Experimental AFM Researcher

Job in The Hague Area Netherlands

Research Square is founded after having identified there’s an entire market supporting academic researchers and scientist finding a job on the one hand and on the other supporting customers in the searching for the brightest minds available. 

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Whether you’re looking for an R&D position or you are looking to employ talented professionals, you can rely on Research Square to meet your needs. We partner with our clients to assess their individual specific needs and following up we pair those needs with talented scientific and research professionals from within our network to serve both parties.

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Job description

  • You will become responsible for the research, designing, fabricating and testing of prototype micro and nano instruments and tools. 
  • Based on customer requirements you're able to translate a customers request into a precision instrument that can measure and verify the specs on micro and nano scale dimenstions.
  • You will be able to work with AFM and have experience with conducting experiments during education or have build setups that have

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor, Master or PhD in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Micro / Nanotechnology or Mechatronics


  • Experimental knowledge of AFM
  • You have been working in clean rooms and know how to build a setup to test or verify and conduct an experiment on micro / nano scale. Preferably you've build or modified your own AFM or have experience handling comparable equipment
  • You have experience in metrology, precision mechatronics, near field optics or mems / lab on chip technologies

Personal skills

  • Taking initiative
  • Communicative
  • Experimental / practical oriented
  • Self starter

Applicant Information

Please apply with your CV and cover letter by the 'apply' button below


Education Backgrounds: Mechatronics
Micro / Nano Technology
Specialties: Experimental Physics
Material Science
Education Level: Undergraduate (Bachelors)
Postgraduate (Masters)
Doctorate (PH.D)
Experience: 0 - 2 years
2 - 5 years
5 - 10 Years
Languages spoken: English
Job Location: The Hague Area, Netherlands
Keywords: AFM, SEM, TEM, Material Science, Optics, MEMS, Nano, micro, technology, research, phd, post-doc, imaging, experimental physics