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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

Umea University

Umea Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM), Umea 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
Umea 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

 

Umea University

Umea Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM), Umea 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
Umea 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

 

Stockholm University

Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden

Assistant professor in Inorganic Chemistry, with focus on transmission electron microscopy

Announcement date: 26 June 2014

Reference number: SU FV-1483-14
Deadline for applications: September 8, 2014

Subject description: The subject includes structural characterization of inorganic materials using transmission electron microscopy and methods development within the subject.

Main responsibilities: Research, in addition to some teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements: In order to qualify for the position of assistant professor, the applicant must have received a doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications. In the first instance, an applicant should be considered who has received a doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications no more than seven years before the deadline for applications.

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria: In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Teaching skills will also be considered.

The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

For two candidates with otherwise equivalent merits, it will be of special importance that the applicant has shown:
  • Knowledge and understanding of inorganic materials.
  • Competence in leading and developing projects.

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Further information about the position:

Professor Xiaodong Zou
Telephone +46 8 162389
Email: xiaodong.zou@mmk.su.se

Gunnar Svensson
Head of Department
telephone +46 8 164505
Email: gunnar.svensson@mmk.su.se

Applications:

Website: https://lararansokan.su.se/default.aspx

 

Technical University of Denmark

Imaging and Structural Analysis (ISA), Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark

PhD position - In-situ transmission electron microscopy on operating electrochemical cells

Announcement date: 25 June 2014

Application deadline: 27 July 2014

The section for Imaging and Structural Analysis (ISA) in the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is seeking a candidate for a Ph.D. position as part of a Danish Research Council project on in-situ transmission electron microscopy on operating electrochemical cells for energy applications.

DTU Energy Conversion is among the world’s leaders in the research and development of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and other energy conversion technologies. DTU Energy Conversion has cutting edge facilities and competences for fabrication, testing and characterisation of energy conversion technologies.

The project will be conducted in close collaboration with DTU’s Center for Electron Nanoscopy.

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Further information:

Luise Theil Kuhn
Head of Section (ISA)

Søren Bredmose Simonsen
Researcher
Website: http://ecs.dtu.dk

Applications:

Website:
http://www.ecs.dtu.dk/english/About-DTU-Energy-Conversion/Vacant-positions/job?id=7e3de365-4737-4d60-82f7-ea97aac8446d
Click button "Apply online"

 

Medical Research Council - Toxicology Unit

Medical Research Council - Toxicology Unit, Leicester

Senior Scientist - Electron Microscopy and Ultrastructural Pathology Facility

Announcement date: 20 June 2014

Closing date: 18th July 2014

The MRC Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution and world leader in studying the mechanisms underlying toxicology and disease. Our research impacts directly on human health with implications for reducing adverse drug reactions, predicting toxicological responses, drug attrition and bringing new insights into novel treatments for disease. The Unit has state of the art facilities with comprehensive expertise in imaging, proteomics, bioinformatics, genomics and ultrastructural pathology.

The Unit is seeking to appoint a senior scientist to lead the Electron Microscopy and Ultrastructural Pathology facility which supports the work of the Unit’s research programmes. The role requires an individual with significant knowledge and experience of characterising pathological changes at the ultrastructural level. In addition, the postholder will be required to establish new technologies and methodologies ensuring the facility is evolving its ulrastructural capabilities to fully support the Unit’s Scientific Strategy. The postholder will operate and maintain the Unit’s Electron Microscopes and oversee the running of the facility, including management of two members of staff.

The successful candidate will have a first degree in Life Sciences, a PhD utilising electron microscopy and an extensive relevant publication record.

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Applications:

Website: www.topcareer.jobs

 

Erich Schmid institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Erich Schmid institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Leoben, Austria

Two positions in advanced electron microscopy study of nanostructured materials

Announcement date: 16 June 2014

Start date: at the earliest possible date or upon agreement.

