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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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  • University of Cambridge - MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Microscopy Facility Manager
    Announcement date: 05 December 2019 - Deadline for application: 06 January 2020

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    Description

    Job reference: Job Reference SM21684

    The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a Microscopy Facility Manager to join the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit to manage, maintain and develop the Unit's advanced light microscopy facilities in order to ensure that they operate smoothly and to the highest standards, and remain at the state of the art.

    Requirements

    Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent relevant experience in a relevant scientific discipline with post-graduate experience in cell biology and advanced light microscopy including significant experience of image analysis software such as FIJI, ImageJ, Imaris. Experience of managing a core facility and teaching multiple users would be an advantage.

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    Identity
    Jennifer Thompson
    Unit Administrator
    Address
    MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
    University of Cambridge
    The Keith Peters Building
    Cambridge Biomedical Campus
    Hills Road
    Cambridge CB2 0XY
    Phone
    +44 (0)1223 252711
    eMail
    jt@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
  • Stockholm University - Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, MMK
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Inorganic Chemistry
    Announcement date: 04 December 2019

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    Description

    The position will involve development of methods for processing of large volumes of data, such as scanning electron diffraction and spectroscopic data, by (semi-)automated means, to quantitatively analyze the processed data and to present the results using open source software.

    Closing date: 7 January 2020.

    Requirements

    Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

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    Identity
    Dr. Cheuk-Wai Tai
    Phone
    +46 8 16 17 05
    eMail
    cheuk-wai.tai@mmk.su.se
  • Monash University - Physics and Astronomy
    Melbourne, Australia
    Research Fellow in Atomic-Scale Structure Determination in Thick Nanostructures
    Announcement date: 21 November 2019 - Deadline for application: 10 January 2020

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    Description

    Job reference: Job number: 600527

    The Research Fellow will work on developing methods for atomic-scale structure determination via scanning transmission electron microscopy. This project aims to develop a theoretical and computational toolkit for structure retrieval at atomic resolution that is robust in the presence of multiple scattering (“dynamical diffraction”) of the electron probe, and to apply it to large experimental data sets obtained from the new generation of fast-readout electron detectors. Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment Remuneration package: $68,040 - $92,343 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

    Requirements

    Requirements include: * A PhD in physics or materials engineering or a closely related field * Demonstrated experience in theory and simulation of high-resolution electron microscopy imaging and/or aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope data acquisition and analysis * Demonstrated experience in manipulating, processing and analysing electron microscopy images/data, including coding in Fortran, Matlab, Python or similar * Excellent verbal and written communication with the ability to maintain professional relations at all levels * Familiarity in one or more of the following areas will be advantageous: inverse scattering problems, phase retrieval, iterative algorithms, machine learning, high-performance computing

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    Dr Scott Findlay School of Physics and Astronomy Monash University +61 3 9902 4943

  • Queen's University Belfast
    Belfast, United Kingdom
    Research Fellow
    Announcement date: 20 November 2019

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    Description

    As the Research Fellow you will support the experimental part of the project, mainly characterization by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques; requiring ample experience in sample preparation by focused ion beam (FIB) and data analysis (diffraction, chemical and strain techniques). You will also be required to actively engage and collaborate with the research fellow working on the growth aspect of the project.

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    • Hold or about to obtain a relevant PhD in electron microscopy (Thesis should currently be submitted and must be in an area highly relevant to project)
    • At least 3 years relevant research experience 
    1. Expertise in electron microscopy techniques (TEM & STEM): Diffraction and imaging techniques including HRTEM, Z-contrast, DF and BF.
    2. Experience in sample preparation by FIB.
    3. Experience in spectroscopy techniques: EDX & EELS.
    4. Experience with strain analysis techniques and corresponding data analysis: GPA,  PPA or similar.
    5. Publication record appropriate to  research experience
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG)
    Geesthacht, Germany
    Physicist, Chemist, Material Scientist (m/f/d) (PhD)
    Announcement date: 20 November 2019

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    Description

    For our group Instrumental Structure Analysis we are looking for a leader. The group characterizes the morphology and chemical structure of nanostructured polymers and nanocomposites. A wide range of microscopic methods are available at the institute (scanning electron and transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, optical microscopy, Raman microscopy). In addition morphological studies are carried out by synchrotron X-ray scattering at DESY.

