Contract type: Fixed term contract
Duration: 24 months
As a key player in research and innovation in Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), with its employees, is active in the domains of materials, the environment and IT. As an RTO (Research and Technology Organisation) and with its interdisciplinary impact-driven approach, LIST contributes to the development of Luxembourg’s economy and society.
The Materials Research and Technology Department (MRT) translates cutting-edge materials research into applicable technology, with about 180 collaborators. For this, the department cultivates close relationships and joint projects with both academic and industrial partners, and contributes to Luxembourg's and Europe's innovation agenda in Materials Research and Technology.
The Advanced Instrumentation for Ion Nano-Analytics (AINA) group of the MRT department at LIST focuses on the development of scientific instruments based on charged particle beams for nano-imaging and nano-analysis and correlative workflows taking advantage of these instruments. We are a multi-disciplinary team giving the group the complete spectrum of know-how that is required to convert innovative ideas and concepts into prototype instruments. During the past few years we have been developing in particular a Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) add-on system for DualBeam Instruments (FIB-SEM), the Helium Ion Microscope (HIM) and for a Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) as well as an Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) system that we integrated into our NanoSIMS, allowing the advantages of high spatial resolution and high sensitivity chemical information to be combined.
We are looking for an engineer specialised in charged particle beam instrumentation with a strong background in signal acquisition and treatment as well as in instrument interfacing from an electronics and software point of view. The candidate will participate in several existing projects focussing on new methodologies and prototype instrumentation combining techniques such as SIMS, TEM, HIM, SEM and AFM as well as other project activities in the fields of nano-analytics but also mass spectrometry for space applications. The responsibilities of the engineer will include: