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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).

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  • University of Stavanger
    Norway
    Ph.D fellowship in Materials Science
    Announcement date: 30 March 2020

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    Description

    The position is focusing on 3D-printed metallic materials for application within medical/odonatological treatment by the use of implants and prostheses. The main work will be on quality control of the materials in sense of microstructural characterization and measuring key properties such as fatigue and corrosion for use in the oral cavity and in tissue. The project is a collaborative work together with the Nordic Institute of Odonatological Materials (NIOM) in Norway and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) and the Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials  (ARCI) in India. The candidate will work closely with a Ph.D candidate positioned at IITM in India.

    Requirements

    We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within within materials science, alternatively within physics or chemistry, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

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    Contact

    Professor Vidar Hansen, tel: +4751832154, e-mail: vidar.hansen@uis.no

    Senior Engineer Mona W. Minde, tel: +4751831197, e-mail: mona.w.minde@uis.no

  • The Centre for Ultrastructural Imaging
    London, United Kingdom
    Electron Microscopy Applications Specialist (Research)
    Announcement date: 20 March 2020

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    Description

    This role will be instrumental in delivering a high-quality electron microscopy service at King's. You will need to have experience of using a variety of electron microscopy techniques, technologies and procedures as well as evidence of working with a range of stakeholders.

    This role is part of a team of technical experts who enable world leading electron microscopy research. You will need to be able to work autonomously with little supervision whilst also working with others to enable the smooth running of a busy facility.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Professor Roland Fleck
    Phone
    0207 848 8117
    eMail
    roland.fleck@kcl.ac.uk
  • University Rouen Normandy
    France
    PhD position
    Announcement date: 19 March 2020

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    Description

    In the actual context of the significant demographic evolution as we are assisting at the diminution of the natural resources, the demand of solutions for ultra-clean alternative fuels and chemicals is rapidly growing. The methane conversion offers an attractive solution due to the availability of cheap natural gas with relatively low carbon footprint, as a cleaner alternative of the fossil oil and coal largely used today. Situated at the core of energy related chemical reactions and processes, the catalysis relies on complex methodologies and applications. Since in heterogeneous catalysis, complex materials with properties defined at the nanoscale are commonly employed, the complete understanding of the catalysts behavior in the course of reaction by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) combining the in-situ and operando methodologies is essential to bridge the materials processing with their performances.

    Requirements

    The candidate should have a master in physics, chemistry or material science. A background in materials physico-chemical characterisation methodologies adapted to nanomaterials would be an asset, especially in electron and/or optical microscopy. Theoretical and practical knowledge on the electron-matter interactions and detection methods will be also a strong advantage.

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    Contact

    Xavier Sauvage, xavier.sauvage@univ-rouen.fr 

    Simona Moldovan, simona.moldovan@univ-rouen.fr

  • University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Germany
    Technician Position
    Announcement date: 12 March 2020

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    Description

     

     

    - Responsible for the proper operation of a focused ion beam – scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) as well as sample preparation instrumentation 

    - Analysis of technical problems as well as maintenance and repairs 

    - Introduction, training and support of users 

    - Conventional and target preparation of samples for electron microscopy 

    - Participation in scientific projects and handling requests from customers 

    - Participation in IT administration 

    Requirements

     

     

    - Technical profession, materials technician, polytechnic degree is beneficial 

    - Enthusiasm for fine motor skills and precise working for sample preparation 

    - Experience in electronics and vacuum technology 

    - Initiative, independent and structured working method 

    - Pleasure to contribute to research activities in a team 

    - German and English spoken and written 

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    Contact

    Prof. Erdmann Spiecker (Erdmann.Spiecker@fau.de)

    Dr. Johannes Will (Johannes.Will@fau.de)

  • Haldor Topsøe
    Lyngby, Denmark
    Principal Scientist (4604)
    Announcement date: 10 March 2020

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    Description

    You will work primarily with routine analysis of our different types of catalysts using TEM/STEM imaging and spectroscopy. Since the new microscope can generate huge amounts of data we are looking for a person skilled in programming (especially Python) to develop several acquisition and analysis routines for the microscopes. To a smaller degree the role also involves interaction with various projects to develop new catalysts and materials using SEM and TEM analyses.

