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Research Engineer Nanoengineering
Employer: BARCELONA ADDS VALUE (HEURISTICA DE CATALUNYA, S.L.)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Website: http://icn2.cat/en/
Employment Start Date: Flexible/to be discussed

Organization Description:

The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2 – Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) is a non-profit international research institute located close to Barcelona, Spain. Its research lines focus on the newly discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the fascinating behaviour of matter at the nanoscale.

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Description of Group/Project:

 
Within the NFFA - EUROPE European Project, fast - scan capabilities of scanning probe microscopes (SPM) will be developed in collaboration with Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) in Trieste.
 
One of the main limitations of SPM is their rather low time resolution that precludes the in - operando investigation of a variety of surface phenomena where time resolution down to few ten ms/image is required. Within this Fast SPM project a universal module transferable to various SPM control units will be developed. The fast module will be adapted both to STMs and to AFMs, at the maximum scanning rate achievable.
 
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Characterization of photodetector response of commercial AFMs as well as study of eventual limiting factor for fast scanning
  • Adapt a Nanonis control electronics to commercial AFMs
  • Compatibility of the Fast SPM universal module to the Nanonis - commercial AFM systems
  • Perform fast scan experiments with the new setup
Requirements:
Degree in Physics or Engineering
Experience with Atomic Force Microscopy instrumentation is mandatory. Candidates with only experience in AFM operation will not be considered. Professional experience in t he field will be positively evaluated. Good knowledge of English is required.
Job Application:
Submit the following application documents through http://jobs.icn2.cat/job-openings/81/research-engineer and include:
- Resume or CV
- Summary of the applicant’s experience
- List of three references with contact details.
- Brief letter of motivation.
Date Posted: October 19, 2016