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Microscopy & Tribology Post-Doctoral position for 2 years

WorkplaceNeuchâtel, Rue Jaquet-Droz 1, Switzerland

The high-tech activities of CSEM range at Swiss and international levels from applied research to the development of industrial products. The high degree of expertise of our staff is our strength.

CSEM is a private research, technology and innovation center specializing in microtechnology, microelectronics, system engineering and renewable energy systems. It offers its customers and industry partners custom-made innovative solutions. Our strength is the excellence of our people.

To reinforce its team, The Additive Manufacturing & Component Reliability sector of the Micro&Nano Systems division is currently offering a:

Microscopy & Tribology Post-Doctoral position for 2 years


Your mission

The mission of this position will be to focus on understanding microstructure and mechanical behavior of various materials, specially related to the tribology application. This will include the following responsibilities:

  • Evaluate microstructural by the dual-beam FIB-SEM & High Resolution TEM techniques
  • Conduct tribological and mechanical investigations in correlation with microstructure
  • Prepare samples SEM/TEM
  • Be responsible for equipment troubleshooting and performing/coordinating instrument maintenance and service
  • Provide microstructural services upon request by microscopy and X-ray diffraction
  • Organize individual or group training sessions
  • Actively manage, improve and develop the infrastructure of the AMCR sector

You will have the chance to perform a multidisciplinary work in an industrial environment, while participating in various projects and working within a motivated and experienced project-team.


Your profile

  • PhD degree in physical/materials sciences/engineering or related discipline
  • Strong background in Material Science and fundamental knowledge of the operating characteristics of electron microscopes, ion beam columns and vacuum systems
  • Proven experience with electron- and ion-beam instrumentation and research experience in Microscopy & Tribology
  • Experience in mechanical testing and materials characterization by FIB, SEM &TEM
  • Ability to work autonomously, while willing to perform and develop within a team
  • Creative and innovative personality
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills in English and/or French
  • Experience in the formulation and development of novel materials considered as a plus

We offer

We offer

CSEM offers a stimulating and multidisciplinary work environment with the opportunity to work with leading Swiss and international companies. You will have the opportunity to benefit from a multicultural company which clearly promotes an employee-driven culture. CSEM is an equal opportunities employer.

Contact and Address

We look forward to receiving your complete application file via this link https://www.csem.ch/Page.aspx?pid=47528&jobid=119334. Please provide contact details of two possible referees. Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.


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