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

  • Jean Rouxel Institute of Materials in Nantes, University of Nantes, CNRS
    Nantes, France
    Postdoctoral position on the development of cryogenic electron microscopy and spectroscopy methods for the study of extracellular vesicles at bone tissue interfaces
    Announcement date: 11 January 2021

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    Description

    The main goal of the project is to develop and apply cryogenic electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to investigate beam sensitive extracellular vesicles (EVs) involved in the processes of bone remodelling and repair. EVs are produced in bone tissue in response to many stimuli. They are key players in cell-to-cell communication and their functional role depends on their molecular cargo, which includes proteome content. During bone damage, signals for bone repair are triggered. These signals, which have not yet been fully resolved, could involve different type of bone cells and the production of EVs. The osteocytes, which represent more than 95% of all bone cells, are considered as major regulators of bone mass and play a significant role in bone homeostasis and the maintenance of bone integrity. Other type of cells, the osteoblasts, the bone forming cells, synthesize dense cross-linked collagen and proteins which compose the un-mineralized organic portion of the bone matrix (the osteoid) prior to the maturation of bone tissue. Tissue breakdown and micro-cracks target different types of bone cells but particularly target osteocytes. Understanding the role of EVs secreted by bone cells on the processes of bone repair is therefore very important. Questions such as the specific localization of the different specialized vesicles, as observed in-vivo, as well as complete information on their cargo are still unanswered. In this context, high resolution 3D imaging of the ultrastructure of osteoblasts and osteocytes using volume SEM techniques have already been realized, including imaging of the soft and hard bone tissue components at room temperature. 3D reconstructions of the osteocytes network and lacuno-canalicular network with tens of nanometer spatial resolution have already been produced. This project has the ambition to elucidate the precise localisation and chemical content of the different specialized vesicles in bone using a combination of advanced analytical cryo-electron microscopy approaches. Methods will be developed to resolve the ultrastructure of osteocytes with sufficient resolution to identify the EVs.

    Requirements

    You hold a PhD in the life sciences, physics, engineering or related disciplines.
    You have excellent experience in sample preparation and characterization by scanning electron microscopy and focused ion beam, FIB/SEM, (instrument and dedicated software) as well as quantitative image analysis and TEM sample preparation by FIB lift-out.
    You have at least several years of experience in cryogenic methods applied to electron-beam sensitive materials and in 3D FIB-SEM data reconstruction
    You are enthusiastic and greatly interested on performing accurate experimental work using advanced equipment, experimental design as well as data processing methods.
    You would like an interdisciplinary project with future clinical applications.
    You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative, and cooperative, with a taste for scientific rigor.
    You are able to communicate to different audiences and have high level of English.
    You have experience interacting with biologists.
    Experience in instrumentation optics, cryo-FIB lift-out sample preparation, cryo-EM sample transfer and knowledge of EVs research or cell molecular biology would be a plus without it being mandatory.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Patricia Abellan (email: Patricia.Abellan@cnrs-imn.fr)
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
    Dublin, Ireland
    Imaging Specialist
    Announcement date: 11 January 2021 - Deadline for application: 17 January 2021

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    Description

    The Super Resolution Imaging Consortium (SRIC) is a joint initiative of RCSI and the University College Dublin (UCD) to provide an infrastructural network of super-resolution imaging equipment for a broad set of users from the physical, biological and medical sciences in Ireland. Funding from Science Foundation Ireland has provided infrastructural capacity for imaging via single molecule localisation microscopy (SMLM, including STORM, PALM, PAINT, DNA-PAINT), stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy, SRRF, and correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) imaging modalities. Further imaging modalities include advanced confocal microscopy and fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM)...

    Requirements

    A Ph.D. in any scientific discipline utilizing super-resolution imaging techniques or a B.Sc. with extensive knowledge and hands-on experience of super-resolution imaging

    Knowledge & Experience:

    Essential:

    • experience in operating confocal microscopes and epifluorescence microscopes
    • experience in performing super-resolution experiments
    • experience with advanced image data analysis
    • attention to detail, thoroughness in work practices and an ability to work to deadlines • a passion for fundamental and applied scientific discovery

    Desirable:

    • experience with training of new users
    • prior work experience in an imaging facility

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    Contact

    Prof Donal O’Shea, Professor of Chemistry at donalfoshea@rcsi.ie17012021

  • CEA Leti and LTM laboratory
    Grenoble, France
    1-year postdoctoral position
    Announcement date: 06 January 2021 - Deadline for application: 05 February 2021

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    Description

    In the context of a joint project funded by the MINOS LabEx, the CEA-Leti and the LTM laboratory are seeking a candidate for a 1-year postdoctoral position, in the topic of deep learning applied to the segmentation of nanocomposite materials imaged by FIB-SEM tomography. The starting date with ideally be March/April 2021...

