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EUROPEAN MICROSCOPY SOCIETY (EMS)

 
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At this page microscopy related job opportunities are presented. The information shown remains the responsibility of the original author. So far these announcements are free of charge for jobs at Universities and other non-profit institutes throughout Europe as well as for ECMA members (the corporate members of EMS). EMS members working outside Europe can also for free post job positions at their respective research group. Others pay Euro 200 per announcement. Companies eligible for ECMA membership are requested to join the silver ECMA membership category (Euro 250).

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

EPFL

Electron Spectrometry and Microscopy Laboratory LSME, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Post Doc position EELS and EFTEM

Announcement date: 16 October 2014

Open position

Open post doc position (2years) in the field of high resolution and angular resolved EELS and EFTEM of materials, coupled with ab-initio DFT calculations.

The main topics will deal with:

Investigation of carbon based materials by means of EELS and EFTEM

Investigation of doped ceramics and semiconductors by means of monochromated STEM

Angular resolved low loss EELS of metals and semi-conductors.

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

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Contact:

Prof. Cecile Hebert
Email: cecile.hebert@epfl.ch

 

Queen's University Belfast

School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Research Fellow

Announcement date: 14 October 2014

Closing Date: Monday 10 November 2014

Major Duties:

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

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Contact:

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

 

University of Strathclyde

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

Postdoc position: Research Associate in Invertebrate Acoustics

Announcement date: 8 October 2014

Job description

The researcher will conduct research on the micro-sized hearing organs found in many insects. This work will involve the use of a wide range of research techniques, including finite element simulation, experimental measurement and data analysis. Experimental measurements will include work with a new 3D scanning laser vibrometer, and a new x-ray CT scanning system. Training will be provided in the use of these new experimental systems, and in the development of finite element simulations, as appropriate to the new Research Associate. As a Research Associate you will work as part of an inter-disciplinary team, working together to take the findings from investigations of different insect ears to inform the development of new artificial acoustic sensors.

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Contact:

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

 

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal

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

Announcement date: 1 October 2014

Job description

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

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Contact:

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

 

University of Ulster

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

Research Fellow in Characterisation of Metal Oxides for Electronic Applications

Announcement date: 29 September 2014

Ref: 1437106
Closing date: 31 October 2014

The postholder will work on a collaborative project between the Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC) and AVX Ltd.

Candidates must have a strong track record in the characterisation of solid state materials using TEM, XRD and other advanced analytical methods. A knowledge and understanding of the role of defects and dopants in controlling the electrical properties of materials is essential.

This project will involve experimental research on the increased reliability and performance of multi-layer ceramic capacitors and will advance knowledge in relation to the fundamental physico-chemical and electronic properties of MLCC materials and devices. (Fixed-term until 31 March 2018)

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Applications:

Website: www.ulster.ac.uk/jobs

 

Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Assistant, Associate and Full-Professorships in Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering

Announcement date: 25 September 2014

Job description

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences seeks to make academic appointments within the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering (www.ib3.eps.hw.ac.uk). This is an exciting and vibrant new Research Institute with an excellent funding base and world-class facilities for synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, imaging at all scales using multiple cutting edgemethods, tissue engineering and bioprocessing as well as the infrastructure to enable cross- disciplinary collaboration.

Applications are welcomed from enthusiastic individuals who are highly motivated, with a strong research track record in one or more of the following areas:

Chair in Biophysics – REF EPS/BIO4

  • Development of novel microscopy techniques
  • Biophotonics
  • Development of probes, sensors and novel therapeutics
  • Single molecule biophysics

Assistant or Associate Professorship in Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and/or Synthetic Biology – REF EPS/BIO1

  • Synthetic organic chemistry for biological applications
  • Development of probes, sensors and novel therapeutics
  • Use of photonics to probe molecular structures and behaviours

Assistant or Associate Professorship in Biomedical Engineering – REF EPS/BIO2

  • Cell-based tissue engineering
  • Biomaterials and scaffold for cell encapsulation, differentiation and expansion
  • Enabling technologies for regenerative medicine

Assistant or Associate Professorship in Medical Diagnostic Device Engineering – REF EPS/BIO3

  • Bioelectronics/device fabrication
  • Medical diagnostic devices
  • Cell based biosensors

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Applications:

Website: http://tinyurl.com/IB3jobs

 

Technical University of Denmark

Molecular Windows group, DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark

Position: 3 year PhD scholarship in In-situ TEM Battery Studies

Announcement date: 24 September 2014

Application deadline: 15th October 2014

Complex processes are taking place in battery systems, degrading or creating nanostructures that over repeated charging cycles reduce battery performance.

By using micro and nanofabricated chip systems that enable high resolution electron microscopy and spectroscopy on electrically contacted devices, this project will perform detailed studies of nanoscale processes on nanowire and nanostructured electrodes.

The PhD scholarshop is part of a collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and part of the studies (6 months) will be performed at NTU in Singapore. The position will be within the Molecular Windows group at DTU Nanotech that is working on developing novel imaging methods for complex nanoscale processes – see www.nanotech.dtu.dk/mowin.

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More information and Online Application:

Website: http://www.nanotech.dtu.dk/english/About-NTCH/Jobs/job?id=f45c4701-0677-4cf6-ae58-27fb6cc099c2

 

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

Senior Scientific/Technology Officer for Light-sheet Microscopy

Announcement date: 24 September 2014

Closing date: 12 October 2014
Reference Number: HD_00564

The Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit seeks to build instruments based on its light-sheet microscopy developments for academic distribution and prepare their commercialization through a start-up company. In this context it offers an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Technology Officer to work closely with the company’s founders in the design, development and execution of the light-sheet microscopy technology strategy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support current and future customers of light-sheet microscopes.
  • Design, building and validation of novel light-sheet instruments.
  • Prepare the foundation of the future company and lead the execution of technology strategy for its imaging platforms and partnerships.
  • Actively participate in the company’s strategic planning process.
  • Closely interact with the light microscopy technology development and application activities in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit.

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Applications:

Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs

 

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

4MAT Department, Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium

PhD student, with a master’s degree in Materials Science Engineering with good background in mechanics of materials

Announcement date: 22 September 2014

The 4MAT Department at the Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles is looking for

A PhD student, with a master’s degree in Materials Science Engineering with good background in mechanics of materials

The job

The PhD student will carry out research activities of both experimental and numerical nature. The project aims to characterize and model the adhesion of a bio-sourced polymer coating on an Aluminium substrate.

Framework

The present research work will be performed within a large collaborative project involving the different French-speaking universities of Belgium, with industrial partners such as Sonaca and TechSpace Aero. The research activities will be carried out in close collaboration with the IMAP Department at Université Catholique de Louvain, Prof. Thomas Pardoen being the co-promotor of the thesis. Prof Stéphane Godet is the main promotor of the thesis.