Erich Schmid institute (ESI), Austrian Academy of Sciences, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow and one Ph.D to join the group of advanced electron microscopy to carry out investigations on the nanostructured materials, such as Cr-Cu, Cu-Ag, Ni-Ag and Cu-Fe etc. The project is mainly focusing on the atomic and electronic structure characterization of nanostructured materials by carrying out advanced electron microscopy and spectroscopy analysis in order to understand the chemical intermixing and segregation phenomena emerged during the severe plastic deformation. Understanding the atomic and electronic structures of these phenomena is very crucial to elucidate the high strength limit, electronic and magnetic properties of these nanostructured materials. To achieve this objective, the HRTEM/STEM and EELS/EDXS, electron diffraction techniques will be invoked.

Postdoc position:

The candidate should have a PhD degree in materials science or physics. The successful candidate should have a strong background in electron microscopic and spectroscopic techniques (HRTEM, STEM, EDXS, EELS, and electron diffraction etc.) and should have applied them previously towards studying materials. He/she should have demonstrated a good track-record of disseminating experimental results to the scientific community.

Ph.D position:

The candidate should have a master degree in materials science or physics, and first experience with transmission electron microscopy would be of advantage but is not mandatory. Furthermore, she/he should be self-motivated, and speak fluent English and enjoy scientific teamwork.

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Contact:

Dr. Zaoli Zhang
Email: zaoli.zhang@oeaw.ac.at

 

Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology

Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, Bergen, Norway

Postdoctoral position in Image processing

Announcement date: 16 June 2014

Application deadline is 11 July 2014

The Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology is looking for a postdoctoral candidate experienced in advanced image processing of light and electron microscopic data. The position is assigned to the Hausen lab focusing on cell type and organ system evolution and forms part of running efforts to build comprehensive 3D image resources for developmental and functional studies in invertebrate models by correlation of volumetric data on gene expression, protein localization and cellular ultrastructure. This involves adjustment and development of tools for image registration, segmentation and 3D reconstruction for correlative analysis of large 3D light- and electron microscopic data sets, but also neural circuit reconstruction and general 3D modelling.

The Sars Centre is a partner of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and a department of Uni Research AS www.uni.no, affiliated with the University of Bergen www.uib.no. The Centre is focused on basic research in marine molecular biology, developmental biology and evolution, through genetic and comparative studies of invertebrates and vertebrates. The Centre offers excellent molecular and imaging resources and the University EM facility has recently been upgraded with state of the art equipment for correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) and automated EM image acquisition.

The successful candidate will have a solid background in image processing and will work closely together with the microscopists generating the datasets. Profound knowledge of relevant software tools and programming skills for implementing new algorithms are mandatory.

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Further information:

Dr. Harald Hausen
Tel.: +47 55 58 43 03
harald.hausen@sars.uib.no

Applications:

Sars Centre
HR Consultant
Bergen High Technology Centre
Thormøhlensgt. 55
N-5008 Bergen, Norway
Please mark applications 14Sars01

 

University of Michigan

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, USA

Postdoctoral Position in high resolution characterization

Announcement date: 10 June 2014

Start date: as soon as possible

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in several research projects focusing on phase transformations and deformation mechanisms in metallic alloys. These projects involve large interdisciplinary teams with collaborators across the United States.

Applicants must have extensive practical experience in electron microscopy techniques (including high resolution TEM, STEM, and EDS) and focused ion beam specimen preparation. A background in atom probe tomography is not required. At the time of appointment applicants should possess a PhD in materials science or a closely related subject such as engineering, materials chemistry, or physics.

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Contact:

Emmanuelle Marquis
Phone: (734) 764 871
Email: emarq@umich.edu

 

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

Application Engineer in Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 10 June 2014

Closing date: 13 July 2014

The Engineer will join the staff of the Electron Microscopy Core Facility (EMCF), which provides advanced expertise and service in electron microscopy: from sample preparation to image analysis and for a large variety of biological samples ranging from macromolecules to tissues. The EMCF offers routine access to 2D and 3D ultrastructural characterization, immuno-localization at the subcellular level and correlative light and electron microscopy.

The job responsibilities will include:

  • Supervision of the microscopes and computer workstations in a multi-user environment (implement usage guidelines, log-books, manage the online booking system etc.).
  • Operation of the microscopes to collect three-dimensional datasets by electron tomography (single and dual axis, montaged and serial tomograms).
  • Running computational data analysis packages including three-dimensional reconstruction of cell volumes and segmentation methods.
  • Training new users and providing support for the existing ones in using the TEMs and the different software packages available. This responsibility involves one-on-one training sessions and the organization of workshops.
  • Developing imaging resources: improve acquisition workflows (eg. automation for CLEM), ensure a technology watch to bring the microscopes to a cutting edge level (at the hardware and software levels).
  • Contribute to the upgrading of the facility’s computer systems, software packages and web server management.

