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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 Forschungsverbund Berlin ( and a member of the Leibniz Association ( You can find more details on the institute webpage:

 We are looking for a member of the Electron Microscopy group at the earliest possible date


Junior Group Research Leader (m/f/d)

“In-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy”


IKZ has excellent expertise and facilities for the in-situ characterization of semiconductors and oxides, among them an aberration corrected TEM/STEM, equipped with a fast camera (up to 400 fps), two in situ TEM-holders that permit experiments at atmospheric pressure and under biasing,  both up to high temperatures. Besides this a dual beam with micromanipulators, EDX, EBSD ,WDS and a high resolution SEM with STEM detector and CL are available.

We are seeking for a postdoctoral scientist that builds up a junior research group in the field of in-situ transmission electron microscopy. The junior research group is embedded in the Leibniz Science Campus GraFOx - Growth and fundamentals of oxides for electronic applications, which seizes to fuse the excellent individual activities and competences in Berlin on one of the most prospective material systems for future electronic and (renewable) energy applications (

 Work topics

  • Development of in-situ techniques
  • Phase formation in oxides
  • Phase transitions and ferroelectric layers
  • Defect processes in memristive devices
  • Acquiring third party funds

Materials growth is done at IKZ and partner institutes PDI and HZB. A close collaboration in the field of ab-initio theory with the solid state theory groups at Humboldt-University and Fritz-Haber Institut is well established 


  • PhD in physics, crystallography, materials science or a related discipline with a strong experimental background.
  • Excellent knowledge of transmission electron microscopy, basic physics and of solid-state physics
  • Experimental skills as well as communication skills and the assertiveness to work in a highly motivated team of researchers and technicians
  • Experience in raising third party funds

For information about the position contact: Dr. Martin Albrecht:,
+49 30 6392-3094. 

The position is available by January 1st  2020 and its duration is limited to 2 + 3 years. Payment is according to TVöD (Treaty for German public service). IKZ is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, female candidates are encouraged to apply and will be preferred in case of adequate qualification. Among equally qualified applicants preference will be given to disabled candidates.                   

Have we aroused your interest?

Then apply directly by clicking on the "Apply online" button below with letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and all relevant certificates by 15.11.2019

                                        We look forward to receiving your application!