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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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  • INM- Leibniz Institute for New Materials
    Saarbrücken, Germany
    Postdoc position: liquid phase electron microscopy of dynamic protein interactions
    Announcement date: 21 September 2020 - Deadline for application: 31 October 2020

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    Description

    The Innovative Electron Microscopy group at INM studies protein function in their native environment of the intact cell in liquid using LP-EM. We are now looking for a scientist who will establish the method of time-resolved LP-EM, and who will study biomolecular interactions happening at the plasma membrane, such as growth factor receptor activation in cancer cells, and trafficking of virus particles to a cell. This research has biomedical relevance for understanding processes in diseases such as breast cancer and Covid19.

    The project includes developing LP-EM methods, basic research on biomolecular interactions, studying biomedically relevant questions, and writing scientific publications. The project is integrated in the core research activities of the group. For our research, we use a state-of-the-art facility containing an aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscope, a scanning electron microscope, and a fluorescence microscope.

    Requirements

    -PhD degree in biophysics, biochemistry or life sciences. 

    -The demonstrated ability to write scientific papers as first author is a must. 

    -A specific requirement for this position is knowledge of electron microscopy, preferably transmission electron microscopy.

    -Experience with either research on membrane proteins, cancer, or virus infections is a plus. 

    -Team player with an open mind for unconventional ideas.

    -Strong motivation for science

    -Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English

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    Identity
    Prof. Dr. h.c. Niels de Jonge
    eMail
    diana.loeb@leibniz-inm.de
  • STEM Group at the LPS
    ORSAY, France
    Post-Doc
    Announcement date: 21 September 2020

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    Description

    The STEM group is active in the development of new electron spectroscopy techniques in electron microscopes. In particular, it explores the use of electron spectroscopy for nanooptics.

    Attolight is a Swiss company developing quantitative cathodoluminescence.

    Recently, research in electron-based spectroscopy has focused on the optical properties of materials for nanooptics and quantum nanooptics. Understanding such materials require the development of novel instrumentation, which allies the power of optical and quantum optical tools with the unbeaten spatial resolution of electrons. As an example, the LPS has demonstrated the possibility of detecting single photon sources using electron excitation through cathodoluminescence (CL). This was achieved for individual Nitrogen-Vacancy centers in diamond and a defect at 4.1 eV in h-BN...

    Requirements

    *Knowledge in one or more of these fields: 1) Electron microscopy and spectroscopy, with emphasis on Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy and CL; 2) time-correlation experiments; 3) Time-resolved spectroscopy
    *Instrumentation or willingness to learn it;
    *Python programming;

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr Luiz Galvao Tizei
    eMail
    luiz.galvao-tizei@universite-paris-saclay.fr
  • Cadiz University
    Cadiz, Spain
    Post-Doc position in Analytical Scanning-Transmission Electron
    Announcement date: 17 September 2020 - Deadline for application: 30 September 2020

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    Description

    The position is opened to candidates with a strong background in the use of Analytical STEM techniques, particularly STEM-XEDS, for the compositional analysis of nanostructured materials. Experience in the use of Aberration-Corrected microscopes will also be considered.

    The candidate will join the Structure and Chemistry of Nanomaterials Group at the University of Cádiz (www.uca.es/tem-uca) and will work in the framework of the ESTEEM3 European Project (www.esteem3.eu)...

    Requirements

    PhD in Science (Chemistry, Physics, Material Science)

    Minimum 2 years of postdoctoral experience in the use of aberration corrected Analytical STEM techniques, particularly STEM-XEDS, for the compositional analysis of nanostructured materials.

    - Essential: English Certification B2 or provable knowledge equivalent of the language.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Susana Trasobares
    eMail
    proyecto.esteem3@uca.es
  • IOM Institute
    Trieste, Italy
    PostDoc position in electron microscopy
    Announcement date: 16 September 2020 - Deadline for application: 05 October 2020

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    Description

    The activity falls within the framework of the development of innovative research infrastructures open to the international user community, supported financially at national level (Italian Strategic Project NFFA Demonstrator) and at EU level (H2020 RIA Project NFFA-Europe).
    The successful candidate will work at the experimental activities concerning characterisation, first, by transmission electron microscopy of nanostructured materials, with particular reference to the study of thin films heterostructures. The candidate will also work in strong synergy with the IOM groups involved in thin film growth and in the study of electronic properties of such systems by means of synchrotron radiation spectroscopies...