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Applications:

Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs

 

University of Leeds

SuperSTEM Laboratory, Daresbury Institute for Materials Research, University of Leeds, UK

SuperSTEM Research Fellow (Fixed Term, 2 years)

Announcement date: 10 June 2014

Closing Date: 13 August 2014

The post is based at the SuperSTEM Laboratory at Daresbury with appropriate visits to the School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering at the University of Leeds and other partner or collaborator institutions. The post holder will be responsible for aspects of equipment maintenance/development and undertake and lead aspects of research associated with aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), to provide user support at a user facility, to contribute to the development of techniques, to contribute to gaining research funding, and to undertake administration and other teaching as requested by the Principal Investigator or Head of School.

‘The University of Leeds’ commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade. The University and the Faculty of Engineering have received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and developing/promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).

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Informal enquiries:

Professor Rik Brydson
Tel+44 (0)11334 32369
Email: mtlrmdb@leeds.ac.uk

 

University of Leicester

College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Leicester, UK

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Announcement date: 6 June 2014

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
Closing date for this post is midnight on 19 June 2014

In this position you will work on a BBSRC funded project to develop and use a novel, high speed, super-resolution, multiphoton microscope with the aim of progressing development towards commercialisation

You will be required to take a leading role in the design and execution of experiments thus determining the progression and the direction of the research, in line with reaching the goals of the project.

You will have a PhD in optics (or related subject), biological sciences or in neuroscience and have experience in either the development of confocal/multiphoton microscopes or the use of modern imaging techniques including Multiphoton/Confocal Microscopy, digital imaging to measure dynamic events in biological systems.

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Informal enquiries:

Prof Nick Hartell
Email: nh88@le.ac.uk

 

University of York

Department of Physics, University of York, UK

Postdoctoral Research Associates in Environmental STEM (ESTEM) of Catalysts

Announcement date: 4 June 2014

Closing date: midnight on Thursday 3rd July 2014.
Job ref: 3656

The York JEOL Nanocentre at the University of York invites applications for 2 postdoctoral research associate posts, each supported for two years on the EPSRC critical mass grant Development and Applications of Aberration Corrected Environmental STEM (AC ESTEM) for Dynamic In-Situ Reaction Studies of Nanoparticle Catalysts (EP/J018058/1).

The posts support applications in nanoparticle-based heterogeneous catalysis using the novel atomic resolution and single atom sensitive gas atmosphere hot stage ESTEM developed at York. The goal is world-class fundamental understanding of catalyst selectivity, activity and stability atom-by-atom. The work involves model and industrial systems, both metals and oxides, and includes work for industry, with scope for individual contributions and publications in a team environment.

You are expected to have, or soon to get, a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or an appropriate branch of Engineering, ideally involving experience of quantitative high resolution electron microscopy of catalysts or related nanoparticle systems, or equivalent experience.

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Informal enquiries:

Professor Ed Boyes
Email: ed.boyes@york.ac.uk

Professor Pratibha Gai
Email: pratibha.gai@york.ac.uk

Applications:

Website: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=188647

 

Imperial College London

Imperial College London - Department of Chemical Engineering

Research Associate (Structural imaging and free volume characterisation)

Announcement date: 4 June 2014

Closing Date: 10th June 2014
Job Ref: EN20140155AS

We are seeking a highly creative and motivated Research Associate with proven skills in membrane characterisation and imaging to join the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials (ICAM) to understand and develop novel polymer membranes for the desalination of water. The successful candidate will develop techniques to image and characterise membranes at the molecular scale to help improve knowledge in understanding process performance at a plant-wide scale. You will use advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Scattering (X-rays and neutron) and PALS techniques as well as develop novel sample preparation and imaging approaches.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on an intellectually demanding and high profile research project within a leading academic institution and develop multidisciplinary research leadership skills. The research project is part of the prestigious BP International Centre for Advanced Materials (BP-ICAM) which is a multidisciplinary research consortium led by University of Manchester, UK and supported by the University of Cambridge, UK and the University of Illinois, USA as well as Imperial College London. You will be expected to collaborate with the other BP-ICAM partners, contributing to the capabilities of the overall BP-ICAM mission.

