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Intern, Microscopy

Job Description

Our Santa Clara, CA lab has a great opportunity for an Intern, TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) to join the team for a 3-month internship.
 Core Responsibilities:
  • Address scientific questions in materials characterization and failure analysis using various TEM imaging and analytical techniques
  • Individual operation of TEM machinery to obtain high-quality TEM data for various materials characterization needs
  • Understanding and proficiency in analytical techniques for data interpretation
 What will you learn?
  • Fundamental principles of transmission electron microscopy and hands-on experience of the instrument operation to obtain high quality TEM, STEM, EDS, and EELS data
  • Interpretation and processing of electron microscopy results including TEM, STEM images and analytical EDS/EELS dataset
  • Ability to apply practical electron microscopy methods to help address scientific questions in materials science
A Day in the Life:
  • Daily hands-on training on the operation of transmission electron microscopes for TEM alignment, image acquisition, EDS/EELS acquisition, and data processing to achieve meaningful results suiting materials characterization needs
  • Collaboration with Mentor/Supervisor and team members
  • Reflection of learning process, reviewing objectives with Supervisor


  • Student pursuing a PhD or master’s degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or similar 
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • Strong background in materials characterization with a wide variety of materials
  • Excellent written, oral, and visual communication skills
  • Ability to travel to the Santa Clara lab for on-site internship; work 20-40 hours per week
  • Excellent attitude with an eagerness to learn and grow
  • Ability to lift up to 10 lbs

Additional Information

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  
We will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability or special need, we would like to know how we can better accommodate you. 
If you enjoy being immersed in technology, tackling problems head-on, finding solutions through teamwork, and taking pride in accomplishments, join EAG today!
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