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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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  • IMMC/EMAT
    Belgium
    Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) post-doctoral research position
    Announcement date: 18 October 2019

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    Description

    The candidate needs to be trained in high resolution (scanning-) transmission electron microscopy techniques (TEM and STEM), including aberration corrected microscopy and have experience in STEM-EDX and preferably also automated crystallographic orientation mapping in TEM (ACOM-TEM). Hands-on experience with in-situ TEM experiments including heating, cooling or straining will be appreciated. Knowledge on behaviour of defects in metallic materials is also important.
    Most of the research will be performed on materials produced and treated in UCLouvain, the microscopy will be performed at EMAT in Antwerp, both located in Belgium (70 km). Also selected topical investigations initiated at EMAT will be included as well as support for Master and PhD students.

    closing date : 15 November 2019

    Requirements

    • You hold a doctorate degree (PhD) in Physics, Materials Science, Materials Engineering or similar;

    • You understand and have experience in advanced TEM techniques such as high resolution TEM and STEM, including aberration corrected microscopy, STEM-EDX, ACOM-TEM and in-situ TEM;

    • You have deep knowledge on behaviour of defects in metallic materials;

    • You have published in high impact factor journals with referee system;

    • You have experience in paper writing and in presenting your work at international conferences;

    • Experience in guiding Master and PhD students is welcome;

    • You are proficient in English;

    • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

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    Contact

    Prof. Nick Schryvers (nick.schryvers@uantwerpen.be)

    Prof. Hosni Idrissi (hosni.idrissi@uclouvain.be)

  • Nanyang Technological University
    Singapore
    Fully-funded PhD scholarships in free electron nanophotonics
    Announcement date: 18 October 2019

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    Description

    Our group explores novel phenomena and groundbreaking applications at the intersection of electron waveshaping,nanomaterials and nonlinear optics. We are offering *fully-funded PhD scholarships* to outstanding students eager to translate their passion for physics, engineering, mathematics or related disciplines into discoveries that will impact society and our understanding of fundamental processes.

    Requirements

    ·       Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics or Related Disciplines

    ·       Programming experience in Matlab or similar language. Experience in C, C++ is a bonus especially if inclined towards a theory/simulation PhD.

    ·       Experience with nanomaterials, ultrafast optics and/or electron sources (such as SEMs, TEMs) is a bonus.

    ·       Fluent command of written and spoken English

    ·       Ability to work well independently and also in a team

    ·       Eagerness to explore uncharted territory, diligence, perseverance, commitment and dedication.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Prof. Liang Jie Wong
    eMail
    ljwong@alum.mit.edu
  • CRANN, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
    Dublin, Ireland
    Research Assistant/Fellow - TEM expert
    Announcement date: 18 October 2019

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    Description

    The Transmission Electron Microscope expert will report to Prof Valeria Nicolosi or his/her designee. The successful Transmission Electron Microscope expert will have responsibility for: 

     Supporting, enabling and assisting in the delivery of the world leading research carried out by CRANN / AMBER researchers and the external researchers who use the STEM /TEM facility.

     Provide state of the art imaging and analytical expertise including HAADF STEM, EDX, EELS, Elemental mapping and Nano-diffraction.

     Develop in-situ TEM techniques and holders (Heat, Gas, Liquid, Cryo, Biasing), applications and training

     Establish state of the art TEM sample preparation methodologies including Ion Beam Milling

     Responsible for carrying out collaborative and contract work on the TEM for academia and industry.

     Coordination of the equipment use. (over 70 users in 2018)

     Support research activities within the AMBER Centre and the CDT (Centre of Doctoral Training) and other research consortia.

     Deliver training and supervised usage, transfer technical skills to CRANN researchers and affiliates.

     Keep up to date information on current developments in STEM / TEM techniques.

     To represent the Advanced Microscopy laboratory in discussions, negotiations with outside bodies.

     Responsible for marketing the TEM & AML facility to external customers from academia and industry.  Responsible for tracking metrics for the use of the tools.

     Ensure that the facilities remain within specification and liaise with the equipment suppliers on specifications.

     Supporting grant applications for funding to utilize the tool.

