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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.

  • CEOS GmbH
    Heidelberg, Germany
    Python Developer (m/f)
    Announcement date: 12 February 2019

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    Description

    Within a team of software developers, physicists and engineers you work on design, implementation and test of our system software for data acquisition, image analysis and instrument control.

    Requirements

    • advanced knowledge in Python software development,
    • experience with the Qt Library for the implementation of user interfaces,
    • no worries about concurrent programming (multi-processing, multi-threading), 
    • knowledge of numpy and related packages for numerical calculation,
    • experience with Linux / Windows cross-platform development,
    • some experience in C/C++ including OpenMP would be beneficial,
    • hands-on experience with analytical electron microscopy (TEM, EFTEM, EELS) would a great advantage of course.

     

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr. Heiko Müller
    Phone
    +49 (0) 6221 89467-21
    eMail
    jobs@ceos-gmbh.de
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
    Post-Doctoral Position Electron Microscopy in Battery Research
    Announcement date: 06 February 2019

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    Description

    As part of the Excellence Cluster 'Energy Storage Beyond Lithium' you will be responsible to implement the characterization of interface structures, solid-state reaction mechanisms and kinetics between solid electrolytes and electrodes in post-lithium batteries using in-situ TEM techniques. Two state-of-the-art aberration corrected TEMs, a FIB with an inert-transfer system and the necessary in-situ setup will be available for the high-end characterization. To enable a direct comparison between bulk and in-situ battery studies, you will set up a sputter deposition system to simultaneously prepare bulk thin batteries and deposite micron-sized thin film batteries for in-situ TEM studies.

    Requirements

    You have a university degree (diploma (uni)/master) in the field of physics, chemistry or material science with a PhD and experience in in-situ electron microscopy. Good knowledge of the physical principles and practical experience in focused ion beam microscopy and spectroscopy, in transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy for solid state structural characterization and basic knowledge of batteries and battery materials are required. Also experience in handling air sensitive materials, analytical abilities to solve complex physical and technical problems and good oral and written English language skills are essential. Experience in sputter deposition techniques, in designing deposition and MEMS setups and in data management for microscopy & spectroscopy are desirable.

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    Contact

    For further information, please contact Dr. Kübel, phone 0721 608-28970.

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
    PhD Position Electron Microscopy in Battery Research
    Announcement date: 06 February 2019

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    Description

    As part of the Excellence Cluster 'Energy Storage Beyond Lithium' you will characterize interface structures, solid-state reaction mechanisms and kinetics between solid electrolytes and electrodes in post-lithium batteries using in-situ TEM techniques. Two state-of-the-art aberration corrected TEMs, a FIB with an inert-transfer system and the necessary in-situ setup will be available for the high-end characterization. To enable a direct comparison between bulk and in-situ battery studies, you will help to set up a sputter deposition system to simultaneously prepare bulk thin film batteries and deposite micron-sized thin film batteries for in-situ TEM studies.

    Requirements

    You have a university degree (diploma (uni)/master) in the field of physics, chemistry or material science and knowledge of batteries and battery materials. Good oral and written English language skills, knowledge of the physical principles of transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy for solid state structural characterization and knowledge of the physical principles of focused ion beam microscopy & structuring are required. Experience in sputter deposition techniques and in designing deposition and MEMS setups are desirable.

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    Contact

    For further information, please contact Dr. Kübel, phone 0721 608-28970.

  • Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    Senior Staff Scientist / Electron Microscopy expert
    Announcement date: 04 February 2019

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    Description

    As part of the team of electron microscopy experts in the Electron Microscopy Centre CIME you will provide EPFL researchers and partners with access to high-performance scientific equipment. You will also contribute to develop the techniques and methods of the facility for the benefit of users and the promotion of EPFL.

    Requirements

    Physicist, chemist or material´s scientist and a highly competent microscopist with experience on aberration corrected microscopes

    • you are a highly competent microscopist with experience on Cs corrected microscopes
    • you are able to adapt to many types of microscopes, to implement existing techniques and you are eager to develop innovative methods and techniques in electron microscopy
    • you enjoy working in an open infrastructure, which guides and provides PhD students, postdocs and researchers access to state-of-the-art electron microscopy equipment and techniques
    • you are a good team player and strongly service-oriented
    • you want to teach
    • you have proven skills in writing scientific reports, publications and have participated in grants applications
    • you have experience in collaborating with industrial clients

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    Contact

    Identity
    M. Marco Cantoni
    eMail
    marco.cantoni@epfl.ch
  • Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    Research Engineer
    Announcement date: 04 February 2019

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    Description

    You will participate in the maintenance and daily operation of high-end electron microscopes and provide technical assistance and support to trained users.