Successful candidates must have:

  • A PhD in Chemical or Materials Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or a closely related discipline or related field or equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience.
  • A demonstrated track record of original research in molecular imaging and characterisation using high resolution and analytical transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy (PALS), scattering, grazing incidence small and wide-angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS and GIWAXS), and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) techniques
  • Experience in developing novel sample preparation and imaging approaches (e.g. heavy metal staining methods, ultramicrotomy, FIB)
  • Experience in research and development projects involving polymer characterisation, in particular membranes and composites.
  • Knowledge of polymer science, structure and dynamics, and materials chemistry;
  • Knowledge of membrane science and technology.
  • Experience in microtoming, high resolution imaging and advanced image analysis is desirable.
  • A track record of refereed journal publications demonstrating both numerical and analytical skills relevant for the investigation.
  • Excellent communication skills, including abilities to write clearly and succinctly for publications and to present scientific results orally and coherently.

This position requires an innovative Researcher who is able to work independently and with other Researchers and collaborators on this project. You will have the ability to generate new and test new ideas and apply them, and be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research.

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Informal enquiries:

Angela Lonergan
Email: a.lonergan@imperial.ac.uk

Applications:

Website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (Please select “job search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20140155AS into keywords)

 

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the Laboratory for Carbon Nanostructures

Announcement date: 2 June 2014

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 TEM is 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.

Duties

The research fellow is expected to optimize in situ methods for aberration-corrected TEM with a particular emphasis in probing and manipulating carbon nanostructures grown by other members of the laboratory. Results will be communicated in the appropriate forums (e.g. journals and conferences). Further to this, assistance in the day-to-day coordination of the LCN analytical activities as well as in the guidance of graduate students is anticipated. Enthusiasm to participate in the elaboration of competitive funding proposals is also advantageous.

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Applications:

Website: http://www.kaust.edu.sa (requisition 3174BR) or http://apptrkr.com/472786

 

Delft University of Technology

Faculty of Applied Sciences - Imaging Physics/Charged Particle Optics, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

PhD: Massively Parallel Electron-Beam Imaging

Announcement date: 28 May 2014

Duration of contract 4 years
Closing date: 1 July 2014

Job description

In recent years we have developed the technology for instruments in which many electron beams operate in parallel. In MAPPER this technology is used for lithography on the full wafer scale. In a university prototype the technology is used for 196-beam scanning electron microscopy. Now a feasibility study will be conducted for use in high-throughput electron beam inspection of patterned semiconductor wafers. Presently there is no clear technology roadmap for detecting 10 nm defects, a capability that the semiconductor industry will need at the latest in 2018. This project therefore has great urgency, and much will happen in four years.

The first challenge is to create a dedicated electron microscope with 100-200 beams scanning in parallel on a footprint of 25x30 mm. This would be a revolutionary design that many consider impossible. In particular, the separate detection of the secondary electron signals needs some careful analysis and innovative optical design. The detection of the signal at a rate of several GB/s is also a challenge. When put in a 10x10 array over a 300 mm wafer, these microscopes could make an image ofthe pattern on the wafer at 10nm resolution within one hour. Thus, it is a project that includes work in electron optics, nanotechnology (MEMS), mechanical precision design, electronics, detector technology and signal processing. From the start, there will be close contact with both the semiconductor industry and the companies that produce inspection machines. The successful candidate will play a role in these contacts.

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More information:

Prof.dr. P. Kruit
Email: p.kruit@tudelft.nl

Applications:

Mrs. J.T. van Vliet
Email: j.t.vanvliet@tudelft.nl

 

University of Strasbourg / CNRS

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

Postdoc position in ultrafast electron microscopy

Announcement date: 23 May 2014

Start date: as soon as possible

A new ultrafast TEM with pulsed electron beam will be installed at the IPCMS in Strasbourg. The project is part of the French program Equipment of Excellence (EQUIPEX). A postdoc position is available for a candidate who will work on the setup of the microscope and its laser optical periphery. He/she will then carry out experiments with pulsed electron beams. The scientific background is the study of nanosystems 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 but is not mandatory. The position is for two years initially with the perspective of applying for a permanent CNRS position.