    Requirements

    Eligible qualifications for this position include:

    - PhD in Physics/Applied Maths/Materials Science with a strong background in image analysis; - Proficiency in Python;
    - Experience in GPU and deep learning frameworks such as Keras, Tensorflow and Pytorch;
    - Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

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    Contact

    Zineb Saghi (zineb.saghi@cea.fr), Sébastien Soulan (sebastien.soulan@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr) and Patrick Quéméré (Patrick.quéméré@cea.fr)

  • Australian National University (ANU) - College of Science
    Canberra, Australia
    Cryo Electron Microscopy Platform Scientist
    Announcement date: 21 December 2020 - Deadline for application: 18 February 2021

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    Description

    The Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CAM) is looking for a highly motivated Cryo Electron Microscopy Platform Scientist who will have extensive experience in the use of cryo transmission electron microscopy including single particle analysis, tomography and other aspects of cryo microscopy workflows. The Platform Scientist will provide scientific advice and training to users of the facility with particular focus on the newly established NCRIS-supported cryo EM suite, covering workflows from cryo light microscopy via FIB sampling to cryo TEM data capture, processing and analysis. Additional experience with cryo sample preparation and correlative workflows will be a distinct advantage.

    Requirements

    Progress towards or postgraduate qualifications plus extensive experience or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training in cryo EM applications.

    Advanced expertise in structural biology and in using reconstruction algorithms (Relion, EMAN2, cryosparc or other)

    Demonstrated advanced skills in providing expert high-level advice to key stakeholders and technical services for the operations of complex cryo EM equipment.

    Demonstrated planning, supervisory and customer services skills including the ability to work effectively and collaboratively and to lead, motivate and educate team members, establish priorities and meet competing deadlines to achieve operational outcomes.

    Experience in the development of new techniques in relation to electron microscopy experiments, either through the development of new methodologies and/or instrumentation and/or software associated with the above.

    Highly developed written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to liaise and negotiate effectively with a wide and diverse range of people and to foster a harmonious team environment.

    A demonstrated high-level understanding of equal opportunity principles and a commitment to the application of EEO policies in a University context.

    More information

    Contact

    Dr Melanie Rug: 02 61257649 or melanie.rug@anu.edu.au

  • Australian national University (ANU) - College of Science
    Canberra, Australia
    Data and Analytics Engineer
    Announcement date: 21 December 2020 - Deadline for application: 18 February 2021

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    Description

    The Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CAM) is looking for a highly motivated Data and Analytics Engineer who will have extensive experience in the delivery of data processing and management related to microscopy research services. The successful applicant will be required to perform data analysis using multiple visualisation platforms and processing pipelines arising from the available range of CAM’s electron and light microscopy facilities. Primary focus will be on cryo EM workflows (e.g. single particle analysis, segmentation, machine-learning tools for image pattern recognition and 3D volume imaging). She/he will also be expected to provide advice and training to CAM clients and liaise with relevant high-performance computing facilities to develop a data management plan for the facility...

    Requirements

    Progress towards or postgraduate degree, with extensive relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in the field of image and data management, processing, (e.g. segmentation, machine- learning tools for image pattern recognition etc.) and visualisation.

    Demonstrated extensive experience (such as publications or available software packages) in the implementation of data management, workflow processing, analysis and visualisation tools at an appropriate level, including knowledge of some commercial products, such as VG Studio, Avizo and open-source tools such as ImageJ/ Fiji, IMOD, SerialEM.

    Demonstrated competency in C/C++ and one or more scripting languages (e.g. Python). The candidate should also be familiar with Windows, Linux and OsX operating systems.

    Demonstrated customer services skills including the ability to work effectively and collaboratively and to lead, motivate and educate team members, establish priorities and meet competing deadlines to achieve operational outcomes in a multi-disciplinary environment.

    Demonstrated highly developed written and oral communication skills, including ability to liaise and negotiate effectively with a wide and diverse range of people, good report writing skills, experience in preparing manuscripts for publication and giving presentations at conferences.

    Solid understanding of the needs and priorities of contemporary research that relies on computational science techniques and methods, (desirably also for virtual laboratory applications).

