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Institute of Cancer Research
Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Microscopist & Image Analyst
Announcement date: 17 May 2021 - Deadline for application: 06 June 2021
A Higher Scientific Officer position is available from July 2021 in the Light Microscopy Facility, based in Chelsea. You would be joining an enthusiastic light microscopy team in supporting/implementing world class microscopy experiments at the ICR.
The light microscopy facility in Chelsea is equipped with state of the art instruments including a lattice light sheet microscope, a diSPIM microscope, a TIRF microscope equipped for super-resolution, two spinning disk confocal systems, one laser scanning confocal microscope, two high content imaging systems and three wide field microscopes. The facility will be expanding over the next year and is set to receive two new state of the art lightsheet microscopes in the coming year; an Oblique Plane Microscope and a cleared tissue microscope...
BSc. in Molecular Biology/Analytical Chemistry/Biochemistry/Physics/Bio informatics, preferably in a discipline related to optics / computing or related subject
Demonstrated good laboratory and analytical skills
Meticulous attention to detail for record keeping and proven ability to keep accurate records
Proficient use of IT and bioinformatic databases
King's College London - Centre for Ultrastructural Imaging
London, United Kingdom
Electron Microscopy Applications Specialist (Research)
Announcement date: 07 May 2021 - Deadline for application: 28 May 2021
DescriptionWe have a vacancy in the Centre for Ultrastructural Imaging of King’s College London for the role of Electron Microscopy Applications Specialist (Research) .The role holder will be an applications expert in electron microscopy (EM) with in-depth knowledge of EM technology and techniques (e.g., High Pressure Freezing, SEM and TEM, Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy) and scientific practices, EM biological sample preparation methods and procedures (e.g., tomography, serial block face SEM, array tomography and data processing).
- Appropriate qualifications (PhD or equivalent experience) in Electron Microscopy in a basic research setting.
- Highly computer literate and demonstrable ability to use data/image analysis software.
- Excellent communication, orally and in writing, along with strong interpersonal and behavioural skills
- Have an in-depth knowledge of current methods and procedures for both specimen preparation and imaging technology (e.g., High Pressure Freezing, SEM and TEM, volume EM)
- Expertise in protocol optimisation and previous responsibility for experimental design.
- Expertise in ultramicrotomy, sectioning for array tomography and/or serial sectioning.
- Previous experience using multiple imaging modalities (e.g., SEM and TEM, SBEM, FIB-SEM, STEM, array tomography)
- Previous experience in multimodal/correlative imaging and data correlation.
- Previous experience using SerialEM and the IMOD package.
- Previous experience teaching new EM users.
- Expertise in data analysis including 3D segmentation and rendering, machine learning, and data science.
Pedro Machado, firstname.lastname@example.org
Postdoctoral position in aberration-corrected STEM of nanoparticle and single atom catalysts
Announcement date: 07 May 2021
Under the framework of a Max Plank-EPFL Center project, the Electron Spectrometry and Microscopy Laboratory (LSME) at the EPFL has a short-term postdoctoral research position open on aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) of nanoparticle and single atom catalysts. In this project, the researcher will perform atomic-scale investigations of shape-controlled transition metal oxide particles used as catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction, as developed by our project partners at the Max Plank Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin. The investigations will be made using the double aberration-corrected FEI Titan Themis at EPFL’s CIME electron microscopy platform. The samples will be evaluated at different stages of their life cycle, in order to understand their structural and chemical evolution during use. In addition, preliminary studies exploring supported single atom catalysts in gas phase thermal catalysis reactions will also be undertaken. Given the collaborative nature of the project, there is a high possibility to contribute to scientific publications within the project period.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in materials science, physics or chemistry, with strong hands-on experience in TEM and/or STEM. The position is for a fixed term of 6 months, and is open to postdocs having a maximum of four years following Ph.D. graduation. Because of the short-term nature of the position, preference will be given to candidates with Swiss or European nationalities, or who already have a valid Swiss work permit.