     Responsible for international benchmarking of the facility and for keeping the TEM performing at its optimum specification.

     Maintaining records in the areas of specimens prepared, training records, and consumable records and Health & safety checks.

    Closing Date:12 Noon (Irish Standard Time) on the Friday the 15th of December of 2019

    Applicants should send their full CVs to Jesus Barco Montero (barcomoj@tcd.ie).

    Requirements

    Qualifications:
    The ideal candidate will ideally have a postdoctoral qualification in Physics/Material Science/Chemistry together with a particular interest in STEM / TEM and associated instrumentation in a relevant research discipline. Individuals with proven expert experience in STEM/ TEM may also be considered.

    Knowledge & Experience (Essential & Desirable) :
    At least 3 years hand-on electron microscopy experience post-doctoral.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Jesus Barco Montero
    Address
    CRANN
    Trinity College Dublin
    eMail
    barcomoj@tcd.ie
  • Univ. Siegen - Micro- and Nanoanalytics Group
    Siegen, Germany
    PostDoc Advanced & in situ TEM of 2D semiconductors
    Announcement date: 18 October 2019 - Deadline for application: 18 January 2020

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    Description

    We are seeking a highly motivated PostDoc for 3 years. Payment is according to a public service position (TV-L E13) with all benefits included: - Aim or the project is to solve the relationship of the microstructure, the chemistry and the local properties of novel 2D materials and devices by cutting-edge and in situ EM. In particular, the structure of crystal defects and their impact on the material’s band structure and optical properties will be addressed (see Nature 505 (2014) pp. 533 , Nature Physics 11 (2015) pp. 650). - Moreover, you will establish the sample preparation for such materials. - The project includes the design, acquisition and evaluation of new instrumentation and in situ TEM holders. - Within the framework of your tasks, you will have the opportunity to gain academic qualification equivalent to a German habilitation. The duties include support of students in research and participation in administrative tasks. The teaching obligation is 4 hours per semester week.

    Requirements

    - For this position, we are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated PostDoc with an excellent PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field with proven expertise in novel 2D materials. - Applicants are experts in advanced SEM and/or TEM (e.g., in situ manipulation, aberration-corrected (S)TEM, low-dose TEM, EDS/EELS/EFTEM) proven by respective peer-review publications. - Applicants should have a genuine interest in interdisciplinary research proven by multidisciplinary papers. - Excellent English skills, flexibility and the ability for teamwork are required. Experience in (computer-aided) design of components and good German language skills are beneficial.

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    Contact

    Prof. Dr. Benjamin Butz

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Physics
    Trondheim, Norway
    PhD position in materials physics - TEM data acquisition and analysis of clusters and early stage precipitates in Al alloys
    Announcement date: 10 October 2019

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    Description

    A PhD position is available at the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology. The position is financed by the project SumAl (Solute cluster manipulation for optimized properties in Al-Mg-Si based Al alloys) which is a competence project supported by the Norwegian Research council and several aluminium companies. Information about the SumAl project Continued weight reductions remain a key to the development of a sustainable and greener transportation sector. Market growth and increased profitability of lightweight Al-solutions can be expected by further improving product properties. Precipitation hardening is the most important strategy for the Al industry to improve performance of both AA6xxx wrought alloys and foundry alloys. However, the Al industry is still unable to fully control and manipulate nucleation and growth of hardening precipitates. SumAl will through a combination of experiments and modelling, develop fundamental understanding of early stage clustering and ordering of solute atoms in aluminium and how these structures relate to the development of hardening precipitates and materials properties. A successful outcome of SumAl will give Norwegian Al actors a cutting-edge tool to develop and design innovative Al-based products with a competitive and superior balance of properties. The overall ambition of SumAl is to establish the necessary competence enabling Al industry to control and manipulate nucleation and development of nanoscale precipitates in Al-Mg-Si alloys through alloy design and thermomechanical processing. The primary objective of SumAl is to establish an in-depth understanding of early stage solute ordering and atomic clustering and how these structures relate to the development of hardening precipitates and materials properties. The project involves recruitment of 1 post-doctoral fellow and 2 PhD students in complementary research areas. Further information can be obtained from professor Randi Holmestad, Department of Physics, NTNU, Tel. +47 735 93880, E-mail: randi.holmestad@ntnu.no

    Requirements

    The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in physics or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree. The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree: http://ec.europa.eu/education/tools/diploma-supplement_en.htm  NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. The position requires spoken and written fluency in the English language. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document English skills by an approved test. Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).

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  • The Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons at Forschungszentrum Jülich
    Germany
    PhD position - Advanced electron ptychography for materials and life sciences
    Announcement date: 27 September 2019

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    Description

    • Perform experiments with state-of-the-art aberration-corrected low-voltage STEM machines equipped with ultrafast cameras to record 4D STEM data of 2D materials and biological as well as soft matter specimen
    • Automate multidimensional data acquisition and evaluation is to a high level
    • Implement and test novel ptychographic reconstruction schemes in close cooperation with mathematicians, X-ray scientists and IT experts
    • Acompanying simulations to validate results, to optimise acquisition and reconstruction parameters and to frame ranges of validity of ptychographic schemes in electron microscopy
    • Play a key role in the methodological development of momentum-resolved STEM techniques

    Requirements

    • Master`s degree in physics
    • A background and strong interest in scattering theory, solid state physics and/or experiences in electron microscopy are desirable
    • Programming experience in, e.g., Matlab, Python
    • Experience in the field of structural biology/biophysics is beneficial.
    • Fluent command of written and spoken English
    • Most importantly: enthusiam to explore uncharted territory, develop and follow your own ideas
    • Ability to work autonomously in close interaction within a team

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    Contact

    eMail
    career@fz-juelich.de
  • INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials
    Saarbrücken, Germany
    POSTDOC POSITION: IN SITU ELECTRON MICROSCOPY OF NANOMATERIALS IN LIQUID
    Announcement date: 24 September 2019

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    Description

    The Innovative Electron Microscopy group at INM is world-leading in liquid-phase scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). We are looking for a scientist who will study the dynamics of nanoparticles in liquid using electron microscopy. Processes involve nanoscale movement at the solid:liquid interface for example in energy materials, and/or the self-assembly of nanostructures. The project includes developing high-speed liquid-phase STEM, and time-resolved diffraction methods. Your tasks will be to conduct exciting research, to publish papers in top journals, and to contribute to writing grants. In addition, you will supervise our electron microscopy facility including an aberration corrected TEM/STEM with electron energy loss spectroscopy (ARM200, JEOL), and environmental scanning electron microscopy (Quanta, FEI).

    Requirements

    A PhD degree in physics, materials science, or chemistry.
    The demonstrated ability to write high-quality scientific papers as first author is a must.
    In-depth knowledge of and practical experience with transmission electron microscopy.
    Hands-on experience with in situ electron microscopy, aberration corrected STEM, and nanomaterials.
    Team player with an open mind for unconventional ideas.
    Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration with materials science groups.
    Strong motivation for science
    Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English
    Proficient communication skills in German.
    

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    Contact

    Identity
    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Niels de Jonge
    eMail
    diana.loeb@leibniz-inm.de
  • The Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C)
    Germany
    PhD position in the field of atomic-scale electrical characterisation by electron microscopy
    Announcement date: 24 September 2019

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    Description

    • You will perform experiments with state-of-the-art aberration-corrected low-voltage STEM machines equipped with ultrafast cameras to record 4D STEM data of several 2D materials.

    • By accompanying simulations, you will study the effects of bonding across prominent defects, especially with respect to detectability as a function of electron dose and residual aberrations.

    • In close cooperation with research groups at the RWTH Aachen University who perform the electrical transport measurements, you will investigate the materials of choice, such as graphene, hBN, transition metal dichalcogenides (e.g. WSe2 MoS2).

    • You will conduct in-situ biasing experiments at 2D materials heterostructure devices to study the distribution of electric fields and charges under external bias.

    • Besides the advancement the high-precision mapping of atomic-scale charges brings to the field of nanotechnology, your work will enhance the general understanding of the electrical properties in low-dimensional systems significantly from the fundamental physics point of view.

