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Buscamos candidat@ para tesis

 

El Laboratorio Avanzado de Nanoscopias y Espectroscopias (LANE) del Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla, busca candidato para realizar formación en microscopia electrónica avanzada para la caracterización de materiales. Requisitos: Titulado reciente en Física o Química, buen expediente académico. Ganas de hacer la tesis doctoral con posibilidad de formación en centros europeos. Imprescindible buen nivel de inglés.

Para más información o envío de CV contactar con:
Prof. Asunción Fernández Camacho (asuncion@icmse.csic.es)
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla

Fecha limite 03-Marzo-2015

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Sheffield Hallam University. Materials and Engineering Research Institute PhD scholarships

As part of our strategic plan to invest in high-achieving students, integrate research with teaching and increase engagement with business, the professions and other partners, we are offering two types of University funded PhD scholarships:

1) Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) PhD Scholarship
These scholarships will be awarded by the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences and offer the opportunity to do PhD research at the same time as gaining experience in university teaching. Students holding GTA scholarships will work for an average of 6 hours per week on teaching related activities alongside colleagues in one of the faculty's four Departments: Media Arts and Communication; Computing; Art and Design; or Engineering and Mathematics.

2) Vice Chancellor's Scholarships
These prestigious scholarships will be awarded by Sheffield Hallam University's Vice Chancellor to high-achieving students whose research interests align with the University's strategic goals.

Both scholarship types include full-time Home/EU tuition fees and a maintenance bursary for three years of full time study, commencing September 2014. The maintenance bursary will be paid at the RCUK national rate (£13,863 for 2014/15).

Deadline for scholarship applications:

The deadline for all applications has now closed.

How to apply:

For detailed application guidelines please see here

Research Areas:

Applications are invited in the following research areas:

  • Metallurgy and Anti-Corrosion Technologies
  • Electronic Materials and Photovoltaics
  • Materials and Fluid Flow Modelling
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Polymers and Nanocomposites
  • Ceramics and Glass
  • Robotics and Machine Vision
  • Design Engineering
  • Engineering Management

A list of possible projects listed by theme is available here . For more detail on these, please contact us at MERI-student@shu.ac.uk

More information about the Materials and Engineering Research institute can be found on our website .

All applications will be expected to include a prioritised list of up to five of these projects in section nine of the University application form.

Eligibility:

1) Scholarships in this discipline are open to Home/EU and International applicants. However, the scholarships will not include the shortfall between International and home/EU fee levels (approx. £10,000 per year) and another funding source will need to be identified by International applicants to cover this.

2) All applicants should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2:1 or better) or a relevant Masters qualification (or expectation of same)

3) While teaching experience is desirable for GTA applicants, all successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop their Higher Education teaching skills through training, practice and mentorship.

4) Currently-enrolled MERI students are not eligible for these schemes.

http://www.shu.ac.uk/ad/meri-phd/

 

Perfil Técnico I+D

Abengoa Solar, cuyo objetivo es desarrollar y aplicar tecnologías de energía solar para luchar contra el cambio climático y asegurar un desarrollo sostenible mediante tecnologías propias, tanto termosolares como fotovoltaicas, necesita incorporar a un/a Técnico/a para el departamento de I+D FV.

  • Estudios: Ldo. en Física (mínimo); Master en Materiales (valorable)
  • Experiencia:
  • Mínimo un año en actividades de i+d relacionadas con deposición y caracterización de capas delgadas para aplicaciones optoelectrónicas
  • Indispensable Conocimiento y habilidades en técnicas de deposición de capas delgadas por sputtering: manejo de equipo, conocimiento de los principios físicos del proceso, experiencia en operaciones de mantenimiento de estos equipos
  • Conocimiento y habilidades en técnicas de caracterización óptica de capas delgadas: medidas de transmitancia y reflexión, cálculo de parámetros electrónicos a partir de medidas ópticas, uso de instrumentación electrónica para adquisición y tratamiento de señales: detectores, amplificadores, labview
  • Conocimiento de tecnología fotovoltaica de lámina delgada: principios físicos de dispositivos fotovoltaicos, interpretación de medidas y parámetros característicos de los materiales
  • Conocimiento y habilidades en técnicas de caracterización electrónica de dispositivos fotovoltaicos de lámina delgada: curva IV y respuesta espectral.
  • Conocimiento y habilidades en procesos de laminación y encapsulado.
  • Conocimiento de materiales luminiscentes y cristales fotónicos. Principios físicos de funcionamiento y técnicas de caracterización óptica: rendimiento de fotoluminiscencia y eficiencia cuántica óptica. Habilidades en deposición de capas delgadas por spin-coating.
  • Programación en Matlab
  • Inglés alto, valorable otros idiomas
  • Movilidad geográfica
  • Residencia en la provincia de Sevilla

Datos de contacto: acabanas@solar.abengoa.com

 

Beca Thin Film Abengoa Solar

Abengoa Solar, cuyo objetivo es desarrollar y aplicar tecnologías de energía solar para luchar contra el cambio climático y asegurar un desarrollo sostenible mediante tecnologías propias, tanto termosolares como fotovoltaicas, necesita incorporar a un/a Becario/a para el departamento de I+D FV (Thin Film).

  • Tareas: apoyo en actividades I+D relacionadas con tratamientos térmicos y caracterización de semiconductores.
  • Formación: Licenciatura/Grado en Ciencias Físicas, con conocimientos de materiales, óptica, tratamientos térmicos y entornos de simulación.
  • Observaciones: en el caso de que Ingeniería de Materiales sea un segundo ciclo deberá provenir el candidato desde titulaciones científicas (Química, Física, etc.).
  • Experiencia: no requerida. Se valorara estancias en grupos de investigación de la Universidad como alumno interno durante los años de estudio.
  • Inglés fluido (B2 mínimo contrastado)
  • Movilidad: puntual, nacional
  • Centro de trabajo: Soland (Centro de Excelencia Tecnológico ubicado en Sanlúcar La Mayor, Sevilla).

Contacto: mauxiliadora.ruiz@solar.abengoa.com

 

Post -doctoral fellow in TEM Microscopy

 

The Advanced Laboratory for Nanoscopies and Sectroscopies (LANE) is supporting candidates for the Ramón y Cajal (5 years financed) call. More information on:

Open call programs by the MINECO Ministry of Mineco:

  • http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/12/31/pdfs/BOE-A-2013-13832.pdf
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop his/her work within the LANE laboratory using a new TECNAI F30 (300kV) microscope equipped with STEM, HAADF, EDX (INCA Energy XMax80), GIF Quantum SE and tomography holder and software. Materials under investigation are related to the two main research lines:
    1- Development of nanostructured coatings, thin films and nanoparticles based on the “magnetron sputtering” technology.
    2- Materials and catalysts for production, storage and use of hydrogen. A preliminary contact to the laboratory is needed to study the possibilities of developing the project in the laboratory. (As the available document for the call is in Spanish, do not hesitate to contact us for clarification)

Profile:

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry or Material Science. Experience in advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques: HRTEM, STEM, HAADF, Energy filtered TEM, EELS, EDX mapping and analysis applied to Materials Science and Nanotechnology.
  • Experience in electron tomography will be also considered   

Reference: LANE: MICRO
Send your CV to Dra. Asunción Fernández (asuncion@icmse.csic.es)
Reference letters are welcome.
IMPORTANT: Deadline for sending CVs 27th January 2014

Dated: January 2014

 

Specialized technician in electron microscopy instrumentation

 

The Advanced Laboratory for the Nano-Analysis of Novel Functional Materials is offering a position as Specialized Technician in Electron Microscopy Instrumentation.

Tasks:

  • Maintenance, control, alignment, calibration of the instrumentation in the electron microscopy laboratories. Technical support and maintenance on vacuum equipment and other scientific instrumentation.
  • Basic operation of the microscopes for recording of images and spectra.

Profile:

  • Electronic engineer,  Physics, Chemistry or Materials science degree, chemical analysis technician or electronic technician. (Salary will be determined according to the candidate academic qualifications).
  • Experience in scientific instrumentation maintenance and development of small devices.
  • Experience in electron microscopy instrumentation: Maintenance and operation.
  • Knowledge on TEM sample preparation and instrumentation.
  • Capacity to write scientific reports.
  • High command in English is mandatory.

The position will be open until an adequate candidate will be hired.
Reference: AL-NANOFUNC: SP-TEC-MICRO
Send your CV to Dra. Asunción Fernández (asuncion@icmse.csic.es)
Reference letters are welcome.

Dated: December 2012

 

Post – doctoral fellow in Microscopy

 

Open call programs by the MINECO Ministry of Spain:

The Advanced Laboratory for the Nano-Analysis of Novel Functional Materials is supporting candidates for Juan de la Cierva (3 years financed) and Ramón y Cajal (5 years financed) calls. More information on:

http://www.idi.mineco.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.d20caeda35a0c5dc7c68b11001432ea0/?vgnextoid=6c79282978ea0210VgnVCM1000001034e20aRCRD

  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop his/her work within the Al-NanoFuncnew laboratory where a TECNAI F30 (300kV) microscope is presently at the installation step equipped with STEM, HAADF, EDX (INCA Energy XMax80), GIF Quantum SE and tomography holder and software.
  • The laboratory will host applications considering the use of full capacities of the new laboratory. A preliminary contact to the laboratory is needed to study the possibilities of developing the project in the laboratory.

Profile:

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry or Material Science. Experience in advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques: HRTEM, STEM, HAADF, Energy filtered TEM, EELS, EDX mapping and analysis applied to Materials Science and Nanotechnology.
  • Experience in electron tomography will be also considered.

Reference:

AL-NANOFUNC: MICRO Send your CV to Dra. Asunción Fernández (asuncion@icmse.csic.es)
Reference letters are welcome.
IMPORTANT: Deadlines 20th November

Dated: October 2012

 

PhD position: Electron holography of quasi-periodic nanomagnet array

 

A PhD studentship is available in Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany to study magnetic fields in nanomagnet arrays using the techniques of electron holography and Lorentz transmission electron microscopy. This is a joint project of the Theoretical Nanoelectronics Institute (PGI-2) and the Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons (ER-C), where the work will be carried out. The student will be formally registered at RWTH Aachen University during the project.

Background

The aim of the project is to study magnetic remanent states and switching mechanisms in quasi­periodic arrays of nanomagnets. The magnets will be arranged in quasicrystalline tilings and lattices that have different degrees of disorder. Such arrays are interesting because they are model systems for understanding frustrated magnetic spins in materials on the atomic scale. The quasicrystalline tilings, in particular, will be used to understand the effect of short and long range structural order and symmetry on magnetic order. This information is important to understand whether long-range magnetic order can exist in quasicrystals.

Tasks

The student will develop and apply the techniques of off-axis electron holography and Lorentz transmission electron microscopy to perform unique experimental measurements of magnetic fields in arrays of nanomagnets that are between a few tens and a few hundreds of nm in size. The samples will be patterned lithographically by collaborators from the University of Hamburg and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland. Parameters that will be varied include the shapes of the magnetic elements, their spacings and their arrangements. The magnetic signals will be correlated with structural and conpositional information recorded from the same samples using aberration­corrected transmission electron microscopy. The project will require the development of experimental electron-optical techniques and software for image analysis and simulation.

Requirements

Suitable candidates should have a university degree and a strong background in solid state physics or a related discipline. The candidate should be fluent in English and interested in working in an interdisciplinary and international team of scientists.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Prof. Rafal Dunin-Borkowski (rdb@fz-juelich.de), Prof. David DiVincenzo (d.divincenzo@fz-juelich.de) or Dr. András Kovács (a.kovacs@fz-juelich.de).

Dated: September 2012

 

PhD position: Inverse modeling of magnetic fields in nanocrystals

 

A PhD studentship is available immediately in Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany to develop computational methods for the reconstruction of magnetic fields in nansocale materials and devices with nanometre spatial resolution. This is a joint project of the Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons (ER-C) and the Institute of Energy and Climate Research -Stratosphere (IEK-7).

Background

The aim of the project is to measure the three-dimensional distribution of magnetization inside an individual nanometre-sized magnetic crystal from a series of images acquired using the technique of electron holography. Nanoscale magnetic materials are of immense importance in scientific and technological disciplines. The project promises to provide a powerful new analytical tool at the frontiers of the highest spatial resolution analysis of spin and electronic structures that will have far­reaching impact beyond a specific research domain.

Tasks

The student will develop a novel model-based inversion algorithm, which will be used to find the best-fitting distribution of magnetic moments in a specimen that is consistent with a series of experimental phase images acquired using electron holography. As this is an ill-posed problem, the sensitivity of the solution to errors in the data, the uniqueness of the result and the use of prior information will need to be addressed. The algorithm will be applied to experimental measurements acquired using a state-of-the-art transmission electron microscope available in the ER-C, beginning with simpler two-dimensional problems. The ultimate aim will be to provide quantitative measurements of three-dimensional internal magnetic fields in nanoparticles.

Requirements

Suitable candidates should have a university degree and a strong background in computional mathematics or physics. The candidate should be fluent in English and interested in working in an interdisciplinary and international team of scientists.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Prof. Rafal Dunin-Borkowski (rdb@fz-juelich.de) or Dr. Jörn Ungermann (j.ungermann@fz-juelich.de).

Dated: September 2012

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