Dr Duncan Alexander
Diamond Light Source
Didcot, United Kingdom
In Situ Microscopy Scientist - Imaging and Microscopy
Announcement date: 06 May 2021 - Deadline for application: 31 May 2021
We now have an opportunity for a ‘hands on’ Scientist to work on an initially 2-year fixed term basis, focused on in situ microscopy sample environment development within the Imaging and Microscopy group, based at the X-Ray Nanoprobe Beamline (I14) as well as carrying out in situ TEM characterization using the Johnson Matthey ACTEM within ePSIC. The role holder will assist in to growing the programme of in situ characterization of catalysts and materials research at the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe and Johnson Matthey
The Hard X-ray Nanoprobe beamline is a dedicated facility for nanoscale microscopy, optimised for scanning X-ray fluorescence, X-ray spectroscopy (XANES) and diffraction with techniques such as Ptychography, tomography and in-situ capabilities currently being rolled out users. I14 has a growing user community with a wide range of scientific interests, from environmental science, biological imaging, and catalysis through to energy and materials science.
We are seeking an In Situ Microscopy Scientist with a background in materials characterisation research and experience employing in situ techniques.
You should have a PhD degree in chemistry, physics, materials science or related fields.
Experience in developing scientific instrumentation is essential, as is demonstrated knowledge and experience of Electron Microscopy. Experience with in situ TEM measurements or X-ray Microscopy would be beneficial.
You will demonstrate good interpersonal, communication and presentational skills, and the ability to interact effectively with staff and facility users at all levels.
Senior Research Officer – Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy and Advanced Life Science EM
Announcement date: 03 May 2021 - Deadline for application: 23 May 2021
We are looking for a staff member with expertise in CLEM to join our team at the Monash Ramaciotti Centre at Monash University.
As the successful candidate you will:
- Manage, plan, coordinate and oversee EM projects in collaboration with users.
- Develop new protocols for correlative light and electron microscopy and life sciences EM techniques and apply them to research projects.
- Teach specialised EM techniques such as CLEM and localisation EM to Monash researchers and to the wider Australian and international EM community.
- Perform electron microscopy including sample preparation techniques for localisation EM, (cryo-) ultramicrotomy, high pressure freezing, and cryo-preparation.
1. The incumbent should possess
a postgraduate qualification or progress towards a postgraduate qualification in a life science, with extensive experience in a relevant field such as cell biology, anatomy, microbiology or biochemistry; or
an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
Knowledge and Skills
Extensive work experience and expertise in microscopy, cellular imaging and electron microscopy
Experience in cellular imaging using electron microscopy and optical imaging techniques
Proven expertise in correlative light and electron microscopy and advanced life science electron microscopy
Demonstrated experience in using computer programs for correlative microscopy
Proven ability to analyse and communicate research outcomes
Demonstrated ability to solve problems and be creative
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
Demonstrated organisation and record keeping skills
Georg Ramm, Georg.email@example.com
Experienced scientist - Electron microscopic analysis of nanomaterials
Announcement date: 29 April 2021
You will join the scientific unit "Electron microscopy" of the service "Trace elements and Nanomaterials" of Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium
The electron microscopy unit will expand its analytical expertise focussing on nutrition to expand to the characterization of nanomaterials in cosmetics, in medical devices and in environmental matrices. You will participate to develop new analytical platform supporting on automated STEM-EDX analysis using a newly acquired Talos TEM.
Master in sciences or (bio) engineering with a PhD in a relevant research domain
Experience with conventional and analytical electron microscopy and with image analysis.
Knowledge of: nanomaterials in food, feed, environment, ...;
Interest in algorithms, programming, virtual machines and Fourier transformations Familiar with quality (assurance) and accreditation
Experience in attracting and managing scientific projects
Experience in supervising employees and (doctoral) students
Generic competences: accurate; team worker; practice-oriented; customer oriented; independent; flexible and reliable; sense of initiative; communicative.