    • This PhD is supposed to play a key role in the methodological development of the 

      very recent momentum-resolved STEM technique, which has the potential to overcome several long-standing challenges in solid-state physics via the principle of multidimensionality, i.e., the combination of real- and diffraction space details at unprecedented resolution and sampling.

    Requirements

    • Master degree in physics

    • A background and strong interest in solid-state theory, and/or experiences in electron microscopy are desirable

    • Programming experience in, e.g., Matlab

    • Experience with 2D materials are beneficial

    • Fluent command of written and spoken English

    • Most importantly: enthusiam to explore uncharted territory, develop and follow your own ideas

    • Ability to work autonomously in close interaction within a team

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    Contact

    eMail
    k.mueller-caspary@fz-juelich.de
  • Erich Schmid institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences
    Leoben, Austria
    Postdoc position in advanced electron microscopy of oxide heterostructure interfaces
    Announcement date: 24 September 2019

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    Description

    Novel phenomena and functionalities at artificial oxide heterointerfaces have been attracting extensive scientific attention in both materials science and fundamental condensed matter physics. The interplay between degrees of freedom at interfaces of complex oxides could lead to exotic and unexpected states of matter. 

    Erich Schmid institute (ESI), Austrian Academy of Sciences, is seeking one postdoctoral fellow to join the electron microscopy group and to carry out investigations on the oxide heterostructure interfaces, e.g. ferroelectric-ferromagnetic interfaces etc...The project is primarily focused on the atomic-resolution study of oxide thin film interfaces and chemical non-stoichiometry effects by carrying out advanced electron microscopy and spectroscopy analyses, complemented by property measurements, in order to clarify the effects of defects, i.e. oxygen vacancies, on the properties of such hetero-interfaces in a quantitative way. Understanding the atomic and electronic structures of heterointerfaces is crucial to elucidate the new functionality, electronic and magnetic properties these oxide hetero-interfaces demonstrate, and it is also important for clarifying the fundamental physical mechanisms pertaining to complex systems.  

    Position is available for 2 years. 

    Requirements

    The candidate should have a PhD degree in materials science or physics. The successful candidate should have a strong background in electron microscopic and/or spectroscopic techniques (HRTEM/ STEM, EDXS, and EELS etc.) and should have applied them previously towards studying materials. Previous experience in studying oxide heterostructures films by EELS will be an asset. Furthermore, she/he should be self-motivated, and speak fluent English and enjoy scientific teamwork.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr. Zaoli Zhang
    eMail
    zaoli.zhang@oeaw.ac.at
  • Universität Göttingen - Institute for Materials Physics
    Germany
    Staff Scientist in In-Situ Electron Microscopy
    Announcement date: 24 September 2019

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    Description

    The successful candidate will provide method development, supervision, training and teaching in advanced in-situ and environmental electron microscopy. Specifically, you will
    - lead and supervise the development of new methods for in-situ and environmental electron microscopy, 
    - maintain an image corrected Titan environmental transmission electron microscope (including gas system, monochromator, GIF, DPC and holography), two focused ion beam microscopes, and a variable pressure scanning electron microscope, with the support of two highly trained technicians, 
    - apply and use diverse in-situ and environmental electron microscopy methods in collaboration with the scientists here in Göttingen and for your own research,
    - publish scientific articles on in-situ, environmental, and analytic electron microscopy studies and methods,
    - ensure long-term storage of microscope images and data,  
    - apply for and participate in national and international conferences and funding initiatives in electron microscopy,
    - train internal and external users in how to use the electron microscopes,
    - administer equipment use costs (with secretarial support),
    - contribute to teaching in the areas of materials dynamics and electron microscopy.

    Please send your application with resume, list of publications and relevant work experience to Christine Kuba, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Institut für Materialphysik, 37077 Göttingen, Germany, E-Mail: ckuba@ gwdg.de by email or post by October 18, 2019.

