Contract type: Permanent contract
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 in a single instrument.
We are currently extending our field of activities beyond charged particle beams to explore new ideas and concepts for local probing of matter, such as near field methods, for nano-analytical purposes. Non-destructive techniques will be of particular relevance, but without being a limiting factor. These new concepts can include standalone probing methods but can also be used in combination with electron and/or ion beams.
In this context, we have an opening for a permanent position for an experienced R&T Associate specialised in laser-matter interactions and/or manipulation of atoms/ions/electrons with laser beams and/or tip enhanced/near field laser concepts. The responsibilities of the candidate will include: