Chemical or Physical Laboratory Technician / Microtechnologist

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Work group:

IEK-11 – Helmholtz-Institut Erlangen-Nürnberg Erneuerbare Energien



Area of research:

Scientific support staff



Job description:

Your Job:



  • Preparation of solution-processable semiconductors for processing in automated high-throughput processes as well as selection of the necessary process steps

  • Preparation and characterization of solutions and optoelectronic layers

  • Production and characterization of printed solar cells with electrical and optical methods

  • Construction, operation and maintenance of automated laboratory equipment (spin coaters, evaporators, pipetting systems, doctor blades, platereaders, spectrometers, etc.)

  • Independent definition of work steps and organization of laboratory operations

  • Sample preparation and analysis of samples by means of laboratory analysis (spectrometer, IR camera, microscope, Raman microscopy, photoluminescence, etc.)

  • Support in data evaluation, preparation and communication

  • Support in ordering, materials management and occupational safety

  • Determination of work steps and organization of laboratory operations

Your Profile:

  • Successfully completed training as a chemical laboratory assistant, physics laboratory assistant, microtechnologist or comparable training in the laboratory sector
  • Enjoy the development and construction of new test setups and new technologies
  • Good technical and organizational skills as well as computer skills
  • Personal initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Good cooperation and communication skills as well as the ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international team
  • Good command of spoken and written English

Experience in one or more of the following categories is also desirable:

  • Production of thin functional layers from the solution
  • Previous knowledge in electrical and electro-optical characterization of components (IV curve, spectrometer, PL)
  • Organization of occupational safety

Our Offer:

  • Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus with a very good infrastructure located directly at the technical faculty of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Insight into various specialty areas from materials science to electrical engineering, as well as the opportunity to gain experience in these fields
  • Accompaniment of projects from the planning phase, construction and commissioning to operation and maintenance
  • The opportunity to work in a team of motivated scientists, technicians and engineers
  • Promotion of professional development through various advanced training programs
  • Exciting research topics in one of the most relevant and interdisciplinary topics in the field of renewable energies
  • Various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
  • Limited for 2 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Possibility of part-time employment with flexible working time models (50%-100%)
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant`s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade EG6-7 TVöD-Bund

Place of employment: ErlangenForschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019-278

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