Research Engineer – Micro and Nanofabrication Processes

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 2 Oct 2023 - 23:00 (Europe/Lisbon)

12 Sep 2023
Job Information


Human Resources
Research Field

Physics » Electronics
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

2 Oct 2023 - 23:00 (Europe/Lisbon)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Job Reference: Ref. 08.23.43

Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Group/Unit: Micro and Nanofabrication Facility

Number of Vacancies: 1

Employment Type: Full time

Contract Duration: 12 months (possible extension up to 48 months)


Open Date for Applications: September 12th , 2023

Closing Date for Applications: October 02nd 2023, 23h00m (Lisbon Time)


Key words: #cleanroom #microandnanofabrication #cleanroomengineer #solidstatedevice



The Micro and Nanofabrication Facility is an open-access user facility that provides training and support throughout the development chain in cleanroom processes: device modelling and design, process integration and device fabrication, packaging and testing.

We are looking for a qualified Engineer to reinforce our team and activities within device microfabrication and nanotechnology. The scope of this work will be under an industrial project with the aim of developing a process for the fabrication of a nanopore solid state device.


Job Duties

The job duties will be the following:

  • Fabrication of wafers to test different microfabrication processes, recipes, materials, and layouts.
  • Characterization of devices through specific metrology processes.
  • Produce several technical and scientific documentation and work planning.
  • Support the MNF team on process-related activities.
  • Collaborate with international multidisciplinary teams.


Mandatory Qualifications



  • MSc degree in Physics, Physical Engineering, Materials Science, Electronics, or related areas.



  • Previous hands-on experience in cleanroom processing is required.
  • Previous hands-on experience in the operation of Physical and chemical vapor deposition; Dry etching techniques, Wet etch techniques, Lithography pattern transfer.


Preferred Education

  • PhD degree in Physics, Physical Engineering, Materials Science, Electronics, or related areas.


Preferred Experience

  • Experience in metrology tools and systems is valued.
  • Diversity of microfabrication processes that the candidate is able to integrate will be highly valued.


Personal Skills

  • “Hands-on” approach together with a high commitment in respecting working deadlines;
  • Problem Solving ability;
  • Customer orientation;
  • Ability to work independently and as team player;
  • Good communication skills.


Our Benefits

  • Competitive salary;
  • Tax benefits and other Diplomatic privileges;
  • Private health insurance;
  • Family allowances (according to family situation);
  • Free nursery service at INL premises (subject to availability);
  • Support for education fees of dependent children;
  • Relocation support;
  • 30 working days of annual leave.


How to Apply

The application must be in English and include the following mandatory documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Academic and/or Professional diplomas.

    Online application instructions:

  • The application is made online by clicking the “Apply” button below;
  • The candidate must complete all required sections of the online application form;
  • The candidate must submit the mandatory documents mentioned above in pdf format by including them in the “Additional files” section using the “Add portfolio” button.

    Important note:

    Incomplete applications including the failure to provide mandatory documents or providing inaccurate information will result in the application not being considered.


    How the Selection Process works

    A. Applications eligibility check

    This stage will be carried out on the basis of the mandatory requirements, education, experience and technical skills defined for the job, as well as the validation of the mandatory documents. Only candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will move forward to the next stage.

    B. CV Assessment

    The Selection Committee will evaluate the eligible applications based on their CV and other submitted documents and the suitability for the position. The best ranked candidates will be shortlisted for the interview stage(s).

    C. Interview(s)

    The interview(s) may be done in different formats: video recording, online or onsite.

    The question based interview will evaluate the match between the candidate’s profile and the requirements for the position, including the technical and personal skills. To better support this stage, the candidate may be requested to prepare a short presentation.

    D. Nomination

    The selected candidate will be nominated and formally offered the position, including the disclosure of the contractual conditions. 


    Additional Information


    Application feedback

    We highly value your interest in becoming part of the INL experience and it is important for us to maintain good communications with all candidates. No matter the outcome of your application, we will always provide you with feedback.


    Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle

    INL follows a non-discrimination and equal access principle, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of and duties based on any possible discriminatory issues.


    The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.


    About INL

    The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory – INL ( ), is the first and only Intergovernmental Organisation in the world entirely focused on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

    It was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research, deploy and communicate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to be a recognised leading global nanotechnology innovation hub.



    Research Field
    Education Level
    Master Degree or equivalent


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    INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

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    Av. Mestre José Veiga, S/N
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