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Research Technician at Physics of Complex Fluids group

Can you provide technical support to (PhD) students and postdocs working on various projects, with an emphasis on advanced characterization techniques? Read more details below.

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Key takeaways

  • Hours
    32 - 40 hr.
  • Salary indication
    Salary gross/monthly
    based on full-time
    € 3,098 - € 4,257
  • Deadline
    31 May 2023

You will provide technical support to (PhD) students and postdocs working on diverse projects, with an emphasis on advanced characterization techniques (e.g. optical and mechanical techniques that address interfaces at the micro/nano scale). Your portfolio will entail hands-on use (e.g. service measurements), interfacing, (micro) fabrication of parts and management of instruments. You will closely collaborate with, and clearly communicate your results to a diversity of students, early-stage researchers and the permanent staff.

Your profile

  • A higher education (applied university of science) diploma in applied physics, advanced technology or nanotechnology is required.
  • Experience in software for design (like Solid Works) and interfacing (like Labview) will be considered beneficial.
  • Abilities for working independently and in close collaboration are both important. You will be working in an academic environment where critical thinking and (technical) problem solving attitude and skills are essential.
  • Good English proficiency is essential to communicate with colleagues from all over the world.

Our offer

  • We offer a varied position within a challenging working environment with an informal working atmosphere.
  • In principle it concerns a full-time fixed-term function, but this is open for discussion. You will initially receive a contract for 1 year, with a possibility of indefinite contract extension.
  • The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement (CAO).
  • The salary is, depending on your education and the duration and relevance  of your work experience, a maximum of € 4,257 gross per month.
  • In addition, you will receive  8 % holiday allowance and an end-of-year allowance of 8.3%.  De UT also offers an excellent package of secondary employment conditions.

Information and application

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Frieder Mugele (f.mugele@utwente.nl, phone: +31 534893094) or Dr. Michel Duits (m.h.g.duits@utwente.nl, +31 534893097). We would like to receive your application, consisting of a motivation letter, curriculum vitae and 2 names of referents by 31-may-2023 via the button below.

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About the department

Within the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the  University of Twente, the research of the PCF group  is engaged in understanding and controlling liquids and their interfaces from molecular to macroscopic scales. Our research connects fundamental phenomena in static and dynamic wetting, nanofluidics, microfluidic two-phase flow, colloids, functional surfaces and chemical reactivity at interfaces to practically relevant applications. In recent years, our application focus has shifted towards challenges of the energy transition and CO2 mitigation, such as photo-catalysis, mineral carbonation (olivine), biogas upgrading and advanced lubrication strategies, e.g. for electric vehicles and/or wind turbines.

About the organisation

The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

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Mugele, F.G. (Frieder)

Mugele, F.G. (Frieder)
Full Professor

Mugele, F.G. (Frieder)
Full Professor

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Step 1

When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

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Step 2

The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

Step 3

1st interview.
The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

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2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

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The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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