Research Engineer for nanomaterial synthesis and coatings – (Ref.11.20.59)

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    INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
    EngineeringChemical engineering
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    20/12/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Portugal › Braga



 Research Engineer for nanomaterial synthesis and coatings – (Ref.11.20.59)

Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Number of Vacancies: 1

Group/Unit: Nanochemistry

Required Education: Master’s degree

Employment Type: Full time

Contract Duration: 48 months

Open Date for Applications: November 26th, 2020

Closing Date for Applications: December 20th, 2020



Organisation Description

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory – INL (http://www.inl.int), is the first and only International 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.


Project Specifications: This project is funded by European Commission, Horizon 2020 Research

Name of the project: MAREWIND - Materials solutions for cost Reduction and Extended service life on WIND off-shore facilities

Reference number: 952960



INL is seeking a Research Engineer to support our activities in nanomaterial synthesis and coatings. The selected candidate will be working with synthesis of nanomaterials and their characterization, as well as coatings with self-healing properties.


Job Role & Key Responsibilities

The Research Engineer will undertake the following main activities and responsibilities:


  • Synthesis of nanomaterials
  • Preparation of self-healing coatings
  • Support the group in equipment handling and maintenance


Job Requirements

Candidates should meet the following requirements:



  • MSc Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or similar


Experience and Technical Skills

  • Hands-on laboratory experience with nanomaterial synthesis and characterization;
  • Experience with coatings;
  • Experience with equipment maintenance;
  • Experience in polymer chemistry is a plus;
  • Strong literature and patent searching skills;
  • Knowledge of lab safety;
  • Good track record of disseminating research results.



 Personal Skills

  • Strong motivation to work both independently and as part of a team in an interdisciplinary environment, with the ability to pay close attention to detail and to meet deadlines;
  • Team-work spirit;
  • Great communication skills;
  • “Hands-on” approach together with a high commitment in respecting working deadlines;
  • Great organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to be creative and practical;
  • Maintain a safety mind-set and focus;
  • Desire to continuously enhance personal skills and knowledge.




Excellent communication skills in English are required since it’s the working language of INL.



The work plan will be developed at the INL under the scientific guidance of Dr. Yury Kolen’ko.

Duration of the contract

INL will offer a limited-duration employment contract with an initial appointment for 4 years that may be renewed based on the performance of the individual and duration of the project. The expected starting date is February 2021.


What we offer

  • Work Accidents insurance costs to be paid by INL, to provide coverage for work accidents and invalidity benefits;
  • Health insurance with excellent coverage;
  • Tax Benefits;
  • A family allowance for staff members that are married or that are living under the status of “common-law couple” and/or have any dependent child;
  • A child allowance for each dependent child;
  • Free Nursery Service at INL campus (subject to availability);
  • Support for Education fees of dependent children;
  • Depending on the place of residence, INL covers 100% of travel expenses for all family members;
  • 30 days of annual leave;
  • Diplomatic status.



How to Apply

The application is made online through our e-recruiting platform. Please click on the “Apply” button.

For the application to be valid it must be made in English and the candidate must complete all required sections of the online application form, as well as submit all required documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Supporting Documents

Please enclose the following supporting documents in pdf format:

(a)  Cover letter in English;

(b)  Curriculum Vitae in English;

(c)  Academic certificates.


The documents must be submitted in the “additional files” section using the “add portfolio” icon that appears in the application form.


General Eligibility conditions:

Candidates must comply with the following requirements:

- Hold a Master Degree within the field of the selected vacancy;

- Demonstrate an appropriate profile for the activity to be performed;

- Fluency in English is required.


Additional Information


Employment Agreement

If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment, you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.


If Your Application is Not Successful

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 promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, 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.



Enquiries should be made to: hr.services@inl.int.

The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process. 

Mehr Information

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