    Requirements

    • Master degree (equivalent to Laurea Specialistica or Magistrale) and PhD in Physics or related subjects

    •  proven experience in transmission electron microscopy

    •   proven experience in characterization of physic-chemical properties of materials, as

    • well as good knowledge of typical materials science research topics usually addressed with electron microscopy and complementarity of the latter with other experimental techniques

    •  Experience in TEM/STEM characterization of complex oxides, in TEM/STEM data analysis, processing and simulation as well as in TEM/STEM in situ experiments will be well considered (even if not mandatory)

    •  good level of English and some knowledge of Italian.

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    Identity
    Regina Ciancio
    eMail
    ciancio@iom.cnr.it
  • University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Health Sciences
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bioimage Analyst at CFIM (Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy)
    Announcement date: 16 September 2020 - Deadline for application: 04 October 2020

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    Description

    Applications are invited for a position as Bioimage Analyst at the Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy (CFIM) at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to commence as soon as possible.

    CFIM www.cfim.ku.dk was inaugurated in August 2010 and services more than 1800 users with access to state of the art light- and electron microscopes.

    The successful applicant will be part of a highly international team composed of light and electron microscopy application specialists and laboratory technicians. CFIM is located in the center of Copenhagen, at the North Campus of the University and has the mission of giving highest-level user service provision in advanced microscopy technologies to internal and external users from a broad range of disciplines within life sciences...

    Requirements

    • MSc or PhD degree in computer sciences, (Bio-)physics, (Bioscience) engineering, Informatics or related disciplines
    • Relevant experience in biological image analysis, programming of image analysis software, experience with batch processing of microscopy data and automation of image acquisition
    • Experience in machine learning and deep learning
    • Strong programming skills in ImageJ macro, Python, Matlab, R and Java
    • Strong motivation to support and train users with a problem-solving mindset
    • Excellent social, communication and organization skills
    • Good skills in English
    • Interest in image formation (microscopy) and life sciences
    • Previous experience with light microscopy applications will be considered an advantage

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    Contact

    Identity
    Clara Prats
    eMail
    cprats@sund.ku.dk
  • Jean Rouxel Institute of Materials
    Nantes, France
    Postdoctoral position on the development of cryogenic electron microscopy methods for the study of new tissue engineered biomaterials
    Announcement date: 16 September 2020 - Deadline for application: 15 October 2020

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    Description

    This project aims at characterizing relevant structural, morphological and chemical factors at the origin of the interactions between innovative tissue engineered biomaterials with stem cells encapsulated inside the biomaterials' structure. The recruited candidate will develop methods for cryogenic 3D FIB/SEM data acquisition and analysis and will apply them to selected calcium phosphate cements (CPC)/polymer composite foams candidates with promising performance for bone repair applications.
    Within a clinical context, a significant part of the population is affected by trauma, degenerative diseases and bone fractures, representing a major public health concern. Present trends in regenerative medicine aim at replacing damaged genuine tissue by tissue engineered structures. These are highly porous 3D structures capable of entrapping cells and growth factors to promote cell proliferation, viability and differentiation, as well as to act as templates guiding the growth of the new tissue. Generally, many of the materials tested to date as bone substitutes fail to integrate with the host tissue due to factors such as limited bone regeneration capacity, mechanical faults or infection. Understanding the materials-cells interactions at high spatial resolution could guide the optimization of novel formulations with enhanced biological performance.

    Requirements

    You hold a PhD in the life sciences, physics, engineering or related disciplines.
    You have several years of experience in focused ion beam and scanning electron microscopy (hardware and software), image processing and sample preparation.
    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.
    We are looking for a candidate with excellent experience in sample preparation and characterization by scanning electron microscopy and focused ion beam of electron beam sensitive materials as well as quantitative image analysis and used to interact with biologists. Experience in instrumentation optics, cryogenic methods, 3D FIB-SEM data reconstruction and knowledge of physico-chemical materials sciences would be a plus without it being mandatory.
    The successful candidate must have < 2 years experience after the PhD defense.

