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Job offers

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).

The corresponding amount shall be transfered in favour of account: 
4443344 (ING/Postbank) of EMS, UMC St.Radboud, P.O. Box, 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Swiftcode: INGBNL2A
IBAN: NL46INGB0004443344

A copy of your bank transfer statement shall also be sent by eMail or Fax to:
Prof. C. Schöfer
EMS Treasurer
Medical University of Vienna
eMailchristian.schoefer@meduniwien.ac.at
Fax: +43 14 0160 937799

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

  • Empa's Electron Microscopy Center
    Dübendorf, Switzerland
    Postdoc position
    Announcement date: 11 November 2019

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    Description

    We are looking for a highly motivated young scientist with a PhD in chemistry, physics or a related discipline, and a thorough background in aberration-corrected (scanning) transmission electron microscopy, preferably including in-situ transmission electron microscopy, image analysis and basic programming. 

    We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts, a list of publications and contact details of two to three referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

    Requirements

    Candidates with demonstrated research skills and excellent scientific background will be considered. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory, basic comprehension and oral expression skills in German are desirable, but not mandatory.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr Rolf Erni
    eMail
    rolf.erni@empa.ch
  • Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB)
    Germany
    Postdoc (f/m/d) PhD in Physics for Next Generation Electron and X-ray Ptychography
    Announcement date: 11 November 2019

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    Description

    The work at the HZB will focus on

    • setting up the experimental environment for ptychographic imaging using transmission electron microscopy
    • installing new data processing hardware, interfacing it to existing detectors at the microscopes
    • integration of (new) reconstruction algorithms and commissioning of experimental workflows
    • conducting investigations on energy materials using ptychographic imaging, e. g. studying doping in 2D materials like graphene

    Requirements

    We are looking for a post-doc

    • with proven knowledge of phase retrieval techniques and practical experience in using transmission electron microscopes
    • who brings in profound skills in software programming
    • who likes to work in an interdisciplinary team with partners from all over Germany
    • who wants to be engaged in solving urgent questions with respect to energy materials

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr. Markus Wollgrten
    Phone
    +49 30 8062 42828
  • Bruker Nano Analytics
    Berlin, Germany
    Applications Scientist (m/f/d) EBSD and EDS
    Announcement date: 07 November 2019

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    Description

    We are currently seeking a skilled Applications Scientist (m/f/d) who will be responsible for supporting the sales and marketing efforts of Bruker's highly successful electron microscope analyzer product lines EBSD and EDS. The position is based at Bruker Nano Analytics GmbH headquarters in Berlin, Germany but will support our products worldwide.

    Requirements

    • Ph.D. degree, or equivalent, in Applied / Analytical Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Life Science or related technical disciplines
    • Minimum of 3 years work experience incl. Ph.D./postdoc in electron microscopy
    • In depth knowledge of EBSD and EDS techniques required
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and creative thinking skills
    • Good understanding of electron microscopy and comfort operating a SEM independently
    • Knowledge in EBSD sample preparation would be desirable
    • Existing connections to scientific community and measurable achievements (publications) are considered a strong plus
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
    • Excellent written and verbal English language skills, German language skills are considered a plus
    • Willingness and ability to travel worldwide (up to 40 % of the time)

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  • The Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research (IMN) & Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Germany
    PhD position / PostDoc position
    Announcement date: 06 November 2019

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    Description

    We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student or PostDoc for advanced TEM investigations of NFA OSCs. The applicants should have a master’s degree/ PhD in materials science, chemistry, physics or a related discipline. PostDoc applicants are expected to have several years of experience in the application of advanced (S)TEM techniques for materials characterization. Moreover, applicants with a strong background in OSC research and the willingness to learn the abovementioned microscopy techniques are encouraged to apply.  

    Please send your application until 30 November 2019 by e-mail to Prof. Erdmann Spiecker (Erdmann.Spiecker@fau.de) and Dr. Stefanie Rechberger (Stefanie.Rechberger@fau.de). 

