IMDEA Materials is seeking a Research Laboratory Technician to assists researchers in the processing, characterization and testing of metallic alloys.


Ref. num. TECH 18-02

Research Laboratory Technician

IMDEA Materials (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials) is a non-profit, independent research institute, promoted by the Regional Government de Madrid (Spain), to carry out research in Materials Science and Engineering. IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to excellence in research by attracting talent from all over the world and to foster technology transfer to the industrial sector in a truly international environment. More information about the activities of the Institute can be found at:


We are looking for an energetic and motivated technician that will assist researchers, postdocs and PhD students in the successful completion of their research projects. The technician will manage the following laboratories: metals´processing (atomization, casting, thermomechanical simulation, powder sieving, heat treatment, laser processing), characterization (metallographic preparation of samples for optical and electron microscopy, including cutting, mounting, mechanical polishing, etching, and electropolishing), and mechanical testing (hardness testing).

Additional tasks include management of users, equipment maintenance, and contact with suppliers.


-Preferably Técnico Superior en Análisis y Control

-Ideally with experience in the following areas:

    .Metallographic sample preparation.

    .Chemical etching and electropolishing.

    .Mechanical testing (macro and micro scales).

    .Hardness testing.

    .Sample preparation for electron microscopy.

    .Chemical analysis

    .Powder metallurgy techniques (sieving, atomization).

    .Thermomechanical treatments.


    .Lab users´ management.

-English: at least intermediate level.

-Computer skills: MS Office, Windows, internet.

-Contributions to scientific publications will be highly valued.


Full time contract