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17 Сен

Post-doc position available in CEA/SPEC and CNRS/Thales form the AXION project of Labex Nano-Saclay

Post-doc position available in CEA/SPEC and CNRS/Thales form the AXION project of Labex Nano-Saclay

Project details: http://nanosaclay.fr/Phocea/Vie_des_labos/Ast/ast_theme.php?id_ast=113

We are looking for candidates with experience in oxide thin film deposition by PLD and/or magneto-optics. The candidate must have a PhD in a relevant field of Physics. His/her duties will include sample synthesis and optical measurements using a femtosecond laser. The materials of interest are antiferromagnets (AF) which will thus be deposited in thin film form and characterized. The goal of the proposed work is to affect the antiferromagnetic order in a controlled manner using either electric fields, strain, spin currents or heat. AF order will be imaged by second harmonic generation before and after each stimulus is applied. Measurements will also be carried out in time-resolved fashion using pump-probe measurements.

Candidates should send motivation letter and CV to Michel Viret (email: Michel.viret@cea.fr).

16 Сен

Scientist — Postdoc in cryo Electron Microscopy

Scientist — Postdoc in cryo Electron Microscopy

The Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy (ScopeM) is a central scientific technology platform of ETH Zurich providing resources and services in light, electron and ion microscopy. As of January 1st, 2018, or upon agreement, we have an opening for a position as
Scientist — Postdoc in cryo Electron Microscopy
ScopeM maintains state-of-the-art microscopy equipment and supports a variety of interdisciplinary research and training programs in light, ion and electron microscopy. ScopeM operates in particular numerous scanning and transmission electron microscopes (SEM and TEM), including focused ion beam systems (FIBSEM) and further sample preparation equipment. In the frame of the European project npSCOPE (www.npscope.eu), ScopeM is in charge of the development of a cryo-workflow for a new instrument combining a scanning transmitted helium ion microscope (STIM) and a secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS) with the aim to characterize nanoparticles at room or liquid-nitrogen temperatures. ScopeM is thus seeking a motivated and experienced scientist in cryo Electron Microscopy to join its team and contribute to this European project.
Your main responsibilities consist in the development of a cryo-workflow enabling a contamination free cryo-chain from sample preparation to imaging/characterization by SEM, TEM as well as STIM and SIMS. You bring along several years of practical experience in cryo Electron Microscopy, from sample preparation to SEM/TEM cryo-imaging. You master the related processes including plunge and high-pressure freezing of cell culture and tissue biopsies, cryo-ultramicrotomy and especially serial cryo-sectioning (CEMOVIS), freeze substitution, as well as more generally the preparation, transfer and characterization of samples under cryo-conditions. Optimally you are also familiar with SIMS and/or STIM. You are highly motivated to contribute to the development of a new state-of-the art instrument and workflow, as well as to publish the results of your work. This project requests regular travelling to the project partners’ sites, notably in Luxemburg. The ETH Zürich is an equal opportunity employer, and ScopeM offers a welcoming working environment in an international and multidisciplinary environment. You will interact with an experienced team, which is supported by excellent mechanical and electronics workshops. The lab languages are German and English. This position is time-limited to three years.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a cover letter and full CV until October 15, 2017. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.For further information about the Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy please visit our website http://www.scopem.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Nicolas Blanc by phone, +41 (0) 44 633 75 26, or e-mail, nicolas.blanc@scopem.ethz.ch (no applications).https://en.academicpositions.ch/ad/eth-zurich/2017/scientist-postdoc-in-cryo-electron-microscopy/104614?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Job+alerts

08 Сен

Research Associate in Physical and Mathematical Modelling of Biological Processes

Research Associate in Physical and Mathematical Modelling of Biological Processes

FMI — Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Basel, Switzerland

The FMI hosts a number of high-profile groups focused on the spatial and temporal aspects of gene expression and molecular dynamics in developmental systems. To promote the full exploitation of state-of-the art quantitative data sets, the FMI Director’s Special Project Fund supports this interdisciplinary position to establish and expand modelling approaches across FMI.