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Contact:

Stéphane Godet
E-mail: sgodet@ulb.ac.be

 

Insa Lyon

Mateis Laboratory, Insa Lyon, France

Post-doc position: Structural Characterization of spinodally decomposed Fe-X-C martensitic steels

Announcement date: 22 September 2014

Duration: 18 months, start: November 2014

The lab

INSA Lyon is an engineering school based in Lyon France, it graduates over 950 engineers each year in 12 fields of specialization. Inside this large institution several research laboratories are present, Mateis laboratory being one of them. MATEIS concerns are the optimization of material properties (mechanical properties, corrosion,…) of structural materials, as well as the development of new materials in order to decrease the weight of different products. Different classes of materials are studied: metallic materials, ceramic materials, polymers and composites, through several aspects; elaboration, microstructural characterization, thermomechanical transformations, and modeling.
Mateis has its own conventional TEM and SEM equipped with EDX and EBSD detectors, and it benefits from the presence of the CLYM (Lyon Microscopy Center www.clym.fr), which is an electron microscopy platform equipped with a FEG 200kV TEM, a Dual Beam FIB-SEM, and a Cs Corrected Environmental 300kV TEM equipped with a GIF (EELS) Filter for EELS and EFTEM characterization. One of the main interests of the lab being the relation of microstructure and properties in metallic materials.

The Project

This 18 months project is part of a ANR (French National Research Agency) project led by Frédéric Danoix (GPM Rouen). It will be performed in the laboratory Mateis INSA Lyon and supervised by Sophie Cazottes and Thierry Epicier.
The main objective of this project is study the phenomenon of low temperature aging of the martensite. The goal is to follow the different mechanisms of phase transformation as well as final phases generated.
The microstructural evolution of Fe-C-X alloys during ageing will be characterized by Transmission Electron Microscopy. The spinodal decomposition will be followed by Electron Diffraction and TEM imaging. Transmission Electron Microscopy will be performed using MATEIS and CLYM equipments.
This will be done in close interaction with the work of Atom Probe Tomography in the Materials Physics Group of Rouen and numerical simulation calculations performed in Rouen and at the IM2NP laboratory in Marseille.

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Contact:

Sophie Cazottes
Mateis Laboratory
INSA Lyon
E-mail: Sophie.cazottes@insa-lyon.fr

 

Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

Department of Systems and Synthetic Microbiology, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

PhD Positions in Single Molecule Microbiology

Announcement date: 22 September 2014

Closing Date: October 19, 2014

The project group “Single Molecule Microbiology” is looking for PhD students with a keen interest in applying physical methods to complex biological systems to start from December 2014. Our group develops quantitative, experimental and theoretical approaches to study the spatial and dynamic principles of organisation in living organisms.

Candidates should feel comfortable working in a multidisciplinary and international environment. The projects will combine knowledge of advanced fluorescence microscopy, single molecule methods, molecular biology techniques and quantitative data analysis. Previous experience in e.g. microbiology, applied optics or bioinformatics is ideal.

Our lab is located at the Department of Systems and Synthetic Microbiology of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology and is embedded into the LOEWE center for synthetic microbiology (SYNMIKRO) in Marburg.

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Contact:

Email: ulrike.endesfelder@synmikro.mpi-marburg.mpg.de

 

Imperial College London

Imaging by Light Microscopy (FILM), Imperial College London, UK

Facility for Imaging by Light Microscopy (FILM) Manager

Announcement date: 19 September 2014

Closing Date: 5th October 2014
Job Ref: RB104-14

We are seeking to recruit a Manager for the Facility for Imaging by Light Microscopy (FILM; http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/imagingfacility) within the National Heart and Lung Institute.

This is a senior support staff post which was created in 2006 and has evolved to run the cross-College light microscopy facility FILM, with the main site on the South Kensington campus and a branch at the Hammersmith campus. The purpose of the post is organising the day-to-day running of the facility, user training and support, supervision of the facility assistants (currently two with one further to be appointed), finances, strategic planning and preparing funding applications for the facility. The post also involves comprehensive user guidance on microscopy techniques as well as implementation of new technologies. You will provide a high quality state-of-the-art service in light microscopy to the College. This is an unique opportunity for a candidate of the highest calibre to manage one of the best resourced light microscopy facilities in the UK and to mould its development.

You must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or biological area related to light microscopy, or equivalent vocational qualification or knowledge and experience. A higher degree in a relevant subject would be an advantage. Although this post is in the Technical Services Family (Level 4; http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/hr/salaries/jobfamiliesgradingstructure/technicalservicesfamily) it would be suitable for a candidate with a strong research background. You are therefore welcome to submit acurriculum vitae along with your application. You must have experience of staff management, preferably in a user-facing facility context.

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Queries regarding the post:

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

Applications:

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

 

EPFL

School of Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Faculty Position in Materials Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 16 September 2014

Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on December 1st, 2014

The School of Engineering of EPFL invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in electron microscopy of materials within its Institute of Materials. We seek exceptional individuals who will develop and drive a research program at the forefront of the discipline, who have a strong dedication to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and who will be proactive members of a vibrant Materials community.

Top-level applications are invited from candidates at the cutting edge of electron microscopic imaging as applied to materials science and engineering. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, high-resolution imaging, 3D and 4D imaging, advanced analysis methods, and innovative modeling approaches, as applied to the structural characterization of materials by means of electron microscopy.

Start-up resources and the state-of-the-art research infrastructure at EPFL’s Interfaculty Center for Electron Microscopy (CIME) will be made available for the successful candidate. Salaries and benefits are internationally competitive.

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Enquiries:

Prof. Harm-Anton Klok
Search Committee Chair
E-mail: emm-search@epfl.ch

 

Imec

Imec, Leuven, Belgium

Materials Characterization Engineer TEM

Announcement date: 15 September 2014

Closing date for applications: 15/12/2014

Imec’s Fab Technology Unit is looking for a m/f Materials Characterization Engineer Transmission Electron Microscopy.

Job description

The Semiconductor industry is driven by transistor down-scaling that provides the end-user with ever faster and less power using computer chips resulting in richer featured consumer products at affordable pricing. Measuring these small dimensions which are in the order of nano-meter is a challenge, and is even more so because of new materials besides silicon that are needed in these transistors. Not only dimensional analysis is needed, also chemical analysis and defects analysis at the atomic level. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) of thin specimens is using a suite of techniques such as Scanning TEM (STEM,) Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) and x-ray energy dispersive analysis (EDS) allowing to study materials properties at the level of the atomic scale.
Your task will be to support – and depending on your level of expertise – to guide process development teams by executing and interpreting TEM measurements. You will prepare the samples starting from single dies, using focused ion beam resulting in a thin specimen, observe these in the transmission electron microscope, analyze critical dimensions features, materials defects, and determine chemical composition of stacks. You will generate a comprehensive report that allows the process teams to use these observations to advance their development work.
All these tasks will need to be done, after a period of training depending on your initial level of expertise, in an accurate and independent way, working in a rotating shift regime to assure an optimal use of the equipment resources.

