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The Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ) is a leading research institution in the area of crystal growth of technologically important materials for micro-, opto- and power electronics, sensors, optics and laser technology. This ranges from explorative fundamental research to pre-industrial development. It is part of Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. and a member of the Leibniz Association.

We are presently offering a

 Junior Research Group Leader (m/f)

 Topic: Growth and characterization of fluoride crystals


IKZ is seeking a highly motivated Junior Research Group Leader (0 to 3 years after PhD thesis) on the growth and characterization of fluoride crystals for lasers and other optical applications.

The successful candidate should have a proven record on scientific leadership in bulk crystal growth or a related field of research. Moreover, basic knowledge in the structural (e.g. Laue, XRD, DTA), compositional (e.g. RFA, EDX) and/or optical (e.g. absorption, luminescence) characterization is required. The IKZ is well equipped with modern set-ups for bulk crystal growth as well as for respective characterization techniques enabling in-house qualification of the grown crystals.

We are seeking a personality with a strong aim for leadership in science, including high quality scientific publications, third party acquisition, and staff management. We also expect the candidate to participate in and to steer internal and external collaborations and projects. IKZ will promote the career of the young colleague by an internal advisory board; opportunities for teaching experience are given within Berlin universities.

For academic questions please contact: Prof. Dr. Thomas Schröder, Tel.: 030/6392-3001,

The employment will be limited to two years and paid according to the TVöD labour agreement. 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.

Please send your application, including the usual documents, by January 14th, 2019 via the IKZ ( job openings (button "Apply online").