The successful candidate will work independently, reporting to Luca Giorgetti and Michael Stadler. As a highly motivated, intellectually curious individual who enjoys cross-disciplinary projects, you will have the opportunity to interact closely with experimentalists to shape and pursue a diversity of cutting-edge projects. You should have a solid background, including PhD, in theoretical physics, biophysics, mathematics or equivalent areas of expertise. Previous experience in modelling biological processes and familiarity with molecular biology are considered a plus, but are not mandatory. We expect excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently in collaboration with the experimental teams. A very competitive salary will be provided.

https://www.eurosciencejobs.com/job_display/133629/Research_Associate_in_Physical_and_Mathematical_Modelling_of_Biological_Processes_FMI_Friedrich_Miescher_Institute_for_Biomedical_Research_Basel_Switzerland

03 Сен

Post-doctoral Position on New Generation of Mid and Long Wave Infrared Photodetectors and Bolometers

Post-doctoral Position on New Generation of Mid and Long Wave Infrared Photodetectors and Bolometers

ICFO — Institute of Photonic Sciences

Barcelona, Spain

The Functional Optoelectronic NanoMaterials research group at ICFO, led by ICREA Prof. Gerasimos Konstantatos, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to develop high sensitivity Mid and LongWave Infrared Photodetectors and Bolometers.

The candidate will join a team comprising physicists, material scientists and engineers to design, develop and characterize a new class of detectors aiming for low-cost, high-sensitivity mid and longwave infrared photodetectors and/or bolometers, based on colloidal quantum dots and/or 2D materials.

In particular, the ideal candidate should have demonstrated expertise on the design, development and characterization of photodetectors and/or bolometers in the mid and longwave infrared regime. Specific experience in the optoelectronic characterization of detectors/bolometers in this spectral regime (3 ? 12 um) as well as their modeling will be considered an essential asset.

Apart from the specific skills required for the position (please, see the project description for details), as a general requirement, candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) Applied Physics or Electrical Engineering, prior to taking up the position.

http://www.eurosciencejobs.com/job_display/133183/Post_doctoral_Position_on_New_Generation_of_Mid_and_Long_Wave_Infrared_Photodetectors_and_Bolometers_ICFO_Institute_of_Photonic_Sciences_Barcelona_Spain

03 Сен

Postdoctoral position in Quantum Information Theory and Quantum Dynamics

Postdoctoral position in Quantum Information Theory and Quantum Dynamics

Applications are invited for a 2+1 year postdoctoral position (subject to satisfactory performance and funds availability) at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow, Russia. Skoltech is a new graduate university established in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (http://www.skoltech.ru/en/).  It is an ambitious project aimed at bringing together the best international and Russian traditions in education, research and innovation. The official language of instruction and communication at Skoltech is English. International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Skoltech offers internationally competitive compensation and benefits package.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in theoretical high-energy physics or a closely related subject (theoretical condensed matter, quantum information theory, etc.). A record of research activities in one of the following areas, broadly defined: quantum dynamics, quantum chaos, eigenstate thermalization, many-body localization, foundations of quantum statistical mechanics, quantum entanglement, quantum complexity, physics of black holes, bulk reconstruction.

Postdoctoral scholar will be supervised by Prof. A. Dymarsky and also closely interact with the group of Prof. B. Fine.

Application packages should include cover letter, CV, publication list, contact information of three references, statement of research interests with the emphasis on relevant qualifications — all in the form of a single PDF file.

All applications and inquiries should be sent to a.dymarsky@skoltech.ru. The position is available immediately. The search is open until the position is filled.

https://academicpositions.co.uk/ad/skolkovo-institute-science-technology-skoltech/2017/postdoctoral-position-in-quantum-information-theory-and-quantum-dynamics/104027?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Job+alerts

03 Сен

Postdoc position: interaction of low-energy electrons with hybrid thin films

Postdoc position: interaction of low-energy electrons with hybrid thin films

Research
The EUV Photoresists and Nanophotochemistry groups (group leaders Sonia Castellanos Ortega and Fred Brouwer) are focused on the design, synthesis and reactivity studies of materials for application as extreme ultraviolet photoresists. An important part of the experimental work in this project will be carried out at Leiden University in the group of Ruud Tromp and Sense Jan van der Molen. More information.

