ER-C-1 – Physik Nanoskaliger Systeme
Area of research:
The Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons at Forschungszentrum Jülich is a national facility dedicated to research at the frontiers of electron microscopy. It is part of a multilateral interdisciplinary initiative of 7 Helmholtz Centres dedicated to pushing the limits of ptychography, which a computational method to reconstruct microscopic objects. As a member of the moreSTEM research group lead by Prof. Dr. Knut Müller-Caspary, your research contributes state-of-the art electron microscopy experiments and methodology to the consortium of mathematicians, X-ray scientists and IT experts dealing with Big Data challenges.
- Perform experiments with state-of-the-art aberration-corrected low-voltage STEM machines equipped with ultrafast cameras to record 4D STEM data of 2D materials and biological as well as soft matter specimen
- Automate multidimensional data acquisition and evaluation is to a high level
- Implement and test novel ptychographic reconstruction schemes in close cooperation with mathematicians, X-ray scientists and IT experts
- Acompanying simulations to validate results, to optimise acquisition and reconstruction parameters and to frame ranges of validity of ptychographic schemes in electron microscopy
- Play a key role in the methodological development of momentum-resolved STEM techniques
- Master`s degree in physics
- A background and strong interest in scattering theory, solid state physics and/or experiences in electron microscopy are desirable
- Programming experience in, e.g., Matlab, Python
- Experience in the field of structural biology/biophysics is beneficial.
- Fluent command of written and spoken English
- Most importantly: enthusiam to explore uncharted territory, develop and follow your own ideas
- Ability to work autonomously in close interaction within a team
- Oustanding computing facilities and partly unique aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopes equipped with ultrafast detectors of the latest generation
- A highly motivated working group as part of an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe’s largest research establishments
- Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisor as well as feedback and expertise in the multiple facets of electron microscopy, materials science and structural biology
- Opportunity of participating in (international) conferences and project meetings
- Participation in overarching seminars including certificate.
- Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training programme
- Pay in line with 50 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund), higher payment may be possible upon skills
- Information on employment as a PhD student at Forschungszentrum Jülich can be found here www.fz-juelich.de/gp/Careers_Docs
- Usually a contract for the duration of 3 years
Further information on the project is available at:https://www.fz-juelich.de/er-c/EN/Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.