    Requirements

    • engineering school level education: haute-ecole superieur (HES) or equivalent
    • experience with high-tech lab equipment (vacuum systems, analytical instruments, clean room facilities or similar), experience in electron microscopy (not absolutely necessary)
    • solid knowledge of computer systems (Windows, Mac, network systems)
    • you like to ineract with clients/users
    • skills in French and English speaking and writing

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr. Marco Cantoni
    eMail
    marco.cantoni@epfl.ch
  • University of Erlangen-Nürnberg - Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research (IMN) & Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM)

    PostDoc position
    Announcement date: 29 January 2019

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    Description

    We are seeking a highly motivated PostDoc for advanced TEM investigations of hybrid materials. High-resolution imaging, diffraction studies and analytical investigations of low-Z and beam sensitive materials are key aspects of this position. Material systems include C-allotropes and related 2D materials as well as organic and perovskite solar cells. The microscopic studies will be carried out in close collaboration with our project partners at the Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science.

    The position will be filled as soon as possible. Please send your application until 15 February 2019 by e-mail to Prof. Erdmann Spiecker (Erdmann.Spiecker@fau.de) and Dr. Stefanie Rechberger (Stefanie.Rechberger@fau.de). 

    Requirements

    The applicant should have a PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry, mineralogy or a related discipline. Applicants are expected to have several years of experience in the application of advanced (S)TEM techniques for materials characterization. 

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  • The EMAT research group at the Faculty of Science (University of Antwerp)
    Antwerp, Belgium
    PhD position
    Announcement date: 29 January 2019

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    Description

     Depending on your interest, the successful candidate will work on (i) the design and optimization of experiments with a focus on how to reduce the required electron dose, (ii) deep learning in 4D STEM using neural networks and maximum likelihood estimation for precise positioning of atoms in 3D, (iii) chemical and oxidation state mapping or (iv) 3D structure analysis from time series data to track changes over time;  You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of sciences;  You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment;  You present your work at national and international workshops and conferences.

    Requirements

     You hold a master degree with background in e.g. physics, mathematics, materials science, transmission electron microscopy, scientific computing or artificial intelligence;  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

    Sandra Van Aert, tel. +32 3 265 3252, sandra.vanaert@uantwerpen.be 

  • The EMAT research group at the department of Physics (University of Antwerp)
    Antwerp, Belgium
    PhD position
    Announcement date: 29 January 2019

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    Description

    • Depending on your interest, the successful candidate will work on (i) the development of a multivariate statistical framework to simultaneously analyze STEM, EELS, and EDX datasets or (ii) the acquisition and quantitative analysis of experimental data; • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of sciences; • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment; • You present your work at national and international workshops and conferences; • You will be employed at the University of Antwerp and closely interact with the team at the University of Oxford involving frequent research stays in Oxford.

    Requirements

     You hold a master degree with a background in e.g. physics, statistics, mathematics, transmission electron microscopy or scientific computing;  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

    Sandra Van Aert, tel. +32 3 265 3252, sandra.vanaert@uantwerpen.be
    Peter D Nellist, tel. +44 1865 273656, peter.nellist@materials.ox.ac.uk

  • The EMAT research group at the Faculty of Science (University of Antwerp)
    Antwerp, Belgium
    PhD position
    Announcement date: 29 January 2019

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    Description

     Depending on your interest, a successful candidate will work on a combination of a selection of the following topics: (i) optimisation of the TEM sample support (ii) acquisition of fast tomography series (iii) heating tomography (iv) imaging using secondary electrons (v) experimental work with a gas flow holder (vi) visualisation of surface ligands (vii) developing novel 3D reconstruction algorithms, 3D modelling procedures and the processing of the exit wave reconstructions;  You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of sciences;  You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment;  You present your work at national and international workshops and conferences.

    Requirements

     You 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

    Sara Bals, tel. +32 3 265 3284, sara.bals@uantwerpen.be

  • The EMAT research group at the Faculty of Science (University of Antwerp)
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Postdoctoral position
    Announcement date: 29 January 2019

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    Description

     Depending on your interest, the focus of your project will be on the theoretical prediction of the optimal probe shape and scanning strategy or the experimental realisation using aberration corrected STEM;  You have the opportunity to supervise student projects;  You are enthusiastic and greatly interested in electron microscopy and materials science;  You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment;  You present your work at national and international workshops and conferences.

    Requirements

     You hold a PhD degree with a background in e.g. physics, mathematics, 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

    Sandra Van Aert, tel. +32 3 265 3252, sandra.vanaert@uantwerpen.be or Jo Verbeeck, tel. +32 3 265 3249, jo.verbeeck@uantwerpen.be

  • LIST
    Luxembourg
    Post-doctoral researcher
    Announcement date: 28 January 2019

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    Description

    The post-doctoral researcher will take a main role in the microstructural, crystallographic and chemical characterization of the group of samples mentioned above. In consultation with the project leader, the post-doctoral researcher will design and perform relevant experiments, analyse and interpret the results, write scientific articles and disseminate the results in international conferences. 

    Requirements

    PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or related disciplines

    Transmission Electron Microscopy and Diffraction analysis mandatory  Interest in metallurgical and materials engineering is required

    Familiarity with correlative image treatment methods and algorithms

    Knowledge in Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry would be a strong advantage

    Excellent communication, flexibility, organizational and interpersonal skills with team-oriented mind-set

    Fluency in English (scientific exchanges) is mandatory

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  • Royal Microscopical Society (RMS)
    London, Oxford, United Kingdom
    BioImaging Network Project Officer
    Announcement date: 23 January 2019

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    Description

    The successful applicant will be responsible for coordinating all significant interactions with the UK bioimaging community, including website updates, community meetings and surveys, and helping to prepare and deliver presentations and publications for the community.  The Project Officer will report directly to the Chair of the BioImagingUK Network Organising Committee, and RMS Chief Executive, and where appropriate present status updates and projects reports to the Network’s Organising Committee and funders.

    Requirements

    Required:

    • MSc or PhD in biological or imaging sciences, or related discipline            
    • Proven background and experience in microscopy and/or digital imaging              
    • Experience with scientific publication of research grant funding, research publications and ways of working              
    • Experience working with groups of scientists from different backgrounds               
    • Excellent communication and networking skills                    
    • Experience in a research laboratory setting              
    • Proactive and self-motivated             
    • Ability to work effectively independently                    
    • Commitment and dedication to the task at hand                  
    • Excellent interpersonal and team work skills            
    • Enthusiasm to work with interdisciplinary teams studying new forms of microscopy
    • Being flexible on travel and location
       

    Desirable:                             

    • Experience with successful research grant funding at any level                  
    • Experience setting up websites or social media accounts
    • Experience with remote communication
    • Proven project management and delivery skills
    • Experience with imaging data management and/or analysis
       

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    Contact

    Professor Maddy Parsons, maddy.parsons@kcl.ac.uk 

    Ms Allison Winton awinton@rms.org.uk

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Applications Scientist - TEM - Materials Science
    Announcement date: 21 January 2019

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    Description

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Perform high quality TEM product demonstrations, including the development of new techniques and applications for Thermo Fisher Scientific partners and customers.
    • Customer support and applications training post sales cycle and after the instrument has been installed. Translate customer needs into workable solutions
    • Providing technical product expertise assistance during all phases of the sales cycle.
    • Cultivating positive customer relationships and acting as a high level customer interface for specific instrument/applications issues, explaining complex technology details, giving in depth technical presentations, and assisting in applications development.
    • Provide continuous feedback to the product groups on system performance, features, and potential problems while collaborating with marketing/development groups on future product developments.
    • Act as a primary communication conduit to the manufacturing department by reporting engineering and production issues from customers to Thermo Fisher Scientific.
    • Troubleshoot and report software and hardware issues and escalate as necessary.
    • Provide feedback to engineering on system performance, features and problems.
    • Recommend and advise on direction for potential applications consistent with customer requirements and technical feasibility.
    • Provide technical support to our Sales team, R&D, Manufacturing, Customer Service and other departments as required.

    Requirements

    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: 

    • Typically requires a PhD in a scientific discipline, preferably Materials Science.
    • Hands-on experience in tuning and using Image and Probe corrected TEMs.
    • Knowledge of advanced technology and diagnostics as well as operational optimization experience of analytical equipment; specifically electron/ion microscopes and various energy dispersive spectrometers or other analytical techniques 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 internationally, possession of a valid passport.

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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Applications Scientist - SEM
    Announcement date: 21 January 2019

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    Description

    Responsibilities:

    • 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.
    • Supporting and training customers following the sale and installation of the microscope. Customer training is primarily scheduled on-site at the customer site, but the candidate will also support in-house training in Eindhoven NanoPort.
    • Authoring and maintaining supporting training material.
    • 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 technical support to Sales & Service Division, R&D, Manufacturing, Customer Service and other departments as required.
    • As the candidate skills evolve, the candidate will 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

    Required Qualifications:

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

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • In-depth knowledge of Electron Optics, Low Vacuum & ESEM Application Theory, High Resolution Imaging, Analytical Techniques (EDS, EBSD, CL and/or Geological/Mining Applications).
    • Fluency in German would be highly beneficial.
    • Experience with Thermo Fisher Scientific SEM/DualBeam/TEM Systems.
    • Proven track record for training on complex scientific equipment.

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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Applications Scientist DualBeam - Electron Microscopy
    Announcement date: 21 January 2019

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    Description

    Responsibilities

    • 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

    Required Qualifications

    • 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.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • In-depth knowledge of Electron and Ion Optics, TEM Lamella Preparation, Patterning, Analytical Techniques (EDS&EBSD), 3D Applications.
    • Fluency in German would be highly beneficial.
    • Experience with Thermo Fisher Scientific SEM/DualBeam/TEM Systems.
    • Proven track record for training on complex scientific equipment.

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