Profile

You obtained a master or PhD in materials sciences, physics, chemistry or bio-physics, and having one or more years of relevant experience in transmission electron microscopy in a university or industrial R&D lab environment is an asset. You are a good communicator, team player, and eager to learn. Your tasks are TEM sample preparation by focused ion beam, TEM observation, analytical STEM, EDS mapping analysis. Good report writing skills, good analytical skills and desire to learn more about new semiconductor materials and advanced structures are essential for a successful implementation of this role. Depending on the level of experience, you will also have a broader role in analyzing the incoming TEM requests and reviewing characterization reports prepared by other researchers / engineers. Specific trainings with the available configuration of TEM/FIB tools at imec is foreseen at the start of your assignment.

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More information on the job:

Eric Vancoille
Tel.: +32 (0)16 28 79 45

More information on the selection process:

Elisabeth Kokken
Tel.: +32 (0)16 28 33 42

 

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Geesthacht, Germany

Chemist, Physicist, Materials Scientist or engineer (Bachelor) (m/f)
or an experienced technical assistant (m/f) with emphasis in the natural sciences

Announcement date: 11 September 2014

Application period from September 1st, 2014 to September 29th, 2014

In our Institute of Polymer Research in Geesthacht new membranes and membrane processes for the separation of materials are developed. We have an extensive and modern facility in the field of microscopy, polymer synthesis, polymer characterization, mechanical testing, processing and membrane technology.

For the range of morphological characterization of polymeric materials and membranes, we are looking at the earliest date - initially limited to two years - for a

Chemist, Physicist, Materials Scientist or engineer (Bachelor) (m/f)
or an experienced technical assistant (m/f) with emphasis in the natural sciences
Code number: 2014 / P 4

Content of work:

  • Preparation of samples for atomic force microscopy and scanning electron microscopy including the preparation of sample carriers, making of polymer solutions, spin coating, ultra-thin cutting, cryopreparation, coating of samples with conductive films
  • Performing measurements with an atomic force microscope, scanning electron microscope and light microscope
  • Analysis of results and preparation of reports
  • Supervision of equipment infrastructure of the work group

Your professional profile:

  • A bachelor degree in a materials science discipline or a technical vocational training in the field of natural sciences
  • Several years of relevant professional experience in the techniques described
  • A very good command of German and English, spoken and written
  • Experience in the development and testing of new labor-technical processes would be beneficial.

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Applications:

Please send your application indicating job offer code no. 2014/P4 by email to our human resources:
E-mail: personal@hzg.de

 

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Geesthacht, Germany

Chemist, Physicist, Materials Scientist or engineer (m/f)
(Bachelor with focus electron microscopy)

Announcement date: 11 September 2014

Application period from September 1st, 2014 to September 29th, 2014

In our Institute of Polymer Research in Geesthacht new membranes and membrane processes for the separation of materials are developed. We have an extensive and modern facility in the field of microscopy, polymer synthesis, polymer characterization, mechanical testing, processing and membrane technology.

For the range of morphological characterization of polymeric materials and membranes, we are looking at the earliest date - initially limited to two years - for a

Chemist, Physicist, Materials Scientist or engineer (m/f)
(Bachelor with focus electron microscopy)
Code number: 2014/P 5

Content of work:

  • Characterization of polymer materials and polymer membranes by high-resolution imaging and analytical electron microscopy (TEM and SEM)
  • Sample preparation
  • Performing measurements with the TEM and SEM
  • Documentation and interpretation of the results for the evaluation by the assigning scientists as well as for presentations and publications
  • Supervision of equipment infrastructure of the work group
  • Development and testing of new processes on the laboratory scale

Your professional profile:

  • A bachelor degree as a chemist, physicist, materials scientist or engineer of materials science
  • Several years of relevant professional experience and sound knowledge in electron microscopic methods and polymeric materials
  • Experienced handling of computers and modern analytical equipment
  • A very good command of German and English, spoken and written

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Applications:

Please send your application indicating job offer code no. 2014/P5 by email to our human resources:
E-mail: personal@hzg.de

 

CRISMAT

CRISMAT laboratory, Caen, France

Post-doc position: Structural characterization of organometallic catalysts by high resolution TEM and XRD

Announcement date: 5 September 2014

Application deadline: September 30th, 2014
Duration: 12 months, tentative starting date: fall 2014

CRISMAT laboratory is partner of the Labex EMC3 (Energy Materials Clean Combustion Center (http://www.labex-emc3.fr/). This “laboratory of excellence” has financially supported the project COLIBRI for which a postdoctoral position will open in the fall 2014.

This post-doc position is open in the framework of the COLIBRI project, for the structural characterization of organometallic materials designed for catalysis using TEM/STEM linked to XRD. The candidate will be, mostly, in charge of the analytical and structural characterizations by TEM (SAED, HRTEM) and XRD techniques.

The TEM and XRD studies will be realized in CRISMAT laboratory (Caen) equipped with 4 different TEM equipped with EDS (JEOL ARM, TECNAI 30G², JEOL 2010F and JEOL 2010) and different X-Ray diffractometers (BRUKER D8-Advance vario-1; PANalytical X’PertPro MPD and MRD).

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Contact:

Sylvie Malo
E-mail: sylvie.malo@ensicaen.fr

 

The University of Queensland

The Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Queensland, Australia

Dual Beam SEM/FIB Engineer

Announcement date: 5 September 2014

Job description

The Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM) has a world standard laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and techniques. The Centre has nineteen electron microscopes, two XRD units, one XPS unit and provides leading edge capability in micro structural analysis to the staff and students across a broad range of disciplines at the University of Queensland. In addition, the CMM provides training to clients in relevant techniques and in solving characterisation problems in a wide range of industrial, environmental and biological processes.

This role is to manage and operate a dual-beam scanning electron microscope which will be located in the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM). This role involves a number of aspects including the training of new users in the proper and effective usage of the instrumentation, in the preparation of sample specimens for transmission electron microscopy; the production of high quality 3-dimensional (tomographic) images the measurement of analytical data and crystallographic data from freshly milled samples. Moreover, aiding clients in experimental design and in the interpretation of high quality data will be a highly significant aspect this management position.

Applicants should possess qualifications and/or experience in dual beam scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy and have the demonstrated ability to manage the technical operations and maintenance of the FIB/SEM and be committed to understanding and servicing the requirements of its user community. The applicant will be an enthusiastic and capable individual with excellent oral and written communication skills and be willing to take responsibility for the facility and to facilitate the research programs of the users.

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Contact:

Full details of the position and the application process can be found at:
Website: http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/496351/dual-beam-sem-engineer

 

University of Exeter

College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, UK

Experimental Officer - Electron Microscopy and Tomography (R43249)

Announcement date: 2 September 2014

Closing date: Sunday 5th October

This full time permanent post is primarily to support the Exeter Bio-Imaging Centre, as part of a new Biomedical Informatics Hub, which is funded by a recent Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund award. This Biomedical Informatics Hub will provide informatics support to a range of emerging technologies and support multiple research areas. The post holder will carry out research activities and support grant and income generation related to Wellcome Trust projects.

The post holder will provide support to cell biologists studying fundamental aspects of cellular organisation, membrane trafficking, the cytoskeleton, and microbial pathogenesis. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates with expertise in advanced electron microscopy and related computational techniques (including tomography and 3D reconstruction of ultra-structural data from biological specimens; reconstruction of single molecule images). Candidates should have expertise in all aspects of electron microscopy sample preparation, immunogold labelling, usage and running of an electron microscopes, and computational and image analysis experience.

The post holder will personally undertake sample preparation, perform imaging and analysis on behalf of researchers and as part of collaborative research projects, and will be expected to contribute to research papers and grant proposals as required.

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Further information and applications:

Website: www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs

 

University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Electron Microscopy Group at the Materials Science Department, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Experimental Officer of EM User Facility

Announcement date: 1 September 2014

The position will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate has been identified

The group operates three FEI transmission electron microscopes (TEM), among these a recently installed double-corrected monochromated Titan3 Themis 60-300, and a fully equipped laboratory for TEM sample preparation with a new focused ion beam instrument (FEI Helios Nanolab 660). Our research focuses on the development and application of advanced TEM and FIB-SEM techniques for quantitative analysis of materials with the goal to contribute to an understanding of structure-property relationships and the role of defects at the microscopic scale. Within the Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM) we run an EM user facility which aims at making our electron microscopy expertise and instrumentation available to researchers at the University and beyond.

As an experimental officer of the EM user facility your responsibilities include

  • organization of the user facility (booking system, user fees,…)
  • training of users at the microscopes
  • high-quality TEM investigations in research collaborations and for industrial partners
  • interaction with FEI concerning service contracts
  • organization of Erlangen TEM schools
  • participation in research projects of the electron microscopy group

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Contact:

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

 

University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Electron Microscopy Group at the Materials Science Department, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

PhD/PostDoc Positions in the fields of advanced analytical TEM / electron tomography (ET) / in situ TEM

Announcement date: 1 September 2014

The position will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate has been identified

The research of the electron microscopy group focuses on the development and application of advanced TEM and FIB-SEM techniques for quantitative analysis of materials with the goal to contribute to an understanding of structure-property relationships and the role of defects at the microscopic scale. Within various projects funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) we address a broad range of materials, including individual nanoparticles and nanoparticulate systems (EXC315, GRK1161), porous materials (SPP1570), carbon allotropes (SFB953), high-temperature materials (GRK1229, SFB-TR103), glass materials (SPP1594) as well as thin films and coatings. Our recently established research training group GRK 1896 “In situ microscopy with electrons, X-rays and scanning probes” is devoted to the complementary use of different in situ techniques for studying the formation and functional/mechanical properties of nanostructures and their interfaces (http://www.grk1896.uni-erlangen.de).

Our electron microscopy group is rapidly expanding and is currently being transformed into a full chair / institute of the materials science department. Moreover, the Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM) has been established as a core facility (with funding from DFG within the core facility inititative) and will further extend its activities as a user facility to support nanostructure research at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and beyond. We are therefore looking for highly qualified PhD/PostDoc researchers with experience in one or more of the above mentioned TEM techniques to strengthen our team in the various research areas and to support our activities in the CENEM.

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Contact:

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

 

University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Electron Microscopy Group at the Materials Science Department, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Research Engineer in Electron Microscopy and FIB Sample Preparation

Announcement date: 1 September 2014

We will start reviewing applications after October 1st, 2014, and the search will continue until the position is filled

The group operates three FEI transmission electron microscopes (TEM), among these a recently installed double-corrected monochromated Titan3 Themis 60-300, and a fully equipped laboratory for TEM sample preparation with a new focused ion beam instrument (FEI Helios Nanolab 660). Our research focuses on the development and application of advanced TEM and FIB-SEM techniques for quantitative analysis of materials with the goal to contribute to an understanding of structure-property relationships and the role of defects at the microscopic scale. Within the Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM) we run an EM user facility which aims at making our electron microscopy expertise and instrumentation available to researchers at the University and beyond.

As research engineer your responsibilities include

  • daily maintenance of FIB-SEM and other equipment for TEM sample preparation; interaction with the manufacturers
  • training of users at the FIB-SEM
  • calibration and basic alignment of FIB-SEM and TEMs
  • conventional TEM sample preparation
  • TEM sample preparation by FIB and basic SEM and TEM investigations in projects of the electron microscopy group, research collaborations and for industrial partners

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Contact:

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

 

Aix-Marseille University

Institut des Matériaux et de Microélectronique de Provence (IM2NP), Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France

Post-doctoral position - 1 Year (possibly renewable)
Electron microscopy for the development of a personal prevention and health assistant

Announcement date: 28 August 2014

Length of position: 1 year (possibly renewable)

We are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral fellow to join a highly motivated multidisciplinary consortium working on development of a personal prevention and health assistant.

The candidate will be based at the Institut des Matériaux et de Microélectronique de Provence (IM2NP), Marseille, France and work under the supervision of Ahmed Charaï and Claude Alfonso.
Position will be for one year possibly renewable starting as soon as possible.

Background

The candidate will take part of a very ambitious research project founded by the House of Innovation and Technology (HIT) in the Aix-Marseille excellence initiative (A*Midex) involving researchers of six laboratories in Aix-Marseille University of different fields (physics, medicine, economy and law) and two major companies, STMicroelectronics and Gemalto. The aim of the APPRISE project is to develop a personal prevention and health assistant under the form of a bracelet equipped with various sensors in function of the desired physiological parameters (blood sugar, heart-rate, temperature... ) or environmental ones (harmful or allergenic gases,…)
Indeed, the novelty of this project is the relevant combination of several sensors able to warn people against a potential health risk. At the end, a prototype should be fabricated and later commercialized.
The young researcher will be involved in the step of development and design of various sensors.

