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Post-doctoral position Atom Probe Tomography driven by ultrashort pulses in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV)
Groupe de Physique des Matériaux,
76801 SAINT ETIENNE DU ROUVRAY CEDEX
FRANCE

Spatially coherent sources of high-energy extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) photons and the tight focusing associated to the EUV beams are required for various scientific and industrial applications such as nanoscale imaging by atom probe tomography. The atom probe tomography (APT) is an advanced characterization method with very high spatial resolution that allows performing analytical imaging of materials in three dimensions at the atomic scale [Blavette1993, Gault2006]. Remarkable advances in the analysis of insulating materials were only achieved using UV laser pulses (around 340-400 nm) thanks to their high photon energy, thus paving the way for APT exploitation in new areas such as geophysics and biology. The use of EUV sources with photon energy up to 20 eV will allow the analysis of ultrawide band gap materials and will also improve the chemical composition measurements.

This project aims first to build a EUV photons source based on High Harmonic Generation (HHG) in large bandgap material (amorphous silica) using a long wavelength (mid-infrared) few-cycle (sub-30 fs) laser. Indeed, HHG in amorphous silica has already enabled the production of high photon flux at energies up to 25 eV [You2017].

The second objective will concern the coupling of the EUV source to an APT chamber to analyse wide band-gap materials in order to explore the evaporation process induced by such high energy photons and thus evaluate their potential for APT’ performances improvement [Vella2013]. The generation of EUV light in large band-gap materials and its application to APT are in the focus of the ANR project (Flex-UV) that will be conducted in collaboration between the GPM group (The University of Rouen, gpm.univ-rouen.fr, the laboratory LOA (École Polytechnique https://loa.enstaparis.fr/the-laboratory/organization/) and the laboratory Xlim (The University of Limoges : https://www.xlim.fr/)

Post-doctoral position (starting from October/November 2022)

The work consists to develop an optical bench to generate EUV pulses by focusing a fs fiber laser on oxide materials. After characterization, the EUV light will be coupled to the Atom Probe Tomography chamber, assuring the focusing of EUV wavelengths on the nanometric sample. The work will be aimed at the activation and optimization of the ATP results, such as time-of-flight spectra, and the study of photo-ionization process. The successful candidate can be specialized in physics with particular knowledge in optics, non-linear optics and laser-matter interactions. Previous experience in high harmonic generation, atom probe tomography and/or focused ion beam milling will be highly appreciated.

Contact Angela Vella for more information or to apply.




Post-Doctoral Research Position, The University at Buffalo

Professor Baishakhi Mazumder at the Materials Design and Innovation department in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is seeking candidates to fill a post-doctoral research position. The candidate will be involved in research activities in characterizing nanoscale materials through atom probe tomography and transmission electron microscopy. The specific programs funding this research involves understanding the nanoscale chemistry including defects and doping behavior in oxide and nitride materials used for power, opto-electronics, and quantum applications.

Description of job duty:
The candidate will be involved in research activities in characterizing nanoscale materials through atom probe tomography and transmission electron microscopy. The specific programs funding this research involve understanding defects and doping behavior in oxide and nitride materials used for power electronics and quantum applications. Successful candidates in this position will be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals, present at professional society conferences, assist in report writing to the sponsors of these programs, and provide guidance of graduate students in these topics.

Minimum qualification:
The successful candidate should hold a doctorate degree in Materials Science & Engineering or a closely related field with demonstrated experience and expertise in one or more of the areas of atom probe tomography, cross-correlative microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and focus ion beam specimen preparation. Knowledge of machine learning algorithms will be a plus.

Job Responsibilities:
• Publish in peer-reviewed journals.
• Present at professional society conferences.
• Assist in report writing to the sponsors of these programs.
• Provide guidance to graduate students on these topics

Contact Maishakhi Mazumder, PhD by clicking here.




Shared Instrumentation Facility, APT and FIB/SEM Manager
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St. Golden, CO 80401
Dr. David Diercks

Description:
The Shared Instrumentation Facility (SIF) at Colorado School of Mines is seeking a primary manager for its atom probe (Cameca LEAP 4000X Si) and two scanning electron microscope / focused ion beam instruments (FEI Helios NanoLab 600i and Tescan S8252G). The successful candidate will be a part of the team of research staff who support research activities across the entire campus. The candidate will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of these instruments, including maintenance, training, and data analysis. The candidate will work closely with faculty and graduate students and other researchers performing microscopy on these instruments. 

