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

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

 

  • JEOL UK
    United Kingdom
    Applications Specialist
    Announcement date: 15 June 2018

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    Description

    JEOL are now accepting applications for a new member to the UK Applications Team. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s leading scientific instrument manufacturers. The successful person will play a key role supporting JEOL’s new Cryo-TEM instruments in the UK, as well as the wider product range from JEOL. Primary responsibilities include supporting demonstrations and helping to train new customers in the use of the instruments.

    Interested applicants should apply before theFriday 29th June 2018 in writing touk.sales@jeoluk.comand include a current C.V.

    Requirements

    The vacancy would suit someone with hands on knowledge of Transmission Electron Microscopy and sample preparation, ideally with a background in CryoEM. Full training on the products will be provided. Regular travel to customer sites will be required along with occasional travel to Japan and Europe. A competitive salary is offered along with a company car, pension and health benefits.

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    eMail
    uk.sales@jeoluk.com
  • JEOL UK
    North of England and Scotland, United Kingdom
    Sales Executive
    Announcement date: 15 June 2018

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    Description

    JEOL are actively looking to recruit a new member to the UK Sales Team.  This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s leading scientific instrument manufacturers. The successful person will be responsible for managing the sales of JEOL’s TEM and SEM products along with a range of Analytical Instruments, including NMR and Mass Spectrometry.  As well as managing the sales process from first enquiry to close of sale, a key part of the role is to establish, develop and maintain excellent relationships with new and existing customers. 

    Interested applicants should apply before the Friday 29th June 2018 in writing to Jason.Dalby@jeoluk.com and include a current C.V. 

    Requirements

    The position would ideally suit someone with an existing knowledge of Electron Microscopy who is keen to make a move into sales and customer care.  Regular travel within the defined sales area is required along with occasional travel to UK and European conferences and JEOL Tokyo, Japan.    A competitive salary is offered along with a company car, pension and health benefits.

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    eMail
    Jason.Dalby@jeoluk.com
  • University of Helsinki
    Helsinki, Finland
    Postdoc­toral re­searcher in cell bio­logy
    Announcement date: 14 June 2018

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    Description

    The successful candidate will join a compact research team in the analysis of structure-function relationship of membranes and organelles, using endoplasmic reticulum as a model organelle. The main aim of the group is to understand how different ER structures are formed and maintained and how these structural subdomains contribute to various ER functions. We employ wide selection of imaging techniques as well as various cell biological and biochemical techniques, screening approaches, and customized image processing tools for quantitative image analysis. The group operates side by side with the Electron microscopy core facility of the HiLIFE.

    Due date: 31.07.2018 23:59 EEST

    Requirements

    The applicant is required to hold PhD in cell biology, biochemistry, or a related field, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. The working language of the lab is English; knowledge of the Finnish language is not necessary. Experience in cell biology is required, experience in various imaging techniques and neurobiology is an advantage. The salary is based on level 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

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  • Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
    Pisa, Italy
    Postdoctoral position in “Electron diffraction of protein nanocrystals” - [ Postdoc ]
    Announcement date: 14 June 2018

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    Description

    The research will involve: 1) the design of specific procedures of data collection of electron diffraction in cryo condition exploiting the potentialities of a single electron detector for diffraction; 2) finding structure solution strategies for protein crystals by electron diffraction data.  

    Please apply by June 28th, 2018.

    Requirements

    Eligibility criteria:

    • PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Molecular Biology or related areas.
    • Experience in crystallography of proteins and/or organic molecules and/or inorganic materials
    • Previous experience with diffraction methods in general
    • Experience in transmission electron microscopy
    • Excellent communication skills.

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    Identity
    Mauro Gemmi, PhD
    eMail
    mauro.gemmi@iit.it
  • University of Birmingham - Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Chair in Cell Biology of Membrane Receptors
    Announcement date: 12 June 2018

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    Description

    Applications are invited for a Professor of Cell Biology of Membrane Receptors to the Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE) to provide leadership in cellular and molecular receptor research.  Applicants should have a background in imaging approaches to study cell surface receptor activation and signaling in the fields of tyrosine kinase-linked receptors (including regulation of Src and Syk kinases) or G protein-coupled receptors.  Applicants who have a track record of active engagement with the physical and computational sciences to develop new methodologies are strongly encouraged especially in probe development, nanoscience, image analysis, and machine learning.  The major biological areas of focus in COMPARE are cardiovascular, metabolism and inflammation / immunology. 

    Applicants are invited to submit their application online by 28 June 2018. 

    Requirements

    We particularly welcome applications from researchers who have developed strong international focus in their research and have established equally strong international research networks resulting in funded research, seminars and conferences, published outputs and clear impact on drug development and links with major Pharma and Biotech.

    Applicants are invited to submit their application online by 28 June 2018. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience of leading a successful research group, including securing research funding.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Professor Steve Watson
    eMail
    s.p.watson@bham.ac.uk
  • MRC London Institute of Medical Science
    London , United Kingdom
    Microscopist LMS - 847
    Announcement date: 12 June 2018

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    Description

    The post-holder will provide user training on the different microscope systems and technical support on all aspects of optical imaging. This will also involve participation in research projects.The post-holder will report to the Head of the Microscopy facility, Dr Dirk Dormann, and collaborate with other facility staff. Due to the training and support role, the post-holder will interact with a large number of facility users. The post holder will liaise with external companies and engineers to arrange system service and repair.
     
    Close Date: 25/06/2018

    Requirements

    Education/Qualifications/Training 

    Essential:

    Science degree in relevant area or equivalent relevant experience

    Previous work experience required

    Essential:

    • Proven research experience using fluorescence imaging techniques including confocal microscopy

    Desirable:

    • Familiarity with Leica confocal microscopes

    Application Area Specific Skills

    Essential:

    • Sound understanding of light microscopical principles and techniques
    • A good understanding of all aspects of digital imaging from acquisition to image processing and analysis (hard-and software)
    • Experience in relevant software packages for microscopic imaging, image processing and visualisation 

    Computer Skills

    Essential:

    • Advanced computer skills on different platforms (PC/Apple)

     Desirable:

    • Experience in computer programming for image analysis

    Communication Skills

    Essential:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to interact effectively with facility users

     Desirable:

     Previous experience of supporting and training others scientists in microscopy and imaging

    Personal skills/behaviours/qualities

     Motivated and enthusiastic individualwho enjoys the interaction with a large number of facility users

    • Interested in learning and applying new imaging techniques
    • Ability to work in a team as well as independently

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  • University of Wollongong - School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering
    Australia
    PhD Scholarship
    Announcement date: 12 June 2018

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    Description

    Applications are invited for a full-time Ph.D. research scholarship within the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering, supervised by Prof. Elena Pereloma and Dr Azdiar Gazder. The scholarship is for a period of 3 years, subject to satisfactory progress with an annual stipend of AUD$27,082 (indexed annually) and the possibility for a further 6 month extension. It is anticipated that the successful applicant be available to commence in August 2018.

    Requirements

    The candidate should possess an Honours degree (>80% GPA) in materials science / physics / metallurgical engineering or equivalent and satisfy English language requirements:
    https://www.uow.edu.au/future/international/apply/english/index.html
    Qualifications (e.g. Masters degree) with a significant materials research component and/or significant research work experience in a materials related field. Knowledge of crystallography, deformation accommodation mechanisms and phase transformations. Experience in X-ray diffraction or electron microscopy. Experience in scripting in Matlab.

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    Contact

    Professor Elena Pereloma
    Director, UOW Electron Microscopy Centre
    Senior Professor of Physical Metallurgy
    Email: elenap@uow.edu.au
     
    Dr Azdiar Gazder
    Senior Research Fellow
    UOW Electron Microscopy Centre
    Email: azdiar@uow.edu.au
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Herz- und Lungenforschung
    Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Imaging Specialist (Electron and Confocal Laser Microscopy) (m/f) as Leader of a Service Facility
    Announcement date: 12 June 2018

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    Description

    Job reference: 10_2018

    We are seeking a leader for our imaging service facility that supports the work of the institute’s research

    groups and scientists from various collaborating excellence networks. You will have the opportunity to

    become deeply involved in a wide array of basic science and translational research projects, cooperating

    with investigators in answering their scientific questions.

    The service facility/institute currently uses a JEM-1400 Plus transmission electron microscope and various

    state-of-the-art confocal laser microscopes.

    In line with increasing demands, you will have the chance to significantly expand the facility and pursue

    a strategic development of the group within the next years. Therefore, your in-depth knowledge of

    state-of-the-art technologies and imaging instruments is required. You will be responsible for

    continuously updating the facility, and whenever necessary, for establishing new methodologies.

    Responsibilities include quality control, instrument maintenance, and optimizing project turn-around

    times.

    The successful applicant will also be expected to train young scientists in a range of imaging techniques

    and provide leadership to the current staff of the service unit.

    Requirements

    You are an imaging specialist with five or more years of senior laboratory experience in imaging

    technologies such as electron and confocal laser microscopy. You have well-developed methodological

    skills and a marked interest in the invention of new methods and their application.

    Your career plans are on a mid- or long-term perspective, coupled with a deep interest in further

    developing and professionalizing our imaging service facility.

    A degree in a relevant scientific area or equivalent experience working with imaging techniques such as

    electron and/or confocal microscopy is required; PhD strongly preferred.