Research Objectives

The aim of the postdoc will be to characterize the chemistry and the structure of various sensors implemented in the health assistant, their reliability and their ageing. He/she will need to formulate the best characterization strategy by combining the appropriate microscopy techniques depending on the chosen sensors at the appropriate scale from a macroscopic down to an atomic level. Thus, the candidate will work in the University microscopy centers campus (CP2M and CIMPACA) where many types of equipment at the cutting edge of technology are available (SEM, FIB, TEM). Therefore, he/she will need a strong experience in various advanced techniques of electron microscopy.

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Applications:

Applications or any enquiries relating to the project should be emailed to:
Email: claude.alfonso@univ-amu.fr

 

Aix-Marseille University

Institut des Matériaux et de Microélectronique de Provence (IM2NP), Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France

Post-doctoral position - 1 Year (possibly renewable)
Electron microscopy for the development of Autonomous Portable Digital Secure Elements

Announcement date: 28 August 2014

Length of position: 1 year (possibly renewable)

We are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral fellow to join a highly motivated multidisciplinary consortium working on development of future smart cards.

The candidate will be based at the Institut des Matériaux et de Microélectronique de Provence (IM2NP), Marseille, France and work under the supervision of Claude Alfonso and Nadia Grillet.
Position will be for one year possibly renewable starting as soon as possible.

Background

The candidate will take part of a research project founded by the House of Innovation and Technology (HIT) in the Aix-Marseille excellence initiative (A*Midex) involving researchers of two laboratories in Aix-Marseille University and Gemalto, one of the international leaders in smart cards fabrication. The aim of the APODISE project is to develop “Autonomous Portable Digital Secure Elements”.
Indeed, secure elements as for instance smart cards require a greater portability, contactless uses, increased autonomy and significant extension of the life cycles.
The teams involved in this project will work on different steps of the fabrication as energy harvesting, protection against the environment and reliability of the components along the time. One of the main goal will be to harvest the surrounding energy to obtain completely autonomous cards. Different energy harvesting solutions will be developed in function of the nature of the energy (light, heat, movement or electromagnetic waves - especially radio-frequencies). Once the best solutions will be clearly identified, the next step will be to fabricate a prototype of a long life autonomous contactless smart card.
The young researcher will be involved at each step of the project.

Research Objectives

The aim of the postdoc will be to characterize the chemistry and the structure of various components implemented in smart cards, their reliability and their ageing. He/she will need to formulate the best characterization strategy by combining the appropriate microscopy techniques depending on the chosen energy harvesting solutions like rectifying antennas, silicides and germanides and photovoltaic solar cells based on organic components, perovskites or amorphous silicon at the appropriate scale from a macroscopic down to an atomic level. Thus, the candidate will work in the microscopy centers of the University (CP2M and CIMPACA) where many equipments at the cutting edge of technology are available (SEM, FIB, TEM). Therefore, he/she will need a strong experience in various advanced techniques of electron microscopy. His/her time will be at 80% in the laboratory to prepare samples, perform electron microscopy studies and analysis. He/she will spend 20% of his/her time in Gemalto especially at the end of the project to work in close collaboration with the company on the fabrication of the final prototype.

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Applications:

Applications or any enquiries relating to the project should be emailed to:
Email: claude.alfonso@univ-amu.fr

 

Nikon

Nikon Instruments Europe Headquarters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

European Product Specialist

Announcement date: 19 August 2014

Outstanding opportunity to be responsible for the product management of Nikonís microscope portfolio and to provide exceptional product specialist support to over 30 countries across Europe, Russia and Africa.

Within our Nikon Instruments Europe Headquarters, a vacancy has arisen in our European Product Support Group (PSG) for a seasoned and entrepreneurial European Product Specialist to join the team. The aim of the PSG team, in cooperation with the Pan-European Research Specialist Core Team (R-SCT), is to play a key role in proactively coordinating the microscopy information flow across Europe concerning technical know-how and applications, including customer insight & commercial win-loss experiences.

Specifically, in this role, the successful candidate will be an ambassador for the Pan-European PSG team’s initiatives and strategic objectives, through providing a commercially focussed support programme that facilitates multiple communication channels, underpins the company’s business model and adequately supports the local business units in each country to achieve net sales targets.

You will have demonstrated:

  • working with microscopes, either in a sales role or product support role
  • providing proactive and high quality customer service, to ensure customer needs are met and expectations are exceeded.
  • managing a seamless process of knowledge sharing and training on all microscopy products.
  • facilitating feedback between local countries and a global headquarters concerning future microscopy designs.

We are seeking a commercially-minded team player who is positive, bright and ready to take ownership and accountability for the product management of the assigned microscope portfolio. Furthermore, you should be able to utilise your scientific knowledge to go the extra mile to provide client-focussed solutions that add value and contribute to the efforts of the research community.

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Applications:

Denise van Hout
HR Advisor
Email: denise.van.hout@nikonbv.nl

 

Umeå University

Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM), Chemical Biological Centre (KBC), Umeå University, Sweden

Research Engineer in Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 18 August 2014

Application deadline: September 1st, 2014 at the latest

The Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM) is an important part of the research infrastructure in Umeå. It is located within the Chemical Biological Centre (KBC) and was established by researchers from many departments at Umeå University and at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå. The facility has support from the Swedish Research Council for equipment and operation of high resolution Field Emission Scanning-EM and cryo-technology as a national resource and therefore offers support to researchers on a national basis. The activity is extensive with both service and teaching. During the coming year there will be at UCEM new equipment for high-resolution cryo-TEM and tomography. With major support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Kempe Foundation and Umeå University, UCEM will be hosting a national platform for Cryo-TEM with the most advanced equipment and methodology which will be available for researchers in many different fields. The UCEM facility is led by a Steering Committee and currently there are two research engineers in charge of the operative activities. For further information see www.kbc.umu.se/platforms

The position is full time and until further notice. Starting date is according to agreement. A probationary period of 6 months may be applied. The position is a full time employment and limited to two years. A prolonged employment can be possible. The position will start June 1, 2013 or according to agreement.

Main work tasks
The appointment implies a service function where you will supply researchers with advice in planning of experiments and sampling, and to prepare mainly biological samples for electron microscopy with a focus on TEM analyses. Especially chemical- and cryo-fixation methods combined with ultra microtome sectioning and immune techniques are carried out routinely. The working tasks include adjustment and development of methods, planning and executing of analyses with TEM/SEM instruments, analysis and evaluation of the data obtained from such analyses as well as its summary in reports. You will participate in chemical as well as technical development work within the platform. The tasks also include some participation in education.