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  • The Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research (IMN, www.em.tf.fau.de) & Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM, www.cenem.fau.de) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Germany
    PhD position / PostDoc position
    Announcement date: 06 November 2019

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    Description

    In order to advance our understanding of flexible nanowire electrodes and their mechanical/electrical performance, we are seeking a highly motivated PhD student or PostDoc for advanced in situ micro- and nanomechnical studies in SEM and TEM. The applicants should have a master’s degree / PhD in materials science, chemistry, physics or a related discipline. PostDoc applicants are expected to have several years of experience in the field of micro-/nanomechanics and/or advanced electron microscopy. 

    Please send your application until 30 November 2019 by e-mail to Prof. Erdmann Spiecker (Erdmann.Spiecker@fau.de) and Dr. Johannes Will (Johannes.Will@fau.de). 

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  • The Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research (IMN, www.em.tf.fau.de) & Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM, www.cenem.fau.de) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Germany
    PhD position / PostDoc position
    Announcement date: 06 November 2019

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    Description

    We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student or PostDoc for analytical and in situ TEM. The applicants should have a master’s degree / PhD in materials science, physics, chemistry or a related discipline. PostDoc applicants are expected to have several years of experience in applying high-resolution analytical TEM to solve materials-related problems. 

    Please send your application until 30 November 2019 by e-mail to Prof. Erdmann Spiecker (Erdmann.Spiecker@fau.de) and Dr. Stefanie Rechberger (Stefanie.Rechberger@fau.de). 

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  • The Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research (IMN, www.em.tf.fau.de) & Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM, www.cenem.fau.de) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Germany
    PhD position / PostDoc position
    Announcement date: 06 November 2019

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    Description

    In order to advance our understanding of crystalline interfaces and their design by solid-state dewetting of nanoalloy films, we are seeking a highly motivated PhD student or PostDoc for advanced in situ annealing studies in SEM and TEM. The applicants should have a master’s degree / PhD in materials science, chemistry, physics or a related discipline. PostDoc applicants are expected to have several years of experience in the field of advanced electron microscopy and/or thin film research. 

    Please send your application until 30 November 2019 by e-mail to Prof. Erdmann Spiecker (Erdmann.Spiecker@fau.de) and Dr. Johannes Will (Johannes.Will@fau.de). 

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  • The Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France
    Ph.D. student position in cellular cryo-electron tomography
    Announcement date: 29 October 2019

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    Description

    A PhD position is available in Mikhail Eltsov’s team at CBI/IGBMC to study the organization of the cell nucleus and mitotic chromosomes using correlative optical and electron microscopy, together with cellular cryo-electron tomography. If selected, you will use state-of-the-art techniques and participate in the further development of methods for in situ high-resolution structure determination. You will have access to state-of-the-art research instrumentation, including a Titan Krios microscope equipped with a K3 camera and a cryo-FIB-SEM. 

    Requirements

    You should have a master’s degree in cell biology, biophysics or a related field. Experience in (cryo-) electron microscopy, image processing, optical microscopy, or hands-on histology skills would be an advantage. You will need good written and spoken English to effectively communicate, both in the team and with collaborators.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Mikhail Eltsov
    eMail
    mikhail.eltsov@igbmc.fr
  • Monash University
    Australia
    Research Fellowship on TEM of Functional Optoelectronic Interfaces
    Announcement date: 28 October 2019

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    Description

    Reporting to Associate Professor, Dr Jacek Jasieniak, in your new role as the Research Fellow you will be required to carry out research in the areas of Functional Optoelectronic Interfaces and help to mentor and train postgraduate and undergraduate research students. You will also be required to manage research collaborations with other academic groups, local industry, and international corporations....

    Requirements

    To be successful in this role, it is important that you have a PhD in Physics, Microscopy and/or Materials Science and Engineering from a recognised university. You will have the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team to achieve the goals of the organisation. In addition, you will have the ability to communicate effectively in the form of presentations, refereed research papers and reports. Experience in theory and application of advanced, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy techniques, and sample preparation methods applied to the study of bulk and/or interfacial properties of materials is essential.

