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CHEMIST/PHYSICIST/ENGINEER for External Services Department


The Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center CIC nanoGUNE, created with the mission of conducting world-class nanoscience research for the competitive growth of the Basque Country and recently recognized as a "María de Maeztu" Excellence Unit (2017-2021), is currently looking for a





to work at the


External-Services Department



CIC nanoGUNE, located in San Sebastian, Basque Country (Spain), is a R&D center conducting basic and applied research in nanoscience and nanotechnology, fostering training and education excellence, and supporting the growth of a nanotechnology-based industry.


As part of its mission, nanoGUNE provides scientific services to external users, such as access to state-of-the-art scientific equipment and scientific support in nanoscale fabrication, synthesis, characterization, modeling, design, and hands-on training. 


Requirements for this position are:

  • Degree in Chemistry, Physics, or a related technical or engineering education, for example a degree in chemical or electrical engineering.
  • Prior experience in one or more of the following techniques will be highly valued: thin-film deposition (evaporation, sputtering, atomic-layer deposition), electron-beam lithography, ellipsometry, probe microscopy, low-temperature electrical transport, X-ray diffraction, confocal microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and focused-ion-beam nanofabrication.
  • Hands-on experience in the construction and maintenance of technical equipment, preferably with a focus on vacuum technology.
  • Good English communication skills to work in a dynamic and international environment.


Responsibilities will include:

  • External-Services execution
  • Customer assistance
  • Consumables and equipment purchase
  • General support to External Services


We offer a full-time temporary contract to cover a maternity leave, access to a state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic and international environment.


Candidates should apply by completing the form below, attaching: 

  • A complete CV an a motivation letter grouped in a single PDF file.


The deadline for application is December 3rd, 2020.


Any questions regarding the open position can be addressed to external.services@nanogune.eu 






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