    Your responsibilities

    • Operate our new analytical TEM and report the results to R&Ds development projects
    • Develop automated methods to collect and analyse data from the new analytical TEM and possibly also from our SEMs
    • Contribute to materials development based on the results from your TEM/SEM data
    • Contribute to the development of teams covering both TEM and SEM.

    Application deadline: April 1, 2020

     

    Requirements

    You have a PhD in analytical TEM with applications in solid materials science, condensed matter physics, chemistry or a related field and have a solid background in electron microscopy and structural characterization.
    You have hands on experience with aberration corrected STEMs, experience in EDS and EELS mapping.
    Knowledge of programming is preferred.

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    Contact

    Identity
    R&D Senior Director Poul Lenvig Hansen
    Phone
    +45 2275 4598
    eMail
    plh@topsoe.com
  • CEA-Grenoble
    France
    Post-Doc in electron tomography and FIB-3D for 3D characterization of Fuel Cell Electrodes
    Announcement date: 10 March 2020

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    Description

    The objective of this post doc work is to characterize in 3D the microstructure of proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) electrodes. These electrodes are composed of carbon grains (30 nm) supporting Pt nanoparticles (4 nm) and linked together by an ionomer (proton conducting polymer). Currently, little information is known about the 3D distribution of the ionomer, although it is a key parameter that the electrode manufacturers seek to optimize in order to improve the performance and the durability of PEMFC. The success of this work could have a strong impact in the fuel cell community.

    Requirements

    The candidate should hold a PhD and have a strong background in TEM techniques. An experience in the use of Aberration-Corrected microscopes and/or particularly in electron tomography will be greatly appreciated. 

    Candidates must be highly motivated, creative and cooperative.

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    Contact

    Dr. Laure GUETAZ, eMail: laure.guetaz@cea.fr

    Dr. Zineb Saghi, eMail: zineb.saghi@cea.fr

  • Sheffield Hallam University
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Senior Technical Specialist (Electron Microscopy)
    Announcement date: 06 March 2020

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    Description

    We are appointing a Senior Technical Specialist for the team who will be directly involved in support of the laboratory-based activities, primarily in the area of electron microscopy and related material characterisation and techniques. The post will be responsible for providing and continuously improving all aspects of the service, including support for the under-graduate and post-graduate teaching programmes, research and consultancy. To achieve this, the post holder will work closely with other technical staff in a range of different laboratory areas.

    Requirements

    A successful candidate will have substantial practical experience and knowledge of a range of material characterisation/imaging techniques including Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). A thorough knowledge of TEM and SEM technology is essential, including hands-on experience of a wide range of a range of applications/sample types, optimisation and method development, sample preparation techniques, troubleshooting and maintenance/minor repairs of equipment. The post holder will have, or will be able to develop, a range of skills which support their skill set, for example Atomic Force Microscopy, optical microscopy and spectroscopic techniques. The post holder will be expected to work flexibly and develop skills to allow them to support the wider LAO delivery.

    The post holder should be highly motivated with a professional work ethic and the ability to work independently and as part of a team; they should be confident and meticulous in their work and be willing and able to work across team boundaries to ensure customer focussed results.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Daniel Kinsman
    Phone
    0114 225 3076
  • Uppsala University - Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Sweden
    Post-doctoral fellowship in theory of high spatial resolution magnetic studies
    Announcement date: 02 March 2020

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    Description

    The post-doctoral researcher will join an international team focused on development of the theoretical methods for simulations of inelastic scattering and dynamical diffraction effects. He/she will perform simulations and interpretation of experiments performed at the laboratories of our coworkers. The work may also involve electronic structure calculations and/or molecular dynamics simulations using codes such as WIEN2k, FPLO, SIESTA, LAMMPS. Analytical development of theory and its implementation is also planned.

