DTU Nanolab, a core facility at the Technical University of Denmark, is seeking skilled technician(s) for our advanced technical equipment, especially our suite of Electron Microscopes and Focused Ion Beam equipment. We need new colleagues who can help us to keep tools online so that students and researchers can work on understanding the world on the nanoscale.
In addition to various fabrication equipment, DTU Nanolab houses electron microscopes and associated equipment for a wide range of applications. These span from materials science to biological sample preparation and investigation. The current microscopes include two dual-beam, three scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), two aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) and two conventional TEMs (all by ThermoFisher Scientific) equipped with different analytical techniques.
We are seeking curious and dedicated candidates with good communication skills to join our technical support team. We are a multi-gender workplace and strongly encourage candidates of all genders to apply.
The successful applicant must have a proven background in troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment, like electron microscopes/focused ion beams and related equipment, as detectors and preparation equipment, or equivalent types of equipment. Our tools combine many different areas, such as vacuum technology, x-rays, high tension (300 kV), low currents (pico amps), high-speed data transfer (Gbit/s) as well as gas handling including toxic gasses and cryogenic temperatures (liquid nitrogen) – that means that you should be able to navigate safely with complicated tools possibly with complicated problems. You need to be flexible in the organisation of your daily work tasks, able to work independently and pro-active in tackling tasks. You should also be prepared to conduct part of your work in a cleanroom environment.
You will work as a part of a dynamic technical team. The team is part of the core technical staff of DTU Nanolab and is responsible for tools being operational as well as providing new users training on microscope operation and basic techniques.
Primary areas of responsibility
Act as a primary maintenance technician for a number of tools, which includes:
- Maintain, troubleshoot, install, and upgrade equipment including SEM, TEM, FIB and sample preparation tools
- Operate and maintain cryogenic attachments
- Become sufficiently capable in operating equipment for the purpose of troubleshooting and instructing users
- Communicate/liaise with national and international suppliers
- Assist with the organization and up-keep of the equipment booking systems and equipment logging
- Assist in the design, installation, and upkeep of installations
- Be involved in keeping a safe workplace for all that work at the facility
Salary and appointment terms
Salary and appointment terms are in accordance with either the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), or the OAO-S Joint Agreement and the organization agreement for Laboratory Technicians and IT staff (HK/Stat), for Craftsmen and Technicians, for Engineering Assistants and Research Technicians at research institutions, etc., or other relevant agreement.
The position is permanent and full-time (37 hours per week). Starting date as soon as possible (according to mutual agreement). The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus.
Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than Friday, 30 September 2022 (Danish time). You can apply for the position online here: Technician(s) for Electron Microscopy Facility (dtu.dk) Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application (in Englisch), CV and exam certificates.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
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