    Closing date: December 15th, 2019

    Requirements

    Completed scientific higher education in the field of physics, chemistry or materials science with doctorate Relevant professional experience with microscopy, ideally on polymeric materials and preferably with leadership experience In-depth knowledge in the physics and chemistry of polymers Experience in computer simulation is an advantage Very good German and English skills Systematic and structured working style with a self-responsible working method Passion for the microscopic methods, a high quality awareness as well as patience and pleasure in precise fine motor activity Social competence in dealing with people in an international scientific environment

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    Identity
    Erika Krüger
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Czech Republic
    Applications Engineer FIB/SEM
    Announcement date: 20 November 2019

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    Description

    Key responsibilities include, but are not exclusively:

    • Perform system (SW, applications, instrument) testing and evaluation, provide test plans and consolidated test reports
    • Feed R&D team and Product portfolio group with information and customer feedback
    • Maintain and nurture pool of expertise in large volume analysis techniques (technology, methodology) for all markets
    • Work on collaboration projects with external partners
    • Deliver scientific and other publications (best practice documents, white papers, conference abstracts, application notes, user manual)
    • Prepare and execute demos, customer jobs, customer training
    • Manage customer samples, data and related information
    • Create, plan, and conduct experiments to apply advanced applications knowledge on company Systems for assigned markets
    • Recommend and advise on technical direction for potential applications or use of products consistent with customer requirements and feasibility
    • Deliver cutting edge, specific marketing and sales collateral to the Product Marketing group for incorporation into marketing, sales training and sales material
    • Translate customer needs into workable solutions and technical specification
    • Act as ‘Equipment Owner’, keep equipment in job-ready condition and escalate problems.
    • Work in compliance with legislation and IMS

    Requirements

    This position is ideal for an engineer/scientist with background in material science. The position is appropriate for a candidate with 2 - 7 years of experience in a relevant commercial/research/production establishment with recent experience utilizing FIB/SEM and/or X-ray tomography systems. The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:

    • PhD or MSc in Material Science, Physics or Engineering; or equivalent in experience
    • hands-on in FIB/SEM and/or X-ray tomography techniques
    • knowledge of EDS and EBSD methodology would be strong advantage
    • Ability to work independently as well as in the team
    • Demonstrated experience of using software in complex products with extensive hardware interactions
    • Knowledge of advanced technology and diagnostics as well as operational optimization experience of analytical equipment
    • 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 interact with cross - functional and cross - cultural teams.
    • Ability to travel both domestically as well as internationally and possession of a valid passport.

    Language skills (English), willing to learn Czech

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    Identity
    Alexandra Fecikova
    eMail
    alexandra.fecikova@thermofisher.com
  • The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
    Germany
    Doctoral candidate specializing in physics or a comparable subject
    Announcement date: 20 November 2019

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    Description

    The doctoral dissertation aims to develop methods for high-precision measurements – traceable to the SI unit of the meter – of functionally relevant geometric parameters such as size, surface, volume and shape of nanostructures. The measurements will be based on reference measurements realized by means of HR(S)TEM on monocrystalline lattice structures.

    The work will be carried out in close cooperation with LENA and interested industrial partners.

    The closing date for applications is 26 November 2019.

    Requirements

    • You have completed university studies (German "Diplom" or Master's) with a good degree
    • You have a sound knowledge in the field of micro- and nanotechnology
    • You are able and willing to familiarize yourself with complex preparation and measurement procedures
    • You are interested in experimental and theoretical work (signal modelling)
    • You have good programming skills
    • Ideally, you are familiar with one or several of the following fields: atomic force microscopy, FIB/SEM, electron microscopy (HR(S)TEM, SEM)
    • You have strong communication and cooperation skills and you are an excellent team player
    • You have a good command of German and English and you are able to present results convincingly, both in spoken and in written language
    • You are physically fit to work in a laboratory and in a cleanroom

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    Identity
    Dr. J. Flügge
    Phone
    +49 531 592-5200
    eMail
    jens.fluegge(at)ptb.de
  • Empa's Electron Microscopy Center
    Dübendorf, Switzerland
    Postdoc position
    Announcement date: 11 November 2019

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    Description

    We are looking for a highly motivated young scientist with a PhD in chemistry, physics or a related discipline, and a thorough background in aberration-corrected (scanning) transmission electron microscopy, preferably including in-situ transmission electron microscopy, image analysis and basic programming. 

    We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts, a list of publications and contact details of two to three referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

    Requirements

    Candidates with demonstrated research skills and excellent scientific background will be considered. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory, basic comprehension and oral expression skills in German are desirable, but not mandatory.

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    Dr Rolf Erni
    eMail
    rolf.erni@empa.ch
  • Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB)
    Germany
    Postdoc (f/m/d) PhD in Physics for Next Generation Electron and X-ray Ptychography
    Announcement date: 11 November 2019

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    Description

    The work at the HZB will focus on

    • setting up the experimental environment for ptychographic imaging using transmission electron microscopy
    • installing new data processing hardware, interfacing it to existing detectors at the microscopes
    • integration of (new) reconstruction algorithms and commissioning of experimental workflows
    • conducting investigations on energy materials using ptychographic imaging, e. g. studying doping in 2D materials like graphene

    Requirements

    We are looking for a post-doc

    • with proven knowledge of phase retrieval techniques and practical experience in using transmission electron microscopes
    • who brings in profound skills in software programming
    • who likes to work in an interdisciplinary team with partners from all over Germany
    • who wants to be engaged in solving urgent questions with respect to energy materials

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    Identity
    Dr. Markus Wollgrten
    Phone
    +49 30 8062 42828
  • Bruker Nano Analytics
    Berlin, Germany
    Applications Scientist (m/f/d) EBSD and EDS
    Announcement date: 07 November 2019

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    Description

    We are currently seeking a skilled Applications Scientist (m/f/d) who will be responsible for supporting the sales and marketing efforts of Bruker's highly successful electron microscope analyzer product lines EBSD and EDS. The position is based at Bruker Nano Analytics GmbH headquarters in Berlin, Germany but will support our products worldwide.

