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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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  • ETH Zürich - Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy (ScopeM)
    Zürich, Switzerland
    Technical expert / engineer in Electron Microscopy
    Announcement date: 14 January 2020 - Deadline for application: 01 March 2020

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    Description

    ETH Zurich and its Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy (ScopeM) has an open position for a technical expert / engineer in electron microscopy with focus on cryo-electron microscopy. ScopeM - as a central scientific technology platform of ETH Zurich - provides resources, services and expertise in light and electron microscopy. It maintains state-of-the art microscopy equipment and supports a variety of interdisciplinary research as well as training programs. ScopeM operates numerous TEM, SEM and FIBSEM, including several instruments dedicated to cryo-EM, notably two 300kV Titan Krioses, the first one equipped with Falcon III & Gatan K2 direct detectors, GIF Quantum LS, as well as phase plate and the second one equipped with Gatan K3 direct detector and GIF Quantum LS. It also includes one 200kV Tecnai F20 equipped with Falcon II direct detector, Orius SC 200 2K CCD camera and GIF. For further information on that position and how to apply, please visit our website www.scopem.ethz.ch or jobs.ethz.ch. The deadline for submission of applications is March 1st , 2020.

    Requirements

    You bring along experience in the operation, maintenance of TEM, ideally including cryo-TEM. Previous experience with related techniques (for example cryo-SEM or cryo-FIB-SEM) is of advantage. You are used to work independently, can autonomously diagnose problems and execute small repairs. You enjoy providing support/training to users in electron microscopy, including sample preparation.

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    Contact

    Dr. Nicolas Blanc, +41 (0) 44 633 75 26

  • University of Cádiz
    Cádiz, Spain
    Post-Doc Position in Analytical Scanning-Transmission Electron Microscopy
    Announcement date: 14 January 2020

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    Description

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

    We expect the candidate to focus on the implementation of quantitative techniques (QHR-HAADF, zeta-factor methods in XEDS) to improve the accuracy/precision in the analysis of oxide-type materials as well as nanomaterials involving light elements. Experiments combining HAADF tomography with analytical techniques will also be part of the work. So, experience in these techniques is also welcome. We also intend to improve, at least at qualitative level, the 3D analysis of nanomaterials using Analytical Electron Tomography techniques.

    Requirements

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

    More information

    Contact

    Identity
    Susana Trasobares
    eMail
    proyecto.esteem3@uca.es
  • Corrected Electron Optical Systems GmbH
    Heidelberg, Germany
    EFTEM/EELS R&D Scientist or Engineer
    Announcement date: 10 January 2020

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    Description

    In a group of engineers and physicists you will contribute to the continuous development and improvement of our spectrometer, energy filter and aberration corrector products. Among your responsibilities will be the installation, test and factory alignment of new instruments. In close cooperation with optics designers, electronics and mechanics engineers, and software developers you will improve and evaluate alignment strategies and data acquisition workflows, update user documentation and help with installation, training, failure analysis and technical service at the customer site....

    Requirements

    This position requires a good technical and physical background in electron optics, good communication skills and a responsible and organized way of working. Proven practical experience with analytical electron microscopy is necessary as well as a good command of the English and the German language. Some experience in Python scripting for instrument control and data acquisition would be beneficial.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr. Heiko Müller
    Phone
    +49 (0) 6221 89467-0
    eMail
    mueller@ceos-gmbh.de
  • Rosalind Franklin Institute
    United Kingdom
    Electron Microscopy Development Scientist (up to three posts)
    Announcement date: 20 December 2019

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    Description

    We have up to three full-time 5 years’ fixed-term contract posts available. These staff posts will be based at the Rosalind Franklin Institute on the Harwell Campus.
    The post holders will report to Prof Angus Kirkland, Science Director and to Dr Judy Kim, Deputy Science Director.

    Closing date: 2nd March 2020, 9:00am

    Requirements

    A Ph.D. in Structural Biology, Physics, Materials, or other subjects with a clear advanced Electron Microscopy focus together with relevant, specialist postdoctoral experience.

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  • Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
    Potsdam, Germany
    PostDoc Research Associate (m/f/x) on Mineral Formation and Electron Microscopy
    Announcement date: 20 December 2019

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    Description

    Your responsibilities:

    • conduct original research on mineral formation in inorganic and bio-mineral systems
    • spearhead developments of cryo-electron microscopy imaging and spectral analyses of complex geo-bio-materials
    • develop workflows to interface research between cryo-SEM and cryo-TEM
    • help integrate high-resolution imaging results with theoretical and modelling results
    • publish in international peer-reviewed journals; present research results at scientific meetings
    • lead and/or considerably contribute to writing proposals for 3rd party funding for future developments in SEM analyses/imaging
    • help co-supervise Master's and PhD students

     

    Requirements

    • MSc degree (or equivalent) and PhD degree in geosciences, material sciences or equivalent with a strong focus on microscopy
    • at least 3 years of well-documented, hands-on expertise in SEM imaging/analyses, using non-conventional approaches with emphasis on cryo-imaging, EDS mapping, time-resolved imaging, nano-tomography and/or EBSD
    • experience with ZEISS and FEI instruments
    • documented skills in imaging/analyses of complex materials and of hybrid inorganic-biological samples in conventional and cryo-mode
    • skills or experience in development of new analytical data processing tools or novel SEM techniques
    • experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously
    • capacity for interdisciplinary and international teamwork and excellent communication skills
    • demonstrated experience in the supervision of students
    • proficiency in spoken and written English (grants and publication record), German is an asset

    More information

    Contact

    Ms Buge: +49 (0) 331-288-28878.