Languages: Dutch, French and English
EM Facility Manager
Announcement date: 26 April 2021 - Deadline for application: 01 May 2021
A Facility Manager position is available in the 3D-EM facility at the Karolinska Institutet, one of the world’s leading biomedical research institutes. The facility is located in newly built premises, specifically designed for high-end electron (cryo) microscopy. The facility currently features a Krios G3i with a Bioquantum K3, an Aquilos 2 cryo-FIB-SEM, a Leica SP8 cryo-confocal, a Talos 120C G2 and a range of sample-preparation equipment. All electron microscopes in the facility are controlled remotely and there are two specially built rooms with 10% relative humidity for cryo work. The position is initially for one year, with the possibility to be extended for another year.
We are seeking a Facility Manager with experience in primarily transmission electron microscopy. Previous experience with FIB-SEM and CLEM will be considered a strong merit for the position. Experience in cellular sectioning, tomography and tomogram segmentation is advantageous however a strong and solid background in material-science electron microscopy can also be regarded as an advantage in the evaluation. PhD formally not required although regarded as an advantage.
- Martin Hällberg
Jean Rouxel Institute of Materials in Nantes, University of Nantes, CNRS
Postdoctoral position on the development and application of graphene liquid-cell electron microscopy for the study of nanomaterial’s structure - aging relationship
Announcement date: 26 April 2021 - Deadline for application: 30 April 2021
Aging phenomena naturally occur when nanomaterials are exposed to particular environments and have dramatic consequences on functionality. Many aging phenomena take place in solution and originate from specific sites of nanomaterials’ surfaces. Besides from surface morphological and defective sites, aging can depend on other interfacial characteristics, such as chemical potential. A detailed investigation of aging mechanisms at the molecular level requires the use of characterization tools able to provide time-resolved information from a liquid environment with the sufficient spatial resolution. For nanoscale materials, this can be achieved using liquid cells in combination with (scanning) transmission electron microscopes (S)TEMs. The main goal of this project is to develop and apply graphene liquid cells as an electron irradiation set-up enabling the direct visualization of the evolution of nanomaterials under irradiation. We will focus on two topics related to biological and to electrochemical storage applications, respectively. Firstly, liquid-cell electron microscopy (LCEM) will be performed on aqueous solutions and applied to the characterization of aging in TiO2/phospholipid interfaces. Secondly, liquid cells will be developed for carbonate-based electrolytes and applied to the study of aging on Si@C nanoparticles. The results of this postdoc will serve to understand the underlying radiation chemistry processes induced by the electron bea and will be combined with new modelling and experimental results of different radiolysis techniques within the framework of the ACETONE project.
You hold a PhD in the life sciences, physics, engineering or related disciplines.
You have excellent experience in electron microscopy and spectroscopy, TEM, STEM and EELS. You have worked using low-dose conditions and have experience in beam sensitive samples.
You have at least several years of experience in the use of liquid phase electron microscopy and with handling and working with liquid cells.
You are enthusiastic and greatly interested on performing accurate experimental work using advanced equipment, experimental design as well as data processing methods.
You like an interdisciplinary project with great synergy with modelling and radiation chemistry groups.
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.
You have experience interacting with biologists.
Experience in the use of graphene liquid cells and knowledge of radiation chemical methods would be a plus.
Dr. Patricia Abellan (email: Patricia.Abellan@cnrs-imn.fr)
Prof. Philippe Moreau (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Danish National Research Foundation - The Center for Visualizing Catalytic Processes (VISION) - DTU Physics
PhD scholarship in Electrocatalysis by Single Nanoparticles in Liquid Environments
Announcement date: 26 April 2021 - Deadline for application: 25 May 2021
The Center for Visualizing Catalytic Processes (VISION) is seeking an outstanding candidate for a PhD scholarship. VISION is located at DTU Physics and funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. Specifically, VISION aims at developing and applying a platform for visualizing catalytic nanoparticles and reactions at the atomic-level by combining cutting-edge atomic-resolution electron microscopy, micro-electro-mechanical-systems, nanoparticle synthesis and theoretical modelling.
