Departmental Research Fellow in Correlative Cryogenic Atom Probe and Electron Microscopy

Job summary

To carry out research in advanced correlative cryo-enabled atom probe and electron microscopy, undertake project management and/or supervise students and/or work as part of multi-disciplinary teams. The Departmental Research Fellow will be expected to initiate new research projects, submit publications to refereed journals and to attract external research funding.

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG02081
  • Date posted 22 March 2022
  • Closing date 25 April 2022

Job description

Job summary

To carry out research in advanced correlative cryo-enabled atom probe and electron microscopy, undertake project management and/or supervise students and/or work as part of multi-disciplinary teams. The Departmental Research Fellow will be expected to initiate new research projects, submit publications to refereed journals and to attract external research funding.

Duties and responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • To take initiatives in the planning of research
  • To identify and develop suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the collection and analysis of data
  • To conduct data analysis
  • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
  • To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings
  • To write reports for submission to research sponsors
  • To present findings to colleagues and at conferences
  • To submit publications to refereed journals
  • To provide guidance to staff and students
  • To attend relevant workshops and conferences as necessary
  • To develop contacts and research collaborations within the College and the wider community
  • To promote the reputation of the Group, the Department and the College
  • Contribute to bids for research grants
  • To conduct and plan own scientific work with appropriate mentoring
  • To maintain highly organised and accurate record of experimental work
  • To participate in internal seminars
  • To collaborate with other scientists within Imperial College and elsewhere in London and abroad particularly the Max-Planck Institute für Eisenforschung (MPIE) in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • To contribute to the smooth running of the Group’s laboratories and, facilities with other scientists, clinicians, technicians and students within the laboratories
  • To comply with the College, Division, and Unit safety practices and to attend courses on safety when appropriate
  • Any other duties as may be deemed reasonable by Head of group as well as Head of Division/Department/Section

Essential requirements

Candidates/post holders will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Hold a PhD in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
  • Practical experience within initiating projects
  • Experience of dealing with industry collaborators
  • Practical experience in a broad range of techniques including materials preparation, atom probe tomography, focused-ion beam
  • Knowledge of atom probe tomography & FIB
  • Knowledge of cryo-specimen preparation techniques
  • Knowledge of electron microscopy & spectroscopy
  • Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures

Further information

Further information can be obtained from Professor Baptiste Gault, b.gault@imperial.ac.uk and Professor Finn Giuliani f.giuliani@imperial.ac.uk

Further guidance may be sought from Mrs Darakshan Khan (d.khan@imperial.ac.uk).

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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  • Integrity
  • Innovation

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