@ ww.uni-erlangen.de

 

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla, Spain

Post-doctoral fellow in TEM Microscopy

Announcement date: 8 January 2014

Application deadline: 27th January 2014

The Advanced Laboratory for Nanoscopies and Sectroscopies (LANE) is supporting candidates for the Ramón y Cajal (5 years financed) call. More information on:

http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/12/31/pdfs/BOE-A-2013-13832.pdf

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop his/her work within the LANE laboratory using a new TECNAI F30 (300kV) microscope equipped with STEM, HAADF, EDX (INCA Energy XMax80), GIF Quantum SE and tomography holder and software. Materials under investigation are related to the two main research lines:

1- Development of nanostructured coatings, thin films and nanoparticles based on the “magnetron sputtering” technology.
2- Materials and catalysts for production, storage and use of hydrogen.

A preliminary contact to the laboratory is needed to study the possibilities of developing the project in the laboratory.

(As the available document for the call is in Spanish, do not hesitate to contact us for clarification)

Profile:

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry or Material Science. Experience in advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques: HRTEM, STEM, HAADF, Energy filtered TEM, EELS, EDX mapping and analysis applied to Materials Science and Nanotechnology
  • Experience in electron tomography will be also considered

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Applications:

Dra. Asunción Fernández
Email: asuncion@icmse.csic.es

 

University of Duisburg-Essen

Interdisciplinary Center for Analytics on the Nanoscale (ICAN), Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Scientific Researcher in the Field of Transmission Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 20 December 2013

Application deadline: 19th January 2014
Announcement number 758-13

The University of Duisburg-Essen is inviting applications for the position of a Scientific Researcher in the Field of Transmission Electron Microscopy (Salary scale 14 TV-L) at the Interdisciplinary Center for Analytics on the Nanoscale (ICAN) of the Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE) located on the Duisburg Campus.

CENIDE is a central institution promoting the research at the University of Duisburg-Essen in the area of nanotechnology. ICAN organizes and operates a broad range of nanoanalytical methods in the newly founded NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum (NETZ). Among the available methods are electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, such as high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM) including electron tomography, holography and chemical analysis. In addition, state-of-the-art techniques for sample preparation are available. In order to set up the equipment and to provide scientific support, our team is looking for an independent and committed personality with relevant experience in the field of electron microscopy.

Responsibilities

  • Operation and scientific support of an aberration-corrected transmission electron microscope
  • Scientific support and service regarding TEM sample preparation, TEM measurements, data analysis and documentation
  • Instructing, advising and supporting scientific and technical staff in TEM analytics and TEM sample preparation
  • Support of the ICAN team in the operation of other equipment in the microscopy center
  • Support of the ICAN team in maintaining safety and worker protection standards
  • Opportunity to carry out independent research is provided and the successful candidate is encouraged to conduct their own research

Available research budget and the level of salary will depend on your experience and quality.

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Application:

PD Dr. Nils Hartmann
Manager of the Interdisciplinary Center for Analytics on the Nanoscale
University of Duisburg-Essen
NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum
Tel: +49 203/379-8033
Email: nils.hartmann@uni-due.de

More information on the position:

PD Dr. Hartmann or Dr. Marion Franke
Tel: +49 203/379-8182
Email: marion.franke@uni-due.de

 

Utrecht University

Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Postdoctoral researcher in mineral physics and interfacial science

Announcement date: 19 December 2013

Applications are accepted until the position is filled, but we intend to conduct a first evaluation by January 31st 2014

Job description
The Department of Earth Sciences currently seeks a highly-motivated, high-potential applicant for the following cross-disciplinary Shell-sponsored position as postdoctoral researcher in mineral physics and interfacial science.

Under certain conditions, interactions among individual atoms, molecules, or electrons can produce a collective behaviour that governs processes occurring at much larger length scales. The extension of this dynamic to processes of industrial and geologic importance is largely unknown and warrants further investigation. We are looking for a scientist that is interested in studying such emergent phenomena as these features develop at the interface of fluids and minerals undergoing reaction.

A variety of resources will be made available to the scientist selected for this position. Along with a generous scientific budget, the Department of Earth Sciences has state-of-the-art experimental facilities as well as onsite access to a focused ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM), several transmission electron microscopes (TEM), a field-emission microprobe and a nano-SIMS. This project will also provide the scholar with access to high-end, in-situ atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Raman spectroscopy facilities in addition to experimental opportunities at international synchrotron radiation sources (inelastic X-ray scattering, Compton scattering).

