Maintenance Technician

Key information

  • Location: EMBL Heidelberg
  • Staff category: Staff Member - Administrative and support
  • Contract duration: 3 years (renewable)
  • Grading: 4, 5 or 6; depending on qualifications and experience
  • Closing date: 31 August 2020
  • Reference number: HD01789

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About this position

The Scientific Instruments Maintenance team is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the scientific equipment in EMBL Heidelberg Laboratories.

Your role

EMBL is looking for a Scientific Instruments Maintenance Technician who will join a team in charge of repairing, calibrating and maintaining a full range of modern biology laboratory instrumentations including incubators, centrifuges, power supplies, optical microscopes, liquid handling robotics, etc. These maintenance services range from simple interventions to locate and replace the faulty parts to the exchange of entire parts of an instrument. The team also serves as a qualified interface to the manufacturers or distributors of scientific equipment in cases where the device needs to be sent back for reconditioning or complete overhaul.

You have

Due to the broad range of scientific equipment involved in the job, as our ideal candidate, you will need a solid technical background in electronics and mechanical engineering.  You should possess a strong working knowledge of modern software tools in particular MS and SAP office applications. You should also have excellent communications skills, fluency in German and a good working knowledge of English are essential and the ability to work in a team in an international atmosphere.

You might also have

Experience in servicing of analytical devices used in research laboratory will be highly appreciated.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family.

What else you need to know

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1800 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

If you feel you have the right skills and experience, please apply online submitting your CV and cover letter.

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