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  • AMBER, CRANN Institute
    Dublin, Ireland
    Funded PhD Opportunity from Sept/Oct 2018
    Announcement date: 11 June 2018

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    Description

    We have vacancies for a number of fully funded PhD positions across AMBER for enrolment in 2018. Studentships must have started by Sept/Oct 2018. To apply please review the projects listed below. Submit your CV, a cover letter explaining your interest in the programme and a maximum of 3 project selections that are of interest to you to colm.faulkner@tcd.ie

    Closing Date: Tuesday 26th June 2018

     

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    eMail
    colm.faulkner@tcd.ie
  • INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials
    Saarbrücken, Germany
    Post-doc position in physics: three-dimensional scanning transmission electron microscopy
    Announcement date: 11 June 2018

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    Description

    We are looking for a scientist with a PhD in physics for the project "TFS-STEM: Combined tilt- and focal series for STEM tomography with a computational correction for beam blurring" funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The research involves exploring new routes for three-dimensional (3D) data acquisition using intelligent STEM- and image reconstruction strategies. We are looking for a scientist who will study a new concept for acquiring 3D data via combined tilt- and focal STEM. This concept promises several key advantages compared to conventional 3D electron microscopy of samples from both materials science and biology. The project includes analyzing the parameter space of TFS-STEM, analysis of the achievable spatial resolution for samples of different type and thickness and exploring its possible application areas. The project is conducted together with the group of Dr. Tim Dahmen at the German Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI, Saarbrücken).

    Requirements

    • PhD in physics. 
    • Proven ability to write high-quality scientific papers as first author is essential. 
    • In-depth knowledge of transmission electron microscopy.
    • Practical experience with data analysis. 
    • Experience would be beneficial with 3D electron microscopy and sample preparation.
    • Strong motivation for science and open minded for unconventional ideas.
    • Team player and interested to work in an interdisciplinary group
    • Proficient written and oral communication skills in English is a must. 

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    Contact

    Identity
    Prof. Dr. Niels de Jonge

    eMail
    diana.loeb@leibniz-inm.de
  • College of Science, Engineering and Food Science - School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
    Ireland
    PhD Studentship in Biochemistry and Biophotonics
    Announcement date: 11 June 2018

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    Description

    The PhD project is focused on designing a customized optoelectronic system based on a new CMOS camera chip with Fluorescence Lifetime IMaging (FLIM) capabilities. The system will be initially configured for imaging tissue oxygenation using phosphorescent probes emitting in the microsecond time range. Subsequently it will be extended with capabilities of working with short-lived fluors (nanosecond FLIM). Work will involve design and fabrication of key optoelectronic modules, system integration, software development and testing with simple models and live biological samples (cells, excised tissue, animal models). Basic prototype imager has already been assembled, but requires further development and optimization which will be conducted under this project.

    The candidate is expected to be creative, self-motivated, and should fit an efficiently and friendly atmosphere within the UCC Biophysics and Bioanalysis lab headed by Prof. Dmitri B. Papkovsky (http://www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry/research/bioanalysis/papkovsky/) and the Biophotinics lab of Prof. Stefan Andersson-Engels (IPIC, Tyndall) who will co-supervise this project. This position will offer great opportunities for learning and to become internationally visible. The successful candidates will also contribute to building the Biophotonics research theme in the SFI-funded IPIC and working with external partners in academia and industry.

    Qualified candidates should send their applications with a covering letter, a CV and names of two academic references - to: Prof. Dmitri B. Papkovsky (d.papkovsky@ucc.ie), on or before the July 31, 2018. Early applications are encouraged. 

    In your application include short answers (1/2-1 page each) to the following two questions: Question 1. Describe the principle of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy. Question 2. Describe how phosphorescence based oxygen-sensitive probes work.

     Closing Date for Applications: August 1, 2018

    Requirements

     The successful candidate must have an MSc in one of the following disciplines: physics and optics, electrical, mechanical and biomedical engineering, image analysis and processing, programming, or related fields. 

    The candidate must demonstrate a high motivation; have an academic record of excellence, and good writing and communication skills. 

    Strong theoretical and experimental skills and documented ability in developing optical and imaging systems, handling biological samples are essential. Experience in system integration is desired. 

    Highly self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative, work within a multi-disciplinary project team to achieve results. A commitment to personal development. 

     

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    Identity
    Prof. Dmitri B. Papkovsky
    eMail
    mailto:d.papkovsky@ucc.ie
  • University of Burgundy
    Dijon, France
    PhD student position
    Announcement date: 08 June 2018

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    Description

    A Phd position is available in the Interfaces / SIOM team , based at the University of Burgundy, Dijon (France) . The aim of the project is to elaborate columnar thin films by GLAD (Glancing Angle Deposition) magnetron co - sputtering based on tungsten and copper. These metals are chosen because of the immiscibility character of the W/Cu binary system. W and Cu atoms actually prefer to form single element domains, which should favor well - defined interfaces between W and Cu phases in an oriented or normal GLAD columnar structure.