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Further information:

Professor Per Gardeström
Umeå Plant Science Centre UPSC
Department of Plant Physiology
Telephone: +46-(0)90-786 54 22
Email: per.gardestrom@umu.se

Dr. Linda Sandblad
UCEM Manager
Department of Molecular Biology
Telephone: +46-(0)90-785 08 18
Email: linda.sandblad@molbiol.umu.se

 

Gatan Inc.

Gatan Inc., Pleasanton, CA, USA

TEM Imaging Scientist

Announcement date: 13 August 2014

Closing date: 31st August

The TEM Imaging Scientist will assist with the development, testing, troubleshooting, feature feedback, customer training, and product demonstrations for the imaging product line. Position responsibilities also include assisting in the gathering of customer feedback and identifying functional gaps. This position will be responsible for feedback and testing during new product development. The TEM Imaging Scientist will interface regularly with engineering, sales and customers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ability to operate a transmission electron microscope (TEM) and perform high resolution imaging.
  • Ability to quantitatively characterize the performance of imaging CCD/CMOS cameras, holders and imaging filters.
  • Ability to demonstrate and teach others how to optimize TEM imaging, in person and via web based interaction.
  • Conduct presentations at key conferences to highlight Gatan product performance and author papers for a variety of publications based on target applications or product capabilities.
  • Produce sales collateral and help train the sales force in how to communicate the strengths of Gatan’s various product groups.
  • Assist in defining requirements for future Gatan products.
  • Independently identify opportunities to grow and expand Gatan’s product lines to solve new customer problems.
  • Assist with the testing, troubleshooting, and feedback performance issues for new product development based on in-house testing.

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Applications:

Email: hrus@gatan.com

 

EMPA

Electron Microscopy Center, EMPA, Dübendorf, Switzerland

PhD position: Atomic-scale analytical electron microscopy of novel heterogeneous Si/GaAs nanointerfaces

Announcement date: 11 August 2014

Job description

Empa’s Electron Microscopy Center is offering a PhD position for investigating complex interfaces in nanostructured Si/GaAs devices for novel semiconductor applications. Focus of the project lies in the analytical and atomic-scale characterization of the heavily strained interfaces between Si pillars onto which GaAs is deposited epitaxially. Particular tasks to be addressed are the investigation of domain formation in GaAs due to possible interface imperfections, identification of atomic scale steps at the interface, the 3D strain analysis of these complex hetero-nanointerfaces, as well as identification of the critical stress before plastic relaxation occurs. High resolution X-ray diffraction methods will additionally be applied for the interface / layer strain and defect characterization. Synergies between TEM and HRXRD will be exploited.

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Contact:

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

 

University of Manchester

School of Materials, The University of Manchester, UK

Experimental Officer in Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy (permanent)

Announcement date: 4 August 2014

Closing date : 25/08/2014

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

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

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Informal enquiries:

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

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

 

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Chair of Resource Mineralogy, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria

Technician Electron Microprobe Laboratory UZAG Steiermark

Announcement date: 25 July 2014

Closing date for applications: 29 August 2014

Contract type: Permanent, full-time

Job description: We are looking for a technician who will be in charge of maintaining the Jeol JXA8200 electron microprobe and who will assist the head of the laboratory in operating the instrument (focus on WDS analysis). Preparation (polished sections, polished thin sections) of geo-materials for analysis with electron microprobe analysis is an essential part of the job.

The electron microprobe laboratory of Universitätszentrum Angewandte Geowissenschaften (UZAG) Steiermark, housed at Montanuniversitaet, is a joint laboratory of geo-departments of three universities in Styria.

A detailed job description (in German) specifying the demanded requirements is attached.

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Inquiries:

Prof. Johann Raith
Phone: +43 3842 402 6201 (Secretary)
Email: johann.raith@unileoben.ac.at

Applications:

Personalabteilung Montanuniversität Leoben
Reference number 1407APD (please quote!)
Email: office-personalabteilung@unileoben.ac.at

 

Maastricht University

Nanoscopy lab, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Post-doc and PhD positions available in cryo-electron microscopy

Announcement date: 30 July 2014

Contract type: Temporary, 4 years (for Post-doc and PhD positions)

We would like to draw your attention to the availability of several PhD and Post-doc positions within a new Nanoscopy lab in Maastricht, The Netherlands. The positions are available from September and are for a maximum of 4 years.

Job description:The research of the lab will focus on understanding the molecular machinery involved in the pathogenicity of mycobacterium species. It will develop and employ tools for the structural characterization of large macromolecular complexes within their cellular environment. Positions are available with accents on the study of multimeric complexes, entire cells and organoids, correlative light electron microscopy procedures, bioreactors, and the tomographic analysis of samples exposed to different test compounds.

Requirements: The successful candidates hold a master degree (PhD candidates) or PhD (post-doc candidates) in biology, biochemistry, biophysics or related fields. Strong written and oral communication skills as well as demonstrated affinity with high-end equipment and/or computation are required. Is it strongly preferred to have experience with one or more of the following techniques: single particle cryo-microscopy, cryo-electron tomography, super-resolution microscopy, correlative light electron microscopy, modelling, protein expression and purification, macromolecular crystallography.

Candidates should be fluent in English, knowledge of Dutch is not required.

ESR Marie Curie PhD candidates should also have no more than 4 years of research experience, and not have resided or worked in the Netherlands for more than 12 months during the last 3 years.

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Inquiries and application:

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

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

 

Delft University of Technology

Quantitative Imaging Group, Department of Imaging Physics, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Postdoc position: Forward modeling and model validation for STEM tomography of semiconductors

Announcement date: 29 July 2014

Research description

The features in integrated circuits (IC) become so small that instrumentation with atomic scale resolving power is required for metrology and fault detection. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) is the instrumentation of choice for the sub-22 nm generation IC. For identification of the atom type an energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) image is recorded at the same time as the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM) image. From both modalities together a fast inspection of the semi-conductor material should be made available.

The postdoctoral researcher will develop and validate a forward model for the simulation of both the electron and the element-specific X-ray images in STEM. Since the total inspection time is the most critical factor for IC device characterization, this model will be used to optimize the acquisition protocol based on IC blueprints. These simulations are also used to test and evaluate the advanced image reconstruction and analysis schemes developed by others in the project. The postdoc acts as the application specialist, integrating knowledge from electron imaging and semi-conductor applications. As such he/she should steer the development of acquisition and reconstruction schemes for fault detection in sub 22-nm IC’s.

The research of this Postdoc position will be performed mainly at the Quantitative Imaging Group in the department of Imaging Physics of the Delft University of Technology. Here also a Ph.D. student will work on the image processing aspects of the 3D fault detection. Exchange and collaboration will take place with a second PhD. student and another Postdoc working at the center for mathematics and computer science (CWI) in Amsterdam under the supervision of Prof.dr. Joost Batenburg. The industrial partners FEI in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and IMEC in Leuven, Belgium, will be strongly involved during the project as leaders in tools for nanotechnology.

