Institut Català de Nanotecnologia (ICN) Maintenance Technician for the Common Nanofabrication Laboratory

Call for the Position of a Maintenance Technician

Course(s) Offered: Science, Technology
Course Level: Graduate (research)
Employer: Institut Català de Nanotecnologia (ICN)
Location: Spain

Position Description
The Institut Català de Nanotecnologia (ICN) is a research institution recently launched to conduct wide-scope edge research in several areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The ICN recently set up a state of the art nanofabrication laboratory to assist the research work held from the research groups within the institute. The nanofabrication laboratory is equipped with nanolithography, metal deposition and characterization equipment.

The institute seeks a candidate to be employed as a maintenance technician in this laboratory.

For this designated tasks for this position, the following are desirable in the applicant:
  • The applicant should have basic knowledge in vacuum techniques, electronics/electrical instrumentation, mechanics, designing (exp. Autocad) and computer operation.
  • The person will work closely with the senior laboratory engineer in charge of the ICN nanofabrication division and will be strongly encouraged to assist in the research work of the laboratory.
  • The candidate should have significant experience (2-5 years) in the field of equipment maintenance and/or a university degree in a relevant technical field.
  • English and Spanish language is a prerequisite.
Eligible groups
All international applicants who strictly meet the eligibility requirements as spelt out above

Participating Institutions
The Common Nanofabrication Laboratory at the Institut Català de Nanotecnologia (ICN), Campus de la UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain

Fields of study
Several research areas of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Main Tasks
His/her main task will be to daily maintain the nanofabrication equipment. In particular he/she will be in charge for providing the necessary inspections, assessments and services to the equipment which will enable a smooth operation of the laboratory.

The maintenance technician will also be in charge to prevent, examine and provide solutions to possible mechanical and electrical failures of the equipment and be responsible for the efficient external supplies (gases, vacuum, water, etc) to the equipment circuits.

Number of Positions
Only one position is being offered

Sponsorship duration
This should be inquired from the employers

Position benefits
Several benefits accrue to the successful applicant. Please contact the employer via the contact details provided below to get specific information on this.

Method of Application
Interested candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae in English to Ms Rosa Juan, by email at:

In addition, you want to may download and read the Complete call for a Maintenance Technician (pdf).

The closing date for applications has been fixed at 30th October 2011

Application Deadline: 30 October 2011
Open to International students: Yes

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