Technician

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia

Spain

October 14, 2022

Description

General description

The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) is seeking a Unit Support Technician to work in the Characterization Technologies Department.

This position will be funded by the Investigo Programme aimed at facilitating the entry into the work force for young professionals, following the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, financed by the European Union- NextGenerationEU. The program targets young professionals between the ages of 16 and 30 who are seeking employment to develop and execute tasks and initiatives related to the field of research and innovation.

For more information on the Investigo Program, you can review the program guidelines here.

ICIQ is one of the world's internationally recognized leading institutions in the field of chemistry committed to solving major social and economic challenges by conducting top quality research in two main areas: Renewable Energy and Catalysis. The institute also aims at training the future generation of scientists by offering high-quality educational programs to master, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers (full details on https:// www. iciq.org/).

The Characterization Technologies Department includes the following areas: NMR, X-Ray, Mass, Spectroscopy, Chromatography and Photophysics.

The Characterization Technologies Department Support Technician will become a member of the department team helping the researcher of ICIQ in the analytical tasks under the supervision of the corresponding unit managers.

Tasks:

  • Preparing and measuring samples with the unit equipment (IR, UV-Vis, Raman, Polarimetric, Fluorescence, Fisisortion, Particle Size, HPLC, DSC/TGA, SFC, etc.
  • Provide support to users utilizing the self-service equipment; train and inform users on their proper use.
  • Organization of the laboratory (inventory and organization of fungible material).
  • Periodic verification, maintenance and calibration of unit equipment.
  • Maintenance and repairs of equipment carried out by external technical personnel.
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