The Electron Microscopy Facility (EMF) of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) announces an open position for a full time technician.
The EMF provides support with its activities to most of IIT research lines, ranging from the domains of robotics and life science to nanotechnologies and computational science. A wide variety of specimens and tasks is daily presented to the EMF staff, who assists researchers in defining the optimum strategies, provides results to specific scientific questions and training/assistance on the use of specific techniques/instrumentation. The EMF also acts as a general service facility open to external users (academic institutions and companies).
The EMF currently operates state-of-the-art TEMs and SEMs, together with a well-equipped preparation laboratory. The selected candidate will have a key role in the day-to-day running of the EMF and in the maintenance and repair of the instrumentation, together with the EMF staff and the instrument suppliers. He/She will take part in the installation of new instrumentation. Moreover, he/she will carry out SEM/TEM-based experiments and analyses and organize the results in reports for dissemination. The role will also involve preparation of samples for electron microscopy experiments.
The ideal candidate will have a M. Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Life Science or related subject. A sound understanding of the fundamentals of electron microscopy and related techniques, and/or hands-on experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of EMs and attachments/accessories, will be positively evaluated. Hands-on experience in the preparation of samples for SEM/TEM will also be appreciated. Fluency in English and a good knowledge of Italian will be needed for the role.
To apply please send electronically your detailed CV outlining experience and qualifications, a motivation letter and the contact information of at least two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “Technician for the Electron Microscopy Facility CB 76409” in the subject of the e-mail.
Please apply before March 4, 2019.
Expected start date could be April 2019.
IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova and a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide with an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nano-biotechnologies.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.
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