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    Contact

    Dr Jacek Jasieniak, Associate Professor +61 3 9905 9584 

  • The Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt
    Darmstadt, Germany
    PhD Positions at the Advanced Electron Microscopy (AEM) Division
    Announcement date: 24 October 2019

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    Description

    • You will work on the development of state-of-the-art in situ TEM and novel data analysis methods
    • You will have the opportunity to supervise student projects, write own projects and collaborate with other groups within the TU Darmstadt
    • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment
    • You will regularly present your work at both national and international workshops and conferences

    Requirements

    • You hold a Master’s Degree in physics, materials science, chemistry or a related field
    • You are enthusiastic and greatly interested in electron microscopy for materials science
    • You are a highly motivated, creative and cooperative person

     

    Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr. Leopoldo Molina-Luna
    Address
    Alarich-Weiss-Strasse 2, Postfach 10 06 36, 64206 Darmstadt
    eMail
    molina@aem.tu-darmstadt.de
  • The Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt
    Darmstadt, Germany
    Post-Doc Position at the Advanced Electron Microscopy (AEM) Division
    Announcement date: 24 October 2019

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    Description

    • You will work on the development of state-of-the-art in situ TEM and novel data analysis methods
    • You will have the opportunity to supervise student projects, write own projects and collaborate with other groups within the TU Darmstadt
    • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment
    • You will regularly present your work at both national and international workshops and conferences

    Requirements

    • You hold a PhD in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or a related field
    • You are enthusiastic and greatly interested in electron microscopy for materials science
    • You are a highly motivated, creative and cooperative person

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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Brno, Czech Republic
    Applications engineer
    Announcement date: 23 October 2019

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    Description

    • The Applications engineer works at the intersection of the development, sales support and the scientific community. 
    • This person will continually collaborate with both our Applications, Systems and Software groups to ensure that system requirements are well understood, developed, integrated and thoroughly tested. 
    • Due to the extensive integration of hardware and software in all company products the successful Application Specialist will develop detailed in-depth understanding of the application of our tools and the implications of using and testing software when complex hardware interactions are at stake. 
    • The Applications engineer will also provide customer and market feedback to Product Marketing and Program Execution Managers; will participate on defining the needs for new applications development. 
    • This person may also conduct customer demonstrations and jobs (e.g. for concept-proof of new applications), participate in technical discussions and cooperate on applications training with the customers. 
    • The function is based in Brno, the Czech Republic.

    Requirements

    • The position is appropriate for an excellent graduate or a candidate with 1-3 years of experience.
    • MSc or PhD in Materials Science, Physics, Engineering or Biology
    • Ability to work independently as well as in the team
    • Demonstrated experience of using software in complex products with extensive hardware interactions
    • Knowledge of advanced technology and diagnostics as well as operational optimization experience of analytical equipment; specifically electron/ion microscopes and various energy dispersive spectrometers nor other analytical techniques.
    • Knowledge of programming would be an advantage 
    • Strong communicative skills (both verbal and written) 
    • Result oriented, ability to work under pressure 
    • Ability to write (scientific) papers and other publications 
    • Ability to travel both domestically as well as internationally and possession of a valid passport. (25%)
    • Language skills (English), willing to learn Czech

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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Application Scientist – Life Science TEM
    Announcement date: 23 October 2019

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    Description

    Building on a solid scientific foundation combined with a strong commercial interest and excellent communication skills, the Application Scientist works closely with top specialists in electron microscopy at leading research institutes in Life Sciences, ensuring that early adopters of new Thermo Scientific technology are successful in obtaining optimal results from their microscope.

    The Application Scientist also serves as a scientific ambassador for Thermo Scientific at the customer location. Operating at the cutting edge of science and nanotechnology, the Application Scientist is responsible for advanced customer training and the (scientific) results achieved, as well as for providing the customer with an efficient inroad into Thermo Scientific.