    Requirements

    - a postgraduate qualification (phd or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (such as Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science) or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training
    - an advanced understanding and skills in the acquisition and interpretation of data from electron microscopes and application to the solution of complex research problems in the physical sciences
    - an advanced understanding of electron microscope instrumentation, its operation, maintenance and optimization
    - high-level communication and interpersonal skills
    - high-level planning and organizational skills
    - high-level analytical, problem-solving and reporting skills.
    Expertise in the areas of in-situ electron microscopy studies, surface chemistry and electrochemistry are desirable.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Prof. Cynthia Volkert
    Phone
    +49 551 25011
    eMail
    volkert@ump.gwdg.de
  • ICN2
    Barcelona, Spain
    JUNIOR GROUP LEADER IN NANO-ENERGY
    Announcement date: 20 September 2019

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    Description

    ICN2 currently has an opening for a position as Junior Group Leader, to develop an independent research line on the intersection between Nanoscience and Energy. Successful candidates will receive startup funds, exclusive lab space, office space, and access to the state-of-the-art technical and scientific support facilities at ICN2. The position will be for an initial period of 5 years.
    Candidates should be promising early-career scientists with an outstanding track record.  They should be able to demonstrate clear potential for research independence and the ability to obtain competitive funding. We expect candidates to have an original and clearly expressed research vision on a topic related to Nano-Energy. ICN2 strives for a representative gender balance and equal opportunities at all levels of staff. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for this position....

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    Contact

    Identity
    Ariadna Garcia
    eMail
    ariadnag@heuristica.org
  • Southampton General Hospital
    United Kingdom
    Research Fellow in Reproductive Biology
    Announcement date: 19 September 2019

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    Description

    Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position within Human Development and Health, Faculty of Medicine based at Southampton General Hospital. This exciting opportunity is offered as a 3-year fixed-term contract funded by The Leverhulme Trust. The successful applicant will use state of the art 3D imaging techniques to study comparative placentology as part of an interdisciplinary team including placentologists, evolutionary biologists and imaging experts.

    Requirements

    We are looking for applicants with a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in biological sciences. Experience with sample preparation, electron microscopy or image analysis is desirable, although specific training will be provided. The ability to work flexible hours on occasion to facilitate sample collection is highly desirable. A background in placental biology, evolutionary biology or morphology would be an advantage. Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.

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    Contact

    Professor Rohan Lewis (rohan.lewis@soton.ac.uk)

    Dr Neil Gostling (N.J.Gostling@soton.ac.uk)

  • University Medical Center Göttingen - Institute for Neuropathology
    Göttingen, Germany
    Electron Microscopy Researcher (Post-Doc)
    Announcement date: 19 September 2019

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    Description

    The Institute for Neuropathology, UMG is seeking an Electron Microscopy Researcher (Post-Doc) for our research project “NanoPatho”; an ultrastructural 3D investigation of cortical brain lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The aim of the study is to map the nanoscale events that lead to neuronal damage and loss in grey matter lesions using correlative STED and tomographic EM microscopy to understand the pathomechanism(s) involved....

    Requirements

    - a PhD in cell biology, neuroscience, structural biology or equivalent field

    - at least one year of EM experience, including specimen preparation 

    - a solid understanding of the principles of scanning and/or transmission electron microscopy 

    - excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    - a creative personality, enjoying team work

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    Contact

    Identity
    Dr. Gertrude Bunt
    Address
    Institute of Neuropathology
    Phone
    +49-551-397295
    eMail
    gbunt@gwdg.de
  • Queen's University Belfast
    United Kingdom
    Research Fellow
    Announcement date: 17 September 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.

    Requirements

    • 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

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    Contact

    Identity
    Miryam Arredondo
    eMail
    m.arredondo@qub.ac.uk
  • Technical University Darmstadt
    Darmstadt, Germany
    Postdoc position "Microsystems for cryomicroscopy"
    Announcement date: 16 September 2019

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    Description

    Our group at the Technical University Darmstadt is looking for postdoctoral scientists for an exciting ERC-funded program combining microfluidics with light and electron cryomicroscopy.

    Specific projects focus on current challenges and applications of cryogenic light microscopy, superresolution, and correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM). There are also numerous opportunities for developing your own research profile. The positions will be based at the TU Darmstadt and involve frequent visits to the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Göttingen, Germany).

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    Contact

    Professor Thomas P. Burg (tburg@micronano.tu-darmstadt.de)

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