Qualifications
As a successful candidate you:

  • have a strong background in materials/surface science, earth science (focusing on mineralogy and crystallography), or condensed matter physics/chemistry;
  • are willing to apply your expertise in atomic-scale imaging and X-ray characterization to gain a more complete understanding of processes that take place at the mineral-fluid interface;
  • have extensive experience with scanning/transmission electron microscopy and focused ion beam techniques as well as familiarity with inelastic X-ray scattering and other spectroscopic methods of characterization;
  • are fluent in written and spoken English as collaboration with a dynamic group of physicists, geologists and surface scientists is necessary to develop new knowledge in this project.

Available research budget and the level of salary will depend on your experience and quality.

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Additional information:

Oliver Plümper
Email: o.plumper@uu.nl
Website: http://www.uu.nl/faculty/geosciences/en/research/institutesandgroups/researchinstitutes/ivau/Pages/default.aspx?refer=/geo/ivau

Applications:

Website: http://www.uu.nl/en/informationfor/jobseekers/pages/vacancies.aspx

 

University of Manchester

School of Materials, The University of Manchester, UK

Full Professor of Materials Characterisation

Announcement date: 17 December 2013

Closing date: 31 January 2014

The University of Manchester seeks to appoint an outstanding individual to provide leadership in the field of materials characterisation. You will join a world-leading research centre in microstructural characterisation, with considerable expertise in developing and applying these techniques to a broad range of conventional and advanced materials, including: semiconductors and low dimensional materials, metals and alloys for aero and nuclear applications, energy materials, functional and structural ceramics, polymers and biomaterials.

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Informal enquiries:

Professor Paul O'Brien
Head of the School of Materials
Telephone: +44 (0)161 306 3556
Email: rachael.ashworth@manchester.ac.uk

 

Spectral Solutions AB

Spectral Solutions AB, Lidingö, Sweden

Electron Microscopy Sales and Applications Engineer

Announcement date: 9 December 2013

Job description

We look for someone to help us with sales, applications support and customer training in the field of scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis. You will be responsible for a set of products throughout the Nordic region (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland) and will plan, perform and follow up activities from first contact until installation and customer training. This will include extensive travelling and lots of contact with interesting customers both in academia and industry.

We expect you to be a driven individual who enjoy communicating with colleagues and customers. We want you to be passionate about electron microscopy and enjoy helping our clients develop their techniques.
Communicating in English should be easy but we prefer that you also can speak one of the Nordic languages fluently. Probably you have a MSc, PhD or similar degree in science. You have a driving license and are flexible when circumstances change and action is needed.

Spectral is a knowledge based company providing northern Europe with electron microscopy and chemical surface analysis tools. Working with world leading suppliers and with fantastic customers we enjoy providing systems and accessories, applications and methods development as well as extensive technical support.

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Contact:

Mats Eriksson
Email: mats.eriksson@spectral.se

 

University of Oslo

Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway

Senior Engineer

Announcement date: 4 December 2013

Application deadline: January 20th 2014

Permanent position as Senior Engineer (SKO 1181) available at The Department of Physics, under the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.

The position is in support of the national TEM infrastructure project NORTEM, which is a collaboration between the University of Oslo, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the independent research organization SINTEF. The NORTEM has recently installed two new TEM instruments in Oslo: a monochromated and probe corrected FEI Titan, and a JEOL 2100F. The person employed in this position will have a central role in implementing and securing efficient use of the infrastructure.

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Contacts:

Administrativ leder Lars Bernhardsen
Telephone: +47 22856429

Associate Professor Anette E. Gunnæs
Telephone: +47 22 85 28 12

 

Institute of Science and Technology Austria

Electron Microscopy Facility, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Technician - Electron Microscopy (f/m)

Announcement date: 26 November 2013

Start date: end of 2013, beginning of 2014

Electron microscopy facility team at Institute of Science and Technology Austria provides researchers with well-maintained cutting-edge sample preparation and imaging instrumentation and modern infrastructure.

We are enlarging our team and are searching for:

Technician - Electron Microscopy (f/m) (Full time)

Main Tasks:

  • Biological sample preparation for electron microscopy.
  • Support and training of users in the field of sample preparation techniques, microscopy imaging and image analysis.
  • Care of the Electron Microscopy facility equipment - conduct operational maintenance of sample preparation equipment and alignment of electron microscopes.