    The Application Scientist will also perform product and workflow demonstrations and system acceptance tests, and provide valuable feedback to R&D and Product Management, thereby steering and evaluating/testing new products, software and accessories.

    Requirements

     

    The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:

    • Typically requires an advanced degree (PhD) in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Biophysics or Structural Biology with strong academic background demonstrating expertise in critical microscopy application areas (sample preparation, cryo-EM data collection and processing)
    • Typically requires approximately 5 years of experience in high-end electron-microscopy in an advanced research (academia or industry) environment
    • Proven record of published peer-reviewed articles
    • Experience in interacting with customers, service, marketing and R&D
    • Confident, determined and people-oriented
    • Capacity to work independently as well as in a team
    • Strong communicative and inter-cultural skills (verbal and non-verbal)
    • Willingness to very frequent traveling (up to 70%)

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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Applications Scientist FIB Dual Beam EM
    Announcement date: 23 October 2019

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    Description

    • Supporting and training customers after the sale and installation of the microscope. Customer training is primarily scheduled on-site on the customer's instrument, but the candidate will support in-house training in NanoPort Eindhoven as well.
    • Authoring and maintaining supporting training material.
    • Cultivating positive customer relationships and acting as a high level customer interface for specific instrument/applications issues, explaining complex technology details, and giving in depth technical presentations.
    • Providing continuous feedback to the product groups on system performance, features, and potential problems.
    • Acting as a primary communication conduit to the factory by reporting engineering and production issues from the customer to Thermo Fisher Scientific.
    • Troubleshooting and reporting software and hardware issues and escalate as necessary.
    • Providing feedback to engineering on system performance, features and problems.
    • Providing technical support to SSD, R&D, Manufacturing, Customer Service and other departments as required.
    • As the candidate skills evolve, the candidate may participate in product demonstrations, development of new techniques and applications, support to Thermo Fisher Scientific marketing, and assisting with technical and applications expertise in all phases of the sales cycle.

    Requirements

    • Typically requires a University degree in Materials Science, Chemistry and or Physics; an advanced degree is preferred.
    • 5 or more years of experience in a relevant position within a research/commercial environment that involved hands-on experience utilizing DualBeam technology is critical. Knowledge and recent hands-on experience with DualBeam is required.
    • Excellent, enthusiastic, clear communication skills, both written and verbal, with a diverse audience are essential to the success of this position.
    • Excellent customer interfacing skills a must.
    • Proven ability to interact with cross - functional and cross - cultural teams.
    • Frequent traveling (up to 50%) and ability to travel both domestically and internationally, possession of a valid passport.

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  • Nanyang Technological University
    Singapore
    Research fellow/postdoctoral positions in free electron nanophotonics
    Announcement date: 21 October 2019

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    Description

    Our group explores novel phenomena and groundbreaking applications at the intersection of electron waveshapingnanomaterials andnonlinear optics. For more details of our research, see our group website https://sites.google.com/view/ljwgroup

    We are seeking talented, independent-minded and highly motivated Research Fellows keen on making their mark in free electron nanophotonics. Theoretical and experimental expertise are both highly sought after. We welcome applicants from the general areas of photonics, physics, free electron science, applied mathematics and scientific programming.

    Requirements

    ·       PhD in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics or Related Disciplines

    ·       Ability to work well independently and in a team

    ·       Fluent command of written and spoken English

    ·       Ability to work well independently and also in a team

    ·       Eagerness to explore uncharted territory, diligence, perseverance, commitment and dedication.

    ·       Extra preference goes to applicants with a strong background in one or more of the following aspects:

             Proficiency in operating electron sources, including SEMs, TEMs and electron guns

             Proficiency in scientific computation in C/C++ and Matlab/Python or similar languages

             Nanophotonics; Nanomaterials

             Laser-electron interactions; Ultrafast phenomena

             Quantum electrodynamics

             Nonlinear optics

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    Contact

    Identity
    Prof. Liang Jie Wong
    eMail
    ljwong@alum.mit.edu
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