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The Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ) is a leading research institution in the area of science & technology as well as service & transfer of crystalline materials. Our goal is to enable solutions for urgent societal challenges (e.g. communication, artificial intelligence, climate protection, health etc.). by modern electronic & photonic technologies. The work covers the full spectrum from basic over applied research up to pre-industrial development and is performed in collaboration with national and international partners from university, academy and industry. The institute is part of the Forschungsverbund Berlin ( and a member of the Leibniz Association You can find more details on the institute webpage:

We are offering a

Junior Research Group Leader (m/f/d)

 “SiGe-based Quantum Materials & Heterostructures”

Job description: 

IKZ is seeking for a junior research group leader in the above field with a strong publication record and experience in third party funding. The successful candidate is expected to build up a third-party funded research group focusing on the materials science of group IV semiconductor-based quantum devices. Strong communication skills are required for national & international networking, in particular with groups in the area of devices & technologies. IKZ will support the activity by interdisciplinary in-house collaborations in the area of isotope pure SiGe volume crystals, state-of-the-art molecular beam epitaxy equipment and modern materials science characterization.


  • PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or related fields
  • Excellent knowledge of semiconductor materials with background in device technology as well as epitaxial growth and characterization of thin films
  • Experience in the supervision of junior scientists
  • Communication skills and the assertiveness to work in an internationally positioned institute

What we offer:

The position is limited to three years. Payment is according to TVöD-Bund (Treaty for German public service). Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to disabled candidates. The IKZ is an equal opportunity employer and actively supports reconciliation of work and family life. There is equality for applicants of all genders. Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

For information about the project please contact: Dr. Torsten Boeck,

Have we aroused your interest?

Then apply directly by clicking on the "Apply online" button below with a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and all relevant certificates by 30.06.2021.

We look forward to receiving your application!