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Contact:

Dr. Bernd Rieger
Phone: +31(0)152788754
Email: B.Rieger@tudelft.nl

 

Umeå University

Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM), Umeå University, Sweden

First Research Engineer in Electron Microscopy (EM)

Announcement date: 18 July 2014

Application deadline: September 1st, 2014 at the latest

Main work tasks

The appointment implies a service function where you will supply researchers with expert advice in planning of experiments and sampling, and to prepare mainly biological samples for electron microscopy with a focus on TEM analyses. Especially chemical- and cryo-fixation methods combined with ultra microtome sectioning and immune techniques are carried out routinely. The working tasks include independent adjustment and development of methods, independent planning and executing of analyses with TEM/SEM instruments, independent analysis and evaluation of the data obtained from such analyses as well as its summary in reports. You must be able to take responsibility for chemical as well as technical developments within the platform. The tasks also include some participation in education.

Required qualifications

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Natural Science, Medical or Technology Science or equivalent. You have strong interest and theoretical knowledge in work with electron microscopy, and extensive practical experience from EM in research work. Good communication and organization skills and skills in both spoken and written English are required. Further requirements are a good ability to cooperate and a service minded attitude. You have extensive experience from independent work and have a genuine interest in developing new methods as well as ability to create novel solutions to problems. The working tasks demand comprehensive experience in TEM applications, instrument maintenance and good experience with computers.

Required qualifications

Experience in other EM preparation techniques for example high-pressure freezing and freeze substitution, SEM and light/fluorescence microscopy is also considered as additional merits. Teaching experience, both theoretical and practical as well as experience from work in an international research environment will be considered as additional qualifications.

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Further information:

Professor Per Gardeström
Umeå Plant Science Centre UPSC
Department of Plant Physiology
Telephone: +46-(0)90-786 54 22
Email: per.gardestrom@umu.se

Dr. Linda Sandblad
UCEM Manager
Department of Molecular Biology
Telephone: +46-(0)90-785 08 18
Email: linda.sandblad@molbiol.umu.se

 

Umeå University

Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM), Umeå University, Sweden

Research Engineer in Electron Microscopy (EM)

Announcement date: 18 July 2014

Application deadline: September 1st, 2014 at the latest

Main work tasks

The appointment implies a service function where you will supply researchers with advice in planning of experiments and sampling, and to prepare mainly biological samples for electron microscopy with a focus on TEM analyses. Especially chemical- and cryo-fixation methods combined with ultra microtome sectioning and immune techniques are carried out routinely. The working tasks include adjustment and development of methods, planning and executing of analyses with TEM/SEM instruments, analysis and evaluation of the data obtained from such analyses as well as its summary in reports. You will participate in chemical as well as technical development work within the platform. The tasks also include some participation in education.

Required qualifications

The successful candidate must have a higher education qualification in Natural Science, Medical or Technology Science or equivalent. You have strong interest and theoretical knowledge in work with electron microscopy, and extensive practical experience from EM in research work. Good communication and organization skills, and both spoken and written English are required. Further requirements are a good ability to cooperate and a service minded attitude. You have experience from independent work and have a genuine interest in developing new methods as well as ability to create novel solutions to problems. The working tasks demand comprehensive experience in TEM applications, instrument maintenance and good experience with computers.

Required qualifications

Experience in other EM preparation techniques for example high-pressure freezing and freeze substitution, SEM and light/fluorescence microscopy is also considered as additional merits. Teaching experience, both theoretical and practical as well as experience from work in an international research environment will be considered as additional qualifications.

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Further information:

Professor Per Gardeström
Umeå Plant Science Centre UPSC
Department of Plant Physiology
Telephone: +46-(0)90-786 54 22
Email: per.gardestrom@umu.se

Dr. Linda Sandblad
UCEM Manager
Department of Molecular Biology
Telephone: +46-(0)90-785 08 18
Email: linda.sandblad@molbiol.umu.se

 

Spectral Solutions

Spectral Solutions, Stockholm, Sweden

Technical writer

Announcement date: 17 July 2014

Job description

We are looking for someone who wants to strengthen Spectral Solutions sales and service teams as a technical writer. This is a role for those who want to work part-time or having your own business and want to work as a subcontractor. The role involves being responsible for communication on the web and in the news feed, and includes writing and sending out newsletters, to keep the website updated and send out the relevant information such as interviews with clients and to present relevant information on website or in newsletters. Other elements that may be included is to write and adapt application reports and making press releases.

The post holder will deliver basic user training within the EM facility, with the emphasis on introducing new users to electron microscopes and related instruments, as well as providing service work on behalf of researchers under the guidance of senior research support scientists and leading the supervision of our sample preparation laboratory. We will also expect you to adapt and improve on our systems, as well as liaising with the technical support team in maintaining performance levels of the microscopes.

Spectral Solutions work in the field of electron microscopy and this is a role for someone who has a technical or scientific interest, in combination with a communicative side. There is the opportunity to work from home or anywhere were you might be located.

Qualifications

We are looking for someone with an engineering or science background who wants to work with marketing communication and the web. It is also possible to have a communications background, combined with a technical and scientific interest. Do you have experience of electron microscopy or related techniques, it is an advantage but not a requirement. Very good knowledge in Swedish and English is required as well as good IT skills. As a person you are self-motivated, communicative and want to monitor what is happening in the industry. You thrive in an environment where you are expected to take initiative and are interested in working part-time / part-time.

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Applications :

Website: http://www.dfind.se/science-engineering/jobb-karriar/Just-nu-soker-vi/Jobb/Teknisk-skribent-till-Spectral-Solutions-200616096/?backUrl=1

 

Spectral Solutions

Spectral Solutions, Stockholm, Sweden

Technical sales and application specialist in electron microscopy

Announcement date: 17 July 2014

Job description

As technical sales and application specialist in electron microscopy and surface analysis at Spectral Solutions you drive sales of SEM / TEM and support customers. The position comes with great freedom and responsibility where you build and maintain longterm customer relationships.

The role is to liaise with a mix of new and existing clients and you will also be involved in implementing major projects. The position includes having a strong customer focus and implement sales activities such as customer visits, participate in exhibitions, fairs and organizing meetings, trainings and demonstrations. You are involved in negotiating contracts and conditions to ensure that the budget is reached. You are well versed in electron microscopy and have a high technical knowledge of the applications in order to support customers with advice and suggestions. You become a key competence in a highly skilled team and work closely with customers and collaborate with colleagues in sales, service, applications and projects as well as having contacts with our suppliers worldwide.

