Research Fellow – Micro and nanofabrication processes for fluidic devices International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory INL Portugal


Ref.08.17.148  – Research Fellow – Micro and nanofabrication processes for fluidic devices


Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Department: Micro and Nanofabrication

Group: Microfabrication and Exploratory Nanotechnology

Job Type: Full time

Contract Duration: 24 months

Closing Date: September 15th, 2017 23:00 (Lisbon time)

Salary: Competitive package and benefits



INL is seeking a qualified Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on a project to develop micro and nanofabrication processes for fluidic devices, in a collaborative project between INL’s Department of Micro and Nanofabrication and AIMEN - Galiza.


Job Role & Key Responsibilities

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow will undertake the following main activities and responsibilities:

  • Integration of micro and nanofabrication technologies such as SU-8 patterning, silicon DRIE, wafer bonding and laser patterning with lithography methods such as direct write laser, mask aligner and nanoimprint;
  • Design and implemention of novel functionalities in microchannels (e.g. electrophoresis, pharmakinetics, optofluidics, energy conversion);
  • Fabrication of micro and nanofluific samples and demonstrators.


Job Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • PhD in Applied Physics, Electronics Engineering, Semiconductors Processing, Materials Engineering, or related technical fields;
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the topics: Microfluidics, advanced lithography methods, cleanroom processing.
  • International mobility experience will be valued.


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;
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in the dissemination of results to the scientific community are expected;
  • Capable of establishing collaborative ties with distinguished academic groups and relevant industry partners.



  • English is the working language of INL. Therefore, excellent communication skills in English are required.


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.

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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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