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    Identity
    Patricia Abellan
    eMail
    Patricia.Abellan@cnrs-imn.fr
  • Rosalind Franklin Institute
    Harwell, United Kingdom
    Electron Microscopy Structural Biologist/ Senior Structural Biologist
    Announcement date: 11 September 2020 - Deadline for application: 30 October 2020

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    Description

    We are looking to appoint a Structural Biologist or Senior Structural Biologist, depending on experience and skills of the right candidate. This is a full-time 5 years’ fixed-term staff post and it will be based at the Franklin building on the Harwell Campus. 
    The post holder will report to Prof Angus Kirkland, Science Director and to Dr Judy Kim, Deputy Science Director...

     

    Requirements

    Qualifications
    • A Ph.D. in Structural Biology, or other cognate subjects with a clear advanced Cryo Electron Microscopy experience together with relevant, specialist postdoctoral experience.

    Research Skills
    Essential
    • A demonstrated ability to identify critical research questions, and to develop experimental and computational / theoretical strategies to address these. 
    • Ability to discuss, coordinate, and lead complex experiments with colleagues from a variety of different disciplines.
    • Extensive practical, computational and theoretical expertise in advanced Cryo transmission electron microscope operation and in technique development / application. 
    • Preparation of cryo-TEM specimens
    • A demonstrated research track record in one or more of the following areas: 
    Electron optics applied to advanced TEM;
    Cryo-EM for tomographic or single particle reconstruction;
    Image / data processing for cryo EM...

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  • Rosalind Franklin Institute
    Liverpool and Harwell, United Kingdom
    Compressive Sensing - Postdoctoral Research Scientist
    Announcement date: 11 September 2020 - Deadline for application: 01 October 2020

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    Description

    The Rosalind Franklin Institute (the Franklin) is a new national Research Centre, funded by the UK government through UK Research and Innovation, dedicated to bringing about transformative changes in life science through interdisciplinary research and technology. As a PDRA within the Correlated Imaging Theme, you will work on the integration of science driven Artificial Intelligence approaches to improve the resolution and sensitivity of high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images. Implementing a sub-sampling approach to images that are reconstructed, using a compressed sensing/inpainting approach has been demonstrated to provide advances in optimising the balance between image speed, resolution and dose for both TEM and STEM imaging of beam sensitive materials. In this project, these acquisition methods will be linked to post acquisition analytics being concurrently developed, providing a coordinated workflow from specimen preparation to imaging and to analysis. As part of this methodology development, this research will aim to determine a routine specimen preparation, image acquisition and analysis methodology for imaging biological specimens and dynamic processes in liquids...

    Requirements

    Qualifications
    • A Ph.D. in Physics, Materials or another cognate subject with a clear Electron Microscopy focus.

    Research Skills
    Essential
    • A demonstrated ability to identify critical research questions, and to develop experimental and computational / theoretical strategies to address these. 
    • Ability to discuss, coordinate, and lead complex experiments and data analysis with colleagues from a variety of different disciplines.
    • Practical and / or computational and theoretical expertise in advanced (ideally aberration corrected) transmission electron microscope operation and technique development...

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  • The STEM group at the Solid State Physics Lab, Paris Sarclay University
    Orsay, France
    PhD position: Puzzling out h-BN optics by high space, energy and momentum resolution spectro-microscopy
    Announcement date: 11 September 2020

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    Description

    To address the open questions on the optics of h-BN it will be neces­sary to employ an unprecedented methodology which combines different spectroscopies in a wide en­ergy range, from the IR to the UV, to a high space selectivity. Within this PhD thesis, this goal will be pursued by employing a world unique instrumentation which combines within an aberration corrected and monochromated scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) both electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and cathodolumi­nescence (CL). The sys­tem provides a sub-Angstrom or high momentum resolution and it permits to investigate at the same time excitation processes in IR-X energy range by EELS and recombination pro­cesses in the visible-far UV by CL. Several aspects of h-BN optics will be tackled such as the momentum dependence of excitons and phonons and their inter-couplings down to the sin­gle layer limit, the correlation be­tween specific absorption/emission lines and well character­ized atomic defects, the identification of possible new single-photon sources in the visible and UV spectral do­main....

