SHORT DESCRIPTION

Laboratory technician to support the activities for various research groups at IMDEA Materials on materials for energy storage.


OTHER DETAILS

Ref. num. TEC_JV_01

Electrochemistry technician


IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over the world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 22 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government. The research activities have been focused on the areas of materials for transport, energy, and health care and the Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials. More information can be found at https://materials.imdea.org/

DESCRIPTION

IMDEA Materials Institute is seeking a laboratory technician to support the activities for various research groups at IMDEA on materials for energy storage.

He/she will be in charge of electrode/electrolyte preparation, cell assembly, and testing the materials for Li-ion battery applications. This will include working with variety of scientific equipment including film-casting machine, atmosphere-controlled glove boxes, potentiostats, and electrochemical techniques such as voltammetries and impedance spectroscopy.

The successful candidate will receive high-quality training upon their incorporation and then is expected to work semi-autonomously in the lab, supervised by the project responsible. S/he will attend regular meetings where s/he reports the findings and data to the project responsible.

REQUIREMENTS

Degree in a discipline related to materials science, chemistry, or nanotechnology.

Experience in working in a laboratory environment. Having a strong interest in experimental work and strict exercising the safety regulations while working in the lab and with chemicals are essential.

Command of spoken English is mandatory.

Being familiar with electrode preparation techniques, energy storage devices, electrochemistry, or experience working in glove box is a plus.

Candidates must be:

  • Be over 16 years of age and under 30 years of age.
  • Be registered as an unemployed job seeker in one of the employment offices of the Community of Madrid.

The curriculum assessment will be carried out using the blind curriculum vitae procedure, ensuring the principle of non-discrimination. Candidates must ONLY submit their CV (in English) following precisely these indications:

  • It must not include any personal data except (1) initials of their first and last name(s), (2) year of birth, (3) DNI/NIE number, (4) telephone number and (5) e-mail address that does not contain the first name, surname or any other personal data.
  • It must not contain a photograph.

Candidatures that do not comply with this requirement will not be considered.

CONDITIONS

This contract will be funded by the Call for grants for implementing the INVESTIGO programme within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan - funded by the European Union - NextGenerationEU.

Este contrato estará financiado mediante la Convocatoria de subvenciones para la realización del programa INVESTIGO, en el marco del plan de recuperación, transformación y resiliencia – financiado por la Unión Europea – NextGenerationEU.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The working language of the Institute is English. Full command of the English language is required in all positions.

IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to equal opportunities, diversity and the promotion of a healthy work environment and work-life balance. Female applicants are encouraged to apply to our research and technical positions. See our Gender Equality Plan here.

Applications are processed upon reception. The position might be closed once the minimum publication days have passed, so we encourage early application.

Besides on-the-job technical training, IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to training the Institute’s scientists and staff in “soft” or transversal skills. See the available training here.

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