Transmission Electron Microscopist International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory INL Portugal

 Ref.07.17.142 Transmission Electron Microscopist

Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Research Field:Electron Microscopy

Career Stage: > 3 years after PhD

Closing Date: November15th2017

Salary: Competitive package and benefits



INL is seeking aTransmission Electron Microscopistto join the Nanocharacterization Facility to work primarily on the characterization of nanomaterials using conventional and aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy and scanning-transmission electron microscopy. The position and salary offered will be commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate.


Job Role & Key Responsibilities

As a Transmission Electron Microscopistyou will work together with INL researchers and external research partners and take on a key role within the following responsibilities:

  • Provide the daily maintenance of a FEI Titan 200 kV ChemiStem equipped with a probe corrector, EELS, EDS, Tomography and in-situ heating capabilities;
  • Provide the daily maintenance of a conventional JEOL 2100 TEM/STEM equipped with EDS and tomography;
  • Train new users in the preparation of samples, as well as use of the aforementioned instruments and support tools;
  • Develop the characterization of nanomaterials samples.


Job Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:


  • PhD degree in Science or Engineering;
  • Experience with imaging of nanomaterials, including low-dose imaging, as well as 3D data acquisition and reconstruction;
  • Experience with TEM and STEMimaging techniques. These include, phase contrast TEM, diffraction contrast TEM, high angular annular dark field (HAADF) STEM and and bright-field (BF) STEM;
  • Experience with electron diffraction techniques, namely selected area diffraction and nanobeam diffraction;
  • Experience with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS);
  • Experience with Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS);
  • Experience with In-Situ TEM/STEM microscopy;
  • Experience with image processing and standard software for electron microscopy;
  • Experience with sample preparation of materials, such as metals, ceramics and electronic materials are a plus.




  • Well organized and able to keep experimental records;
  • Attention to detail and self-motivation to perform reproducible experiments;
  • Eager to learn new concepts and to remain up-to-date on the pertaining fields;
  • Excellent communication skills and positive attitude toward contributing to scientific projects and working in an interdisciplinary environment.




  • English is the working language of INL. Upper advance level in oral and written English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another language is an advantage.




  • Employment contract and competitive compensation package;
  • Employees will also benefit of the various social facilities available at INL;
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.



How to Apply


International candidates are welcome to apply. Only applications in English will be accepted. The application is made online. Please click on the 'Apply' button;

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and University certificates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.



Employment Agreement


If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment, you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.


IfYourApplicationis Not Successful


We highly value the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.


Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle


INL is an equal opportunity organisation, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues.


Enquires should be made to:

The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.




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