The customers are a mix of industrial enterprises, research institutes and universities in the Nordic region. The position involves a great deal of travel, primarily in the Nordic countries but also to suppliers, for example, Germany, Japan or USA. Spectral Solutions has offices in Stockholm, Lidingö, but there is an opportunity for home office. The position is permanent and starting as soon as possible / by agreement.

Qualifications

We are looking for someone with experience in electron microscopy, SEM / TEM and microanalysis EDS / EBSD. We believe that a successful candidate has a technical university education, for example MSc or PhD in materials chemistry, physics or equivalent. Experience in technical sales is a plus as is experience of procurement and negotiation. You express yourself well in written and spoken English and Swedish. A driving license is required.

As a person you are self-motivated and have a great drive to do business and make customers happy. You have the ability to listen and are communicative. You are solution focused with a technical interest to find the right solution for each client. This is a role for those who enjoy responsible freedom and want to be part of a highly skilled team that has fun together.

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Applications :

Website: http://www.dfind.se/science-engineering/jobb-karriar/Just-nu-soker-vi/Jobb/Teknisk-sljare-och-applikationsspecialist-inom-elektronmikroskopi-200616089/?backUrl=1

 

Spectral Solutions

Spectral Solutions, Stockholm, Sweden

Service Engineer - Electron microscope/TEM/SEM

Announcement date: 17 July 2014

The role

We are seeking a Service Engineer to support our electron microscope customers and further strengthen the Spectral Solutions service team. The work includes supporting the customers by performing installation, preventative maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting. Performing customer trainings and supporting them with expertise is also included. The work includes a mix of routine service as well as advanced troubleshooting and support. The customers are a mix of academia, research institutes and industry. You will be part of a competent service team where you will get freedom with responsibility in a exciting technically environment.

The position includes a large amount of travelling, mainly in the Nordic region. Spectral Solutions office is located at Lidingö, Stockholm, and there is an opportunity to be home based. The position is permanent with start as soon as possible/according to agreement.

Who we're looking for

We believe that a successful candidate has a technical degree (BSc, MSc, PhD, Service technician) or equivalent experience. A strong technical knowledge in combination with good computer skills is required. Experience from electron microscope, mechanical/electrical science and working experience is a plus but not a must. Excellent English knowledge is a must and Swedish knowledge is a plus. Driving licence is required.

We believe that you are a self-motivated team player that gets things done. To be reliable, structured and have an eye for details are other high valued qualities. This is the right position for you if you are willing to travel and have a passion for technology and problem solving. A customer focus and willingness to learn will be other success factors. We offer a dynamic, educational and technically challenging position in a team that are close to the customers and where the individuals matters. Training and individual development will be offered.

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Applications :

Website: http://www.dfind.se/science-engineering/jobb-karriar/Just-nu-soker-vi/Jobb/Service-Engineer--Electron-microscopeTEMSEM--200616095/?backUrl=1

 

University of Oxford

Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK

Research Support Assistant in Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 15 July 2014

Closing date for applications: midday on Friday 8 August 2014

The Department of Materials seeks a Research Support Assistant to join our team supporting and providing training for users of our Electron Microscopy Facility.

The post holder will deliver basic user training within the EM facility, with the emphasis on introducing new users to electron microscopes and related instruments, as well as providing service work on behalf of researchers under the guidance of senior research support scientists and leading the supervision of our sample preparation laboratory. We will also expect you to adapt and improve on our systems, as well as liaising with the technical support team in maintaining performance levels of the microscopes.

You will have an HND/C, first degree or equivalent training in Physics, Materials, Engineering, Biology or similar and be able to demonstrate an aptitude or experience in working with and understanding the operation of electron microscopes, as well as excellent communication and time management skills. Ideally you should also demonstrate experience of training or teaching in a work setting or other environment.

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Applications :

Website: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=113636

 

Nestlé Research Centre

Nestlé Research Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland

Lead Scientist Imaging

Announcement date: 9 July 2014

Job description

Nestlé Research Center (NRC) located near Lausanne, Switzerland is one of the leading research laboratories in food and nutritional sciences. With about 600 members of staff from over 40 nationalities, NRC has a strong position in the international scientific community supported further by more than 200 external scientific partnerships and University collaborations and more than 100 scientific publications each year (learn more about the NRC at www.research.nestle.com).

NRC has an excellent reputation in food and nutrition research that has benefited consumers for over a century. By bringing together its knowledge in Nutrition and Health, Food Science, Food/Consumer Interaction, Food Quality and Safety, Nestlé opens the way to develop Good Food and Good Life: to offer tasty foods that procure health as well as pleasure for our consumers. In this global and multicultural environment, Nestlé, a food, nutrition, health and wellness company aims to work with the best scientists in the world.

Demonstrating excellent leadership skills and result focus your will strengthen the Imaging team by actively involving imaging technologies to support all NRC Research Programs and notably deliver high relevance information for product development, structure and ingredients behavior.

Key responsibilities

  • Monitor and optimise the contribution of a wide portfolio of imaging technologies to NRC Research programs and other R&D Units
  • Partner with R&D community units and deliver imaging data, interpretation and support. When appropriate, ensure the development of fit for purpose imaging solutions
  • Scout and evaluate emerging/new technologies (e.g. Raman spectroscopic Imaging, MS-imaging, Multiphotonic microscopy, High resolution X-ray tomography, Scanning ion conductance microscopy)
  • Advice R&D units, reinforce cross activities by emphasizing alignment and sharing of best practices

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Applications:

Website: www.nestle.com/jobs

 

Monash University

Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

Two scanning electron microscopist positions (Fixed term, 6 months)

Announcement date: 2 July 2014

Closing date: 27 July 2014

The Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy is seeking outstanding candidates for two replacement Scanning Electron Microscopists. Both positions are located at the Clayton campus.

The Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy conducts research and provides advanced instrumentation, training and expertise in electron microscopy. The Centre undertakes and facilitates research projects across a range of disciplines in the physical sciences and engineering and serves researchers from Monash University, other universities, government research agencies and industry.

The Centre has a world-class suite of instrumentation housed in a dedicated, high-stability building designed to optimise instrument performance. You will provide expertise and training in scanning electron microscopy to support the research activities of researchers using the Centre.

The successful applicants will have advanced understanding and skills in the acquisition and interpretation of SEM data and its application to the solution of research problems in the physical sciences. These positions are maternity leave replacements and will be for a minimum duration of 6 months.

Appointments will be made at the level appropriate to your experience and qualifications. Please address the appropriate selection criteria according to your skills and qualifications.

These roles are full-time positions; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

URL (ref. Electron Microscopist Job 525148)

Further information:

Professor Joanne Etheridge
Director, Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy
Telephone: +61 3 9905 1836
Email: joanne.etheridge@monash.edu

 

 

 

 
 
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