Senior Research Engineer in TEM Analysis
Uppsala University Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Senior research engineer in TEM analysis

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Ångström Laboratory cleanroom (Myfab-Uppsala) is part of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, but is open for all researchers at the Ångström Laboratory and also for external users. The Myfab-Uppsala staff is responsible for operation, maintenance, user support and commissioned services of the common instruments for advanced micro- / nanostructuring and materials analysis. Myfab-Uppsala is part of the national research infrastructure Myfab that also include similar facilities at KTH, Chalmers and Lund University.

At the Ångström Laboratory extensive and advanced materials science research is conducted by several research groups and departments. This position is placed at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, but the work will also include collaborations with researchers from other departments, such as the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Chemistry – Ångström. More information about the Department of Materials Science and Engineering:

In order to reinforce the development of TEM analysis (transmission electron microscopy) we are now opening a new position for qualified TEM analysis. This position should primarily serve the purpose of supporting the scientists from various research areas, such as solar cells, flexible electronics, thin film technology, biomaterials, etc.

Work duties: To conduct TEM analysis as a service to and in collaboration with various research groups. Both sample preparation and TEM analysis are included in the task, and also training of new users and some maintenance of the equipment. Use of other analysis techniques, such as SEM (scanning electron microscopy), may be required. The work includes to discuss methods and results with researchers and to compile written reports and documentation. The work is primarily conducted in a cleanroom environment.

Requirements: PhD or work experience that the employer considers an equivalent qualification. Solid knowledge and practical experience in materials analysis with high-resolution TEM and STEM, and of sample preparation using FIB (focused ion beam). Knowledge and practical experience of additional sample preparation techniques, electron diffraction, and work with inorganic materials such as metals, ceramics and thin films, are strong merits.

As this position to a large extent is service oriented it is important that you can take the responsibility for and manage scientific subprojects. You also have to be comfortable with this supporting role and not only being driven by your own professional scientific progress.

Your personal qualities are very important. You must be able to run several parallel projects and to collaborate with other researchers. It is important that you are pedagogical, structured, and that you can work carefully and efficiently both individually and in groups.

We require very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Other desired merits: Previous experience in working in a cleanroom environment is a merit. Previous experience of maintenance and calibration of TEM and FIB instruments is a merit.

Instruction for application: Your application should include:

  • a brief letter describing yourself, your experiences and why you are interested in the position
  • CV (max 2 pages)
  • copy of PhD diploma,
  • list of publications, as well as other relevant documents that may support the application.

Please provide contact information to two reference persons.

Salary: Individual salary

Starting date: 2020-12-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Permanent position. 6 months probationary period may be applied.

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact: head of department Åsa Kassman Rudolphi,

Please submit your application by 9 November 2020, UFV-PA 2020/2176.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Type of employment: Heltid , Tillsvidareanställning

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sverige

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3561

Last application date: 2020-11-09

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