The research project will be part of an interdisciplinary effort on relating the atomic-scale structure, dynamics and functions of single nanoparticles during electrocatalysis needed to tackle the environmental challenge of our time. Specifically, the project will develop a novel electrocatalytic reactor for operando atomic-resolution electron microscopy (TEM) and apply it to resolve the dynamic structure of single nanoparticles under reducing or oxidizing electrocatalytic reactions at the atomic-scale.
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) - Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Tenure Track Professorship Computational Materials Microscopy (W2 / Associate Professor)
Announcement date: 22 April 2021 - Deadline for application: 15 June 2021
We seek to appoint an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile. Candidates should have excellent research qualifications in the area of advanced microscopy of materials with a strong focus on computational methods and data science. The research focus should be on computational approaches for designing/guiding experiments and extracting materials properties from large microscopy datasets, originating, e.g., from multimodal acquisitions, correlative microscopy studies and in situ observations. Candidates should ideally have experience applying artificial intelligence approaches such as neural networks and deep learning to scientific studies. Experience in research data management and in working with large datasets, especially those generated from electron microscopy experiments, is appreciated...
Highly qualified early-career scholars are especially encouraged to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and teaching. Successful candidates demonstrate initial academic achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international standards.
More advanced candidates demonstrate excellent academic achievements in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic qualifications. You may also have acquired the necessary qualifications in a non- university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).
Medical University of Vienna - Department of Pathology
Full-time Biomedical Analyst (BMA) in Research Laboratories
Announcement date: 21 April 2021 - Deadline for application: 05 May 2021
The research groups at the Department of Pathology work in both basic research and translational research in their quest to improve diagnosis and therapy. Elementary for this are the specimens that are prospectively archived in the tissue biobank. Tissue-based methods and analytical procedures are of vital importance here, and the work-up and preservation of human samples meet the highest analytical standards. We offer you a position which will allow you to become engaged in tissue-based research projects: you will be involved in the cryopreservation of human samples, in quality control, and will take on responsibility in research projects, albeit under medical supervision, to develop new methods in the fields of histology, immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology. These tasks are complemented by the application of digital methods in the field of pathology. You will work closely with the staff in charge of the biobank at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, and the task forces of the Medical University of Vienna.
Experience in the handling of human samples (native material and formalin-fixed specimens). Experience in laboratory routine and research with human tissue using pathology methods.
Basic knowledge of molecular pathology, histology, chemistry, biochemistry and pathobiochemistry
and their application in modern analytical technologies.
Practical experience in the administrative tasks associated with tissue preservation (Biobanking) for
research purposes (data base management, applications for funding). Knowledge of process and quality management (compilation of QM documents). Current record of continuing education activities.
Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Statistics programmes).
Willingness to take personal responsibility.
Knowledge of the English language is a prerequisite.
Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN)
PhD Position: Study of emerging technologies by advanced operando Electron Microscopy
Announcement date: 20 April 2021 - Deadline for application: 10 May 2021
The recent development of our modern societies is largely based on the research and development of high-tech devices, which are at the origin of revolutions such as information technologies and electric mobility. However, the properties on which all these devices are based most often involve mechanisms that operate on a very small scale, much smaller than a micrometer (battery interfaces, micro-electronic junctions, sensor surfaces, etc.). In addition, most of these devices are not static, but operate through the application of electrical current or voltage. Until very recently, the nanoscale and operating characterization ("operando") of these devices was not possible, severely limiting their development. This situation is changing rapidly thanks to recent advances in transmission electron microscopy which now allow characterizations of devices subjected to different stimuli, in particular electrical, with a sub- nanometric resolution. However, the Jean Rouxel Materials Institute (IMN) has just acquired...
