Call for hiring a Laboratory Technician

IMDEA Water is a non-profit research Institute, promoted by the Regional Government of Madrid, to carry out research in water technologies. This Institute is part of the IMDEA network, the institutional framework that combines support from both the public and private sectors and harmonizes research with market demand, strengthening the presence of the private sector in science.

It complies with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.




The European Social Fund will co-finance partly the contracts formalized from this call within the Axis 1 Thematic Objective 8 "Promotion of employment and labor mobility", for the period 2014-2020



The task and responsibilities are:

  • Physical-chemical analysis of samples from the environmental sector and the agri-food industry using the internal procedures of the laboratory.
  • Maintenance of equipment registration sheets.
  • Optimization of analysis methods using analysis techniques, UV-Visible spectrophotometry, Ion Chromatography and HPLC-UV.
  • Support in sample treatments (liquid-liquid extraction, in solid phase) from the R&D laboratory.
  • Organization of the records of laboratory quality of equipment (scales, micropipettes, etc). Verification of apparatus and instruments of measurement.
  • Writing SOPs for the implementation of laboratory and results reports.
  • Advanced technician FPII – Technical Analysis and Control / Environmental Chemistry / Environmental Health. In the framework of vocational education and training.
  • Demonstrable previous experience (at least two years) as a laboratory technician and systems ISO 9001.
  • Assessable familiarization with the use HPLC-UV and Ion Chromatography equipment and Magic (Methrom), Agilent (Open Lab, Chemstation) softwares.
  • High level of English and computer tools.

Candidates must present the following information:

  • Curriculum Vitae (Spanish and English)
  • Official academic transcripts (complete list of courses taken and grades)
  • A cover letter presenting her/his candidacy and merits, and including her/his personal motivation to join the laboratory team
Selection Criteria
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic record
  • Adequacy of the training and experience of the candidate to the requested profile.
  • Analytical and decisive capacity. Organized person.
  • Those candidates with the best profile may be summoned for an interview.

Employment contract full-time: 37.5 hours/week

Annual gross salary: 18.000 €

Incorporation date: July 2020

Contract period: 1 year. Depending on the evaluation of the work done and the availability of financial resources the contract may be extended for additional periods of one year.


IMDEA Water Foundation. Avda. Punto Com nº 2 - 28805 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid.



Final decisions will be personally communicated by e-mail to all candidates