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post-Doctoral Researcher Université de Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines, Campus des Sciences, Versailles, France

The GEMaC Laboratory, Université de Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines , Campus des Sciences, Versailles is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to work on Large surface Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of functional perovskite oxides: from growth, characterizations to properties.

Job description: You will be mainly involved in the ALD growth and characterization of perovskite oxides such as the multiferroic BiFeO3. With two research engineers, you will use newly purchased ANNEALSYS MC-050 ALD/CVD equipment, develop the optimization of growth processes (ALD sequences, fast annealing) in order to achieve epitaxy on SrTiO3 and/or Si substrates. You will characterize structural/chemical properties (XRD – XRR, AFM, …) with tools of GEMaC, and XPS in collaboration chemistry ILVEPI team. You will integrate studies of advanced properties with consortium teams of AXION project.\For more information about the positions and how to apply, please see this flyer.

TEM Specialist – Virginia Tech

The position involves: (a) operation of TEM and SEM instruments, (b) support of TEM and SEMdata analysis, (c) sample preparation and management, (d) participation in education and outreach activities, and (e) implementation of directed pilot projects, for mainly external users of the Virginia Tech National Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NanoEarth) under the direct supervision of the NanoEarth Director. NanoEarth is housed in Virginia Tech’s Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Laboratory (NCFL). The main requirement of this position is electron microscopy operation, but practical research/service experience in powder X-ray diffractometry is helpful.

Day to day activities related to TEM operation may include: 1) interacting with internal and external users to understand the objectives of their work, scheduling suitable sample preparation and training, and coordinating necessary instrument/staff time; 2) managing day-to-day maintenance support of instruments, calibrating the instruments and keeping them in good functioning condition, arranging the purchase of consumable supplies, and being first responder for hardware problems; and 3) maintenance and supervision of related shared data analysis computers including, but not limited to, operating system updates, anti-virus updates, file maintenance.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

Applications Engineer – AMETEK, Inc.

The Applications Engineer is responsible for providing technical expertise for after sales customer support as well as supporting EDAX US’s sales efforts. The position requires the necessary skillset to engage with novice and expert users in both industrial and academic environments. The main product groups will be EDS and EBSD though WDS and Micro XRF can potentially be added at a later point. Customer support, sales support, and demonstration of EDAX products and sample analyses will be coordinated with main office and carried out in the local applications laboratory.

Responsibilities include: training and support of customers on product applications and operation; troubleshooting hardware, software and workflow issues; conducting training classes and educating customers to ensure they get the most out of their system; maintaining the demo laboratory equipment and coordinating the scheduling of the lab with main office; preparing customer samples, conducting demos and generating reports.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

Student Opportunities

Graduate Student Staff (Peer-to-Peer Network)

The RTNN will be setting up a Peer-to-Peer Network Graduate Student Staff program. Graduate Student Staff will work with distance-use students to run samples and communicate through a real-time visual web link (e.g., Skype, WebEx) with a mail exchange of samples. Graduate student staff will be supported with a stipend supplement. Check back for more information and specific opportunities.

Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (RTNN REU+)

Students will participate in nanotechnology-related research at one of the RTNN partner universities with follow-on at students’ home institutions in the year following the summer program. Visit our REU page for more information and applications.

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RTNN Kickstarter Program

In order to further our mission to serve as a hub of cutting-edge nanotechnology innovation and education, the RTNN has established a means to allow members of the nanotechnology and greater scientific communities, who would otherwise not have the financial resources, to use RTNN facilities. Visit our Kickstarter page for more information and an application form. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis with two priority deadlines per year.

Rapid turnaround experiments program

The Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) program through the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) at Idaho National Laboratory is now accepting proposals.  The PULSTAR Reactor Laboratory at North Carolina State University is pleased to be an NSUF partner institution and, as such, is available to perform Rapid Turnaround Experiment funded analyses for internal and external users.

Through the peer-reviewed RTE application process, NSUF provides external research teams with cost-free access to reactor, post-irradiation examination (PIE) and beam-line capabilities at INL and a diverse mix of affiliated partner institutions at universities, national laboratories and industry facilities located across the country.  More information can be found here.



RTNN Awards

The RTNN awards serve to recognize researchers conducting collaborative research across the network as well as students who have devoted their time and energy to education and outreach activities. Visit the RTNN awards page for more information.

Surface Mount technology Association (SMTA) Grant and scholarship

SMTA awards student members each year for demonstrated technical and leadership merit:

$5000 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant
For technical merit of graduate-level students (paper required)

$3000 JoAnn Stromberg Leadership Scholarship
For demonstrated leadership skills

Applications for these funds are now closed. Information for next year’s awards will be posted in early 2019. Eligibility for awards can be reviewed in the links above.