You have (or are about to receive) a Master 2 or equivalent with a background in materials science, physical sciences, transmission electron microscopy, or related experience. You are enthusiastic and strongly interested in performing precise experimental work using advanced equipments and data processing methods. You want to invest in an interdisciplinary project with potential benefits for the industry. You are a quality-conscious, conscientious, creative and cooperative person, with a pronounced taste for scientific rigor. You are able to communicate with different audiences and have a high level of English. Some laboratory experience is necessary because of the expected experimental methodological developments. Experience in digital data processing would be a plus. Experience in the fields of transmission
Pr MOREAU Philippe
Institution: University of Nantes – IMN
Postal address: 2, rue de la Houssinière - BP 32229, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3 E-mail address: Philippe.Moreau@cnrs-imn.fr
Dr JANOD Etienne
Institution: CNRS – IMN
Postal address: 2, rue de la Houssinière - BP 32229, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3 E-mail address: Etienne.Janod@cnrs-imn.fr
Dr GAUTRON Eric
Institution: CNRS – IMN
Postal address: 2, rue de la Houssinière - BP 32229, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3 E-mail address: Eric.Gautron@cnrs-imn.fr
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology - Advanced Instrumentation for Nano-Analytics (AINA) - Materials Research and Technology Department
Postdoc position available immediately
Announcement date: 12 April 2021
3D correlative microscopy for hydrogen mapping in solids
We are looking for a post-doc candidate to drive the project MEMPHIS which aims at developing nano-analytical methods for multiscale mapping of hydrogen distribution in solids with case studies in steels, hydrogen-storage materials and semiconductors. The position is available immediately and for a duration until the end of July 2022 with a possibility to extension depending on performance and funding availability. The objective of the project is to understand the mechanisms by which hydrogen dramatically alters materials properties with direct proofs from 3D high-resolution hydrogen mapping combining Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) imaging & diffraction analysis, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) and in a few selected cases Atom Probe Tomography (APT)...
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or related disciplines
- Dr. Santhana Eswara
15 PhD in 3D electron diffraction.
Announcement date: 08 April 2021 - Deadline for application: 31 May 2021
The NanED project (an Innovative Training Network project funded by EU grant agreement n. 956099 ) is devoted to the training of 15 PhD students in mastering and developing innovative electron diffraction methods for crystal structure determination.
To apply, complete the application form below, when the deadline has passed we will be in touch to inform you if you have been selected for an interview. Good luck!
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Following the guidelines of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, applicants must have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country where the PhD will be hosted for more than 12 months in the last 3 years preceding June 1, 2021
Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC)
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Technical Specialist (Electron Microscopy – Physical Sciences)
Announcement date: 08 April 2021 - Deadline for application: 05 May 2021
This role is funded through the Plymouth Materials Characterisation Network (PMCN), which is supported by an investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
This new role has been created as part of an EU-funded research collaboration project supporting academia & industry within the South-West of England. You will be jointly responsible for the day-to-day running and maintenance of our varied analytical electron microscopy suite, also acquired through EU funds. There are presently four electron microscopes on site, but PEMC will be moving into its new home in 2022 where a further four electron microscopes will come online...
You will have a first degree in a related scientific discipline (i.e. Environmental, Chemical, Geological or Planetary Sciences), alongside a PhD or equivalent qualification, or relevant technical experience working within the laboratory setting. Relevant experience using EM based technologies is essential to this new role, and experience of FIB-SEM, XFM, or EPMA specifically would be desirable.
As part of an EU-funded project, this role will require the post-holder to engage with external clients or partners in a professional manner, as well as work with students and colleagues within the university environment. The ability to prioritise and complete work to deadlines in both the commercial and academic environment is essential, and the desire to promote and develop electron microscopy techniques whilst developing an independent research profile is strongly encouraged.
A current full driving licence and willingness to travel is desirable as you may be required to travel to remote areas not easily accessible by public transport.
Please contact PEMC Director, Dr Natasha Stephen, for further information or informal enquiries. email@example.com or 01752 586 125.