Lab Technician

Updated: 14 days ago
Deadline: 30 Jun 2024

We are looking for a laboratory technician to join our team. In this position, you will be primarily responsible for building, maintaining and developing highly advanced experimental setups for our quantum research labs. If you are looking for something new, challenging and exciting, this job has it all!

As a technician, you will be part of the team of lab technicians at QCE and QuTech. No day will be the same and you will enjoy being part of an inclusive and unique environment with friendly colleagues.

Your Daily Responsibilities are:

  • Assisting the Fujitsu Collaboration research group at QuTech by working closely with the lab manager, other technicians within the Department of Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE), and lab technicians at QuTech;
  • Assembling, mounting and modifying instruments and equipment in the optics lab, think of lasers and optical table, but also pumps, compressors, and cryostat;
  • In collaboration with researchers, you will formulate technical specifications and drawings for lab equipment and lab infrastructure;
  • Maintaining contacts with suppliers, requesting quotes, placing orders and managing external parties in the laboratory;
  • Performing (preventive) maintenance on research equipment.

We are looking for a technician with preferably a college education in a technical discipline (physics, mechanical engineering, systems design, mechatronics, etc.). Work includes lasers, optics, vacuum, gases and instrumentation.

Key requirements are:

  • BSc in a technical discipline, such as applied physics or mechanical engineering;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience with strong assembly skills, including precision work;
  • Interest in refrigeration, vacuum, electrical and control engineering;
  • Good command of Dutch or English at a professional level (speaking), with conversational skills in the other language;
  • Curiosity, sense of responsibility and attention to detail;
  • Experience with Autodesk Autocad/Inventor is an advantage.

For this position an EU Nationality or a Dutch working permit will be required

We offer you a position where every day offers new challenges and opportunities, and where your contribution is truly valued, making you an integral part of our vibrant organization.

At QCE and QuTech, we trust our employees and support their development. We are committed to building long-term partnerships and see your journey with us as a long-term collaboration that benefits both you and the organization.

You will receive a TU Delft contract with the benefits listed below.

  • A temporary employment contract of 12 months with possibility of extension.
  • A position for 32 to 38 hours per week (0.8 - 1.0 fte);
  • A salary according to the CAO Dutch Universities scale 9 salary from €3,377 and a maximum of €4,640 gross per month based on 38 hours per week);
  • 8% vacation allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • An excellent pension scheme through ABP;
  • The possibility to put together an individual benefits package every year;
  • Up to 41 vacation days per year based on full-time employment;
  • Plenty of opportunities to follow trainings and courses.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values  and we actively engage  to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

QCE: The department of Quantum and Computer Engineering (QCE) is one of the six departments in the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) at Delft University of Technology. The QCE department research focuses on Computer and Network Architectures, with the ambition to keep its role as one of the top European research groups and to become one of the top research groups worldwide.

QuTech : At QuTech, we work on radically new technologies with world-changing potential. Our mission: to develop scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and a quantum internet by integrating world-class research and groundbreaking innovation. Through excellence, relevance, and leadership, we cultivate a vibrant quantum technology ecosystem. Together, we are creating the quantum future, because we believe that quantum technologies can be a game changer in many societal and economic sectors, including health, agriculture and safety. 

For more information about this position, please contact Ryoichi Ishihara at QuTech at [email protected] .

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before June 30, 2024 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.


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