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Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tut für Pho­to­ni­sche Mikro­sys­teme IPMS

The Fraun­ho­fer-Gesell­schaft ( cur­r­ently ope­ra­tes 76 insti­tu­tes and rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons throughout Ger­many and is the world’s lea­ding app­lied rese­arch orga­ni­za­tion. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual rese­arch bud­get of 2.9 bil­lion euros.

Working stu­dent in the field of Advan­ced Sur­face Cha­rac­te­ri­za­tion (ASC)


Working field:

At Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tute for Pho­to­nic Micro­sys­tems IPMS, we work at the hig­hest inter­na­tio­nal level on nano­elec­tro­nic, mech­an­ical and opti­cal com­pon­ents and their integ­ra­tion into tiny, "intel­li­gent" devices and sys­tems.
As the Advan­ced Sur­face Char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion (ASC) rese­arch group at IPMS CNT, we focus on the ana­lyt­ical char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion of semi­con­duc­tor thin films part of 300 mm sil­icon wafer/device tech­no­lo­gies. With our state-of-the-art X-ray Pho­to­elec­tron Spec­tro­scopy (XPS) PHI Quan­tes instru­ment, we can fur­ther sup­port the semi­con­duc­tor mater­i­als´ devel­op­ment.

From 01.11.2022, we are look­ing for a work­ing stu­dent with the pos­sib­il­ity to write the mas­ter or dip­loma the­sis with us.

What you will do:
  • Devel­op­ment of a set-up for in-situ bias­ing XPS method for the sur­face and bulk char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion of device stacks under app­lied poten­tial
  • Ana­lysis using in-situ tem­per­at­ure based XPS
  • Work­ing with thin films in the range of 10 - 100 nm thick and mul­tilayer layer stacks for use in devices
  • Coo­per­a­tion with mater­ial and device devel­op­ment groups


  • Cur­r­ently: final phase of a sci­en­ti­fic (che­mi­stry, mate­ri­als/phy­si­cal che­mi­stry, phy­sics) or an engi­nee­ring degree.
  • Exper­tise in the field of XPS, X-ray topics, and high vacuum sys­tems and ide­ally know­ledge in CASAXPS and Mul­ti­Pak ana­ly­sis soft­wares
  • Abi­lity to handle and eva­luate data in Excel or Ori­gin and inte­rest in the ana­ly­sis of semi­con­duc­tor mate­ri­als and sys­tems
  • Moti­va­ted per­so­na­lity, reli­able & struc­tu­red working style and team­spi­rit
  • Good ver­bal and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills in Eng­lish, good Ger­man lan­guage skills are a plus

What we offer:

We offer you an exci­ting task and valu­able insights into the methods and pro­ce­du­res of a modern high-tech rese­arch insti­tute. You can expect a moti­va­ted and dyna­mic team in a very well equip­ped rese­arch and deve­lop­ment envi­ron­ment. In addi­tion, we offer you con­nec­ting points in the con­text of your stu­dies or your career entry, for example a topic for your the­sis or the start of your career at Fraun­ho­fer IPMS. We sup­port you in this pro­cess!

We value and pro­mote the diver­sity of our employees' skills and the­re­fore wel­come all app­li­ca­ti­ons - regard­less of age, gen­der, natio­na­lity, eth­nic and social ori­gin, reli­gion, ideo­logy, disa­bi­lity, sexual ori­en­ta­tion and iden­tity. Severely dis­ab­led per­sons are given pre­fe­rence in the event of equal sui­ta­bi­lity.

The mon­thly working time is 30 hours. The posi­tion is initi­ally for 6 mon­ths. A long-term col­la­bo­ra­tion is pos­si­ble. Remu­ne­ra­tion accord­ing to the gene­ral works agree­ment for employ­ing assi­stant staff.

With its focus on deve­lo­ping key tech­no­lo­gies that are vital for the future and enab­ling the com­mer­cial uti­li­za­tion of this work by busi­ness and indus­try, Fraun­ho­fer plays a cen­tral role in the inno­va­tion pro­cess. As a pioneer and cata­lyst for ground­brea­king deve­lop­ments and sci­en­ti­fic excel­lence, Fraun­ho­fer helps shape society now and in the future.

Have we arou­sed your inte­rest? Then apply online now with your mea­ning­ful app­li­ca­tion docu­ments. We look for­ward to get­ting to know you!