Job description
ARCNL has a job opening for a post-doctoral researcher for the study of Interaction of low-energy electrons with thin films made of hybrid materials. These materials are composed of molecules with inorganic cores and organic groups, which are considered for use as photoresists in extreme ultraviolet photolithography. The project is a collaboration of the EUV Photoresists and Nanophotochemistry groups of ARCNL and the Quantum Matter and Optics group, Leiden Institute of Physics. As the IT revolution unfolds, the demand for smaller features in electronic components continues to push the limits of science and technology. In order to control the fabrication of circuits in sub 20 nm dimensions, fundamental science questions need to be answered. Extreme Ultraviolet lithography successfully pushes down the optical resolution limits by using shorter wavelengths of light (13.5 nm). This short wavelength light induces quite complex and as yet unpredictable chemistry in the photoresists materials that are used to transfer the optical image to the Si-wafer. As a matter of fact, most of the chemical changes that yield the patterns are due to the photoelectrons liberated upon absorption of the high-energy photons (92 eV). What remains unknown is how electrons in this so called low-energy regime (below 90 eV) interact with soft matter. Such knowledge is crucial for the future progress of nanolithography and thus for the semiconductor industry. In this project, this fundamental question will be addressed using the Low Energy Electron Microscope (LEEM) at Leiden University. The post-doc will conduct pioneering studies on the response of thin films of various materials (provided by the ARCNL research groups) to electrons with controlled energy and dose with this distinctive technique. Optical and scanning probe microscopy techniques will be used to evaluate the physical changes to the film surfaces. Other surface analytical methods will be applied to obtain information on the chemical changes of the areas exposed to the electron beams.

Location
The Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL) focuses on the fundamental physics involved in current and future key technologies in nanolithography, primarily for the semiconductor industry. ARCNL is a public-private partnership between the Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes (NWO-I), the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the VU University Amsterdam (VU) and the semiconductor equipment manufacturer ASML. ARCNL is located at the Science Park Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and is currently building up towards a size of approximately 100 scientists and support staff.

Job requirements
You have a PhD in experimental physics or physical chemistry and have experience with electron spectroscopy, thin film preparation techniques, atomic force microscopy, (or similar subjects relevant for this position). Preferably, you have experience with LEEM. Good verbal and written communication skills (in English) are essential.

Conditions of employment
NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO prefers candidates who have qualifying experience (e.g. as PhD student or postdoctoral researcher) in a scientific research institute abroad.You will be employed by NWO-I for a fixed period of 18 months. Your salary will be up to a maximum of 4,089 euro gross per month, depending on your level of experience. The salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8 percent and an end-of-year bonus of 8.33 percent.
The conditions of employment of NWO-I are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres (Cao-Onderzoekinstellingen), more exclusive information is available at this website under Personeelsinformatie (in Dutch) or under Personnel (in English).
General information about working at NWO-I can be found in the English part of this website under Personnel. The ‘Job interview code’ applies to this position.

Contact
Prof.dr. Fred Brouwer Group leader Nanophotochemstry, Phone: +31 (0)20-851 8115

Application
Please go to the AMOLF website, choose this job ad and use the button ‘Apply for this position’ at the bottom of that advertisement.                                            https://en.academicpositions.nl/ad/amolf/2017/postdoc-position-interaction-of-low-energy-electrons-with-hybrid-thin-films/104039?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Job+alerts

28 Авг

Heinz Neumüller Foundation Doctoral Scholarship for International Students in Germany, 2017

Heinz Neumüller Foundation Doctoral Scholarship for International Students in Germany, 2017

The University of Oldenburg is pleased to offer Heinz Neumüller Foundation to study doctoral program in Germany. International candidates are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.The aim of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to international students.

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973, making it one of Germany‘s young universities. Its goal is to find answers to the major challenges society faces in the 21st century – through interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue doctoral programme.

Study Subject: Thus the Heinz Neumüller Stiftung annually supports from the fields of engineering, law, computer, economic, and natural sciences such doctoral candidates at the University of Oldenburg “who have distinguished themselves during their studies through ability, initiative and responsibility”.

