Laboratory Technician: Electron Microscopy Platform and Surface Analysis Unit

bizkaia:talent - CIC Energigune

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Company description

CIC Energigune is a Cooperative Research Centre founded in 2007 with its headquarters in the Basque Country. Created thanks to the investments of the Basque Government and several leading companies in the energy sector, it aspires to become a true international leader in the field of energy and contribute to the industrial competitiveness of Basque companies.

Main functions

We are inviting for application for a laboratory technician position shared by the Electron Microscopy (EM) platform and the Surface Analysis Unit (SAU). The services at the EM and SAU focused on the microstructural and chemical characterization of materials for energy and thermal storage applications. The EM platform at CIC counts with a scanning electron microscope (SEM), a transmission electron microscope (TEM), and different equipment for the mechanical and ionic preparation of samples for microscopy. The SAU provides service of material characterization by means of XPS, Auger, AFM/STM, Raman, and FTIR methods.

Job function:

  1. Conducting routine or nonspecific SEM, Raman, FTIR, and AFM/STM measurements to support the investigation of CIC Energigune researchers.
  2. Being responsible of the TEM and SEM sample preparation.
  3. Giving technical support to research projects.
  4. Taking care of the maintenance of the equipment and platforms’ needs.
  5. Participate voluntary in the projects developed at CIC in the platform facilities.


What we look for:

  • We are looking for candidates preferably with a bachelor's degree in Materials, Physics, or Chemistry.
  • Experience in one or more of the following fields will be considered as an advantage but is not compulsory: microscopy (notably in electron microscopy and in sample preparation for microscopy), vacuum techniques, Raman spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy, AFM/STM.
  • Good knowledge of English is required.
  • Candidates should show motivation and commitment for their profession.
  • Positive attitude towards working as a service provider.


What we offer:
We are offering a 1 year position as a Technician in the SAU and EM platforms.

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