APT Positions Available


Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTSU)
Senior Engineer in Atom Probe Tomography

About the position

We have a vacancy for a senior engineer in atom probe tomography at the department of materials science and engineering.

The position is part of the establishment of an Atom Probe Tomography laboratory in connection to the MiMaC national infrastructure.

The department is hosting the Norwegian national centre for Minerals and Materials Characterisation (MiMaC), co-hosting the Norwegian national centre for X-ray diffraction (REXC), in addition to being frequent users of the NTNU NanoLab, another national infrastructure, and NTNUs advanced analytical TEM instruments at the Trondheim node of the National Centre for Transmission Electron Microscopy (NorTEM).

Our recently purchased 3D Atom Probe instrument is a part of the MiMaC-lab, and the Department has the ambition to develop a world-leading research environment in the field of APT.

The position will strengthen the research profile in materials characterization at the department in the field of 3D Atom Probe Tomography (APT). The successful applicant will also contribute on other advanced materials characterization techniques.
The position reports to technical leader.

Job description
     -participate in setting up the Laboratory, developing methods within atom probe sample preparation and analysis and be responsible for user training, maintenance and operations on the atom probe instrument. Assisting on other advanced material techniques can also be relevant.
     -technical responsible for the APT laboratory and related activities
     -the research and teaching language will mainly be English
     -contribute to laboratory activities related to courses in various electron microscopy and other material characterisation techniques at MSc and PhD level, with a specific responsibility for the activities applying Atom Probe.

Qualification requirements
     -hands-on operation experience on running an APT instrument and relevant data analysis
     -interest of running and maintaining the instrument and competence and experience with corresponding sample preparation techniques
     -a PhD and/or MSc degree in a relevant field
     -able to communicate orally and written in English at a good level
     -If the candidate does not speak or write any Scandinavian language, it is expected that knowledge of Norwegian is obtained within three years, equivalent to level three in the “Norwegian for Foreigners” courses provided by the Department of Linguistics, NTNU.

Desired qualifications 

    -In depth knowledge of advanced material characterisation techniques will be considered as an advantage.
     -Promising applicants who have not the experience in operation of APT, but with a relevant theoretical background and with the potential to master the instrument within a short time training, may also be considered. Necessary training will then be provided to such a holder of the post.

Personal characteristics 

     -good communication skills
     -demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
     -enjoys working in an environment where development and productivity is high
     -structured and solution oriented

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer
     -exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
     -an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
     -favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
     -employee benefits

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of senior engineer code 1087 is normally remunerated at gross from
NOK 464 800 – 565 500 before tax per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.
Questions about the position can be directed to professor Yanjun Li, Leader of MiMaC
e-mail: yanjun.li@ntnu.no,phone: (+47) 73551206 and technical leader Eli Beate Larsen,
e-mail: eli.beate.larsen@ntnu.no, phone : (+47) 91897599.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number when applying.
Application deadline: 2018-11-07

Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum (IMEC)
Researcher in Atom Probe Tomography for Semiconductor Materials and Devices
Develop and optimize atom probe analysis routines for applications in semiconductor industry!

What you will do

The materials and component analysis department (MCA) is an expertise center within the Imec
organization with a two-fold objective:

1) to support the device, materials, process and technology developments within imec by providing a metrology service enabling
process control and fundamental understanding of these developments.

2) to continuously improve existing and/or develop new metrology concepts by exploring the underlying physics,
developing new instrumental concepts and advanced metrology approaches.

Its portfolio covers the entire range of advanced characterization tools such as TEM, (TOF)SIMS, XPS, SPM, Raman, and RBS.

The omnipresence of 3D-structures also stimulated the adoption of Atom probe tomography (APT) in view of spatial resolution and sensitivity. The complexity of nanoscaled semiconducting devices implies that the application of APT is far from routine and severe issues are encountered related to sample preparation, sample yield, local magnifications effects, trajectory aberrations, reconstruction artefacts, quantification accuracy, laser-tip interactions etc. To address those aspects, we are looking for an APT expert with thorough fundamental understanding and wide ranging practical experience.

More concretely you will:

Develop and optimize atom probe analysis routines for applications in semiconductor industry.
Work on all aspects including sample preparation, measurements, data analysis and reporting.
Investigate the fundamental phenomena underlying the APT analysis and their impact on the results.
Work according to agreed timelines and report on progress internally and to customers.
Work efficiently in a multidiscipline environment with engineers and scientists.
Support students and our APT research program.
Publish your work in conferences and journals.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its
headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that
makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take
initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with
words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in
your development to further your technical and personal growth.

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment
are therefore appreciated by means of a competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

You have a Master’s with relevant working experience (> 5 years) or a PhD degree in Physics, Engineering, Nanotechnology, Semiconductor technologies or equivalent. A strong knowledge of optics, laser-matter interaction is an asset.

We appreciate your background in semiconductor physics and process technology, in a R&D environment, and/or your familiarity with other advanced microscopy techniques including TEM and/or FIM.

We are looking for your extensive hands-on experience in APT sample preparation using FIB, APT measurements and data analysis. Expertise with heterogeneous/multilayer systems, confined volumes and/or nano-structures are an additional asset.

We value your proven track-record of APT fundamentals, 3D data reconstruction and/or artefacts in APT.

We enjoy your initiative and independent work attitude, while being part of a team.

Since you will be working in a highly international environment and will be maintaining a good contact with colleagues and co-workers from all over the world, fluency in English is essential.


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