Electron Microscopy Technician position to work on Central Laboratories in Imdea Energy

IMDEA Energy Institute is a María de Maeztu Center of Excellence whose objective is to develop R&D activities in the fields of renewable energies and clean energy technologies by establishing strong links with leading companies in the energy sector. (www.energy.imdea.org).


IMDEA Energy is opening a Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy Technician position, looking for talented and motivated candidates to work for Central Laboratories.

Tasks Description:

  • Samples preparation for observation in scanning (SEM), transmission (TEM) and transmission-scanning (STEM) microscopes.
  • Use of SEM/TEM/STEM electron microscopes in the usual working modes.
  • Interpretation of images and electron diffraction diagrams.
  • Phase and compositional analysis with EDS spectrometry.
  • Handling of image acquisition, analysis and processing software.
  • Maintenance and optimization of electron microscopes and related equipment.
  • Technical support/advice to researchers on the use of microscopes.

Compulsory Requirements:

  • Official BSc in Sciences or Engineering.
  • Experience with Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM).
  • Experience in sample preparation for microscopy.

Merits to value:

  • Phd in Science or Engineering.
  • Experience in the use of image processing software.
  • Experience with Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) and Scanning-transmission electron microscopes (STEM).
  • Oral and written communication skills in English.
Selection Criteria
  • Adequacy of the candidate's training to the requested profile.
  • Work experience related to the profile of the job position.
  • Knowledge of English.
  • Motivation for accomplishing high-quality work.

Remuneration: Depending upon qualification and expertise.

*The contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish Public Health and Social Security System.

Duration of the contract: 1 year, possibility of annual renewals depending on performance


IMDEA Energía: Mostoles, Madrid.


Final decisions will be personally communicated by e-mail to all candidates.