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Senior Technician in Nanoscale Science and Technology Facilities for Biorobotics


The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia ( is a private Foundation, created with special Government Law no. 269 of September 30th 2003, with the objective of promoting Italy's technological development and higher education in science and technology. Research at IIT is carried out in highly innovative scientific fields with state-of-the-art technology.

The Center for Micro-BioRobotics (CMBR) of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), located in Pontedera,  is seeking to appoint a well-motivated full-time Senior Technician in Nanoscale Science and Technology Facilities for Biorobotics, who will have a key role in the development and characterization of bioinspired robots and smart material-based devices.

Position overview and job duties:

  • Oversee, operate and maintain all the Nanoscale Science and Technology Facilities for Biorobotics at CMBR.
  • Manage clean room day-to-day operations.
  • Recommend new tools and oversee their installation.
  • Negotiate technical specifications and price for new equipment purchase.
  • Qualify equipment and processes.
  • Develop and enforce operational protocols.
  • Train and interface with users.
  • Perform various technical task.
  • Provide a safe working environment with responsibility for safety and general operating procedures.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A technical high School Diploma and at least ten years of experience as technician in Micro and/or Nano Technology research laboratories and clean room environment.
  • Knowledge and experience on equipment for smart materials and micro-biorobotic devices fabrication and characterization, such as scanning electron microscope, focused ion beam, dual beam workstation, atomic force microscope, direct write 3D laser nanolithography, profilometry, and optical microscopy.
  • Knowledge and experience on processes such as microlithography, etching, thin film deposition for micro biorobotic devices fabrication.
  • Knowledge and experience with safety regulations and requirements.
  • Understanding of and experience on good manufacturing practice with machine tool and workshop equipment.
  • Previous involvement and responsibility in activities aimed to support the start-up of new research laboratories and selection of scientific equipment in the field of Precision Mechanics and Micro/Nano technologies for Biorobotics applications.
  • Good communication skills and ability/willingness to integrate within a multidisciplinary international research group.

Workplace: Pontedera (Pisa)

To apply please send CV and cover letter outlining experience and qualifications for the post to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February  22, 2014 stating “Senior Technician Nanoscale Pontedera” in the subject of the e-mail.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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