    Demonstrated knowledge and experience in planning, configuring, deploying and maintaining complex virtual laboratory systems to provide high quality services to researchers.

    A demonstrated high-level understanding of equal opportunity principles and a commitment to the application of EEO policies in a University context.

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    Contact

    Dr Melanie Rug: 02 61257649 or melanie.rug@anu.edu.au

  • The University of York - Heslington Campus
    Heslington, United Kingdom
    SuperSTEM Research Associate
    Announcement date: 18 December 2020 - Deadline for application: 31 January 2021

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    Description

    A fixed term postdoctoral appointment is available initially for 18 months, with a possibility for extension up to 24 months, in the Department of Physics. The post will be based at the SuperSTEM Laboratory, to work with the on-site facility team, on the EPSRC New Horizons 2020 Project “Seeing magnons at spin-to-charge conversion interfaces”. We are seeking an ambitious electron microscopist who will be responsible for research on this project, developing the methodology for vibrational and magnon electron energy loss spectroscopy in an electron microscope. ...

    Requirements

    • A PhD in Physics,  Chemistry, Materials Science or related subject is essential;
    • Knowledge transmission in electron microscopy is essential;
    • Knowledge in aberration correction and experience in the operation of Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopes is desirable; 
    • Experience in Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy measurements and analysis or other related spectroscopy techniques (e.g synchrotron based - XAS, ARPES, RIXS, or optical FTIR, Raman) is desirable;
    • Experience in in-situ electron microscopy (e.g electrical measurements, heating experiments) is desirable;
    • Experience in maintenance of electron microscopes is desirable;
    • Experience in TEM sample preparation by Focused Ion Beam techniques is desirable;
    • Knowledge in magnetism or spintronics is desirable;
    • Knowledge in electronic structure theory is desirable;
    • Experience in advanced data processing or coding (e.g Python, MATLAB) is desirable;

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    Contact

    Demie Kepaptsoglou on dmkepap@superstem.org or demie.kepaptsoglou@york.ac.uk

  • Harwell Science & Innovation Campus - Diamond Light Source
    Didcot, United Kingdom
    Sample Environment Development Scientist - Imaging and Microscopy
    Announcement date: 18 December 2020 - Deadline for application: 10 January 2021

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    Description

    Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth and environmental sciences...

    Requirements

    We are seeking a Sample Environment Development Scientist with a background in materials characterisation research and experience employing in situ techniques.  

    You should have a PhD degree in chemistry, physics, materials science or related fields. 

    Experience in developing scientific instrumentation is essential, as is demonstrated knowledge and experience of Electron Microscopy. Experience with in situ TEM measurements or X-ray Microscopy would be beneficial. 

    You will demonstrate good interpersonal, communication and presentational skills, and the ability to interact effectively with staff and facility users at all levels. 

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  • Queen Mary University of London - William Harvey Research Institute at Barts and The London Medical School
    London, United Kingdom
    Microscopy Facility Manager Position
    Announcement date: 14 December 2020 - Deadline for application: 11 January 2021

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    Description

    Applications are invited for a full-time Microscopy Facility Manager within the world-renowned William Harvey Research Institute at Barts and The London Medical School, Queen Mary University of London  (https://www.qmul.ac.uk/whri/). The appointed person will manage the microscopy facility housed within the Centre for Microvascular Research (CMR) (https://www.centre-for-microvascular-research.com). The responsibilities will include overseeing the maintenance, operation and day-to-day use of multiple fluorescent, confocal and multiphoton microscopy platforms and image analysis workstations. The candidate will establish a financially sustainable management structure for the facility, provide image analysis expertise and training for users, ensuring continuity and advancement of specialized experimental procedures and protocols. 

    Requirements

    The position would suit a highly motivated, consciences candidate with exemplary time-management skills and a PhD in a biomedical discipline, significant research experience and evidence of extensive expertise with confocal microscopy and imaging of in vitro and in vivo models. Facility management experience is advantageous.  