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Contact:

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

 

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences Institute of Biological Chemistry

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences Institute of Biological Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Research Associate in super-resolution translation microscopy – 9 months

Announcement date: 22 May 2014

Closing date: 20 June

The Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering (IB3) is pleased to announce a 9-month Research Associate tenable at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and funded by the EPSRC Research Council.

IB3 is part of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt and is dedicated to interdisciplinary research directed toward applications in the Life Sciences. This newly-created Research Institute (web reference) includes Physicists, Chemists, Engineers and Life Scientists, and has close collaborations with Mathematicians and Life Scientists at Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Universities.

IB3 holds recent grant awards from UK Research Councils (EPSRC, MRC, BBSRC, STFC), and other awarding bodies such as the Wellcome Trust, Robertson Trust and the European Union.

The purpose of this grant award is to develop and apply easily-used computational systems and software to allow biological microscopists to exploit our newly developed super-resolution imaging methods. This is a collaborative project with Leica Microsystems, with which commercialisation of the software and systems will be actively pursued.

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Informal enquiries:

Dr Weiping Lu
Email: W.Lu@hw.ac.uk

Applications:

Human Resources Office
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh EH14 4AS
Tel: 0131-451-3022 (24 hours)
Email: hr@hw.ac.uk (quoting Ref 31006A/14)

 

University of Oxford

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, UK

Research Assistant - Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 20 May 2014

Closing Date: 13-Jun-2014

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join the Electron Microscope Facility based in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford.

The successful candidate will assist the EM Facility Manager in two main areas. The first is the day-to-day running of the facility, which will include preparation of chemical solutions, ordering consumables and general lab maintenance. The second will be to undertake work on service projects, which will involve the preparation and imaging of biological specimens for EM, and also to train users in EM specimen preparation techniques (including ultramicrotomy) and on the electron microscopes. There will also be scope to develop the capabilities of the facility in advanced EM techniques, which will involve both independent and collaborative work with researchers.

You will have a degree level qualification in science, ideally in the biological sciences. You should have strong communication and organisational skills, the ability to work to deadlines and to work as part of a team, as well as independently. While it is desirable to have previous experience with microscopy, particularly electron microscopy and associated specimen preparation techniques, this is not essential as training will be provided. However, a willingness to learn and demonstrable interest in electron microscopy is essential.

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Applications:

Recruitment team
Email: recruitment@path.ox.ac.uk

 

Institut Néel, CNRS

Institut Néel, CNRS, Grenoble, France

PhD position in the area of synthesis and characterization of multiferroic materials

Announcement date: 19 May 2014

Application deadline: June 5th, 2014

Description

Synthesis and characterization of new multiferroïc oxides: contribution of high temperature – high pressure synthesis and electron crystallography

   - INSTITUT NEEL UPR2940
   - CNRS, 25 rue des Martyrs, 38042 GRENOBLE Cedex, France

Thesis supervisor: DARIE Céline, celine.darie@neel.cnrs.fr
Co-supervisors:
   COLIN Claire, claire.colin@neel.cnrs.fr
   KLEIN Holger, holger.klein@neel.cnrs.fr

General context

In the era of nanotechnology there is a great interest for multifunctional devices and a growing amount of research aims to optimize the employed materials (multi-layered materials, composites …). Among these, materials where several ferroic orders (ferroelectric, magnetic …) coexist are scarce. In recent years, we have obtained perovskite-like structures based on Mn, Cr and V where we observe simultaneously ferroelectricity and a magnetic order. The investigation of the correlations between the structure and the magnetic and ferroelectric ordering in these RMnO3 phases (R = Bi, Pb) is an important challenge in materials physics. The goal is to be able to control magnetic effects by electrical fields which can be used in the development of new memory devices. The fabrication of such materials necessitates synthesis under extreme pressure and temperature conditions. The samples obtained in this way contain often several phases in powder form. These fabrication constraints induce difficulties in the precise structure determination of the newly synthesized phases.