  • University of Antwerp
    Antwerp , Belgium
    PhD position in the area of coincidence detection of electrons and X-rays in electron microscopy
    Announcement date: 20 December 2019

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    Description

    • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Physics.
    • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
    • You work at the interplay of material sciences and engineering.
    • You actively communicate the results of your work with the scientific community.

    Requirements

    • You hold a master degree in a relevant field (physics, engineering, …)
    • You can submit outstanding academic results.
    • Students in the final year of their degree can also apply. 
    • You are motivated and accept the challenge to obtain a PhD in sciences and/or engineering.
    • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
    • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
    • You have a healthy mix of theoretical insights with a hands-on attitude towards instrument development.
    • Experience/affinity with software development, electronics, vacuum, fine mechanics can be very useful in this project.

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  • University of Antwerp
    Antwerp, Belgium
    PhD position in the area of adaptive optics in transmission electron microscopy
    Announcement date: 20 December 2019

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    Description

    • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Physics.
    • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
    • You work at the interplay of optics, engineering and material sciences.
    • You actively communicate the results of your work with the scientific community.

    Requirements

    • You hold a master degree in a relevant field (physics, engineering, …)
    • You can submit outstanding academic results.
    • Students in the final year of their degree can also apply. 
    • You are motivated and accept the challenge to obtain a PhD in sciences and/or engineering.
    • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
    • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
    • You have a healthy mix of theoretical insights with a hands-on attitude towards instrument development.
    • Experience/affinity with software development, electronics, vacuum, fine mechanics can be very useful in this project.

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  • Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB)
    Germany
    Postdoc (f/m/d) for Electron Ptychography on 2D energy materials
    Announcement date: 20 December 2019

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    Description

    Your work at the HZB will focus on ...

    • setting up the experimental environment for ptychographic imaging using transmission electron microscopy in combination with direct electron detection.
    • 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 using ptychographic imaging on energy materials, e. g. studying doping in 2D materials like graphene.
    • all tasks are done in close collaboration with partners from the above mentioned Helmholtz Centres

    Requirements

    We are looking for a scientist (f/m/d) who ...

    • holds a PhD in physics/chemistry/material science and wants to be engaged in solving urgent questions with respect to energy materials to help in the fight against global warming.
    • is experienced in phase retrieval techniques and transmission electron microscopy.
    • has experience with 2D materials like graphene.
    • brings in profound skills in software programming.
    • who likes to work in an interdisciplinary team with partners from all over Germany.

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    Contact

    Dr. Markus Wollgarten
    +49 30 8062 42828

  • Hitachi High-Technologies Europe
    Istanbul, Turkey
    EU Applications Expert Electron Microscopy
    Announcement date: 20 December 2019

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    Description

    Hitachi High-Technologies Europe is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with skills in transmission electron microscopy to support their customers performing advanced materials research.

    The role will be based for the majority of the 1st year with the Hitachi High-Technologies Europe Distribution partner in Istanbul Turkey.

    The successful candidate will also be asked to support the sales organisation in other EU markets from time to time.

    After the 1st year the headcount will possibly be reassigned to the main company based in the UK or Germany where the role holder will continue to provide applications expertise to the sales teams and wider EU customer base.

    The role will support customers in doing better electron microscopy and collaborate with team members on electron microscopy techniques to support development of new technology for the future. 

    The role holder will also be required to present and report research results and publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals.

    Requirements

    The position requires a PhD in materials science, condensed matter physics, chemistry or a related field completed within the last 5 years and have a solid background in electron microscopy and structural characterization.

    Hands-on experience in aberration corrected electron microscopy and electron energy-loss-spectroscopy is ideally required.

    The client is open to applicants globally and work permits will be supported.

    The successful candidate will start with an initial period of training at the company’s HQ specialist facility in Japan so willingness to travel is essential.

    More information

    Contact

    Identity
    Jayne McLaughlin
    eMail
    Jayne.mclaughlin@georgejamesltd.com
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
    Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
    PhD position in Electrochemical, compositional and crystallographic analysis of solid oxide cells inside a transmission electron microscope
    Announcement date: 19 December 2019

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    Description

    You will work with layered model solid oxide cells prepared by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). Part of the work involves thinning and mounting the model cells on a MEMS chip, which will be used for heating and biasing the cell inside the microscope. Commercial chips are available, but some of the work will  target the optimization of the MEMS chip for these particular electrochemical TEM experiments. The work with chip optimization will take place both in Denmark, in the clean room facilities at DTU, and in Canada, in collaboration with Norcada, a leading company in the fabrication of MEMS devices for scientific applications, and with the University of Toronto. Robust procedures for mounting and connecting such model cells will be developed. After establishing these procedures, the work will focus on conducting in situ electrochemical TEM experiments on model solid oxide cells in our environmental TEM (ETEM) microscope.