Application Expiration Date: 6/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

More information, or to apply click here.



Exploration of experimental methods for quantification and imaging of hydrogen reactions by atom probe tomography
PhD thesis proposal – Groupe de Physique des Matériaux 
Universite De Rouen, France

The candidate will develop techniques for sample preparation and analysis by Atom Probe Tomography, as well as methods for the exploitation of data from these experiments, while studying the theory behind field evaporation and the basics of high field chemistry. He/she should have a good knowledge of solid state physics and/or surface chemistry. 

Contact Lorenzo Rigutti for more information.

Click here to apply.



Postdoctoral position in Atom Probe Tomography of Steels

Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden

Description:
We are looking for a postdoc eager to explore the possibilities in the latest atom probe tomography (APT) technology, and to apply this to atomic-scale steel research. The postdoc will work in a small research group, which has a longstanding tradition in atom probe research and a well-equipped lab for materials characterization.

The post-doc will pursuit her/his own research in cooperation with the academic staff, as well as industry partners. This includes carrying out experiments and data evaluation, and to report findings at project meetings and in scientific journal articles. The person will play an important role in exploring the best ways to use the new instrument and the data evaluation tools, as well as assisting other users. Supervision of PhD students and Master students can be included.

Qualifications
To qualify for the position of postdoc you must have a doctoral degree in Materials Science/Engineering, Physics or Chemistry or another relevant field; the degree should generally not be older than three years. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

For additional information, and to apply, click here.



Study of microstructural evolution of neutron irradiated ultra-fine grained austenitic stainless steels by atom probe tomography


Groupe de Physique des Matériaux
UMR CNRS 6634 Université de Rouen Normandie et INSA de Rouen Normandie 

Description:
Under irradiation, austenitic stainless steels (ASS), used for internal structures of pressurized water reactors are subjected to a degradation of their properties. Reducing the grain size of ASS is a way to enhance radiation resistance, grain boundaries acting as sinks for point defects at the origin of microstructural evolutions under irradiation.

The objectives of the RESIRAN project, funded by the Carnot ESP (Energy and Propulsion Systems) is to evaluate the stability of the microstructure using atom probe and electron microscopy and mechanical properties (tensile tests) of a nanostructured ASS irradiated with neutrons at several fluences. The aim is to confirm or not the potential of this kind of materials, to better understand mechanisms at the origin of the ageing under irradiation and to correlate microstructural evolutions with mechanical properties evolutions. The successful candidate will conduct atom probe (sample preparation, analysis and data processing) and electron microscopy experiments, present the results during project progress meetings and contribute to the drafting of deliverables and publications.  

For additional information, and to apply, download this document.




Departmental Research Fellow in Correlative Cryogenic Atom Probe and Electron Microscopy

Imperial College London
Full description can be found here.

Additional information available from Professor Baptiste Gault.



SENIOR MATERIALS ANALYSIS ENGINEER

Intel
Hillsboro, Oregon USA

Candidates need a PhD and APT background.

More information here.

Please send resumes to Ying Zhou or Xiochen Ren.


ASSOCIATE RESEARCHER POSITION IN MINERALOGY INSTRUMENTATION
DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
Applicants are invited for an 18-month associate researcher position, supported with funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), under the supervision of Dr. Alberto Pérez-Huerta in the Department of Geological Sciences. The successful candidate will be involved in the application of atom probe tomography (APT) for the analysis of minerals, in collaboration with the Alabama Analytical Research Center (AARC) where specific instrumentation training will be provided.

The candidate will also help the PI in the organization of logistics for the research and managing activities in the Biomineralization/Paleobiology lab.

Minimum qualifications:
1) Ph.D. in Geosciences, Material Sciences, Physics or a related scientific field;
2) Previous research with focus in mineralogy-geochemistry and/or instrumentation development, with preference for experience in focused ion beam (FIB) microscopy and/or atom probe tomography (APT);
3) strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Details regarding existing research programs, equipment and facilities, and departmental/laboratory activities can be found here.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Alberto Pérez-Huerta.
Applicants can apply here.

