Research Laboratory Assistant on analysis of nanomaterials in environmental samples International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory INL Portugal

Ref.06.16.125 - Research Laboratory Assistant on analysis of nanomaterials in environmental samples

Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Job Type: Full time

Contract Duration: 6 months
Closing Date: August 21, 2017 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits



INL is seeking a Research Laboratory Assistant for a collaborative project in the area of analysis of nanomaterialsin environmental samples, whose main responsibility will be to characterize environmental samples for the presence of nanomaterials.

The Research Laboratory Assistant will collaborate with international multidisciplinary teams.

Job Role & Key Responsibilities

 As a Research Laboratory Assistant on analysis of nanomaterials in environmental samplesyou will take on a key role within the following responsibilities:

  • Perform analysis and characterization of nanomaterials in environmental samples from simplified water ecosystems to natural samples from water, biosolids and soil, after precise training;
  • Prepare dispersions of selected nanomaterials from industrial sources;
  • Carry out sample collection from various matrices, sample treatment and preparation for analysis and qualitative and quantitative analysis of nanomaterials content in the matrices of interest under supervision.

Job Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • MSc in Nanotechnology/ Physic-chemistry/ Chemistry/ Pharmacy or similar;
  • Demonstrated experience in nanomaterials characterization and analysis techniques, mainly DLS, electron microscopy and ICP-OES (or MS);
  • Experience in analysis of nanomaterials in environmental samples is desirable and will be positively evaluated;
  • Experience in electron microscopy coupled with EDX, XRD and NTA.

Personal Skills

  • Strong motivation to carry out fundamental research in the proposed topic;
  • Capability to work both independently and as part of a team with the ability to pay close attention to detail; 
  • Communication, organizational and teamwork skills.



  • English is the working language of INL. Upper advance level in oral and written English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another language is an advantage.


What we offer


  • Employment contract and competitive compensation package;
  • Employees will also benefit of the various social facilities available at INL;
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.



How to Apply


International candidates are welcome to apply. Only applications in English will be accepted. The application is made online. Please click on the 'Apply' button;

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and University certificates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.



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 the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.


Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle


INL is an equal opportunity organisation, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues.


Enquires should be made to:

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



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