    Apply no later than 31 January 2020

    Requirements

    Candidates should hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent), preferably in chemistry, physics, nanoscience, or a materials science-related discipline. 

     
    The following qualifications are required:
    • Strong competences within electrochemistry, preferably impedance spectroscopy and/or solid oxide electrochemistry/electrolysis
    • A good drive and high motivation
    • Good communication skills in English
    • Being able to work independently and in a team

    Candidates with the following qualifications will be preferred:

    • Experience with electron microscopy such as TEM, and focused ion beam.
    • Experience with MEMS devices and clean room work
    • Experience in pulsed laser deposition

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  • Monash Ramaciotti Centre at Monash University
    Melbourne, Australia
    Senior Research Officer - Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy
    Announcement date: 16 December 2019

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    Description

    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 immuno EM to Monash researchers and to the wider Australian and international EM community
    • Perform microscopy and related EM techniques including immuno EM, (cryo-) ultramicrotomy, high pressure freezing, and cryo-preparation

    Closing Date: Friday 31 January 2020, 11:55 pm AEDT

     

    Requirements

    • 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 sciences electron microscopy
    • Demonstrated experience in using computer programs for correlative microscopy

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr Georg Ramm
    Address
    Head Monash Ramaciotti Cryo EM platform, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
    eMail
    georg.ramm@monash.edu
  • CNRS / University of Paris
    Paris, France
    Post-doctoral Position
    Announcement date: 16 December 2019

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    Description

    The MeANS Group at the MPQ laboratory (CNRS / University of Paris) is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research scientist to conduct liquid-phase TEM experiments with the view to study the growth and biodegradation of nanomaterials.

    Application (in English or in French) must be sent to damien.alloyeau@univ-paris-diderot.fr before January 15th. They should include a Cover letter, the names and contact information of at least two references, and a CV with education history and research experiences. 

    Requirements

    - PhD in Condensed matter, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, physics or biophysics.

    - Experience in transmission electron microscopy (skills in liquid-cell TEM will be a major asset).

    - Skills in image processing and data analysis for TEM.

    - Expertise in wet-chemical synthesis of nanomaterials, if possible on (bi)metallic nanostructures.

    - Knowledge about the reactivity of nanomaterials in biological media, if possible on 2D materials.

    More information

    Contact

    Damien Alloyeau (Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes quantiques, CNRS – Université de Paris), damien.alloyeau@univ-paris-diderot.fr;  +33 1 57 27 69 83 

  • Technische Universität Darmstadt
    Germany
    Post-Doc in Transmission Electron Microscopy
    Announcement date: 13 December 2019

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    Description

    The successful candidate will be part of the Advanced Electron Microscopy Division (Molina-Luna) and will closely interact with the teams of the SFB/TRR270 which consists of 21 professors from the fields of Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry at the TU Darmstadt as well as from the Faculties of Physics, Chemistry and Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Also involved are scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research Düsseldorf. The project is divided into two sections: (1) Maximum Hysteresis for Permanent Magnets and (2) Minimum Hysteresis for Magnetocalorics.

    Requirements

    • You hold a PhD in Materials Science, Physics, or a related field
    • You have a strong background in Transmission Electron Microscopy for Materials Science
    • Hands-on experience in both conventional and focused ion beam (FIB) preparation techniques are required 
    • You have experience in magnetic or related materials systems i.e. functional materials characterization
    • Experience in novel data analysis techniques would be of advantage (Python based scripting) 
    • Experience with novel experimental methods would be of advantage (i.e. 4D STEM, crystal orientation mapping techniques, precession electron diffraction, in-situ TEM)
    • You are a highly motivated, creative and cooperative person

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr. Leopoldo Molina-Luna
    eMail
    sekretariat@aem.tu-darmstadt.de
  • CNR-IOM
    Italy
    PostDoc position on Electron Microscopy
    Announcement date: 13 December 2019

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    Description

    A postdoctoral research position on advanced nanostructural characterization by scanning and transmission

    electron microscopy of nanomaterials is open at CNR-IOM with a special focus on thin film heterostructures based

    on strongly correlated materials. On-going projects include the study of the role of substrate induced strain and

    defects on nanostructures of thin films. In particular, material systems under investigation are currently perovskite

    oxides (e.g. TiO2, La0.7Sr0.3MnO3,…), transition metal dichalcogenides (e.g. MoS2, WSe2 …) and topological

    insulators (e.g. Bi2Se3, Bi2Te3, …).

    Requirements

    Bachelor Degree and PhD in Physics or similar disciplines.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr. Regina Ciancio
    Phone
    +39 040375 6467
    eMail
    ciancio@iom.cnr.it
  • 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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    Contact

    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
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