The institute is searching for a Laboratory Technician who will be responsible for the electronics laboratory.


Ref. num. 2023-JM-ADM-40

Técnico de laboratorio de electrónica - Laboratory technician in electronics

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 candidate will manage the day-to-day operations of the Electronics Laboratory to ensure regulatory and quality compliance, as well as providing support to the different research groups and projects, and technical expertise and training to users.



  • Master's degree in electrical/electronic engineering (or similar).
  • Fluent in English (oral and written).
  • Training in laboratory management and/or quality control systems (desirable).


  • Minimum 3 years of similar laboratory experience in a multinational and multicultural setting:
  • Use of in-situ devices.
  • Design and control of high-power AC systems.
  • Building of small equipment. Knowledge required: CAD design, PCB design (software and hardware), mounting the designed equipment.
  • Design and building of electronic equipment (sensors, gauges, power sources).
  • Maintenance of control systems: This task involves checking stepper motors and drivers, gearboxes, calibrating load cells and other sensors, and checking temperature controllers and furnaces (resistive, induction, air blow).
  • Programming of control systems (Python, Arduino, Labview, Matlab): Being able to generate new software for devices' control or update the already developed ones.
  • Basic mechatronics, programming (Labview, C, C++ or Python, Arduino), microcontrollers, and design software (FreeCad, AutoCAD, etc).
  • Experience in working with electronic signals, oscilloscopes, etc.

Basic knowledge of mechanics and materials selection will be positively evaluated.

Knowledge of electronic signal filtering, amplification of signals, control by PID, PWD, and safety measures (for the circuit and for the operator) are highly desirable.

Previous experience in research institutions (desirable)

Necessary competencies:

  • Effectively support researchers by providing technical support, demonstrating procedures, and collecting, preparing and testing samples.
  • Preparation of technical reports.
  • Ensure that the laboratories are well-stocked and resourced and that waste is disposed of according to the established procedure.
  • Understand the requirements, issues and outcomes needed in their technical area.
  • Understand the purpose, operate and maintain the equipment and installations in their laboratories.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that health and safety practices are followed in their laboratories. Collaborate with management to provide a safe and healthy workplace and carry out health and safety evaluations.
  • Excellent organizational skills, proactivity and teamwork orientation.
  • Initiative, flexibility and ability to solve everyday problems related to the position’s duties.

Desirable competencies:

  • Keep up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments.


Contrato indefinido dentro del proceso de estabilización recogido en la Disposición Adicional 30 de la Ley de Presupuestos Generales del Estado del año 2018.

Permanent contract within the stabilization process included in Additional Provision 30 of the 2018 State’s General Budget Law.

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.