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    Contact

    Tom Nightingale : t.nightingale@qmul.ac.uk

    Mathieu-Benoit Voisin : m.b.voisin@qmul.ac.uk

  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
    Dublin, Ireland
    Postdoc opportunity in Super-Resolution Microscopy
    Announcement date: 11 December 2020 - Deadline for application: 11 January 2021

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    Description

    The lab for Vascular Mechanobiology and Microscopy at RCSI Dublin led by Dr Ingmar Schoen is specialised in advanced imaging techniques, in especially super-resolution microscopy (SRM). We use these to visualise and better understand mechanical aspects of platelet biology. Advances in this area will help to fight the healthcare burden of thrombotic diseases in which platelets play a key role. We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work at the intersection of platelet biology and super-resolution microscopy. This position is fully funded through a “Frontiers for the Future Project” from Science Foundation Ireland for the duration of two years.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Ingmar Schoen, RCSI
    eMail
    ngmarschoen@rcsi.ie
  • Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research Centre (AMBER) at Trinity College Dublin
    Dublin, Ireland
    PhD Studentships EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials (CDT-ACM)
    Announcement date: 11 December 2020 - Deadline for application: 04 January 2021

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    Description

    The Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Centre (AMBER) is inviting applications for 5 PhD studentships to start in September 2021. These studentships are part of the joint Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)-EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials (CDT-ACM) programme. The CDT- ACM programme is a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin, Imperial College London and University College London (UCL). This advert is for studentships at Trinity College Dublin only, the SFI funding covers the stipend

    and fees as well as a research budget. Applicants must have been resident in an EU member state for 3 out of the last 5 years to be eligible for funding through this programme...

    Requirements

    You will hold, or be expected to achieve, a Master's degree or a 4 year undergraduate degree at 2:1 level (or above) in a relevant subject, e.g. Materials, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering

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    Contact

    Sandra Ellis on ellissa@tcd.ie

  • University of Nottingham Biodiscovery Institute
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Research Associate/Fellow in Nanoscale Corelative Imaging & Analysis (fixed term)
    Announcement date: 08 December 2020

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    Description

    We seek a postdoctoral scientist to join a collaborative multidisciplinary team working on an EPSRC funded research programme to develop innovative correlative approaches for materials characterisation, using the new High Resolution, Cryogenic Analytical and Transfer Scanning Electron Microscope (HR-CAT-SEM) facility...

    Requirements

    A first or upper-second class honours degree in a biological, life sciences, or related discipline.

    PhD submitted or awarded in an area related to life sciences, pharmacy, or biomedical engineering.

    Skills and experience of preparing biological (or related) samples for image acquisition (e.g. fixing, resin embedding and sectioning; cryogenic preparation).

    Skills and practical experience of light and/or electron microscopy techniques for imaging biological or organic materials.

    Proven ability in innovative and effective experimental research / characterisation of biological or related materials.

    Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey complex information with clarity and write to a publishable standard.

    Ability to creatively apply relevant research methods and devise and manage research programmes.

    Excellent problem solving, IT and organisational skills, including the effective deployment of resources.

    Ability to build effective relationships as part of a team and collaborate with others, both internally and externally.

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    Contact

     Dr Kenton Arkill, email:kenton.arkill@nottingham.ac.uk

  • AMETEK
    Elancourt, France
    Sales Engineer/Area Responsible (H/F)
    Announcement date: 02 December 2020

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    Description

    As a Commercial Engineer you will be responsible for your sector and responsible for promoting our technologies to clients, primarily for research (public or private). You will intervene live with our customers and will also interact with some OEMs in order to develop sales in a wide geographical area in France. 

    You will be primarily responsible for:

    -        Develop and implement sales strategies and promote growth in the assigned territory in line with the overall business strategy 

    -        Maintain and develop a network of relationships with important players in our field (electronic microscope manufacturers, researchers, engineers,...) 

    -        Generate and track opportunities and projects, boost sales by meeting customers and prospects to identify and understand their needs and offer them appropriate solutions

    -        Ensure a permanent monitoring of competitors' available products/solutions, market trends and articulate an appropriate proposal   

    -        Actively participate in the event organization (salons, seminars, training) and direct marketing actions

    -        Regularly reporting commercial stocks and sales forecasts 

    -        Be a force of proposal on the continuous optimization of the dedicated sector and propose the associated action plans

    Requirements

    -        Training: Minimum commercial and/or technical bac-2

    -        Experience:

    • 2 years minimum on a commercial item such as the sale of research or control equipment,... 
    • Knowledge of Electronic Microscopy would be a plus; 
    • Passing through a research laboratory would be a plus

    -        Skills: 

    • Ability to listen and understand the customer, make his satisfaction a priority
    • Sense of negotiation, strength of proposal 
    • Ability to perform on both transactional and technology project sales
    • Minimum scientific level (multiple courses organized by GATAN/EDAX)

    -        Quality: organized, autonomous, involved, result-oriented, loving challenge and teamwork

    -        Language: Operational English imperative

    -        Computer skill: Mastery of a CRM tools and the pack office

     