When submitting an application, candidates must provide a cover letter, indicating research interests including background and experience, a copy of the CV, and contact information for at least two referees.

In addition, a copy of the application materials, as a single pdf file, has to be sent to Dr. Alberto Pérez-Huerta. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, and the expected starting date for the position is June 1, 2022. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and Actively Seeks Diversity in its Employees




March 7 2022

Postdoc position on APT data reconstruction 

Vision Lab University of Antwerp and imec

The Vision Lab at the University of Antwerp has an open position for a postdoctoral researcher to strengthen our tomography research team with, for this position, a particular emphasis on Atom Probe tomography. The researcher will develop a radically new method for the 3D atomic resolution reconstruction of atom probe data. The technique will be dedicated to the analysis of semiconductor samples in close collaboration with imec where atomic scale analysis of advanced semiconductor devices is pursued with Atom Probe tomography. 

Application Expiration Date: 7/1/2022 12:00:00 AM


Additional information, and to apply, click here.




February 3 2022

Doctoral Position

Groupe de Physique des Matériaux (GPM) at the University of Rouen FRANCE

3D microscopy of biologic materials by THz Atom Probe Tomography.   This project will enable the SAT to meet existing industrial needs in the field of characterization of biological materials at the nanoscale. The project therefore has a strong potential for valorization with a view to the introduction of SAT in the production chains of pharmaceutical products. Note that a patent has been filed in France and its European extension is pending. The establishment of a functional prototype will validate the concepts of the patent and thus accelerate the transfer to manufacturers (eg Cameca), via license contracts or industrial contracts

Additional information, and to apply, download this document.



January 27 2022

Two PhD positions available

One in Rouen (GPM) and the other in Caen (CIMAP), concerning the development of a new APT instrument (start September 2022).

"We are looking for a highly motivated student holding a master degree or equivalent with a strong background in condensed matter physics or (nano) materials science. Scientific curiosity, strong interest in experimental work and data analysis, written and oral communication skills are required. Knowledge in focused ion beam instruments will be appreciated, even if not mandatory."

Additional information, and to apply, download this document.


January 5 2022

Open Tenure Track Faculty positions at The University of North Texas Physics Department
To be filled for Fall 2022

Position Summary
The Department of Physics at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The candidate’s research should be in the area of experimental biophysics. Candidates are expected to develop a vigorous and externally funded research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor student research, provide service to the department, university and community, and foster an equitable environment that promotes diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complements and integrates with ongoing departmental programs. An offer of employment for this position will be made dependent upon available funding.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a Ph.D in physics or a closely related field. A minimum of one year of postdoctoral experience, or equivalent professional experience, after the Ph.D.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants whose research interests complement and integrate with ongoing departmental programs.

Details, and to apply, click here.


Position Summary
The Department of Physics at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, with competitive startup, salary, and benefit packages. The candidate’s research should be in the area of experimental nanophotonics. Candidates are expected to develop a vigorous and externally funded research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor student research, provide service to the department, university and community, and foster an equitable environment that promotes diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complements and integrates with ongoing departmental programs. An offer of employment for this position will be made dependent upon available funding.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a Ph.D in physics or a closely related field, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching. A minimum of one year of postdoctoral experience, or equivalent professional experience, after the Ph.D. Applicants whose research interests complement and integrate with ongoing departmental programs

Details, and to apply, click here.


Position Summary
The Department of Physics at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The candidate’s research should be in the area of materials and devices for energy applications, with a preference for experimental programs. Candidates are expected to develop a vigorous and externally funded research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor student research, provide service to the department, university and community, and foster an equitable environment that promotes diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complements and integrates with ongoing departmental programs. An offer of employment for this position will be made dependent upon available funding.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a Ph.D in physics or a closely related field, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching. A minimum of one year of postdoctoral experience, or equivalent professional experience, after the Ph.D.

Preferred Qualifications

Experimental research program. Applicants whose research interests complement and integrate with ongoing departmental programs.

Details, and to apply, click here.


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