Available Full-Time Positions

 

1 PhD Position in field mapping of ferroelectric materials

Job description

The Laboratory for in situ nanomaterials characterization with electrons (INE) at the Institute of Materials at EPFL invites applications of highly motivated individuals to develop and apply methods allowing in-depth understanding of nucleation, growth, and interaction mechanisms of ferroelectric domains at various temperatures using in-situ TEM methodologies. The student will utilize a range of field mapping S/TEM techniques (such as DPC, 4D-STEM, electron holography) in correlation with modifications induced by in-situ heating and biasing with the main objective to understand the switching dynamics and domain evolution of complex ferroelectrics in a quantitative manner. The ultimate goal is to advance our knowledge of domain dynamics during operation of ferroelectric devices currently used in technologically important fields such as neuromorphic computing and data storage.

In general, the research projects include development of specimen imaging methods and application of transmission electron techniques using the microscopes at CIME. The project is in collaboration with Dr. Victor Boureau.

Person specification

Candidates should hold a Master degree in physics, materials science or a related discipline. Previous demonstrated, hands-on experience with electron or ion microscopes (SEM, FIB and/or TEM) is preferred.

Application process

Applicants should send a motivation letter, their CV, at least two contacts of references and relative documentation by email to Prof. Tileli .
Note that the candidate should also apply to the Doctoral School in Materials.


 

2 PhD Positions in in situ electron microscopy of catalysts

Job description
The Laboratory for in situ nanomaterials characterization with electrons (INE) at the Institute of Materials at EPFL invites applications of highly motivated individuals to develop and apply methods for advanced in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) characterisation with respect to energy materials. One position is dedicated to catalytic CO2 reduction reaction and the other is involved with oxygen evolving catalysts. In general, the research projects include development of specimen imaging methods and application of transmission electron techniques using the microscopes at CIME.

Person specification
Candidates should hold a Master degree in physics, materials science or a related discipline. Previous demonstrated, hands-on experience with electron or ion microscopes (SEM, FIB and/or TEM) is preferred.

Application process
Applicants should send a motivation letter, their CV, at least two contacts of references and relative documentation by email to Prof. Tileli .
Note that the candidate should also apply to the Doctoral School in Materials.
 


 

1 Fixed-Term Internship Position: Imaging of amyloid fibrils with liquid-phase TEM

Job description

We are seeking to hire an Intern to develop and apply liquid-phase electron microscopy to image amyloid fibrils in real-time. The project is in collaboration with the group of Prof. Hilal Lashuel.

Person specification

Candidates should be recent Master degree graduates or expected to graduate with a Master degree soon. A Master degree in Materials Science or Bioengineering is preferred. Previous demonstrated, hands-on experience with operating electron microscopes would be useful.
The project can also apply to Master’s students for their theses.

Further information

This paid position is for 3 months with a possibility for renewal for another 3 months.
Further information and applications including a motivation letter and the updated CV should be send to Prof. Tileli .