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  • University of Antwerp - Electron Microscopy For Materials Science (EMAT) / Department of Physics
    Antwerp, Belgium
    PhD in the field of electron crystallography on scanning electron microscopes
    Announcement date: 30 November 2020 - Deadline for application: 15 January 2021

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    Description

    EMAT (Electron Microscopy for Materials Science) has an open position for a PhD student that will be part of a team developing the possibility to determine crystal structures using diffraction data obtained through an adapted scanning electron microscope. Structure determination from electron diffraction data is a recent and rapidly progressing field providing an alternative to standard X-ray diffraction techniques. Up till now this has been done on transmission electron microscopes, but in this project we will explore the possibility to make the technique more widely available and easily applicable by using an SEM (scanning electron microscope) instead. The PhD student will contribute to this goal by developing the experimental setup, including smart data acquisition strategies for electron diffraction on SEM instruments, gaining optimal control over the sample movement, improving signal processing routes, dealing with large amounts of data and designing and testing creative new ways to hold the samples in place.

    Requirements

    For a detailed description of the application procedure please follow the provided URL.

    More information

    Contact

    Jo Verbeeck, EMAT, University of Antwerp

  • University of Antwerp - Electron Microscopy For Materials Science (EMAT) / Department of Physics
    Antwerp, Belgium
    PhD in the field of transmission electron microscopy, joining the eBEAM project: measuring the unmeasurable.
    Announcement date: 30 November 2020 - Deadline for application: 15 January 2021

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    Description

    EMAT (Electron Microscopy for Materials Science) has an open position for a PhD student in the framework of a large EU project (eBEAM) with 8 partners aiming to "measure the unmeasurable". The project aims to bring together the benefits of electron beams with those of photon based measurement setups and hereby develop new measurement schemes to explore the dynamic response of materials at the nanoscale. Typically, electron beam methods excel in providing the ultimate spatial resolution due to their de Broglie wavelength that ranges in the picometer level. Photons on the other hand, have often a much large wavelength which limits their spatial resolution but modern optical sources offer extreme precise energy definition which makes them great for exploring the frequency dependent response of materials. Both electron and photon beams however interact with materials via time dependent EM fields and the question arose whether we can not combine the benefits of both with novel setups. The role of this PhD in the project is to develop methods to probe acoustical phonons in materials in the Mhz-Ghz range with time modulated electron beam setups and to explore the role of temporal coherence between electron scattering (excitation from ground state) and photons being emitted (de-excitation to ground state) from a material. This will require the development of new electron optical elements for the modulation and demodulation of electron beams in the radio frequency range, the understanding of the physical interaction, simulations to optimise the parameters of the setup and application of the novel setups to relevant materials.

    Requirements

    For a detailed description of the application procedures please follow the attached URL.

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    Contact

    Jo Verbeeck, EMAT, University of Antwerp

  • HORIBA France
    Lille, France
    Post Doctoral Position: Collaborative Microscopy solution: extension to new microscopes and new applications
    Announcement date: 26 November 2020

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    Description

    Context:

    HORIBA France is a manufacturer of scientific instrumentation and optical spectroscopy components. It is a world leader in Raman Microscopy, with equipment intended both for the research and industrial markets.

    HORIBA France has developed a proprietary solution for collaborative microscopy. The HORIBACenterof Excellence in Raman microscopy, located close to Lille, is setting collaborations with neighbouring institutionsin order to demonstrate the capability of its Collaborative Microscopy solutions for various applications, and to adapt it an increasing number of types and brands of microscopes.

    Mission:

    The mission is to demonstrate the capability of the collaborative solution on several microscopes, for several applications, and to participate to the development of the technique by proposing and implementing improvements...

    Requirements

    • PhD or previous post doc with a significant emphasis in instrumentation

    • Good background and understanding in microscopy principles and methods with knowledge from some of the following areas: Raman microscopy, Electron microscopy and/or Atomic Force Microscopy

    •  Understanding of correlative microscopy issues in at least one application area (Life Science, Material Science, Geology, ...)

    • Strong interest in methods development.

    • Computer skills allowing you to be quickly operational in the Labview, Python, R or C# programming environments.

    • Good networking and collaborative capabilities with other Scientists

    • Autonomy, adaptability and initiative

    • Enjoy teamwork

    • English: excellent level required (interventions in an international context, writing in English)

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    Contact

    Dr Sébastien Legendre, Raman Innovation Research Manager

    sebastien.legendre@horiba.com

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