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Postdoc, Optical Near-field Electron Microscopy

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26 januari 2021
01 maart 2021

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The Faculty of Science and The Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) is looking for a

Postdoc, Optical Near-field Electron Microscopy

Key responsibilities
Richard Feynman once asked for better microscopes to watch biology at work. In an EU-funded collaboration, we are taking up this challenge. We will establish a new microscopy technique at the interface of light and electron optics, for damage-free dynamic measurements. The system will be built within the state-of-the-art low-energy electron microscope in Leiden.

We offer a 2-year postdoc position with excellent facilities and well-equipped laboratories available. You will be part of an enthusiastic local research team and will collaborate internationally with colleagues in Vienna and Prague.

We offer a cutting-edge research program, at the interface of physics and biology that gives plenty of opportunity to develop a unique research profile.

Selection criteria

  • PhD in experimental or applied physics;
  • Experimental skills in (electron) optics, electronics, instrument control and development;
  • Hands-on mentality;
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate locally and internationally.     

Our organisation
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organised in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2.300 staff and almost 5,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together.

For more information, see the website of the Faculty of Science.

Terms and conditions 
We offer a  full-time position for 2 years. Salary range from 3.353,-  to € 4.402,-  gross per month (pay scale 10 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Enquiries can be made to Sense Jan van der Molen, email molen@physics.leidenuniv.nl.

To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to Sense Jan van der Molen, via molen@physics.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number:

  • Motivation letter (could be part of the e-mail);
  • Full CV;
  • The names of two references.

Only applications received no later than March 1, 2021 can be considered. The position is available immediately, but given the covid situation, the start date is flexible.



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