    Requirements

    • Ph.D. degree, or equivalent, in Applied / Analytical Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Life Science or related technical disciplines
    • Minimum of 3 years work experience incl. Ph.D./postdoc in electron microscopy
    • In depth knowledge of EBSD and EDS techniques required
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and creative thinking skills
    • Good understanding of electron microscopy and comfort operating a SEM independently
    • Knowledge in EBSD sample preparation would be desirable
    • Existing connections to scientific community and measurable achievements (publications) are considered a strong plus
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
    • Excellent written and verbal English language skills, German language skills are considered a plus
    • Willingness and ability to travel worldwide (up to 40 % of the time)

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  • The Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research (IMN) & Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Germany
    PhD position / PostDoc position
    Announcement date: 06 November 2019

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    Description

    We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student or PostDoc for advanced TEM investigations of NFA OSCs. The applicants should have a master’s degree/ PhD in materials science, chemistry, physics or a related discipline. PostDoc applicants are expected to have several years of experience in the application of advanced (S)TEM techniques for materials characterization. Moreover, applicants with a strong background in OSC research and the willingness to learn the abovementioned microscopy techniques are encouraged to apply.  

    Please send your application until 30 November 2019 by e-mail to Prof. Erdmann Spiecker (Erdmann.Spiecker@fau.de) and Dr. Stefanie Rechberger (Stefanie.Rechberger@fau.de). 

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  • The Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research (IMN, www.em.tf.fau.de) & Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM, www.cenem.fau.de) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Germany
    PhD position / PostDoc position
    Announcement date: 06 November 2019

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    Description

    In order to advance our understanding of flexible nanowire electrodes and their mechanical/electrical performance, we are seeking a highly motivated PhD student or PostDoc for advanced in situ micro- and nanomechnical studies in SEM and TEM. The applicants should have a master’s degree / PhD in materials science, chemistry, physics or a related discipline. PostDoc applicants are expected to have several years of experience in the field of micro-/nanomechanics and/or advanced electron microscopy. 

    Please send your application until 30 November 2019 by e-mail to Prof. Erdmann Spiecker (Erdmann.Spiecker@fau.de) and Dr. Johannes Will (Johannes.Will@fau.de). 

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  • The Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research (IMN, www.em.tf.fau.de) & Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM, www.cenem.fau.de) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Germany
    PhD position / PostDoc position
    Announcement date: 06 November 2019

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    Description

    We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student or PostDoc for analytical and in situ TEM. The applicants should have a master’s degree / PhD in materials science, physics, chemistry or a related discipline. PostDoc applicants are expected to have several years of experience in applying high-resolution analytical TEM to solve materials-related problems. 

    Please send your application until 30 November 2019 by e-mail to Prof. Erdmann Spiecker (Erdmann.Spiecker@fau.de) and Dr. Stefanie Rechberger (Stefanie.Rechberger@fau.de). 

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  • The Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research (IMN, www.em.tf.fau.de) & Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM, www.cenem.fau.de) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Germany
    PhD position / PostDoc position
    Announcement date: 06 November 2019

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    Description

    In order to advance our understanding of crystalline interfaces and their design by solid-state dewetting of nanoalloy films, we are seeking a highly motivated PhD student or PostDoc for advanced in situ annealing studies in SEM and TEM. The applicants should have a master’s degree / PhD in materials science, chemistry, physics or a related discipline. PostDoc applicants are expected to have several years of experience in the field of advanced electron microscopy and/or thin film research. 

    Please send your application until 30 November 2019 by e-mail to Prof. Erdmann Spiecker (Erdmann.Spiecker@fau.de) and Dr. Johannes Will (Johannes.Will@fau.de). 

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  • The Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France
    Ph.D. student position in cellular cryo-electron tomography
    Announcement date: 29 October 2019

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    Description

    A PhD position is available in Mikhail Eltsov’s team at CBI/IGBMC to study the organization of the cell nucleus and mitotic chromosomes using correlative optical and electron microscopy, together with cellular cryo-electron tomography. If selected, you will use state-of-the-art techniques and participate in the further development of methods for in situ high-resolution structure determination. You will have access to state-of-the-art research instrumentation, including a Titan Krios microscope equipped with a K3 camera and a cryo-FIB-SEM. 

    Requirements

    You should have a master’s degree in cell biology, biophysics or a related field. Experience in (cryo-) electron microscopy, image processing, optical microscopy, or hands-on histology skills would be an advantage. You will need good written and spoken English to effectively communicate, both in the team and with collaborators.

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    Identity
    Mikhail Eltsov
    eMail
    mikhail.eltsov@igbmc.fr
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