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Contact:

Holger Klein
Institut Néel, CNRS et Université J. Fourier
25 rue des Martyrs
38042 Grenoble
France
Email: holger.klein@neel.cnrs.fr

 

Ulm University

The Institute for Experimental Physics, Ulm University, Germany

Postdoctoral position in the area of theoretical transmission electron microscopy

Announcement date: 15 May 2014

Starting at the earliest possible date.
The PostDoc position will initially be for 1 year.
Deadline for application is 30 June 2014.

The position is available in the research group of Prof. C.T. Koch in the area of theoretical transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. W. Van den Broek, working on expanding the software implementation of inverse dynamical electron scattering (IDES).

IDES is a recent reconstruction algorithm that allows retrieval of the three-dimensional object potential with arbitrary imaging modes of the TEM since it takes the multiple electron scattering into account exactly. The focus of this project is on improving the software implementation of IDES for the HRTEM imaging mode and on improving the prior alignment of the measurements, thereby paving the road to reconstructions from experimental images. Furthermore, IDES will be expanded to more complex modes like ptychography.

This project will mostly involve software development: Quick prototyping and testing in either MATLAB or Python, followed by an implementation on the graphics processing unit (GPU) with CUDA.

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Applications:

Dr. Wouter Van den Broek
Institut für Experimentelle Physik
Ulm University
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm
Germany
Email: wouter.vandenbroek@uni-ulm.de
Please indicate on the envelope the index number 40

 

Monash University and Warwick University

Monash University, Australia and Warwick University, UK

Professor of Structural Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Announcement date: 12 May 2014

Application deadline has some flexibility

The Monash Warwick Alliance

The Monash Warwick Alliance is redefining higher education by bringing together two world-class institutions - Monash University in Australia and The University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.

We take a unique approach to university collaboration that draws on an impressive breadth of expertise and depth of thinking. Both Monash and Warwick are renowned for research excellence. Beyond traditional collaboration, the Alliance integrates researchers from both universities into a research team that benefits from the world class facilities and infrastructures offered by both institutions.

Find out more about the Monash Warwick Alliance

The Opportunity

The University of Warwick and Monash University are seeking to recruit a Professor of Structural Cryo-Electron Microscopy. We are looking for an outstanding scientist who has a demonstrated track record in determining protein structures using particle approaches and in publishing their work at the highest level. There will be opportunities to forge collaborations between the two institutions, and individuals who can complement on-going research at Warwick or Monash are especially encouraged to apply. The appointee will be appointed as the inaugural director of the new Monash Technology Research Platform at the Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Centre for Structural Cryo-EM.

This will be a joint appointment between the two institutions. You will be based primarily at Monash, but are expected to spend a significant amount of time at Warwick, to direct substantial research efforts in both institutions and to contribute to teaching and leadership. Resources will be available to facilitate this international program, including personnel, travel and other budgets.

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Enquiries:

Professor James Whisstock
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Faculty of Medicine
Nursing and Health Sciences
Monash University
Tel +61 3 9902 9312

 

University of Melbourne

School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Australia

Research Fellow (postdoc) - Imaging with Ultracold Electrons

Announcement date: 9 May 2014

Closing date: 6 June 2014
Job no: 0033307

A Research Fellow is sought with experience in electron optics, electron microscopy, and/or laser cooling of atoms, to work on a project to develop an electron imaging system using cold electrons extracted from laser-cooled atoms. The Fellow will work collaboratively with Profs. Robert Scholten and Keith Nugent, existing Fellow Dr. Ben Sparkes, and a strong team of postgraduate students.

The research team will investigate the physics of Rydberg atoms and ultracold electrons and ions generated from laser cooled atoms, with the ultimate goal of ultrafast atomic resolution coherent diffractive imaging. The Fellow will use the existing cold atom electron and ion source, and contribute to the design and implementation of a new electron optics system for practical application of the technology, particularly for partially coherent diffractive imaging of nanomaterials and biological targets. The Fellow may also contribute to imaging experiments on high resolution commercial electron microscopes. An ability to strongly interact with the theoretical aspects of the project will be highly regarded.

