Two Technologist positions on advanced silicon devices

The Micro-Nano characterization & fabrication Facility (MNF) of Fondazione Bruno Kessler supports the research units of the Centre Sensors and Devices (SD) managing laboratories and personnel in two main areas:

  • micro-nanofabrication;
  • materials characterization.

The Microfabrication Area runs two separate cleanrooms: the Detector Cleanroom, mostly dedicated to the development of radiation sensors, and the MEMS cleanroom, where micro devices and sensors for different applications are developed. It also includes a Testing Area for the automatic and manual parametric/functional device testing, and a packaging cleanroom with tools for device bonding, and for the enclosure of the devices in specific housings. The Materials Characterization Area runs different laboratories for the physical/chemical analysis of materials, surfaces and interfaces, including techniques like scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and others. More information about MNF is available at:

Job description

In this context, we are looking for two Technologists who will be mainly involved in clean room activities focussed on both in the wafer processing and process control for the development and realization of innovative and highly customized sensors, among which:
- Silicon Radiation sensors
- Silicon photonic devices
- Devices related to the Quantum Technologies

Background on semiconductor device physics and familiarity with semiconductor cleanroom fabrication environment and tools are required.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Master Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science or Materials Engineering;
  • strong knowledge of semiconductor microfabrication processes;
  • direct experience in semiconductor device fabrication and cleanroom environment work;
  • solid experience on semiconductor device physics and radiation detectors operating principles;
  • good knowledge of Italian language (oral and written);
  • good knowledge of English language (oral and written);
  • accuracy, flexibility and goal orientation;
  • strong teamwork attitude.

Also considered, but not mandatory:

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science or related fields or equivalent 3-years research experience;
  • experience with software CAD/tools for device layout design.


Type of contract: fixed term contract
Working hours: full-time (38h per week)
Gross annual salary: about € 39.530
Start date: February 2021
Duration: 36 months
Workplace: Povo, Trento (Italy)
Benefits: flexi-time, company subsidized cafeteria or meal vouchers, internal car park, welcome office support for visa formalities, accommodation etc., supplementary pension and health fund, training courses, public transport, sports facilities, language courses fees. Further details at


Candidates are required to submit their application through the online form at Please make sure to enclose the following documents with your application (pdf format):

  • Detailed CV, with details on experiences in semiconductor processing;

  • Letter of motivation

Application Deadline: 07th  December, 2021

Please read our Regulations on the recruitment and selection of fixed-term personnel (effective from October 15, 2018) before completing your application. 

For further information, please contact the Human Resources Services at

Business units
Centro Sensors & Devices; Centro Sensors & Devices/MNF
Science and Technology Hub - Trento