Ref.02.19.04 – Junior fellow – Ink jet printing with graphene inks

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Braga, Portugal

Ref.02.19.04 Junior fellow – Ink jet printing with graphene inks


Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Department: Quantum and Energy Materials

Group/Unit: 2D Materials and Devices (2DMD)

Job Type: Full time

Contract Duration: 12 months

Closing Date: April 23rd, 2019 23:00 (WET)

Salary: Competitive package and benefits





INL is seeking a highly qualified candidate to work in ink-jet and screen printing to develop graphene inks and pastes and in the derivative products based on such inks and pastes. The work is part of the consortium project GNESIS- Graphenest’s New Engineered System and its Implementation Solutions, funded by FEDER under project no.033566, operation code POCI-01-0247-FEDER-033566. The GNESIS project aims to demonstrate at a pre-industrial scale the innovative technology developed by Graphenest, based on a graphite exfoliation method in liquid phase using ultrasonic cavitation. The demonstration of applicability of the graphene-based materials obtained from the referred technology should be made in different application areas, one of them being graphene conductive inks that can be used in tactile screen electrodes. The current position profile therefore requires a skilled engineer that will work in close collaboration with an experienced senior research engineer in the development of such products.


Job Role & Key Responsibilities


The successful Candidate will work in the team developing a transparent and conductive ink and a paste based on Graphenest’s high-quality few-layer graphene nanoplatelets dispersions. The candidate will provide assistance in ink preparation by careful study of the solvents that provide the required ink properties, e.g. rheological, stability, transparency and electrical conductivity properties. He will also ink-jet print on glass substrates patterns with layouts supplied by the industrial partner Displax in the form of AutoCad drawings. The Candidate will opperate INL inkjet printer.


Job Requirements


Applicants should meet the following requirements:

 Have a Master’s Degree in a relevant field related with the areas mentioned above (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, etc);

  Experience with materials characterization techniques is required;

Experience with sample preparation of materials is required;

Experience in manipulation of 2D materials is preferred.




The work plan will be developed at the INL under the scientific guidance of Dr. Pedro Alpuim. The successful candidate will be integrated in the 2D Materials and Devices Group.


Selection Committee

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Selection Committee consisting of the following persons:

          Dr. Pedro Alpuim
                    Dr. Andrea Capasso
          Dr. Chun-Da Liao 
          Patrícia Oliveira - Human Resources 


Duration of the contract

The total duration of the employment contract shall be 12 months and may be renewed based on the performance of the individual. In any case the contract cannot exceed the duration of the project. The expected starting date is May 2019.


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;
  • Experience of dissemination of research results, either written or oral.



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;
  •          University certificates.


Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Note: The documents must be submitted through the online platform Jobvite, in the “additional files” section using the "add portfolio" icon that appears in the application form.



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 organization, 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.

Enquiries 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.


Enquiries 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. 



Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: INL-INL-Ref.02.19.04