Profile of candidate:

  • Experience with biological sample preparation for electron microscopy observation.
  • Work experience in the field of electron microscopy.
  • Work experience in a research environment in the field of natural sciences (biology, chemistry).
  • Ability to work independently and team-oriented.
  • High degree of reliability, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Very good knowledge in English.

We welcome flexible and reliable team players who are interested in working in an international environment within a diverse and dynamic working atmosphere.

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Applications:

Email: ludek.lovicar@ist.ac.at

 

CEA Saclay

CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette cedex, France

Postdoc position: Study of the impact of silicon content on mechanical behavior and irradiation swelling of aluminum alloy 6061 – T6

Announcement date: 25 November 2013

Start date: end of 2013, beginning of 2014

CEA Saclay are looking for a postdoc position researching «the impact of silicon content on mechanical behavior and irradiation swelling of aluminum alloy 6061 - T6». This postdoctoral research will occur in CEA de Saclay at DEN/DMN/SRMA & DEN/DMN/SEMI.

Your Profile:

Doctor in metallurgy, materials science, with main competence in Transmission Electron Microscopy.

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Contact:

J. Garnier
CEA Saclay, DEN/DMN/SRMA/LC2M
Email: jerome.garnier@cea.fr

J. Ribis
CEA Saclay, DEN/DMN/SRMA/LA2M
Email: joel.ribis@cea.fr

K. Colas
CEA Saclay, DEN/DMN/SEMI/LM2E
Email: kimberly.colas@cea.fr

 

Institute of Physics Polish Academy of Sciences

Laboratory of X-ray and Electron Microscopy Research, Institute of Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Service Engineer

Announcement date: 25 November 2013

Deadline for application: 15th December, 2013

Scientific profile:

  • The candidate shall has Engineer or Master degree or equivalent on the mechatronics or physical or material or computer sciences.
  • The position is open to European or Associated Country citizens but the acquaintance of English language is required.
  • Good skills and the ability to communicate to people with a wide range of technical abilities will be essential.
  • The ideal applicant should have a previous experience with transmission electron microscopy techniques.
  • He or she should has skills and ability to solve interdisciplinary problems connected with servicing and exploitation of modern scientific instruments.
  • The candidate will be expected to lead activities including the provision of teaching and training for the incoming scientists.

Contribution to the research potential:

It is strongly recommended the candidate will have skills to support scientific research projects. The key responsibilities will be: servicing and assistance with day to day operations, including maintaining electron microscopes and related equipment, supporting measuring sessions and demonstrating instruments for visiting scientists, train and advice users in electron microscopy operation. The candidate should be opened on developing of her/his qualifications and participation in training courses organizing by equipment suppliers.

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Applications:

Email: dluzew@ifpan.edu.pl

 

Utrecht University

Departments of Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, and Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Postdoctoral Researchers Sustainability (2.0 fte)

Announcement date: 25 November 2013

Application deadline: January 5, 2014

Job description
Utrecht University has recently established a new strategic research program on Sustainability, focusing on the themes of Water & Climate and Energy & Resources. In a key initiative within the program, the Faculties of Science (Departments of Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy) and Geosciences (Department of Earth Sciences) are linking their research in the Energy and Resources sector, addressing both upstream and downstream aspects of the resources supply chain.

We are looking for two postdoctoral researchers with expertise in experimental characterisation, imaging and/or modelling the structure and properties of 3D pore-networks in geo-materials, solid catalysts, and nanomaterials in general.

As a highly motivated scientist you can apply innovative microscopy, tomography, spectroscopy and experimental techniques to characterize 3D pore-structures and processes in nano-materials, with the aim of understanding and modeling fluid and gas migration, sorption and reaction processes important for upstream and downstream aspects of the geo-resources chain.

Materials of interest range from gas-shales and coals to mineral catalysts, such as zeolites and clays, fault rocks and rare earth host rocks. Also of central interest are hybrid (organic/ inorganic) model systems structured on multiple length scales from the atomic/nano to granular, for applications in enhanced oil/gas recovery, gas separation and CO2 capture, water desalination, supercapacitor energy storage, solar energy harvesting (photo catalysis) and blue energy, for example. You are expected to bring expertise in one or more of these areas and to be able to bridge the molecular, to meso- and macroscopic (material property) length scales. You must be fluent in written and spoken English and able to communicate with co-workers in the two Faculties involved.

