Research Engineer – Nanotechnology for environmental gas monitoring in school environments

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Aug 2022

Research Engineer – Nanotechnology for environmental gas monitoring in school environments

Job Reference: Ref. 06.22.27

Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Group/Unit: Medical Devices

Number of Vacancies: 1

Employment Type: Full time

Contract Duration: 24 months

Open Date for Applications: June 27th, 2022

Closing Date for Applications: August 27th, 2022, 23h00m (Lisbon Time)

Key words: #nanotechnology, #engineering, #gas sensors, #enviromental monitoring


INL is participating in the recently launched EU project LEARN - Development of novel assessments for indoor air quality monitoring and impact on children’s health, with reference number 101057510, under the Horizon Europe Funding Framework. INL will collaborate with partner IMEC-NL, on developing and implementing a novel concept for selective gas sensing for trace level detection of hazardous gas compounds in school environments.

We are lookiNg for a Senior Research Engineer to work alongside a Junior Research Fellow a senior optical laser expert and other team members. The candidate should have a suitable background in a field of study to pursue R&D activities related to laser technology and nanotech material science

Job Duties

  • Implementation of an experimental optics set-up for multi-harmonic wavelength generation.
  • Design and characterization of a photonic chip with INL cleanroom technology.
  • Design, implementation, and characterization of a functional gas sensor prototype based on photoionization technology.
  • Report R&D activities for project documentation including deliverables and presentations.
  • IP management.
  • Mandatory Qualifications


    • MSc degree in Physics, Nanotechnology, Engineering, or another related field.

    Other Skills

    • Technical and scientific mindset.
    • Result-oriented.

    Preferred Experience, Technical Skills & Qualifications

    • Experimental optics and photonics.
    • Laser technology.
    • Material science.
    • Cleanroom tools and technologies.
    • PhD degree in Physics, Nanotechnology, Engineering, or another related field

    Personal Skills

    • Strong motivation to work both independently and as part of a team in an interdisciplinary environment.
    • Highly organised and dynamic.
    • Ability to pay close attention to detail and to meet deadlines.
    • 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.
  • Letter(s) of support from past academic supervisor(s).
  • 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 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.

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