Experimental Physicist for Quantum Electron Microscope Development

Research / Academic


In a joint project with Stanford, MIT and Erlangen University, we are investigating the possibilities to make atomic resolution images with substantially reduced interaction between the electrons and the sample. The principles are based on quantum phenomena such as non-demolition measurements and the quantum Zeno effect. There is more  theoretical work to be done on the detailed effects of the new imaging modes of the Quantum Electron Microscope, such as the relation between image quality and radiation damage. However, most of the effort will go to the further design of new electron optical components for the Quantum Electron Microscope and testing them either in a test set-up already existing in Delft or in a prototype TEM in Stanford. The position is in a team with presently one experienced PhD student, a Master’s student and the professor as project leader. The project is supported by technicians specialized in mechanical design, clean room fabrication, electronics and experimental control. For more content, see P. Kruit et al, Ultramicroscopy 164, 31 – 45 (2016).


Applicants should have the following qualifications:

• A PhD degree in experimental or applied physics.

• Some experience with building or modifying an experimental set-up that includes electron or ion beams.

• Some experience in computer modelling and image processing.

• Experience in electron microscopy is an advantage but no requirement.

A demonstrated hands-on mentality, good command of the English language and the ability to easily and actively collaborate in an international project team.

Salary Benefits:

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

For more information about this vacancy, you can contact Prof. P. Kruit, +31 15 (0)15 2785197 or e-mail:,

To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application, addressing all five job requirements, to Ms. Anjella van Vliet,

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TNWIP18-051.

Work Hours:

38 hours per week


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