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Additional information:

Chris Spiers
Email: c.j.spiers@uu.nl

Bert Weckhuysen
Email: b.m.weckhuysen@uu.nl

Website: http://www.uu.nl/EN/INFORMATIONFOR/JOBSEEKERS/Pages/vacancies.aspx (under 2 Postdoctoral Researchers Sustainability)

 

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Center for Nanotechnology Innovation@NEST, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Pisa, Italy

PostDoc Position in Electron Crystallography

Announcement date: 20 November 2013

Application deadline: December 30, 2013

A postdoctoral position is available for highly motivated candidates in transmission electron microscopy in Pisa at the Center for Nanotechnology Innovation (CNI) one of the centers of the IIT network. CNI is an interdisciplinary R&D center dedicated to the investigation and exploitation of phenomena at the nanoscale. CNI activities span from molecular medicine and advanced diagnostics, to energy-scavenging nanosystems.

The transmission electron microscopy lab of CNI is developing new electron crystallography techniques for solving unknown crystal structures and performing texture analysis at the nanoscale.

The successful candidate will play a significant role in developing special methods for solving unknown crystal structures of beam sensitive materials like organic compounds and pharmaceutical with electron diffraction data. The final goal is to implement a complete automatic data collection procedure of electron diffraction tomography data which minimizes the electron dose on the sample.

Eligible candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, geology, material science or related fields and significant experience in transmission electron microscopy and crystallography.

Requirements::

  • experience in transmission electron microscopy imaging and transmission electron microscopy characterization of different kind of crystalline samples
  • experience in conventional electron diffraction
  • knowledge of crystallography
  • marked interest in learning and implementing a variety of different electron microscopy techniques on inorganic and biological samples

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Contact:

Email: mauro.gemmi@iit.it

 

Cancer Research UK London Research Institute

London Research Institute, Electron Microscopy Core Technology Facility, Cancer Research UK, London, UK

Scientific Officer/ Senior Scientific Officer

Announcement date: 15 November 2013

Closing date: 29th November 2013

Our London Research Institute is looking for an enthusiastic Scientific Officer/ Senior Scientific Officer to work on biological electron microscopy projects in collaboration with multiple research groups within the institute.

About the Role
The primary focus of the Electron Microscopy Unit is the provision of an outstanding electron microscopy core technology facility for scientists within the LRI, from initial consultation through to sample processing, electron microscopy, image analysis and data interpretation. We utilise a wide range of traditional and novel sample preparation techniques for transmission and scanning electron microscopy. We also develop new EM techniques and technologies in response to the samples and scientific questions received from the LRI research groups. In particular, our interests lie in correlative light and electron microscopy, volume EM using our recently commissioned Serial Block Face SEM, soft X-ray tomography of mammalian cells on synchrotron beamlines and the development of integrated super-resolution light and electron microscopy.
As a Scientific Officer in the Electron Microscopy Unit you will take on a range of projects using both transmission and scanning electron microscopy in collaboration with multiple research groups within the institute. Under the guidance of the core facility head you will also research and implement new imaging techniques and technologies. You will aid in day-to-day running of the unit including training scientists in electron microscopy, optimisation of protocols and maintenance of equipment.

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Applications:

Website: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/jobs/

 

Paris Diderot University

Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques (MPQ, UMR 7162), Paris Diderot University, Paris, France

Tenure-track Faculty Position In Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 12 November 2013

12 to 18 months post-doc position available in early 2014

Biodegradation of inorganic nanoparticles

Given the growing use of nanomaterials in daily life products and their many promising applications in biomedicine, humans are expected to be increasingly exposed to nano-objects. However, the impact of nanomaterials on human health remains unclear, especially because of the lack of methodology to study at the relevant scales the interaction between nanoparticles (NPs) and biological media. In close collaboration with chemists and biomedical researchers, the Me-ANS group (MPQ lab) and the NanoBioMagnetisme team (MSC Lab) develop new nano-metrological methods to quantitatively characterize biodegradation mechanisms of nanomaterials in the organism. The goal of this interdisciplinary project is to establish the link between the structure of the NPs and their life-cycle into the body. This relation is a key point for developing efficient and safe “nano-pills” in their application environment.