    Requirements

    Candidates must have a M.Sc (or equivalent) in Physics or Materials science and good experimental skills. Good working knowledge of both written and spoken English is required while French is not mandatory. The starting date is flexible (preferably in 2020), the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate will be found.

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    Contact

    Alberto Zobelli

    alberto.zobelli@universite-paris-saclay.fr

    Odile Stéphan

    odile.stephan@universite-paris-saclay.fr

  • ICN2: Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
    Barcelona, Spain
    PhD
    Announcement date: 01 September 2020 - Deadline for application: 15 September 2020

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    Description

    The ICN2 offers a competitive PhD Programme to talented students who wish to develop a research career at one of the top European institutions in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Selected students will have the opportunity to develop their PhD thesis in a topic at the cutting-edge of nanoresearch in a stimulating environment with access to outstanding research infrastructure.

    Selected candidates will benefit from the ICN2 PhD Programme, which comprises a structured training path with scientific seminars, and technical and transferable skills training throughout the duration of their PhD, plus periodical monitoring and evaluation activities. The objective is to provide students all the support they need for the proper development of their research career...

    Requirements

    Candidates must fulfil the following requirements:

    · Have obtained a Master or equivalent degree in a field of science related to ICN2 research activities or group they would like to join by the date of incorporation.
    · Have an excellent academic record and strong commitment to scientific research. Previous research experience is highly regarded.
    · High level of English.
    · Specific additional eligibility requirements may apply depending on the funding schemes available.

    For any further clarification as to these requirements, applicants should contact hr@icn2.cat prior to submitting an application.


    Research career profile (based on the European Framework for Research Careers):
    First Stage Researcher (R1)

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    eMail
    hr@icn2.cat
  • Technische Universitaet Dresden - Faculty of Biology
    Dresden, Germany
    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Metabolic Mapping of Sperm Cells
    Announcement date: 31 August 2020 - Deadline for application: 30 September 2020

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    Description

    We are seeking candidates with a completed PhD - postdoc experience is welcome - with a  background in Microscopy, Biophotonics, Biology or Biotechnology to address questions of cellular metabolism in sperm cells, including the role of sperm mitochondria, membrane properties, experimental nutritional interventions in preconception health, and sperm evolution. Our group largely uses Drosophila and exploits the advantages of label-free fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM). Additional experience in genetic, biochemical or other approaches to study metabolism and nutrition-regulated metabolic changes are a clear advantage. The establishment of other systems is also possible. The position is initially for three years with a possible extension of another three years, so the establishment of an independent research programme (group leader) is possible, and desired.

    Requirements

    University and PhD degree in biology or closely related subject; experience or interest in sperm biology, such as sperm membranes, sperm evolution, sperm or cell metabolism or sperm mitochondrial biology; experience or interest in molecular-genetic or evolutionary- statistical methods, such as the extension of existing ex vivo methods to decipher the energy metabolism of sperm cells using microscopy methods (e.g., FLIM), sperm or mitochondria physiology.

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    Identity
    Dr Klaus Reinhardt
    eMail
    klaus.reinhardt@tu-dresden.de
  • Cambridge University / Imperial College London
    Cambridge / London, United Kingdom
    PDRA in Microscopy of Mitochondrial Copy-Number
    Announcement date: 26 August 2020 - Deadline for application: 14 September 2020

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    Description

    Applications are invited for a 2-year PostDoc joint between the labs of Patrick Chinnery (Cambridge Mitochondrial Biology Unit/Clinical Neuroscience) and Nick Jones (Imperial Maths) using microscopy to study the control of mitochondrial genome copy-number.
     
