Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Post-Doctoral Researcher


18 months Post-doctoral position in the frame of the ANR project TIPTOP – “Highly sensitive scanning probes for nanoscale thermal microscopy”

Position availability:

The starting date is as early as possible, and the call for candidates will be open until the position is filled.

Scientific context:

TIPTOP is a 4 year R&D collaborative project aiming at (i) developing a new resistive Scanning Thermal Microscopy (SThM) probe for nanoscale quantitative thermal measurement, (ii) demonstrating the capabilities of the new technique on application-oriented micro and nanostructured materials and systems, (iii) industrially developing an optimized technological French solution. To reach its objectives, the project consortium gathers three academic research laboratories with complementarity expertise in SThM, resistive nanothermometry, instrumentation, metrology and micro and nanofabrication, and one industrial partner strongly involved in the development and manufacturing of Scanning Probe Microscopy instruments.

Main responsibilities:

  • Design and modeling of active calibration devices for the SThM tips.
  • Fabrication & characterization of active calibration devices for the SThM tips
  • Thermal characterization of active calibration devices by means of other techniques than SThM
  • Report on the project progress and redact scientific publications.
  • Participate to the project implementation by means of meetings and missions at CETHIL (Lyon), Institut Néél (Grenoble) and CSI (Paris area).

Candidate skills:

The candidate must own a PhD in one of these fields Physics/ Micro-Nanotechnology/ Nano-thermal sciences.  A technological background (clean-room fabrication processes) will be necessary.

Rigorous, organized, data tractability, reporting, timeliness

Oral and written English, ability to report and publish

Autonomy, self-learning, trouble management, creativity

Motivation, technology enthusiast, curiosity

Relationship building, open minded, respect of rules and customs, team working

Administrative framework / Salary:

The candidate will be hired by CNRS.

The work is to take place mainly at IEMN in the Silicon Microelectronics group. Missions at CETHIL (Lyon), Institut Néél (Grenoble) and CSI (Paris area) are planned.

Salary/ Benefits :

2000€ net (to be confirmed)/ Health insurance / Paid vacations (8 weeks)



Please send your resume, publication record and references by email to:

Jean-François Robillard,

Associate Professor at IEMN/ISEN, Principal Investigator of the UPTEG project

Phone : +33 3 20 19 79 18

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