The atomic mechanisms involved in liquid during the structural degradation of NPs are at the center of this ambitious project. In order to provide a deeper understanding of these mechanisms, we develop in situ liquid experiments on the recently installed transmission electron microscope of the MPQ lab (Super TEM). This new type of microscopy consists in imaging the dynamic of nano-objects in a liquid solution encapsulated in a hermetically sealed cell that is transparent to the electron beam.

This position will focus on the atomic-scale characterization of the degradation mechanisms of inorganic NPs in a model biological environment and into cell cultures (figure). These in situ studies will allow understanding the influence of the NP structure (size, shape, composition, atomic arrangement, surface coating, spatial organization.) on their transformation mechanisms and kinetics. For this project, we are looking for a highly-motivated post-doc with an expertise in nanomaterial sciences and electron microscopy and a deep interest in developing advanced experimental methodologies.

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Contact:

Damien ALLOYEAU / Florence GAZEAU
Tel.: +33 1 57 27 69 83
Email: damien.alloyeau@univ-paris-diderot.fr
Website: http://www.mpq.univ-paris7.fr/spip.php?rubrique37

 

Oregon State University

The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University, USA

Tenure-track Faculty Position In Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 12 November 2013

Closing date: December 15, 2013

The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track position in electron microscopy. This position is part of a broad, multi-position search being conducted by the School and addresses a targeted area of need in the School’s research thread on next-generation materials. Oregon State University has recently made a multi-million dollar investment in advanced electron microscopy equipment and infrastructure and the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering seeks a tenure track faculty member focused on 1) utilizing the new facilities to foster collaborations within the School, across campus, and within Oregon centered around electron microscopy based research and 2) utilizing the new facilities to develop new research areas at OSU. We welcome applicants with expertise in electron microscopy of materials, including metals, ceramics, thin films, composites, nanomaterials, and nanostructures.

The website for the OSU Electron Microscopy and Imaging Facility describes the capabilities of the instruments: http://www.science.oregonstate.edu/emfacility/

The successful candidate will be expected to initiate new funded research as well as to expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in the School, the OSU College of Engineering, the wider OSU materials community, Oregon industry, and beyond. Faculty collaboration opportunities include, but are not limited to, Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI: http://www.onami.us), Oregon Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center (OregonBEST: http://oregonbest.org), Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (MBI: http://mbi-online.org), Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC: http://nnmrec.oregonstate.edu), and the Oregon Metals Initiative (OMI: http://www.oregonmetal.org). In view of our aspirations and the nature of this opportunity, we seek candidates who are ardent discoverers, passionate teachers and mentors, committed stewards to their discipline and proven collaborators.

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Applications:

Website: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu (job posting number 0011098)

 

Stockholm University

Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Division of Materials Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden

A post-doctoral position in Materials Sciences (Electron Microscopy)

Announcement date: 12 November 2013

First day of employment: 1st January 2014
Application deadline: December 10th 2013

Job description

We would like to announce a post-doctoral position opened for applications at the Materials Sciences Division at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry of Stockholm University. The position is available within the framework of 3D Electron Microscopy for Natural Sciences(3DEM-NATUR) supported by KAW Foundation.

The main objectives of this work are (i) to pursue the 3D crystal structure determination of new materials (zeolites, MOFs, COFs, quasicrystals, nano-structured materials and etc.) and the structural characterization of spatially correlated defects through diffuse scattering, (ii) to extend the method for electron beam sensitive materials. The main technique that will be used within the scope of the project is the transmission electron microscopy (TEM) utilizing the 3D Automated Electron Diffraction Tomography(3D EDT) method. Other EM techniques such as HRTEM, STEM-HAADF and others may also be applied.

We are seeking for a self-motivated candidate who has successfully completed Ph.D. study in physics, chemistry or materials sciences. The candidate should have proven experience in electron microscopy. A certain experiences in data analysis and programming (Matlab or C/C++/C#) are desirable. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary research team of materials, structural and electron crystallography scientists and actively participate in the on-going research activities in the division. The candidates will be encouraged to develop their own independent and collaborative research. The post represents an excellent opportunity for an individual to develop his/her career and interact with leading scientists from around the world.

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Applications:

Dr. Peter Oleynikov, Prof. Osamu Terasaki
Tel.: +46-70-3911598
Email: peter.oleynikov@mmk.su.se , Terasaki@mmk.su.se

 

FEI

FEI, Brno, Czech Republic

Applications Engineer

Announcement date: 11 November 2013

Job description

Responsibilities:
  • 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 hardware 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)

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Applications:

Email: brorecruitment@fei.com

 

Technical University of Denmark

Center for Electron Nanoscopy, DTU Cen, Lyngby, Denmark

PhD scholarship in Electron Microscopy of Catalyst Nanoparticles

Announcement date: 11 November 2013

Application deadline: January 6th 2014

Center for Electron Nanoscopy at the Technical University of Denmark has an open PhD position on aberration corrected high-resolution transmission electron microscopy on nanoparticles for catalytic applications.

Catalysts often consist of supported metal nanoparticles. In order to optimize their performance, a fundamental understanding of their surface structure under reaction conditions as well as their interaction with the substrate on which they are dispersed is essential. DTU Cen houses a unique suite of electron microscopes ranging from standard scanning electron microscopes through dual beam FIB/SEM instruments to high end aberration corrected (S)TEMs providing optimal possibilities to exploit the properties of supported nanoparticles.

Responsibilities and tasks

The position is part of a new project sponsored by the Danish Council for Independent Research under the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education entitled Environment dependent structure of catalyst nanoparticles. The project will be carried at the Center for Electron Nanoscopy on the Lyngby campus of DTU.

The candidate will conduct the following activities:

  • Development of model systems suitable for electron microscopy
  • Aberration corrected TEM and STEM of surfaces and interfaces
  • Analyze and extract quantitative information from electron micrographs
  • Link experimental observation to theoretical data

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Further information:

Thomas Willum Hansen
Senior Researcher
Email: twh@cen.dtu.dk

 

SINTEF

SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Department of Materials Physics-Oslo, Norway

Research Scientist with main background in Transmission/Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM/STEM)

Announcement date: 8 November 2013

Application deadline: 6th December 2013

We are looking for a creative and skilled person with main competence in Transmission/Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM/STEM) and associated techniques. You must have a PhD degree within Materials Science, Physics or Chemistry. We are looking for either experienced or recently qualified persons. Postdoctoral research experience in academia or industry will be an advantage. Experience in operating state-of-art (S)TEMs will be also advantageous

Your main tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Experimental research and development using (S)TEM and associated techniques (EDS, electron diffraction, electron energy loss spectroscopy, high resolution imaging).
  • Considerable research activity based on other microscopy techniques such as e.g. SEM.
  • Sample preparation as well as data processing and simulations.
  • Project management of small and large research projects.
  • Preparation and acquisition of R&D projects.
  • Knowledge generation in strategically important areas.
  • Build-up and maintenance of scientific and customer network.

You will join the Department of Material Physics-Oslo, a dynamic research group having a R&D project portfolio varying from basic to applied research. We employ advanced material characterization with electron microscopy (TEM/STEM, SEM), surface analysis (XPS, AES, SIMS, AFM, WLI), synchrotron x-ray methods and atomistic modeling (DFT, MD etc) using first principles as basic research tools. We work closely with the Department of Material Physics-Trondheim, the Universities of Oslo (UiO) and Trondheim (NTNU) and we develop project partnerships with industrial customers (energy sector, chemical and metallurgical industry, material producers) as well as with other research institutes and Universities nationally and internationally.

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Further information:

Dr. Spyros Diplas
Research Director
Phone: +47 98230427
Email: Spyros.Diplas@sintef.no

 

University of Strasbourg / CNRS

Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, University of Strasbourg / CNRS, France

Postdoc position in dynamic transmission electron microscopy

Announcement date: 5 November 2013

Start date: 1 March 2014

A postdoc position is available in a research project in ultrafast transmission electron microscopy. The project is funded by the French program Equipment of Excellence (EQUIPEX). The candidate will help with the setup of a new TEM with pulsed electron gun and a laser optical periphery. He/she will carry out the first experiments with pulsed electron beams. The scientific background is the study of materials at ultrahigh temporal resolution. The candidate should hold a PhD in physics or materials science. He/she should be experienced in TEM. A background in electronics or laser physics would be of advantage. The position is for three years with the possibility of applying for a permanent CNRS position.

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Contact:

Prof. Florian Banhart
Email: florian.banhart@ipcms.unistra.fr

 

Technical University of Denmark

Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, DTU Nanotech, Lyngby, Denmark

PhD scholarship in Nanoscale Imaging of the Aqueous Processes of Precipitation, Dispersion, and Imbibition

Announcement date: 4 November 2013

Application deadline: November 25, 2013

Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology invites applications for a 3-year PhD Scholarship in Nanoscale Imaging of the Aqueous Processes of Precipitation, Dispersion, and Imbibition.

Heterogeneous processes in aqueous environments are fundamental for a wealth of industrial and natural processes: Precipitation, imbibition, and dispersion of both liquid and solid phases in water. These processes are very difficult to image as they are initiated on the nanoscale.

The aim of this project is to develop new nanoscale imaging methods with emphasis on microfluidic chip-based methods and electron microscopy, for imaging of these processes in model systems and to test their performance compared to other imaging methods and relevant samples from industrial collaborators.

The two main application cases are: Precipitation and imbibition processes involving oil and water in nano- and micrometer sized channels/pores relevant for enhanced oil recovery, and nucleation and precipitation processes forming dispersions of particles and slurries with relevance for catalysis.

The project is jointly financed by DTUs Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology (DTU Nanotech, www.nanotech.dtu.dk ), the Centre for Electron Nanoscopy (CEN, www.cen.dtu.dk/ ), and the Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE, www.cere.dtu.dk/ ).

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Further information:

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

 

Stockholm University

Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden

PhD Position in Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy of interfaces in nanoscale materials using novel 3DEM techniques

Announcement date: 31 October 2013

Reference number: SU FV-3142-13 (project HT13-1)
Application deadline: November 20th 2013

Synthetic and naturally occurring nanostructured materials are the building blocksof nanoscience and nanotechnology. These nanostructures often exhibit novel properties as their physical dimensions become comparable to certain characteristic length scales, which situate them at the border between quantum effects and bulk properties.

Nanomaterials composed of two phases often shown interesting interfacial phenomena. This project focuses on developing element specific three-dimensional electron microscopy to obtain compositional and crystallographic information at the interface of such nanoscale materials and correlate it with optical and magnetic properties. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with other groups at Stockholm University and international partners in Spain, Denmark and USA.

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Applications:

Doc. Germán Salazar-Alvarez
Group leader
Email: german@mmk.su.se

 

MRC Clinical Sciences Centre

MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, London, UK

Microscopist

Announcement date: 17 October 2013

Closing date for completed applications: 12th November 2013
Reference number: IRC115133

Research in the Clinical Sciences Centre covers a wide range of subjects and is supported by a well equipped and expanding light microscopy facility which comprises several confocal microscopes, Deltavision and spinning-disk systems for live cell imaging, a high content screening unit and various widefield fluorescence instruments. Super-resolution imaging techniques are currently being developed in collaboration with the Physics Department.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual who will provide training and technical support for our large user base as well as performing routine maintenance and troubleshooting on the different imaging platforms. Direct participation in research projects is also encouraged.
The successful candidate will report to the head of the facility and should have a science degree in a relevant area with significant research experience using light microscopy techniques including fluorescence confocal microscopy. A good understanding of all aspects of digital imaging from acquisition to image processing and analysis is desirable. Advanced computer skills are essential.
Applicants should be interested in developing and applying new imaging techniques, possess excellent written and oral communication skills to interact effectively with facility users and have the ability to work independently as well as operating as part of a team.

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Informal enquiries:

Dr Dirk Dormann
Email: dirk.dormann@csc.mrc.ac.uk

Applications:

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre
Website: http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc115193_3730.aspx

 

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Laboratory for Carbon Nanostructures (LCN), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

Announcement date: 15 October 2013

Job description:

One Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the Laboratory for Carbon Nanostructures (LCN) at the Physical Sciences and Engineering Division of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The LCN@KAUST is currently developing novel approaches to the growth, characterization and manipulation of carbon allotropes such as graphene and nanotubes. Candidates with expert-level skills in transmission electron microscopy (TEM) are encouraged to apply. The position is particularly well suited for an electron microscopist with interests in both in situ methods and carbon nanostructures.

Qualifications:

A PhD degree, within 5 years of receipt, in physics, materials science, chemistry or related areas is mandatory. The candidate must be a skilled electron microscopist with driving capability of aberration corrected TEMs. Experience in one or more of the following sub-areas in TEMis necessary: in situ probing, high resolution imaging, electron energy loss spectroscopy and FIB sample preparation/manipulation. Proficiency in English is fundamental as well as good communication skills. A track-record of high quality scientific publications as first (or corresponding) author is desirable. Willingness to travel and spend time in partner laboratories abroad will also be beneficial.