    Cells control the copy-number of their mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) yet the process of this control has been poorly characterised. Through a combination of microscopy, image analysis and some flow-cytometry the appointee will attempt to understand and perturb this system. Beyond being of fundamental relevance to our biological understanding; the character of control of mtDNA defines the rate and manner in which mutant mtDNA expands through cellular populations. The expansion of mutant mtDNA is implicated in ageing: thus the project seeks to identify some of the basic mechanisms of ageing. The project is a close collaboration between two groups that both have a track record of working at the interface between experiment and theory and aligns with another PDRA and 2 PhDs joint between our groups...

    Requirements

    The essential requirements for this post are as follows:

    • A PhD (or equivalent) in Quantitative Cell Biology, Experimental Biological Physics, Biophysics, or closely aligned disciplines, or an equivalent level of professional qualifications. 

    Experience in:

    • Quantitative Cellular Microscopy
    • Quantitative Image Analysis
    • Experience with cell culture
    • Strong interest in the project
    • Strong track record of high-quality independent research, commensurate with career stage

    Experience and knowledge in one or more of the following techniques:

    • Confocal microscopy
    • Super-resolution microscopy
    • Single-cell video tracking

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    Identity
    Nick Jones
    eMail
    nick.jones@imperial.ac.uk
  • Faculty of Physics at the University of Münster - Institute of Physics
    Münster, Germany
    Professorship in Experimental Physics
    Announcement date: 26 August 2020 - Deadline for application: 30 September 2020

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    Description

    Candidates are expected to have an outstanding international track record in the field of experimental quantum sensing. The proposed research programme should strengthen and extend the current activities in nanoscience at the University of Münster, especially in regards to the new collaborative research structures. Close collaboration within the research field of nanophysics is expected. Potential research areas could include the development of novel quantum sensors, the measurement and imaging of electrical/magnetic fields, and the temperature or nuclear/electron spins using quantum effects in solid-state nanosystems. The active participation in existing interdisciplinary research structures such as the Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech) and the Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) is desirable. In addition, cooperation with existing research areas in the Faculties of Physics, the Faculties of Chemistry, Biology, Medicine or the Multiscale Imaging Center (MIC) is welcome. Teaching obligations will cover the whole field of experimental physics. Candidates are also expected to participate in the academic administration of the department.

    Requirements

    Prerequisites for the position are a university degree in a natural sciences discipline, a relevant doctoral degree and excellent teaching skills as well as academic achievements made as a junior professor (assistant professor), in a Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), as a member of the academic staff of a university or non-university research institute, or in a research position in business, industry, administration or other relevant fields in Germany or abroad.

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    Contact

    Address
    Dean of the Faculty of Physics
    University of Münster
    Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 9
    48149 Münster
    Germany
    eMail
    dekanphy@uni-muenster.de
  • Graz University of Technology - FELMI
    Graz, Austria
    Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship for chemical or physical properties of Materials
    Announcement date: 25 August 2020 - Deadline for application: 30 September 2020

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    Description

    The post is not intended to be purely theoretical but will include a certain amount of own experimental work behind electron microscopes. Depending on the candidate profile, the weights on the topics can vary. These topics shall include, but are not restricted to:...

    Requirements

    A relevant university education with a completed doctoral/PhD degree

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    Identity
    Anna Maria Coclite
    eMail
    anna.coclite@tugraz.at
  • University of Antwerp
    Antwerp, Belgium
    PhD vacancy in advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy of nanopores in 2D materials for blue energy
    Announcement date: 14 August 2020 - Deadline for application: 27 August 2020

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    Description

    • You work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in the field of physics. The project will involve advanced electron microscopy techniques which will be developed and applied in concert with advanced theoretical materials modelling methods to study nanopores in 2D materials for blue energy applications. In particular the goal is to determine the atomic structure, charge density and electric fields at and around the nanopores and understand how they affect the osmotic power production performance.
    • You publish scientific articles related to the research project.

    Requirements

    • You hold a Masters degree in physics or a related field or you will have obtained it by the time you start work.
    • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
    • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
    • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Timothy Pennycook
    eMail
    Timothy.Pennycook@uantwerpen.be
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