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Contact:

Prof. Robert Scholten
Tel +61 3 8344 5457
Email: scholten@unimelb.edu.au

 

National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia

Centre of Microscopy, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Business Manager

Announcement date: 9 May 2014

Application deadline: 15th June 2014
Position starts on September or upon agreement

Job description

Managing and marketing of the facilities at the Centre of Microscopy at the National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Participating and coordinating applications for international research projects and obtaining contracts with leading European and other industries and academia.

Facilities at National Institute of Chemistry (NIC) include new state-of-the-art aberration corrected cold- FEG STEM (JEOL ARM 200 CF) equipped with DualEELS and EDXS, a FEG-SEM (Zeiss Supra 35 VP), two top-end AFM microscopes (Veeco and Bruker) and confocal microscope Leica TCS SP5.

You will facilitate interaction of scientist and researchers with the industry and academia. You will have experience of evaluating research from a commercial perspective, be a team player with excellent project management and time management skills, possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have the ability to establish a relationship of trust with a wide range of individuals.

Qualifications

You should be a strategic thinker with strong organizational, communication and social skills. You can demonstrate a track record in leadership and have experience in management as well as process optimization and finances. You should be able to work with diverse and interdisciplinary teams of highly qualified professionals. You have a PhD in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field, several years of research experience and a solid technical understanding and experience with electron microscopy and related fields and excellent command in English language.

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Contact:

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

 

University of Surrey

Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK

Microscopy and Analysis Technician

Announcement date: 2 May 2014

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 1st June 2014

You will provide technical support to the MicroStructural Studies Unit (MSSU) and the Surface Analysis Laboratories in the Mechanical Engineering Sciences department. Although the major role will be to support postgraduate research students, you will also be required to support undergraduate projects and conduct some work for external customers.

You will have good communication and IT skills. A qualification in Material science, or similar discipline, plus some relevant work experience, or learning gained through work experience (including short courses and other formal training) is essential. Knowledge of standard metallographic preparation equipment and procedures, plus an operating knowledge (or potential for) of light and scanning electron microscopy is required.

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Informal enquiries:

Dr Mark Whiting
Tel: 01483 689611
Email: m.whiting@surrey.ac.uk

Informal enquiries:

Website: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancies.aspx

 

University of Exeter

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

Experimental Officer - Electron Microscopy and Tomography (P43249)

Announcement date: 2 May 2014

Closing date: Wednesday 4th June

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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Contact:

Professor Gero Steinberg
Tel: (01392) 723476
Email: G.Steinberg@exeter.ac.uk

 

CRS4

Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development, Sardinia, Italy

Senior analytical microscopist + junior analytical microscopist

Announcement date: 23 April 2014

Application deadline: May 05, 2014

CRS4 is looking for a senior analytical microscopist (REF A) with expertise in diagnostic test and failure analysis of microelectronic device and for a junior analytical microscopist (REF B) with expertise in microscopy applied to Materials and Life Sciences.
Applicants must hold a phD degree in Informatics, Engineering, Mathematics, Pyhsics or or Natural Sciences.

Must-have requirements are expertise in Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy-Dispersive x-ray Spectroscopy (EDS), knowledge of protocols for Focused Ion Beam (FIB), experience in dealing with industry-related problems in microscopy, teamwork ability. In addition for REF A is compulsory the expertise in diagnostic test and failure analysis of microelectronic device while for REF B is the expertise in microscopy applied to Materials and Life Sciences.
Nice-to-Have requirement is a previous experience with Fei Tecnai Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) and with microscopy-oriented data system managements systems (DBMS) such as Omero.

Job descriptions:

REF A: The candidate will manage the microscopy laboratory, deal with customers, prepare samples for SEM/FIB/TEM, study new lab protocols in microscopy customized to fit the client needs, analyze samples, write reports and help in the achievement of cloud-based access/interaction to the microscopes.
REF B: The candidate will help in the day-to-day activities of the microscopy laboratory, deal with customers, prepare samples for SEM/FIB,TEM, study new lab protocols in microscopy customized to fit the client needs, analyze samples, write reports and help in the achievement of cloud-based access/interaction to the microscopes.

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Contact:

Giovanni Delussu
Email: surfer@crs4.it

 

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

 

 

 

 
 
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