    Requirements

    The applicant is expected to have a PhD degree in Physics, or equivalent, with a good background in quantum mechanics, scattering theory and solid-state physics. Previous experience in molecular dynamics simulations, ab-initio electronic structure calculations of magnetic properties and spectra (XAS or EELS/ELNES), and dynamical diffraction effects will be considered as an extra merit. The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, a copy of PhD thesis, list of publications and other relevant materials, if available. Also, letter(s) of recommendation should be included.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Jan Rusz
    Phone
    +46-(0)18-4715844
    eMail
    jan.rusz@physics.uu.se
  • School of Materials Science and Engineering at NTU
    Nanyang, Singapore
    Research Fellow/Post-doc specialist in liquid TEM
    Announcement date: 02 March 2020

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    Description

    We are looking for a candidate with strong expertise in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) of Biological Samples, ideally with previous skills in liquid phase TEM and/or Cryo TEM. The RF will be in charge of investigating the mechanisms and dynamics of protein droplet formation in a variety of model systems exhibiting LLPS, including extra-cellular proteins, actin self-assembly or in the carbon fixation enzyme Rubysco.

    Requirements

    The successful candidate should have strong technical expertise in TEM of biological samples, and ideally well-versed in recent developments of liquid-phase TEM and/or CryoEM. Additional expertise in Life Sciences techniques such as protein expression and purification and other biophysical characterization or imaging (such as AFM) will be favourably considered.

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    Contact

    Prof. Ali Miserez
    School of Materials Science and Engineering Nanyang Technological University, 
    Email: ali.miserez@ntu.edu.sg

    Prof. Martial Duchamp
    School of Materials Science and Engineering Nanyang Technological University, 
    Email: mduchamp@ntu.edu.sg

  • School of Materials Science and Engineering at NTU
    Nanyang, Singapore
    Research Fellow/Post-doc (in situ) TEM studied of metallic alloys
    Announcement date: 02 March 2020

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    Description

    A candidate with strong expertise in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) of metallic alloys, ideally with skills in in situ based MEMS holder and FIB preparation of TEM lamella for such in situexperiments. The RF will be involved in investigating the mechanisms and dynamics of defect propagation in the complex microstructure of TiAl alloys. In particular, the interplay between the nanometer scale lamellar structure within grains in high temperature strained specimen.The successful candidate should have technical expertise in TEM, including FIB TEM lamella preparation, BF, DF, SAED and related data analysis.

    Requirements

    The successful candidate will be proactive, productive, a team player and part of a dynamic interdisciplinary research team that is broadly tackling high temperature alloys. He/she will closely collaborate with high temperature alloy synthesis, mechanical characterization, simulation, AI/ML scientists within the frame of a large research program devoted to structural alloys.

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    Contact

    Prof. Martial Duchamp
    Email: mduchamp@ntu.edu.sg

    Prof. Raju V. Ramanujan
    Email: Ramanujan@ntu.edu.sg

  • University of Rostock
    Germany
    Research associate (m/f/d)
    Announcement date: 26 February 2020

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    Description

    -  independent operation and evaluation of STEM experiments on the Jeol ARM200CF instrument
    -  measurements with in-situ holder systems using gas and liquid cell holders

    -  technical support and maintenance of the STEM system, the holder systems and the sample preparation units assistance in sample preparation

    -  support and training for researchers using the high-resolution electron microscopy and for operating the in-situ holder systems

    -  evaluation, documentation and presentation of results in lectures and scientific publications and project reports
    -  teaching tasks in the field of theoretical and applied electron microscopy

    Requirements

    -  scientific university degree (state examination, diploma, master's or comparable degree) with excellent results in the field of experimental physics, chemistry, materials science or a comparable subject
    -  PhD in the field of experimental physics, chemistry or in a field of applied electron microscopy, preferably with a focus on nanomaterial properties
    -  relevant experiences in the fields of electron microscopy, EDX analysis and/or energy loss spectroscopy and common software
    -  profound theoretical knowledge of electron microscopy, experience in performing complex electron microscopic analyses
    -  experience with aberration corrected and/or atomically resolved transmission electron microscopy or in-situ experiments in TEM are desirable
    -  data evaluation including (S)TEM image simulations, experience in programming complex computer- controlled measuring processes
    -  ability to work in an international team, fluent written and spoken English (German desired), and willingness for further qualification
    -  experience with high-vacuum and ultra-high vacuum systems, setups for measuring electronic and physical properties
    -  independence and creativity
    -  excellent communication and teamwork skills

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    Contact

    Address
    bewerbungen.personal@uni-rostock.de
  • Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
    Germany
    PhD position in advanced colloid synthesis
    Announcement date: 17 February 2020

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    Description

    Within this research project the successful candidate will develop new experimental and methodical strategies to create polymer nanoparticles with well defined and structured surface funtionalization. Main focus will be on the achievement of locally controlled surface functionalization of colloid nanoparticles. You will be part of the department “physical chemistry of polymers” at the MPI-P. During the project you will closely collaborate and pay visits to other partners in the project, particularly the University of Leuven, and the industrial partner BluSense Diagnostics....

     Applications will be considered until March 31st.

    Requirements

    For the PhD position, we seek an enthusiastic and motivated candidate with MSc degree (or equivalent) in Colloid Chemisty, Physical Chemistry, or similar. He/she must have an affinity with microscopy and/or colloidal sciences. Experience in a high programming language are an asset. Good communication skills in English (both written and spoken) are required. The vacancy is open to candidates who are in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree, and who have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to your recruitment. Working scientific language at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research is English

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    Identity
    Dr. Ingo Lieberwirth
    eMail
    lieberw@mpip-mainz.mpg.de
  • Utrecht University
    Netherlands
    Assistant Professor in Earth Materials/Mineral Physics
    Announcement date: 17 February 2020

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    Description

    The Department of Earth Sciences is looking for a highly motivated and high potential scientist who applies advanced microscopy and analysis techniques combined with field, laboratory or modelling research with applications in geodynamics, geo-resources and/or geo-hazards. Fields of interest could include but are not limited to: nanogeosciences, imaging at all scales, deformation processes and tectonics of crust and upper mantle, shock metamorphism and impact craters, geo-materials for the energy transition, as well as fluid-rock interaction and digital rock physics. As our ambitious new colleague, you will strengthen research and education in Earth Sciences and develop your own internationally recognised research line that should be complementary to current team efforts and that is key to the long-term viability of department.

    Our current fields of research include: field to nano-scale studies of rock deformation, fault gouges and ice sheets, fluid flow and fluid-rock interaction in high- and low-permeability (geo-)materials. We are also active in the development and application of novel electron microscopy and related techniques in Earth sciences. You are expected to contribute to the further development and application of advanced techniques such as atomic-resolution transmission TEM, ion and electron microscopy as well as X-ray (synchrotron) tomography. Moreover, you should have an interest in big data analysis of in situ electron and X-ray tomography experiments and contribute to the university’s initiative in open (data) science.

    You will supervise and train PhD candidates and conduct research with a wide range of research groups in and outside the department. Besides, developing an independent line of research it would be of advantage to be interested in the trans-national access to our state-of-the-art laboratories within the European Plate Observing System (EPOS) programme.

    You are expected to contribute to BSc and MSc courses in the Utrecht Earth-sciences programmes, e.g., in structural geology, earth materials, and field work, and supervise graduation projects. On average, the department aims for an equal contribution in educational and research activities for all its tenured academic staff, which comprises about 20% associated activities such as management tasks and committee work.

    Requirements

    We are looking for a strong team player with good communication and networking skills, who is focused on achieving multidisciplinary research targets and participating in the acquisition of funding for research projects and advanced new equipment. A minimum experience of two to three years as a postdoctoral researcher is highly recommended.

    We seek a highly motivated candidate who holds a PhD degree in solid Earth Sciences or a relevant natural science. We encourage you to apply if you:

     

    • are skilled in advanced analysis methods of Earth materials (analytical and/or numerical);
    • are committed to multi- and interdisciplinary research;
    • have strong communication, networking and organisational skills;
    • have relevant international experience and an outstanding record of academic research, as reflected in high-quality publications;
    • are willing to actively obtain research grants and actively develop new research lines;
    • have strong didactic skills, enjoy teaching, and are an inspiring mentor to BSc students, MSc students and PhD candidates;
    • have obtained a basic teaching qualification (at Utrecht University or equal), or are willing to obtain this qualification in the near future;
    • are able to contribute to the field teaching programme;
    • have a keen eye for public outreach.
    • You are expected to have an excellent level of English, both spoken and written. We require a qualification English at C1 level (CEFR or comparable to level 3 of the Lecturer Assessment Grid) or to be prepared to obtain this level by training. For non-Dutch speaking candidates, Dutch language skills should be at the level of practical communication within two years of the appointment.

