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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:

IKZ invites application for the

IKZ International Fellowship Award 2023 on
Freestanding Functional Oxide Films

IKZ is looking for an internationally recognized senior scientist in the area of freestanding perovskite oxide thin films for R & D. The successful candidate must be an outstanding scientist in the area of functional complex oxide thin films with expertise in fabrication of thin functional oxide membranes and artificial heterostructures as well as the design and control of interface related properties of strongly correlated material systems. The selection will be based on the candidate’s research outline for a collaboration with IKZ, distinguished scientific contributions in the field and the track record of high-quality scientific publications, 3rd party funding, and research team supervision. The fellowship award amounts to 10.000 € and will be handed over to the successful candidate in a ceremony with a certificate. The IKZ guest scientist fellow is expected to stay in a flexible manner up to 3 months in 2023 at IKZ and use the stay to establish with IKZ scientists a new 3rd party funded research direction in the above area between IKZ and its home institution.

For further information, please feel free to contact: Dr. Jutta Schwarzkopf:

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.

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Then apply directly by clicking on the "Apply online" button below with a letter of motivation including a one-page research outline for a potential long-term collaboration with IKZ, curriculum vitae and all relevant certificates by 15th October 2022.

We look forward to receiving your application!