Scholarship Award: It fulfils this purpose by providing financial and material support, specifically through four to six scholarships with an eligibility period of one year and a monthly maximum grant amount of 400,00 €.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Applicants can apply themselves or be recommended by a faculty member. In both cases the following qualifications have to be met:

  • Master’s degree or diploma (no M. Ed.) in one of the subjects listed above
  • Dissertation topic is completely or partly based in one of the subjects listed above

Nationality: International candidates are eligible to apply for this scholarship program. Your nationality is irrelevant.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have Master’s degree or diploma (no M. Ed.).

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Germany Scholarships

How to Apply: Doctoral students can apply using this online application form.

A complete application contains at least the following documents (in copy or original):

  • Personal cover letter
  • Photograph
  • (tabular) description of the previous course of life and studies
  • Degree qualifying for a doctoral degree
  • Certificate of matriculation
  • Exposé and schedule for the dissertation
  • Letter of confirmation from the dissertation supervisor that the dissertation project has been offered, including the topic and a statement on its relevance for the future development of science
  • Letter of recommendation from a second faculty member

Application Deadline: The application period for scholarships from the Heinz Neumüller Stiftung starts on August 15 and ends on October 31 each year.

https://www.uni-oldenburg.de/en/neumueller-stiftung/

28 Авг

Developing an improved DMA test for prediction of tyre friction

Job description

Then, the Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) programme Energy & Process Technology is very interesting for you. The PDEng programme is a 2-year post MSc technological programme with a focus on technological design. This programme at the University of Twente contains an educational part that will be followed at the University, and a design project that will be carried out at Apollo Tyres. The educational programme will have an in-depth and broadening character with ample attention for professional development and will be partly tailored to the design project. In collaboration with Apollo Tyres, high level, creative and new designs for complex issues will be aimed at.

PDEng Design Project — Developing an improved DMA test for prediction of tyre friction  

One of the best known and most widely used methods to predict tyre performance for tread compound is Tsweep test, measured at low constant strain (0.05-1%). In a real situation, the tyre is subjected to a load which in combination with road roughness causes tread deformation at different strains, which are much higher than in a conventional Tsweep test. Some publications have shown that a correlation between DMA data and tyre data can be improved by measuring at higher strains. At the same time there are various patents in which the Tsweep is measured at constant load, and this is used as indication of tyre braking. Both tests are done in single shear mode, which is not the standard mode for a DMA. To compare both tests with wet braking distance data of different compounds, new clamping devices and vulcanization molds have to be designed.

The PDEng needs to design a new DMA test method for a  Metravib 450 to improve the prediction of friction for tread compounds at tyre level in comparison with current Tsweep measured at low strain, including:

  1. Design of a single shear clamping device for a Metravib DMA;
  2. Design of a mold for vulcanization of single shear samples together with a metal bonding part.

Your profile

We are searching for the best MSc graduated candidates (or graduates with several years of experience) in the field of Material Science or a related discipline with focus on elastomers. Candidates should have a demonstrable affinity with design and multidisciplinary assignments. Besides, you must have the ambition and talent to accelerate in finding solutions / creating designs for complex technological issues with a multidisciplinary character. Important professional skills are English language skills, communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, initiative and self-reflection. An interview will be part of the selection procedure.

Application
Please send your letter of motivation, with a curriculum vitae, a list with grades of courses attended, references and, if applicable, a list of publications before 15 October 2017 through the link below.

Contact information
If you have any further questions about this vacancy of the PDEng programme in Energy & Process Technology, please contact Wilma Dierkes:

General information about PDEng programmes you can find at our website.

Our offer

We offer a contract for 24 months. During these two years you follow a tailor made post-master design programme with a combination of education (~50%) and working on a design project (~50%). The salary will be € 1.803 gross per month. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus.

On successfully completing the programme, you will receive a certified degree. You will be entitled to use the academic degree Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) and will be registered as a Technological Designer in the Dutch register kept by the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVI).

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: MIRA, CTIT, SBE  and IGS.