     

    Because of the ‘open rank’ nature of the available position, the requirements above will differ and depend on the career stage of the applicant. Publication track record, teaching record, acquired research funds and leadership experience will be weighed against the number of years of academic experience, also considering (parental) leave and part-time appointments.

    We strongly encourage women to apply. The Faculty’s policy is to improve gender balance, as well as cultural  diversity.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Prof. Martyn Drury
    eMail
    M.R.Drury@uu.nl
  • University of Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    THREE COLLABORATIVE INDUSTRIAL PHD POSITIONS
    Announcement date: 14 February 2020

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    Description

    IBM Research Zurich in Switzerland in collaboration with the Device Modelling Group at University of Glasgow (United Kingdom) and Synopsys QuantumATK in Copenhagen (Denmark) is seeking to appoint three Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Industrial Doctorate Network on ‘Defect Simulations and Material Growth of III-V Nanostructures – European Industrial Doctorate'. 

    There is a great interest in integrating compound semiconductors either monolithically or heterogeneously on silicon to exploit their complementary properties, in particular the direct bandgap of III-Vs for opto-electronic devices densely integrated with CMOS. In this project we will address the challenges associated with the formation of defects and material growth in III-V semiconductors as well as their impact on device performance. As defects may be exploited in the development of novel devices, we more often wish to mitigate their deteriorating impact on electro-optic device performance, and therefore optimize the growth and the materials.

    ESR1 will mainly focus on aspects related to III-V materials epitaxial growth on silicon, TEM analysis and development of a machine learning algorithm for defect classification. He/She will develop a simulation framework to model the electronic and optical properties of individual defects.
    Employment: IBM Research Zurich (22 Months) & University of Glasgow (14 Months).

    ESR2 will explore the role of defects in the context of opto-electronic device performance. This will be done first via simulation where optimized designs will be developed, and later by fabricating those devices at IBM.
    Employment: University of Glasgow (14 Months), IBM Research Zurich (22 Months) 

    ESR3 will develop theoretical models which will describe the complexity of the material growth process and defect formation in III-V materials. Those models will be implemented in state-of-the-art QuantumATK commercial simulation framework. 
    Employment: University of Glasgow (12 Months), Synopsys QuantumATK (24 Months)

    Requirements

    Three candidates with a master’s degree in physics, engineering or chemistry with knowledge of solid-state physics, materials science or electrical engineering and with an outstanding academic record. 
    The candidates must be fluent in English, have good communication skills and be able to navigate in an international environment.

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    Contact

    ESR1 & ESR2: Dr. Vihar Georgiev, Vihar.Georgiev@glasgow.ac.uk, Dr. Kirsten Moselund, kmo@zurich.ibm.com and Marilyne Sousa, sou@zurich.ibm.com
    ESR3: Dr. Vihar Georgiev, Vihar.Georgiev@glasgow.ac.uk and Søren Smidstrup, Soren.Smidstrup@synopsys.com.

  • CEA-LETI
    Grenoble, France
    Post doctoral researcher
    Announcement date: 12 February 2020

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    Description

    We are looking for a post doctoral researcher to work on a project focused on measuring the magnetic fields and their stability in magnetic memory devices. The candidate will act as the liaison between Spintec in Grenoble (Pure research on magnetic devices) with CEA LETI (microelectronics) on a project which aims to bring these memories closer to production.  Here a range of novel magnetic devices will be characterized by off-axis electron holography and their stability at elevated temperatures / during operation will be studied. Specimen preparation will be challenging and as such we are looking for a candidate who enjoys experimental work. 

    Requirements

    We are looking for a candidate who has experience in performing one or all of electron holography / advanced TEM / FIB specimen preparation and who would like to work on a project that bridges pure and applied research.  Full training in any of the above techniques is possible for the right candidate who has previously demonstrated competence in advanced TEM characterisation. 

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    Contact

    Dr. David Cooper
    CEA-LETI,
    Minatec Campus, 17 rue des Martyrs 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 | France david.cooper@cea.fr

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