The institute is searching for a Health and Safety technician.


Ref. num. 2023-RB_ADM-ADM-77

Técnico de PRL - Health and Safety technician (part-time)

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 our webpage.


The position aims to ensure that the institute complies with safety standards and to promote a healthy and safe workplace. The key functions and activities will be:

  • Ensure compliance with occupational risk prevention legislation and implement strategies to minimise risks.
  • Update the institute’s health & safety policies, protocols and procedures.
  • Oversee risk assessment evaluations by external providers, ensuring that all risks are properly identified and evaluated and that the occupational risk prevention system is duly implemented.
  • Oversee and coordinate day-to-day health and safety activities (including coordination with companies and health monitoring).
  • Develop and deliver health & safety training to new staff.
  • Promote health & safety culture throughout the institute.
  • Provide support and advice to group leaders on safety issues.


Bachelor's degree or vocational qualification in a relevant discipline.
Master in health and safety.
Fluent in English (oral and written).

  • Minimum four years of similar experience in a multinational and multicultural setting.
    Previous experience overseeing and coordinating day-to-day health and safety activities (including coordination with companies and health monitoring) is essential.
    Previous experience developing and delivering health & safety training to new staff in Spanish and English.
    Previous experience in preparing and supervising specific risk assessments and equipment adequacy reports.
    Previous experience in certifying biohazardous facilities and notification of new biological agents to competent authorities.
Necessary competencies:
  • Fluent in English (oral and written).
  • Strong communication skills, proactivity and problem-solving skills
    Self-management skills, with a focus on meeting deadlines
    Teamwork orientation.
    Initiative, flexibility and ability to solve everyday problems related to the position's duties.


Contrato indefinido a tiempo parcial con cargo a la tasa de reposición específica autorizada por la Secretaría de Estado de Función Pública del Ministerio de Hacienda y Función Pública en fecha 30 de diciembre de 2022.

Part-time permanent contract under the specific replacement rate authorised by the Secretary of State for the Civil Service of the Ministry of Finance and the Civil Service on 30 December 2022.

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

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


Stimulating environment where you can grow professionally.

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 and our Code of Ethics here.

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.

Meet some of our alumni to see what it is like to work with us.