Scientific Support Technician Nanofabrication Laboratory (NFL)

Full Time
Employment Information

ICFO is a research center located in the Mediterranean Technology Park in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, and currently hosts 400+ people, including researchers, PhD students and staff personnel. Today, in its area of specialization and category, the institute is consistently ranked among the highest-quality research institutions worldwide.

ICFO’s NFL Team is responsible for managing and running the Nanofabrication Laboratory (NFL), a clean room ISO 6/7 research core facility, and the Nano-Characterization Laboratory (NCL) an advanced sample characterization facility. These labs are open to all ICFO research groups.

We are currently looking for an NFL Scientific Support Technician, who will join the team to provide scientific support to the laboratory users, following the directions of the NFL Scientific Officer and under the supervision of the NFL Operations Head.

The main responsibilities for this position include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Provide nanofabrication support and assistance.
• Perform basic materials and structures characterization, such as profilometry, optical microscopy, SEM and AFM.
• Perform micro- and nano-fabrication activities, including thin film deposition, spin coating, reactive ion etching, photolithography, electron beam lithography, etc, to develop and fine tune recipes and to fabricate proof of concept samples.
• Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance works on some laboratory tools and support equipment.
• Train users in the use of laboratory tools.
• Contact with tool suppliers and vendors regarding materials and process development, doubts and troubleshooting.
• Write and update standard operating procedures (SOPs) and fabrication recipes, and report results and changes.
• Close collaboration with the other unit members.
The NFL facility is in the process to move to the new ICFO Mir-Puig building in 2022; as such, responsibilities also include:
• Support in preparing, moving and installing tools in the new NFL facility, ensuring a smooth transition and keeping down times to a minimum.