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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).

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.

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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.

  • Maastricht University - Maastricht Multimodal Molecular Imaging Institute (M4I) and the Maastricht UMC+ DataHub
    Maastricht, Netherlands
    Data Engineer (PhD track optional)
    Announcement date: 22 May 2019

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    Description

     

    • Develop new technical solutions in federated authentication for the DataHub infrastructure to become available for external NEMI researchers;
    • Develop new workflows for ingestion, aggregation and export of research data at M4I and NEMI;
    • Extend the DataHub infrastructure based on new functional requirements of researchers;
    • Primary contact for researchers at M4I dealing with research data management questions;
    • Assist researchers with automated (meta-)data collection, conversion and enrichment;
    • Have joint responsibility for system administration of Linux workstations and servers located at M4I.
    • PhD candidate: conducting research in the structural characterization of large macromolecular complexes

    Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and an application letter to hrm-rw-vacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

     

    Requirements

    We require

    • A BSc or MSc in Bioinformatics, Information Technology, or equivalent experience;
    • Experience with Linux;
    • Experience with programming in Java, PHP, Python or other relevant languages;
    • Being comfortable with working independently in an innovative and agile environment;
    • Working proficiency in Dutch or English.

    Preferences

    • Experience with automation software and container technologies (Docker, Ansible, Jenkins etc.) is a pre;
    • Experience with data management in a scientific environment is a pre;
    • Experience with imaging, (electron) microscopy or mass spectrometry is a pre;
    • Experience with the use of metadata and data standards (e.g., vocabularies, semantics, ontologies, linked data) is a pre;
    • Being comfortable with open source technology.

    More information

    Contact

    Prof. Peter Peters (peter.peters@maastrichtuniversity.nl)

    Paul van Schayck (p.vanschayck@maastrichtuniversity.nl)

    Pascal Suppers (p.suppers@maastrichtuniversity.nl)

    Dr. Raimond Ravelli (rbg.ravelli@maastrichtuniversity.nl).

  • Maastricht University - Nanoscopy Division in the Maastricht Multimodal Molecular Imaging Institute (M4I)
    Maastricht, Netherlands
    PhD candidate in structural cell biology and cryo-EM
    Announcement date: 22 May 2019

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    Description

    The candidate will work within a team of academic investigators and (industrial) engineers to research and develop a next generation Vitrojet device for optimal vitrification of cells.

    Applicants should send their CV, two references, and motivation, to hrm-rw-vacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

    Requirements

    We are looking for a hands-on person who is prepared to take a practical, experimental approach within a highly challenging project. Because of the interdisciplinary character of the project, she/he is able to work independently while being a good and pro-active independent team player. She/he holds a master degree in (nano)biology, (bio)chemistry, (bio)physics, (bio)mechanical engineering or related fields. This is an interdisciplinary project involving both science and engineering thereby creating societal impact and commercial value. Good writing and oral communication skills as well as a demonstrated affinity with high-end equipment and/or cell biology are required. Candidates should be fluent in English; knowledge of Dutch is not required.

    More information

    Contact

    Peter Peters (pj.peters at maastrichtuniversity.nl)

    Carmen López-Iglesias (c.lopeziglesias at maastrichtuniversity.nl)

    Raimond Ravelli (rbg.ravelli at maastrichtuniversity.nl)

  • Johnson Matthey - TECHNOLOGY CENTRE
    SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, USA
    Electron Microscopy Specialist
    Announcement date: 20 May 2019

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    Description

    The job is based on analysis and interpretation of a variety of samples from our research groups and various divisions, thus prior exposure to multidisciplinary subjects as well as catalysis and materials would be an advantage. The person is also expected to apply and develop electron microscopy techniques customised for JM materials as well as developing research projects with other industrial/academic/governmental partners.

    Requirements

    The successful candidate is expected to have PhD Level expertise in several of the following areas:

    • SEM and S/TEM Characterisation methods: (HRTEM; HAADF; EDX; EELS; Electron diffraction analysis)
    • SEM and TEM sample preparation: (cross section TEM sample preparation, Ultramicrotomy, resin embedding polishing and Coating;)
    • TEM and STEM image analysis and simulation tools (Digital Micrograph scripting, EMS simulations, HAADF simulations etc)
    • Experience of XRD and crystallographic analysis would be an advantage

    More information

    Contact

    eMail
    dean.papougenis@jmusa.com
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Brno, Czech Republic
    APPLICATIONS ENGINEER FIB SEM / TEM
    Announcement date: 15 May 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 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 a 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 in defining the needs for new applications development.

    • This person may also conduct customer demonstrations and jobs (e.g. for concept-proof of new applications), an in technical discussions and cooperate on specialized training with the customers.

    • The function is based in Brno, the Czech Republic.

    Requirements

    We are looking for an engineer/scientist with a background in electron microscopy with hands-on experience as an operator/user of a FIB SEM / TEM system.

    • The position is appropriate for an excellent graduate or a candidate with 3-7 years of experience.

    • MSc or, in Materials Science, Physics or Engineering.

    • Ability to work independently as well as in the team

    • Demonstrated experience of using a software in complex products with 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 domestically/internationally and possession of a valid passport (25%)

    • Language skills (English), willing to learn Czech.

    More information

    Contact

    Identity
    Martin Sommer
    Address
    Talent Acquision Specialist
    Czech Republic, Brno
    eMail
    martin.sommer@thermofisher.com
  • TU Darmstadt - Ceramics group at the Department of Materials and Earth Science
    Darmstadt, Germany
    PhD Student position
    Announcement date: 15 May 2019

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    Description

    The project involves experimental work and you will be responsible for preparing micro-cantilevers using focused ion beam (FIB), and testing them under coupled/ de-coupled mechanical and thermal oxidation conditions using nanoindentation technique. In addition, you will also work in close collaboration with leading research groups (at TU Darmstadt, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, and abroad) on structural investigations using high resolution scanning electron microscopy for characterization of microstructure (mainly grain boundaries) using transmission electron microscopy.

    Application deadline: May 31, 2019

    Requirements

    Essential requirements:

    • Excellent Master degree in Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science, or Applied Physics

    • Strong interest in scientific research and above-average motivation to manage the PhD project

    • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English

     Desired skills:

    • Strong academic background in one or more of the following subjects: solid mechanics (preferably fracture mechanics), solid state physics, high temperature oxidation, metallurgy.

    • Prior experience or Master thesis in a related topic / field of research

    • Hands-on experience in one or more of the following topics: nano indentation, SEM, EBSD, micro-mechanical testing, finite element simulation 

    • Publications in peer-reviewed journals

    • Demonstrated ability for independent scientific research

    More information

    Contact

    eMail
    fang@ceramics.tu- darmstadt.de
  • TU Darmstadt - Ceramics group at the Department of Materials and Earth Science
    Darmstadt, Germany
    Postdoctoral Researcher TEM
    Announcement date: 15 May 2019

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    Description

    Research work will be mostly of experimental nature with accompanying data analysis. Your major task will be preparing TEM samples, performing TEM analyses (free access to TEM facilities in-house), and provide insights on the microstructures (dislocation structures, grain boundaries) in the areas of interest in ceramic oxides.

    Application deadline: June 10, 2019.

    Requirements

    Excellent Ph.D. in materials science, chemistry or physics, first-hand experience in TEM characterization, and several internationally refereed publications. Very good knowledge of English in writing and speaking. A background in one or more of the following topics is required: TEM investigations into atomic structure, dislocations, plastic deformation.

    Inclination or proof of own independent research is of advantage. Experience in supervision of B.Sc. or M. Sc. thesis is a plus. Join us if you are looking for new scientific challenges, are keen to work independently, and able to communicate well in a large team.

    More information

    Contact

    eMail
    apply@ceramics.tu-darmstadt.de
  • Lunds universitet, LTH, Kemiska Institutionen
    Lund, Sweden
    Post-doctoral position in Materials Science
    Announcement date: 15 May 2019

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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-situtransmission 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.

    Requirements

    Minimum requirements:

    • Doctoral degree within engineering, chemistry, materials science, physics or a related subject, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications.
    • At least one year 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-situTEM 
    • Hands-on experience with crystal growth using CVD or related techniques
    • Experience working with semiconductor nanostructures    

    We are looking for a person who is structured, goal-oriented and has good self-awareness. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

    More information

    Contact

    Identity
    Prof. Kimberly Thelander
    eMail
    kimberly.thelander@ftf.lth.se
  • University of Antwerp - Electron Microscopy for Materials Science (EMAT)
    Antwerp, Belgium
    PhD position – Investigation of the nanoscale plasticity/damage mechanisms in Earth mantle silicates by transmission electron microscopy
    Announcement date: 14 May 2019

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    Description

    In the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant 2017 TimeMan (Prof. Patrick Cordier, Lille University, FR), the Electron Microscopy for Materials Science (EMAT) research group of the University of Antwerp, BE, is looking for a PhD student to achieve innovative experimental characterization of the micro/nano-mechanics of defects in the silicates of the Earth’s mantle. The core questions concern the fundamental mechanisms controlling the plasticity and damages in these materials. In order to meet these objectives, the project aims at exploiting the full potential of advanced transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques coupled to advanced nanomechanical testing methods. The candidate will be trained in: 

    ·     High resolution (scanning-) transmission electron microscopy techniques (TEM and STEM), including aberration corrected microscopy as well as Nanomegas ASTAR orientation imaging including TopSpin strain mapping.

    ·     The use of the commercial Bruker pico-indentor PI95 sample holder for quantitative in-situ TEM nanomechanical testing.

    Requirements

    • you hold a Master degree in Mineral Physics, Materials Science, Materials Engineering or similar;
    • you understand and have some experience in TEM and in-situ TEM nano-mechanical experiments;
    • you have basic knowledge on behaviour of defects in materials under mechanical loads;
    • you are proficient in English;
    • you are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative. 

    More information

    Contact

    Prof. Dominique Schryvers: nick.schryvers@uantwerpen.be

    Prof. Hosni Idrissi: hosni.idrissi@uclouvain.be

  • Laboratoire d’Étude des Microstructures et de Mécanique des Matériaux (LEM3)
    Metz, France
    Postdoc position
    Announcement date: 13 May 2019

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    Description

    - You will perform detailed analyses of deformation microstructures.

    - You will explore cutting-edge techniques for characterizing defects.

    - You will perform numerical simulations of microstructures evolution.

    - You will share your time between Metz (France) and Düsseldorf (Germany).

    - Your results will be discussed in the framework of fundamental deformation mechanisms of materials.

    Requirements

    - You should be a PhD in materials science. (PhD defense must be in 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019)

    - You should have good knowledge of deformation physics and plasticity of materials.

    - Experience with electron microscopes is expected. - Experience with numerical simulations will be a plus.

    - As you will be part of international teams, good communication skills in English and teamwork practices are expected.

    More information

    Contact

    Dr. Vincent TAUPIN :vincent.taupin@univ-lorraine.fr (+33 372 747 843)

    and  

    Dr. Antoine GUITTON :antoine.guitton@univ-lorraine.fr (+33 372 747 787)

  • University of Antwerp - Electron microscopy for materials science (EMAT)
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Postdoc position in the area of “High Definition Electron Microscopy: Greater clarity via multidimensionality” (HDEM)
    Announcement date: 06 May 2019 - Deadline for application: 06 August 2019

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    Description

    The EMAT research group at the Faculty of Science (University of Antwerp) is seeking to fill a postdoc position in the area of “High Definition Electron Microscopy: Greater clarity via multidimensionality” under the supervision of Prof. Timothy Pennycook. This vacancy is situated in the H2020 ERC Starting grant High Definition Electron Microscopy: Greater clarity via multidimensionality (HDEM). The overarching goal of the HDEM project is to maximize the amount of information retrieved per unit dose via multidimensional data acquisition and analysis techniques such as 4D STEM and optical sectioning.

    Requirements

    - You hold a PhD degree in e.g. physics, materials science, computing, transmission electron microscopy or ptychography.
    - The ideal candidate would have significant expertise and understanding in both high end experimental scanning transmission electron microscopy and computer coding and processing.
    - You are enthusiastic and greatly interested in the development and application of electron microscopy.
    - You can submit outstanding academic results.
    - You are highly motivated, quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

    More information

    Contact

    Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Timothy Pennycook, tel. +32 3 265 36 65, timothy.pennycook@uantwerpen.be

  • University of Antwerp - Electron microscopy for materials science (EMAT)
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Two PhD positions in the area of “High Definition Electron Microscopy: Greater clarity via multidimensionality” (HDEM)
    Announcement date: 30 April 2019 - Deadline for application: 30 July 2019

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    Description

    The EMAT research group at the Faculty of Science (University of Antwerp) is seeking to fill two PhD positions in the area of “High Definition Electron Microscopy: Greater clarity via multidimensionality” under the supervision of Prof. Timothy Pennycook. These vacancies are situated in the H2020 ERC Starting grant High Definition Electron Microscopy: Greater clarity via multidimensionality (HDEM). The overarching goal of the HDEM project is to maximize the amount of information retrieved per unit dose via multidimensional data acquisition and analysis techniques such as 4D STEM and optical sectioning. Phase contrast imaging in HRTEM is currently the mode of choice for imaging the most beam sensitive specimens due to its high dose efficiency. Advances in camera efficiency and averaging methods such as single particle analysis have led to a so called resolution revolution in structural biology and the awarding of the 2017 Nobel prize in chemistry for cryo-EM. However we have recently shown via image simulations that electron ptychography can significantly outperform the dose efficiency of HRTEM, offering the prospect of extending the capabilities of cryo-EM yet further. To realize the potential of ptychography for low dose imaging experimentally we will utilize the latest in high speed cameras to record the required 4D STEM datasets. We will combine our enhanced imaging capabilities with single particle analysis for imaging biomolecules at ultra low doses. Similar techniques will be used for fragile materials science samples, for instance metal organic framework, Li ion battery, 2D, catalyst and perovskite solar cell materials. In addition to ultralow dose we aim to investigate high precision applications including imaging local electromagnetic fields such as those due to charge transfer, and testing the limits of imaging directly in 3D with optical sectioning in combination with spectroscopic imaging.

    Requirements

    - The PhD candidates hold a master degree with background in e.g. physics, mathematics, materials science, transmission electron microscopy. - You are enthusiastic and greatly interested in the quantitative analysis of electron microscopy data. - You can submit outstanding academic results. - You are highly motivated, quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

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    Contact

    Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Timothy Pennycook, tel. +32 3 265 36 65, timothy.pennycook@uantwerpen.be
  • University of Antwerp - Electron microscopy for materials science (EMAT)
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Postdoctoral position in the area of the study of the crystallization of organic molecules using transmission electron microscopy under the supervision of Prof Sandra Van Aert and Prof Sara Bals
    Announcement date: 30 April 2019 - Deadline for application: 30 July 2019

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    Description

    The main goal of the project is to develop and apply transmission electron microscopy techniques to investigate the crystallization of organic molecules. The occurrence of two or more crystal structures for a given molecule, a phenomenon which is called polymorphism, is ubiquitous to various classes of synthetic and natural compounds. Examples of polymorphism are known in numerous application fields, such as food, explosives, pigments, semiconductors, fertilizers, and pharmaceutical drugs. Different crystal structures, so-called polymorphs, of the same compound exhibit sometimes very different physical properties, chemical reactivity, and biological functions. For instance, the polymorphs might differ in solubility ruining the pharmaceutical effect of one or more of the polymorphs. Understanding and controlling polymorphism is therefore very important. Simple questions, such as "How many polymorphs has a given compound?" or "What drives polymorph selection?", remain unanswered yet. In this scientific context, scientists have started to explore the occurrence of substrate-induced polymorphism, i.e. the formation of polymorphs that exist only in the vicinity of solid substrates. In particular, this project has the ambition to elucidate how positional and orientational order of molecules propagate from the substrate to the upper crystal layers. In this manner, the project will gain a fundamental understanding of polymorphism at the interface with solid substrates.

    Requirements

    - You hold a PhD degree with a background in e.g. physics, materials science or transmission electron microscopy; - You are enthusiastic and greatly interested in the quantitative analysis of electron microscopy data; - You can submit outstanding academic results; - You are highly motivated, quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

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    Contact

    Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Sandra Van Aert, tel. +32 3 265 3252, sandra.vanaert@uantwerpen.be or Sara Bals, tel. +32 3 265 3284, sara.bals@uantwerpen.be
  • University of Antwerp - Electron microscopy for materials science (EMAT)
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Postdoctoral position in the area of “3D Structure Characterization of Nanomaterials under Realistic Conditions” under the supervision of Prof Sara Bals
    Announcement date: 30 April 2019 - Deadline for application: 30 July 2019

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    Description

    The vacancy is situated in an H2020 ERC Consolidator grant 3D Structure of Nanomaterials under Realistic Conditions (REALNANO). The overarching goal of REALNANO is to establish the structure-property connection of nanomaterials under realistic conditions. Tracking 3D changes of nanomaterials and their surface ligands in a thermal and gaseous environment is therefore required. We will develop innovative and quantitative 3D characterisation tools, compatible with the fast changes of nanomaterials that occur in a realistic thermal and gaseous environment. To visualise surface ligands, we will combine direct electron detection with novel exit wave reconstruction techniques.

    Requirements

    - You hold a PhD degree with a background in e.g. physics, computing science, mathematics or tomography; - You are enthusiastic and greatly interested in the field of electron microscopy data; - You can submit outstanding academic results; - You are highly motivated, quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

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    Contact

    Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Sara Bals, tel. +32 3 265 3284, sara.bals@uantwerpen.be

  • Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2)
    Barcelona, Spain
    PhD Student positions
    Announcement date: 29 April 2019

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  • Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
    Dublin, Ireland
    Research Fellow in CRANN/School of Chemistry
    Announcement date: 29 April 2019

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    Description

    The Characterisation & Processing of Advanced Materials Research Group, led by Professor Valeria Nicolosi, is currently seeking a Research Fellow with significant practical experience in High-resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM) and aberration corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (AC-STEM).  The post is available from the 1st of June 2019 (or as soon thereafter as possible) for 4 years. 

    Closing Date: 12 Noon (Irish Standard Time) on the Friday the 25th of March of 2019

    Requirements

    The candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a related discipline, or equivalent experience, with significant postdoctoral research experience in advanced electron microscopy. We are looking for someone with a high level of expertise in both the theory and practical operation of aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopes; with the organisation and self-motivation to be able to support a wide range of programmes ranging from nanomaterials to energy storage research. You will have excellent communication skills and will be able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels. Experience in in-situ TEM (liquid-cell, heating, gas-heating, cryo, etc.) techniques would be also desirable.Jesus Barco Montero

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    Contact

    Identity
    Jesus Barco Montero
    eMail
    barcomoj@tcd.ie
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