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 Electron Microscopy Scientist


Successful candidates for this position should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Solid-State Chemistry or related fields with 4 or more years of relevant experience (exceptional MS candidates may also be considered) and will be responsible for assisting PARADIM users in the characterization and analysis of their materials using some of the most powerful election microscopes in the world. Expertise in aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), electron spectroscopy (Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) or Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS)), and focused ion beam (FIB) preparation of TEM samples is required.


A critical long-term responsibility of this position will be to support and mentor PARADIM users in advanced EM characterization and analysis of their materials down to the atomic scale. Additional responsibilities will include assisting users in processing of data collected in PARADIM’s electron microscopy facility, storing and curating data from the electron microscopes, teaching at PARADIM’s summer school on electron microscopy, and interacting with users to help and consult them refine their concepts before PARADIM proposal submission. PARADIM Research Associates is encouraged to be research active; the Research Associate may publish research papers related to the in-house research theme of PARADIM: weaving new “quantum fabrics” with tailored functionalities which arise by intertwining different quantum materials. To facilitate this, in addition to the possibility of collaborating with interested PARADIM users on their research, Research Associates may write proposals to use PARADIM facilities and spend up to 20% of their time doing research in PARADIM facilities related to quantum fabrics on which the Research Associate is the Principal Investigator.


Research Associate is a non-tenure-track academic research appointment. This is a three-year term position that may be extended. Continued employment will be contingent on performance, program needs, and funding availability.


Applications, including a CV and the names of 3-4 references, should be submitted through the Academic Jobs Online portal: