Technician with Superior Troubleshooting Abilities

Tuesday 24 Aug 21

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DTU Nanolab, a core facility at the technical University of Denmark, is seeking a skilled technician for our suite of Electron Microscopes and Focused Ion Beam equipment. We need a new colleague who can help us keep tools online so that students and researchers can work on understanding the world on the nano scale.

The successful applicant must have a proven background in troubleshooting, maintenance and operation of electron microscopes/focused ion beam or equivalent types of equipment with an emphasis on mechatronics maintenance skills. Our tools combine many different areas, such as vacuum technology, x-rays, high tension (300 kV), low currents (pico amps), high-speed data transfer (Gbit/s) as well as gas handling including toxic gasses and cryogenic temperatures (liquid nitrogen) – that means that you must be able to navigate safely with complicated tools possibly with complicated problems.

DTU Nanolab’s characterization section houses electron microscopes in a high specification building. The building was constructed to provide the optimal operating conditions for the instruments; these include one Dual-Beam, four SEMs, two Titan aberration-corrected TEMs and two conventional Tecnai TEMs.

We are seeking a curious and dedicated candidate to join our technical support teams. We are a multi-gender workplace and strongly encourage candidates of all genders to apply. We also encourage both experienced technicians as well as newly educated candidates with a background from “IT and electronics” or “Mechanics/Machines/Mechatronics” to apply.

You will report to the Head of Microscopy Support and work as a part of a dynamic technical team. The team forms the core technical staff of the section and is responsible for tools being operational as well as providing new users training on microscope operation and basic techniques.

Primary areas of responsibility
Act as a primary maintenance technician for a number of tools, which includes:

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, install and upgrade equipment including SEM, TEM, FIB and sample preparation tools
  • Operate and maintain cryogenic attachments
  • Become sufficiently capable in operating equipment for the purpose of troubleshooting and instructing users
  • Communicate/liaise with national and international suppliers
  • Assist with the organization and up-keep of the microscope booking systems and equipment logging
  • Assist in the design, installation and upkeep of installations
  • Be involved in keeping a safe workplace for all that work at the facility

Salary and employment condition
The appointment will be based on either the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), the OAO-S Joint Agreement and the organization agreement for Office Clerks, Laboratory Technicians and IT staff (HK/stat), the organization agreement for Craftsmen and Technicians, the organizational agreement Assistant engineers and research technicians at research institutions, etc., research technicians at Risø, etc. or other relevant agreement. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

 The working hours is 37 per week.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 10 October 2021 (Danish time). Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Head of Microscopy Engineering Adam Fuller, afull@dtu.dk, +45 4525 6472.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Nanolab is a common infrastructure and research facility located at and fully owned by the Technical University of Denmark, DTU. DTU Nanolab houses a state-of-the-art electron microscopy center, which was inaugurated in Dec. 2007. The work carried out at DTU Nanolab spans the range of basic topographical studies to highly sophisticated analysis of nanoscale materials in hard and soft matter.  

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