Empa - the place where innovation starts
Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
Empa's Electron Microscopy Center is offering a position for a
Doctoral student in 4D scanning transmission electron microscopy and advanced data processing (a)
(a)ll applications are welcome, regardless of gender, origin etc.
This project aims at implementing and exploring 4D-STEM imaging approaches using aberration-corrected electron microscopy and fast, direct electron detection. You will be responsible for innovative experimental studies for phase and/or strain mapping, differential phase contrast imaging and electron ptychography. Besides employing new experimental approaches, you will also develop innovative ways of analyzing the large data sets collected by 4D-STEM. In addition, simulations can be carried out to complement the experimental part of the project. Thus, data handling and programming are important aspects of the project. Furthermore, you will also coordinate collaborations with internal and external research groups.
We are looking for
a highly motivated candidate with a Master's degree in materials or data science, physics, chemistry or a related discipline with a strong interest in programming and preferably basic experience in analytical (scanning) transmission electron microscopy. Further, you feel comfortable communicating and collaborating with your team members in a multicultural environment. With us, you receive a creative and supportive team and a multi-faceted range of tasks.
Empa supports equal opportunities such as the compatibility of work and other life areas and lives a culture of inclusion and respect. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our team, and strongly encourage women to apply.
The position will be available as of April 2023 or upon agreement. The candidate will be enrolled at ETH Zurich in the Department of Materials. The position is for a maximum duration of four years.