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Post-doc position: Focused Ion Beam nanofabrication and related techniques
Donostia - San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa - Basque Country, Spain
The Institute: CIC nanoGUNE, located in San Sebastian, Basque Country (Spain), is a R&D center created in 2007 with the mission of conducting basic and applied world‐class research in nanoscience and nanotechnology, supporting the growth of a nanotechnology‐based industry.
CIC nanoGUNE Consolider is a recently established Research & Development Center with the mission of conducting basic and applied world-class research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Among several cutting edge in-house research facilities it runs an electron microscopy laboratory, which includes a fully equipped FEI Titan 60-300 TEM, two FEI Helios NanoLab FIB systems and a FEI Quanta 250 FEG ESEM.
The postdoctoral position will be related to exploring the potential of exciting and new capabilities in the field of FIB-based nanostructure fabrication in close interaction with other research groups at nanoGUNE. The work will furthermore include the intensive utilization of the above FEI systems and solutions, so that the candidate will have a unique opportunity to acquire deep knowledge of instrumentation and techniques, as well as to learn diverse aspects of nanotechnology in interaction with nanoGUNE´s international research team.
Responsibilities of the position will include planning and performing of experiments, processing and evaluating of results, preparing publications and interaction with FEI specialists. The outcome of the work is expected to be in the form of application reports as well as scientific publications in internationally leading journals. The position holder will be expected to provide expert advice on the application of FEI instruments, demonstrate their operation and develop further techniques for sample preparation and analysis.
The position requires a PhD in Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering or Physics strongly related to electron/ion microscopy and nanofabrication. The successful candidate will have very substantial experimental FIB expertise, a broad knowledge in nanotechnology, as well as good communication and excellent writing skills. Proficiency in the following methods is most desirable: FIB imaging and fabrication, FIBID, EBID, TRIM calculations. Hands-on knowledge of TEM and nano-scale devices will be advantageous, but is not a pre-condition.
The position is available from April 1st 2013 for a duration of two years.
Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “FIB postdoc application”.