Applications are invited for Marie Curie fellowships to study Analytical Electron Microscopy (AEM) or electron Backscattered Diffraction (EBSD) at the Manchester Materials Science Centre (MMSC) for periods between 6 and 12 months. Normally, fellows will have selected a project in the host institution and will be able to use the technique of AEM and/or EBSD to further their investigations, although arrangements can be made to hold a fellowship at the beginning of their Ph.D. programme. Each fellow will have full training in AEM and/or EBSD, depending on the nature of their research project. The visiting fellow will have full access to the extensive data processing and data interpretation facilities within the MMSC Electron Optics Group. Each fellow will have the opportunity to attend lectures on the Metallic and Ceramic Materials, Polymer Science and Technology and the Advanced Engineering Materials M. Sc. courses held in the MMSC. They will also be able to attend the annual Electron Optics Course, which is organized by the MMSC and the department of Earth Sciences in collaboration with the Royal Microscopical Society. The most appropriate time for a student to hold a fellowship is in the second year of their Ph.D. studies, and fellowships will have an average duration of 9 months. The Unit operates an equal opportunities policy and applications are invited from both female and male candidates. More information and application forms can be obtained from Professor Gordon Lorimer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Unit website (http:www.man.ac.uk/Mat.Sci/research/eo ).