    Requirements

    The successful candidate will have a recent European master. This thesis being mainly experimental, knowledge in growth techniques and/or transmission electron microscopy are valuable. Good level in French and/or English are mand atory.   

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    Dr. Valerie Potin

    Interfaces /SIOM Team I.C.B. - Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne UMR 6303 CNRS - Université de Bourgogne 9 Avenue Alain Savary B.P. 47870 21078 DIJON CEDEX - France Tél. : (+33) (0)3.80.39.59.2 3 Fax : (+33) (0)3.80.39.38.19 e - mail:

    valerie.potin@u - bourgogne.fr

  • Lunds Universitet - Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Kemiska institutionen
    Lund, Sweden
    Post-doctoral position in Materials Science
    Announcement date: 31 May 2018 - Deadline for application: 21 June 2018

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    Description

    The post-doctoral position is part of the project “Controlled atomic scale 3D ordering for exotic electronic phases”, involving researchers from a variety of subject areas within physics, chemistry and materials science. The aim of this project is to study the fundamental formation processes in semiconductor crystal growth at the nanoscale in-situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The project will utilize a customized TEM integrated with a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) equipped with gas sources suitable for growth of semiconductor materials. Real-time analysis will be used to understand the processes governing nucleation, selection of crystal structure, and growth of heterostructure materials. Within this project semiconductor nanowires composed of III-V materials will be used as templates for investigating crystal growth at the atomic scale.

    Deadline: June 19, 2018

    Requirements

    Minimum requirements:

    • Doctoral degree within chemistry, materials science, physics or a related subject, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications.
    • At least two years of hands-on experience with TEM is essential, as well as solid theoretical understanding of electron microscopy
    • Advanced theoretical knowledge of crystal growth/crystallisation, including nucleation processes
    • Good problem-solving and linguistic analytical abilities
    • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

    Preferred requirements:

    Experience in any of the following areas will be counted as a merit:

    • Conducting experiments using in-situ TEM
    • Hands-on experience with crystal growth using CVD or related techniques
    • Experience working with semiconductor nanostructures    

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    Identity
    Prof. Kimberly Thelander
    eMail
    kimberly.thelander@ftf.lth.se
  • Johnson Matthey Technology Centre - Blounts Court Sonning Common
    United Kingdom
    3D Microscopy Data Analyst/Scientist
    Announcement date: 30 May 2018

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    Description

    A permanent opportunity has arisen in the Advanced characterisation, Electron Microscopy group, based at Sonning Common for a research scientist position.  The job holder will analyse data from X-ray micro tomography (XRCT, microCT),  focused ion beam (FIB) and scanning (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) instruments.

    Key responsibilities:                                                                                                                                   

    • Take responsibility for the analysis of 3D imaging data sets from all microscopes. 
    • To fully report, representative observations and interpretations based on solid, fundamental knowledge of the measurement system without bias from external influence.
    • Maintain and help develop EHS standards and procedures.  To observe, critically review, define and develop safe systems of work for areas of responsibility and contribute in other areas.

    Internal candidates should advise their line manager before applying. A full job description is available on request from hrjmtc@matthey.com. If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply online. 

    Closing date for applications 11, June 2018

     

    Requirements

    • Postgraduate degree in materials science or similar
    • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of working with imaging data sets and 3D reconstructions
    • In-depth knowledge of Avizo or equivalent software systems
    • Knowledge of Focused ion beam and X-ray tomographic techniques, including spatial cross locations, site specific extraction, and slice and view/analyse
    • Electron transmission tomography experience would be a plus
    • Coding skills for automation of image analysis operations
    • Demonstrable organisational skills
    • Knowledge and experience of good laboratory practice
    • The capability to communicate and collaborate with people of all levels
  • CEA Grenoble
    Grenoble, France
    Phd student position "Field mapping in GaN based semiconductor devices by transmission electron microscopy"
    Announcement date: 28 May 2018

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    Description

    We are looking for a Phd student who wishes to develop their experimental skills in the field of transmission electron microscopy. The subject involves the development of STEM-based techniques to measure the fields in a range of different IIIV materials for efficient lighting and water purification applications.  A fast CCD detector will be used to measure the deflection of the transmitted beam as it passes though the specimen to recover the electric fields.  Simultaneous measurements of the deformation can also be obtained from the diffracted beams.

    This subject will involve the use of an aberration corrected FEI Titan Themis and double aberration corrected FEI Titan Ultimate.  The FEI Titan Ultimate is equipped with a fast Oneview camera for rapid acquisition of diffraction patterns.  The laboratory is also equipped with a FEI Osiris, FEI Tecnai, 4 dual-beam FIBs as well as a range of complimentary characterisation tools.

    The student would ideally start in September or October 2018.

    Please send a C.V. and motivation letter to david.cooper@cea.fr

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