Scientist (m/f/d) | In-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy

Scientist Halle (Saale)
Solid State Research & Material Sciences Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Job Code: 2020-TEM

Job Offer from November 19, 2020

The Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany, Department NISE, Director Prof. Stuart S.P. Parkin, is currently recruiting a scientist (m/f/d) in the field of materials science research using in-situ transmission electron microscopy. The institute is installing two new dedicated state of the art transmission electron microscopes that will include advanced analytical capabilities (4D STEM, EDX, EELS etc.). The main focus of the research is directed towards in-situ experiments on atomically engineered materials with novel properties, especially focused on cognitive and spintronic materials and devices. We are looking for someone who is focused on solving problems of materials science using the knowledge of microscopy and is willing to work on TEM on a daily basis.

Your tasks

  • TEM in-situ experiments by applying temperature, magnetic fields, voltage/ current, and optical excitation
  • Application of TEM techniques, e.g. HREM/STEM, nano-beam diffraction, Differential Phase Contrast, Lorentz-TEM, electron energy-loss spectroscopy, holography
  • Analysis of images and results from TEM experiments using advanced methods
  • Training of scientists in TEM techniques and experiments
  • Reporting of investigation results to scientists
  • Reliable operation and maintenance of electron microscopes
  • Maintaining state-of-the-art capabilities

Your profile

  • Physicist, chemist, engineer or materials scientist, preferably with a doctoral degree
  • Prior TEM/STEM experience required
  • Programming capabilities for data or image analysis
  • Strong team player who excels in a fast paced, highly dynamic, interdisciplinary environment
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in English

We offer

  • A world-leading institute with a wide range of state of the art capabilities for exploratory thin film materials and device research
  • Remuneration and social benefits depending on education and prior experience according to TVöD
  • Fixed term contract, initially for 2 years with the perspective of extension

Your application

  • Documents can be uploaded as a single pdf file at our application website with reference to job code: 2020-TEM until Dec. 13, 2020. Please supply the name and email addresses of at least two references.
  • The Max Planck Society aims to employ more persons with disabilities. Applications from persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
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