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Research Technicus

Vacancy number
Job type
Non-academic staff
Hours (in fte)
External/ internal
Placed on
21 November 2023
Closing date
2 January 2024 31 more days to apply

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The Faculty of Science and the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) invite applications for a

Research technician (1,0 fte; temporary position for 1 year)

Vacaturenummer: 14110

Key responsibilities

  • You are responsible for the maintenance of the thin film deposition facilities & related equipment, and for the development of new processes.
  • You instruct users of the facilities, and make certain that safety regulations are followed.
  • You characterize thin films using electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy in order to optimize the deposition processes.

Your Profile
The successful candidate

  • has a HBO or diploma Technical Physics or an equivalent diploma and experience;
  • has experience with vacuum techniques, electronics, software development, and research equipment;
  • has affinity with thin film deposition equipment and processes;
  • is able to work with complex research equipment
  • has initiative, is user-oriented, communicative, and can work under stress;
  • has a good command of English.

Research at LION
The Leiden Institute of Physics is part of the Science faculty at Leiden University. An important area of research centers around quantum materials and quantum phenomena. The research is fundamental, but with an open eye for device applications, in particular in the areas of superconductivity and magnetism. New directions are two-dimensional materials, also in collaboration with the Leiden Institute for Chemistry. For the fabrication of novel devices we use various deposition techniques, and we have a clean room equipped with electron beam lithography, scanning electron microscopy, and various forms of etching and force microscopy.

Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

Terms and conditions
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.
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We offer a one year appointment and the salary ranges between € 3.072,- and € 4.103,- gross per month (pay scale 8, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Subject to availability of funding, there is a prospect for permanent employment after the first year.

Enquiries can be made to ing. Marcel Hesselberth (071–527 1887, hesselberth@physics.leidenuniv.nl), or Prof. Jan Aarts, email (director@physics.leidenuniv.nl), telephone: 071- 527 5708), also for questions about the procedure. Additional information on research and education at the Leiden Institute of physics can be found at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/science/physics
Information about the Faculty of Science can be found at https://www.science.leidenuniv.nl.

To apply for this vacancy, please apply via the blue button before 2 January, 2024. Please ensure that you upload a CV and a motivation letter, quoting the vacancy number.

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