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Member of Technical Staff: Materials Characterization TEM

Company Description

NanoSpective is an advanced materials characterization company. We are experts in the science of materials. We understand the landscape of nanotechnology & microelectronics. Our high-performance teams combine client consultation and critical thinking to deliver custom-tailored commercial analytical services with academic level attention to detail. Our culture prioritizes, excellence in work product, personal well-being, client support, teamwork, mentoring and community involvement. We are an inclusive company strengthened by diversity, equality and voice. NanoSpective provides team members with a competitive compensation package and a unique opportunity to flourish within our organization at a time of dynamic growth.

Mission Statement

NanoSpective exists to help our clients meet their objectives by providing a workplace where team members can find inspiration and fulfillment.

Vision Statement

To be the best custom analytical services company in the world. NanoSpective is a second stage company actively pursuing a growth trajectory based on continuous improvement.

Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Self-Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Can-Do Attitude


Nanotechnology and advanced engineering materials drive technological advances that contribute to a higher standard of living across the world.

  • Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Life-saving Medical Technology and Pharmaceuticals
  • Security and Defense Technology
  • Automotive and Aerospace
  • Educational, Social and Entertainment Enhancing Technologies

NanoSpective is proud to contribute to these efforts by providing accurate and unbiased nanoscale materials characterization for our client companies that design, manufacture, and safeguard innovative technologies and novel materials.

Job Description

NanoSpective is seeking enthusiastic, disciplined, and innovative applicants for the full-time position of transmission electron microscopist. The ideal candidate will have an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of structure-property-processing relationships and how TEM instrumentation and techniques are used to address a diverse spectrum of applications involving materials systems & microtechnologies ranging from metals to composites, IC’s to imagers, to MEMS, photonics, RF, and more. The position is well suited for a professional that can communicate with the client and work with the NanoSpective technical staff to enable impeccable execution.

Key Responsibilities

If selected, you will join the NanoSpective team as a Member of Technical Staff working within a rigorous culture in a fast-paced setting providing characterization and custom analytical services that help our clients. Example of duties include but are not limited to:

  • Operation of TEM including conventional, scanning, aberration corrected, monochromated and analytical instruments.
    • Routine alignment, tuning, parametric optimization, and troubleshooting. More advanced troubleshooting, alignment and configuration procedures may be required
    • Travel to analytical facilities outside of the Orlando area may be required
  • Design testing protocols & experiments based on objective, timeline and relevant supporting information for each request. Generally, requires client consultation and literature search
  • Create & execute/manage project plans that define a set of required actions to meet an objective
  • Acquisition, analysis and organization of data to produce client deliverables that clearly and effectively communicate observations and results
  • Post analysis consultation with clients
  • Preparation of specimens for TEM analysis
  • Potential operation of light optical, scanning electron and focused ion beam microscopes as well as other analytical instrumentation
  • Development & documentation of novel techniques
  • Development of analytical, training, and operational plans and team leadership
  • Remaining current with and contributing to the scientific literature
  • Volunteer and outreach opportunities as available


Required Qualifications/Experience

  • Ph.D. or equivalent experience in materials science, physics, chemistry, or related discipline
  • Strong foundational knowledge of materials science and advanced materials characterization techniques, e.g., optical, electron and ion microscopies, and spectroscopic techniques
  • High level expertise with (S)TEM imaging (multiple modes), microanalysis (EDX and EELS), diffraction, operation of aberration corrected and monochromated instruments
  • Significant experience with TEM specimen preparation techniques, e.g., focused ion beam, mechanical sectioning, polishing, ion milling, microtome, etc.
  • Experience with image processing & data analysis routines & related software e.g., Digital Micrograph, Velox, ES Vision, Adobe Photoshop, Excel, MATLAB, OriginPro, etc.
  • Familiarity with microelectronic and photonic devices. Ability to evaluate basic layout to determine optimal strategy for sectioning and target specimen sites
  • Digital literacy across various platforms
  • High level of technical document writing competency

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience in scripting/programming, e.g., Python, Matlab, C++, etc. for data processing
  • Experience with machine learning techniques

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of materials science, engineering, physics and chemistry (through coursework and/or employment)
  • Committed to maintaining ethical best practices, quality standards, data integrity, and validation based on scientific rigor
  • Mastery of the critical thinking process and ability to conduct research
  • Notices fine details and contextual nuance
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Highly developed practice of self-accountability
  • Finely honed interpersonal skills grounded in self-awareness and empathy
  • Adept communication skills - written, verbal, listening and narrative
  • Disciplined, analytical approach to crystallize the objective and deliver impactful solutions
  • Excels in ability to define and meet goals
  • Able to efficiently parse tasks in accordance with priorities
  • Takes pride in accomplishment, finds joy in the process
  • Driven to meet the challenge of continuous improvement
  • Community focused - thrives in a team environment, eager to help others find success
  • Energized & effective in a fast-paced setting characterized by changing priorities and diverse subject matter

Join Our Team

If you are motivated by challenge, passionate about technology and curious to learn how things work, we would love to hear from you. We invite qualified applicants to submit a CV and cover letter to

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68893352
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Company Name For Job: NanoSpective
  • Position Title: Materials Characterization TEM
  • Job Function: Microscopist
  • Min Education: Ph.D.

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