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At this page microscopy related job opportunities are presented. The information shown remains the responsibility of the original author. So far these announcements are free of charge for jobs at Universities and other non-profit institutes throughout Europe as well as for ECMA members (the corporate members of EMS). EMS members working outside Europe can also for free post job positions at their respective research group. Others pay Euro 200 per announcement. Companies eligible for ECMA membership are requested to join the silver ECMA membership category (Euro 250).

The corresponding amount shall be transfered in favour of account: 
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Medical University of Vienna
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Job information suitable for this page (in English) may be sent to the EMS secretary.

  • Hasselt University - Medicine & Life Sciences
    Diepenbeek, Belgium
    PhD student Alzheimer bioimaging
    Announcement date: 24 June 2019 - Deadline for application: 24 September 2019

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    Description

    Advanced light microscopy of microglial cells and the molecular structure of the tau protein in Alzheimer’s disease research

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    Contact

    Jelle Hendrix

  • Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
    Belvaux, Luxembourg
    Experienced researcher focusing on the development of innovative nano-analytical techniques based on laser technologies
    Announcement date: 21 June 2019

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    Description

    The responsibilities of the candidate will include:

     elaborating and testing novel concepts for nano-analytical techniques based on laser technologies, possibly including near field concepts

     defining and leading new project activities in this field, including writing and submitting proposals for competitive funding and collaborating with industrial partners such as instrument manufacturers

     supervising post-doc researchers and PhD students participating in these projects

     disseminating, valorising and transferring RDI results (patents, licenses, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences, etc.)

     participating in the management of the group’s laboratories and taking charge of some of the group’s instrument, including fulfilling the equipment quality and compliance follow-up and training the users

     reporting to the group leader

    Requirements

    Hold a PhD in physics or a related field

    Have a proven track record of relevant professional experience. The positioning within LIST’s grid will be based upon this experience

    Strong background with proven track record in laser-matter interactions and/or manipulation of atoms/ions/electrons with laser and/or tip enhanced laser concepts  Experience in setting-up new academic and industrial collaborations

    Experience in grant writing

    Possess a sound experience in valorising scientific and technological results, including knowledge in the field of intellectual property management (patent writing, valorisation of patents, etc.)

    Experience in prototype instrumentation (operation and RDI cycle related to instrument development) will be an asset

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

    Be fluent in English (both oral and written)

    Knowledge of Luxembourgish, French or German will be an asset

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    Contact

    eMail
    jobs@list.lu
  • University of Cambridge
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Professorship of Mineralogy and Petrology
    Announcement date: 21 June 2019

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    Description

    The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Mineralogy and Petrology invite applications from persons whose work is connected with relevant aspects of the Earth Sciences, to take up appointment in the academic year 2019/20 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Requirements

    Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in the broad areas of mineralogy, petrology or geochemistry. The person appointed will have the vision, experience and enthusiasm to provide leadership to the Department's multi-disciplinary research strategy, which seeks to place fundamental Earth science research at the heart of addressing current and future societal challenges. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

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    Contact

    Professor Harrison, Convenor of the Board of Electors, Cambridge, telephone +44 (0)1223 333380 or email rjh40@cam.ac.uk

  • University of Cambridge
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Professorship of Geophysics
    Announcement date: 21 June 2019

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    Description

    The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Geophysics invite applications from persons whose work is connected with relevant aspects of the Earth Sciences, to take up an appointment in the academic year 2019/20 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Requirements

    Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in quantitative physical Earth Sciences, especially in the broad areas of geophysics, geodynamics or tectonics. The person appointed will have the vision, experience and enthusiasm to provide leadership to the Department's multi-disciplinary research strategy, which seeks to place fundamental Earth science research at the heart of addressing current and future societal challenges. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

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    Contact

    Professor Harrison, Convenor of the Board of Electors, Cambridge, telephone +44 (0)1223 333380 or email rjh40@cam.ac.uk

  • Utrecht University
    Netherlands
    Postdoctoral position in biophysical, biochemical and structural studies of the human complement system
    Announcement date: 21 June 2019

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    Description

    The Gros lab in Crystal and Structural Chemistry at the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research at Utrecht University, The Netherlands is seeking one postdoctoral researcher for an ERC-funded project. Our lab studies biomolecular recognition and regulation processes in the area of infection and immunity. The lab has an internationally strong reputation in uncovering the molecular mechanisms that underpin the complement system. We combine protein crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, light microscopy, biochemical and biophysical assays to get a detailed picture of the molecular interactions that enable the complement system to discriminate between healthy self cells and pathogens or dying/malignant cells. The current project aims to elucidate the impact of cell membrane properties on the equilibrium between complement defence and attack. 

    The positions are available from summer 2019 for a period of 2.5 years. Applications including a CV, a motivation letter and at least two references can be send, to science.secr.ks@uu.nl, no later than August 12th 2019. 

    Requirements

    Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in membrane biology/biophysics/structural biology or a related discipline. Candidates must have experience in fluorescent microscopy, preferably high resolution microscopy such as STED, STORM or scanning disc confocal microscopy.  Experience with reconstituted membranes such as lipid vesicles and GUV’s would be seen as highly favourable. 

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  • IMDEA Materials (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials)
    Madrid, Spain
    Instrument Scientist
    Announcement date: 07 June 2019

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    Description

    We are seeking an innovative and skilled microscopist able to contribute to the application of advanced microscopy techniques (FIB, SEM, EBSD, EDS, TEM) to the characterization of materials, including the use of these techniques to carry out in-situ mechanical tests at the micro and nanoscale.

    Requirements

    Candidates should have a PhD in Materials Engineering or Physics. 

    The applicant must be an experienced transmission electron microscopist, with accredited experience in:

    • High-resolution electron microscopy (HREM).
    • Electron diffraction and CBED analysis.
    • BF/DF imaging, including weak-beam conditions for dislocation/interface analysis.
    • STEM HAADF and chemical mapping.
    • TEM tomography.

    A good background in the use of SEM, EBSD and FIB, as well as in nanomechanical testing, will be strongly valued. 

    Academic credentials (publications, invited/keynote lectures in international conferences, etc.) and ability to work in an academic, international and multidisciplinary environment.

    Ability to coordinate and maintain state-of-the-art research facilities.

    Fluent English is required.

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  • CEMES-CNRS – National Centre for Scientific Research
    Toulouse, France
    Postdoc in in-situ and operando electron microscopy of microelectronic devices
    Announcement date: 06 June 2019

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    Description

    We are looking for a resourceful postdoctoral research scientist to join the team at CEMES-CNRS working on the development of in-situ and operando electron holography experiments (I3EM group). Our aim is to operate microelectronic components within the electron microscope whilst measuring the induced electric, magnetic and strain fields at the nanoscale. As initial experiments have shown, in-situ and operando experiments produce exciting and sometimes surprising results. We aim to continue this work and develop a detailed understanding of the physics of nanoscale devices. A variety of nanocapacitors and piezoelectric thin films and devices will be studied.

    Requirements

    We are particularly looking for a candidate experienced in advanced specimen preparation by FIB where extreme care and low-energy milling is required. Examples could be sample preparation for electron holography, quantitative HRTEM or tomographic atom probe (TAP). Experience in advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques is of course welcome and knowledge of the physics of ferroelectrics and/or microelectronics devices is a definite plus. The successful candidate should have good team spirit, dedicated work ethic and fluent in written and spoken English.

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    Contact

    Martin Hytch (martin.hytch at cemes.fr)
    Christophe Gatel (christophe.gatel at cemes.fr)

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

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    Description

     

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

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

     

    Requirements

    We require

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

    Preferences

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

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    Contact

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

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

    Pascal Suppers (p.suppers@maastrichtuniversity.nl)

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

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

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    Description

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

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

    Requirements

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

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    Contact

    Peter Peters (pj.peters at maastrichtuniversity.nl)

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

    Raimond Ravelli (rbg.ravelli at maastrichtuniversity.nl)

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

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    Description

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

    Requirements

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

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

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    Contact

    eMail
    dean.papougenis@jmusa.com
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Brno, Czech Republic
    APPLICATIONS ENGINEER FIB SEM / TEM
    Announcement date: 15 May 2019

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    Description

    • The Applications engineer works at the intersection of the development, sales support and the scientific community.

    • This person will continually collaborate with both our Applications, Systems and Software groups to ensure system requirements are well understood, developed, integrated and thoroughly tested.

    • Due to the extensive integration of hardware and software in all company products the successful Application Specialist will develop a detailed in-depth understanding of the application of our tools and the implications of using and testing software when complex hardware interactions are at stake.

    • The Applications engineer will also provide customer and market feedback to Product Marketing and Program Execution Managers; will participate in defining the needs for new applications development.

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

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

    • Ability to work independently as well as in the team

    • Demonstrated experience of using a software in complex products with hardware interactions

    • Knowledge of advanced technology and diagnostics as well as operational optimization experience of analytical equipment; specifically electron/ion microscopes and various energy dispersive spectrometers nor other analytical techniques.

    • Knowledge of programming would be an advantage

    • Strong communicative skills (both verbal and written)

    • Result oriented, ability to work under pressure, ability to write (scientific) papers and other

      publications

    • Ability to travel domestically/internationally and possession of a valid passport (25%)

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

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    Contact

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

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    Description

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

    Application deadline: May 31, 2019

    Requirements

    Essential requirements:

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

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

    • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English

     Desired skills:

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

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

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

    • Publications in peer-reviewed journals

    • Demonstrated ability for independent scientific research

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    Contact

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

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    Description

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

    Application deadline: June 10, 2019.

    Requirements

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

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

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    Contact

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

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    Description

    The post-doctoral position is part of the project “Controlled atomic scale 3D ordering for exotic electronic phases”, involving researchers from a variety of subject areas within physics, chemistry and materials science. The aim of this project is to study the fundamental formation processes in semiconductor crystal growth at the nanoscale in-situtransmission electron microscopy (TEM). The project will utilize a customized TEM integrated with a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) equipped with gas sources suitable for growth of semiconductor materials. Real-time analysis will be used to understand the processes governing nucleation, selection of crystal structure, and growth of heterostructure materials. Within this project semiconductor nanowires composed of III-V materials will be used as templates for investigating crystal growth at the atomic scale.

    Requirements

    Minimum requirements:

    • Doctoral degree within engineering, chemistry, materials science, physics or a related subject, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications.
    • At least one year of hands-on experience with TEM is essential, as well as solid theoretical understanding of electron microscopy
    • Advanced theoretical knowledge of crystal growth/crystallisation, including nucleation processes
    • Good problem-solving and linguistic analytical abilities 
    • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

    Preferred requirements:

    Experience in any of the following areas will be counted as a merit: 

    • Conducting experiments using in-situTEM 
    • Hands-on experience with crystal growth using CVD or related techniques
    • Experience working with semiconductor nanostructures    

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

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    Contact

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

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    Description

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

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

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

    Requirements

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

    More information

    Contact

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

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

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