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Senior Technician in Polymer Fabrication and Chemical Laboratory

CB: 68949

The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) 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 of IIT (CMBR@SSSA), located in Pontedera, is seeking to appoint a well-motivated full-time Senior Technician in Polymer Fabrication and Chemical Laboratory and related technologies for nanomaterial characterization.

Position overview and job duties:

  • Oversee, operate and maintain Polymer Fabrication and Chemical Laboratories with the related technologies for nanomaterial characterization at CMBR@SSSA, such us: Differential Scanning Calorimetry, (FT-IR-ATR, UV/Vis, Fluorescence and NMR) Spectroscopy, Rehometry and Particle Analysis.
  • Manage Polymer Fabrication and Chemical Laboratory day-to-day operation.
  • 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 tasks.
  • Provide a safe working environment with responsibility for safety and general operating procedures.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Experience with thermal characterization of organic materials or composites
  • Experience with surface characterization of materials
  • Experience with structural characterization of materials
  • Experience with light-matter interaction (photosynthesis of NPs)

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 March 10, 2014 stating “Senior Technician Polymer 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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