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Applications:

Website: http://www.kaust.edu.sa

 

University of Oxford

Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK

Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Radiation Effects in Perovskites (two posts)

Announcement date: 14 October 2013

Closing date for applications: Monday 6 January 2014
Vacancy ID: 110342

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions – one each in atom probe tomography and transmission electron microscopy – to examine radiation effects in perovskites. The researchers appointed to these posts will be expected to undertake and facilitate advanced nanostructural and chemical characterisation studies of radiation damage formation and recovery mechanisms, and inert gas incorporation in a range of perovskite materials for nuclear energy (fission and fusion) applications. These posts are available for up to three and a half years duration from 1 March 2014 and are part of an EPSRC funded collaboration between the Universities of Oxford, Sheffield, Huddersfield and Imperial College London, and including industrial partners from the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and Tokamak Solutions.

Applicants should have, by the start date, a doctorate in Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry or a closely-related subject area. Proven skills are required in some or all of electron microscopy, atom probe tomography, and focussed ion beam machining, preferably as applied to investigating the effects of radiation damage in materials. Also required are excellent written and oral communication skills, willingness to travel to liaise with collaborators within the UK and internationally when required, and the ability to assist with research management, including the training of junior researchers.

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Informal enquiries:

Dr Phil Edmondson
Email: phil.edmondson@materials.ox.ac.uk

Applications:

Website: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=110342

 

University of Munich

Department of Chemistry, University of Munich, Germany

Academic position for electron microscopy

Announcement date: 14 October 2013

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2013

We wish to call your attention to an academic position for electron microscopy at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Munich.

This position (W2 tenure track) is part of the Excellence Cluster “Nanosystems Initiative Munich” (NIM, http://www.nano-initiative-munich.de), which addresses broad research efforts in nanoscience, including artificial and multifunctional nanoscale systems and their applications in information technologies, the life sciences, or combinations of both. The position is intended to develop strong interactions with faculty within NIM and to serve the overall mission of the cluster. The position is associated with the electron microscopy facility at the Department of Chemistry offering several modern scanning and transmission electron microscopes, presently being upgraded to state of the art microscopes.

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Professor Thomas Bein
Email: bein@lmu.de

 

University of New South Wales

Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia

Director- Electron Microscope Unit

Announcement date: 10 October 2013

Job description

Applications are invited for the position of Director of the Electron Microscope Unit (EMU), a major research facility of the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre at the University of New South Wales.

The successful candidate will be highly qualified in electron microscopy with an excellent research track record and demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a research facility environment. The Director will bring a vision for the role of electron microscopy in driving and supporting internationally competitive research in the physical, engineering and life sciences, and will have the expertise and experience to implement this vision.

The Director position is a full time fixed term position for five years with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment at the level of Associate Professor or Professor in a suitable Faculty of the University. This underlying academic appointment will be a continuing position.

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Relocation expenses will be paid for an interstate or international appointment. Applicants may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

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Further information:

Associate Professor Grainne Moran
Executive Director
Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre
phone (61 2) 9385 4642
mobile (61 2) 408 621 369
Email: g.moran@unsw.edu.au
Website: http://www.analytical.unsw.edu.au/

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Interdisciplinary Centre for Electron Microscopy (CIME), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Senior level electron microscopist

Announcement date: 7 October 2013

The position is available from April 1st 2014
Application deadline: November 10th 2013

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Electron Microscopy (CIME) at EPFL has a position open for a senior level electron microscopist te support electron microscopy activities in the fields of materials science, physics and chemistry.

The succesful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team that works in a stimulating environment of research variety and challenges from collaborations with EPFL laboratories from natural, engineering, environmental and life sciences.

We seek a candidate who:

  • is a good team player
  • enjoys working in an open infrastructure, accessed by many PhD students and PostDocs
  • wants to teach
  • has proven skills in writing grant applications
  • is a highly competent microscopist able to adapt to many types of microscopes, implement existing techniques, and develop challenging new techniques

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Applications:

Email: cecile.hubert@epfl.ch

Further information:

Email: http://cime.epfl.ch

 

 

 

 

 
 
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