Published 2017-08-25 | Closing on 2017-10-15

https://en.academicpositions.nl/ad/university-of-twente/2017/pdeng-position-in-energy-process-technology-developing-an-improved-dma-test-for-prediction-of-tyre-friction/103973?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Job+alerts

28 Авг

Research Fellow – Sensor Networks for Smart Cities

Research Fellow – Sensor Networks for Smart Cities

Ref.07.17.138 – Research Fellow – Sensor Networks for Smart Cities

Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Department: Nanoelectronics Engineering

Unit: Systems Engineering

Job Type: Full time

Contract Duration: 24 months
Closing Date: September 24th, 2017 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

 Introduction

INL is seeking a qualified Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on a project to develop gas sensors (CO2, CO, methane) based on FET based nanostructures to deploy on a portable platform including RF communications, signal processing, and some energy harvesting capability in a collaborative project between INL (Department of Nanoelectronics Engineering and Department of Micro and Nanofabrication) and GRADIANT-Galiza.

 Job Role & Key Responsibilities

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow will undertake the following main activities and responsibilities:

  • Develop gas sensors (CO2, CO, methane) based on FET based nanostructures to deploy on a portable platform including RF communications, signal processing, and some energy harvesting capability.
  • This work will be done in collaboration with GRADIANT-Galiza that will be responsible for the communications network.

 Job Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • PhD in Applied Physics, Physics Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related technical fields;
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the topics: gas sensors; environmental sensors; nanowire devices; RF communications.
  • International mobility experience will be valued.

 Personal Skills

  • Strong motivation to work both independently and as part of a team in an interdisciplinary environment, with the ability to pay close attention to detail and to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in the dissemination of results to the scientific community are expected;
  • Capable of establishing collaborative ties with distinguished academic groups and relevant industry partners.

 Languages

English is the working language of INL. Therefore, excellent communication skills in English are required.

 What we offer

Employment contract and competitive compensation package;

  • Employees will also benefit of the various social facilities available at INL;
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.

 How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply. Only applications in English will be accepted. The application is made online. Please click on the ‘Apply’ button;

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and University certificates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 Employment Agreement

If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment, you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.

If Your Application is Not Successful

We highly value the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.

 Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle

INL is an equal opportunity organisation, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues.

Enquires should be made to: hr.services@inl.int.

Published 2017-08-25 | Closing on 2017-09-25

The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.  https://academicpositions.es/ad/international-iberian-nanotechnology-laboratory/2017/ref-07-17-138-research-fellow-sensor-networks-for-smart-cities/103969?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Job+alerts

28 Авг

Postdoctoral researcher position

Postdoctoral researcher position

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

Postdoctoral researcher position in Materials Physics Research Group

The postdoctoral researcher will be working in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in a research project funded by the Academy of Finland: ” Atomistic modeling of kinetics on surfaces and interfaces of iron-chromium alloys (AMKSIA) (1.9.2017 — 31.8.2020)». The fixed term position starts at the earliest on the 1st of October 2017 and lasts one year at the most (a shorter time can be negotiated, if needed).

The candidates must hold a doctoral degree in physics or related fields. In addition, the applicants should have expertise and working experience in ab initio modeling of metallic alloys The applicants need to have the ability to conduct independent scientific work, good English skills and the willingness to work in collaboration with an experimental materials research group.

The salary is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. For a postdoctoral researcher, the salary is at levels 4-6 on the job demands chart, where the task specific salary component is 2475,31 – 3340,77 €/month. In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid.  The personal work performance component is a maximum of 46.3 % of the task specific salary component.

There is a trial period of four months.

The qualification requirements of the position are written in the University of Turku rules of procedure. A person selected for the post of postdoctoral research fellow is required to have a doctoral degree and the ability to do independent scientific work as well as having the necessary teaching skills.

Academic portfolio ( http://www.utu.fi/en/university/university-as-an-employer/Pages/Coming-to-Work-for-the-University.aspx ), CV, a list of publications, a copy of diploma of the doctoral degree, addresses of 2-3 potential academic referees and other documents that may affect to the selection need to be attached to the application.

Applications must be submitted 17th September 2017 at the latest via the electronic application form of the University of Turku. The link to the electronic application system is found at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job).

Additional information is given by Professor Kalevi Kokko, kokko@utu.fi

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