Description

DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTITUTION:

CIC energiGUNE is a research center specialized in energy, electrochemical storage (batteries and supercapacitors), thermal energy solutions and hydrogen, a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance- BRTA, and, a strategic initiative of the Basque Government. CIC energiGUNE was created in 2011 to generate excellent knowledge and at the same time useful for the Basque business network, being a reference in knowledge transfer.

CIC energiGUNE has a dynamic research team of more than 100 researchers and is extremely well equipped with a wide range of up-to-date facilities that are fully available for all its researchers. Also, the European Commission has recently (2019) awarded CIC energiGUNE with the ´HR Excellence in Research´ which reflects its commitment to achieving fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures and certifies the existence of a stimulating and favorable work environment for researchers in the institution.

For more details on CIC energiGUNE's research activities please visit our website at http://www.cicenergigune.com.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

CIC energiGUNE is seeking a Laboratory Technician to work in the Electron Microscopy Platform (EMP).

Job functions:

  • Conducting and/or supporting researchers in routine and/or advanced Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) measurements;
  • Conducting and/or supporting researchers in routine and/or advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) measurements;
  • Being responsible of the TEM and SEM sample preparation;
  • Maintaining the equipment and platforms’ needs;
  • Giving technical support to research projects;
  • Taking part in the research projets developed in the platform facilities.

WHAT WE OFFER:

We are offering a 12-month contract and professional development opportunities with a competitive salary within the category.

Access to a complete set of existing laboratory infrastructure and equipment to ensure a fruitful stay and the fullfilment of the objectives in due time. 

Candidates will join an integrated, enthusiastic, and multidisciplinary institute making high quality research and impactful contributions to the energy and sustainability fields.

CIC energiGUNE will also help smooth the transition for you and your family, providing a welcome program that offers help with accommodation and addresses other aspects to help you integrate into the local environment (such as free language courses, help with schools for children…).

CIC energiGUNE is located close to the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), in the heart of the Basque Country. The Basque Country is the region with the highest R&D investment in Spain, with more than 20.000 researchers. The basque research ecosystem comprises a solid and collaborating community composed of universities, technology and cooperative research centers.

For more information: https://cicenergigune.com/en/work-with-us.

HOW TO APPLY:

All applicants are invited to submit their applications including a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae at this webpage.

The selection process ends once the candidate is selected.

CIC energiGUNE is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Requirements

  • Degree or occupational training in Materials, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or related fields;
  • Theoretical and/or practical experience in one or more of the following fields will be considered as an advantage but is not compulsory: microscopies, electron microscopy SEM and/or TEM, sample preparation techniques for electron microscopies;
  • Ability to identify and solve technical problems;
  • Proficiency for quickly learning new skills or field of study;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and ability to work independently;
  • A good team player who can collaborate with other team members.

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