Scientist (m/w/d)

Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN), Kiel

For our analytics team at the ZIK plasmatis “Plasma-Liquid-Effects” the INP is seeking to hire subject to the future commitment of fundsas of August 1st 2020 a proactive and highly motivated



Fixed term contract for 30 months/Full-time appointment (40 hours/week)//Target salary: TV-L (pay scale area East)/E 13


This translational research project addresses one key point: the label free detection of small organic particles in samples of biological origin. The main challenge will be the detection and identification of the chemical composition of particles just above the diffraction limit. Significant progress in the field of hyperspectral imaging renders this technology capable for the task. In a series of theoretical and experimental steps, you will set up a hyperspectral-imaging microscope, test and qualify its performance using reference particles and ultimately apply the system to biological specimen. Additionally, excursions into other visualization and detection techniques such as high-resolution microscopy or methods based on optical cavities will augment the obtained results. Your results will integrate into the collaboration with project partners and national/international partners allowing mutual progress.  


  • Master of Science in physics or related fields
  • Broad knowledge in the fields of (optical) spectroscopy and microscopy
  • Solid experience in design and preparation of spectroscopic setups
  • (First) experience in imaging techniques such as confocal microscopy, hyperspectral imaging, high-resolution microscopy, ideally including  electron-optical methods
  • Flexibility, dedication, detail orientation, team work competency but also ability to work independent  
  • Experience in working in a multi-project lab environment


  • Compensation according to the collective salary agreement of Länder (TVL, pay scale area East) including employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, maternity leave and retirement benefits
  • Creative work environment
  • State-of-the-art technical facilities
  • Networking opportunities at national and international conferences and in cooperation with national and international industry partners 
  • Possibility of designing and implementing own project ideas
  • Internal laboratory tours (“What do the colleagues do?”)
  • In-house training (e.g. project management, scientific writing, writing project proposals, German language course)
  • Flexible working hours and home-office offers
  • 30 vacation days per year (plus: 24 and 31 December)
  • Sports courses in our institute rooms
  • Staff kitchen


Our institute ranks among the largest and most modern institutions in the field of low-temperature plasmas worldwide. In an international working environment, we conduct socially relevant research within our core areas Materials & Energy and Environment & Health. Currently the INP employs about 200 scientists and staff at three locations (Greifswald, Rostock and Karlsburg).


Please apply with the common documents (cover letter, CV, references) giving the keyword „0351 Imaging Scientist ZIK-PFE“- preferably via our online application form - until July 12th 2020.

Your performance and personality matters regardless of your age, origin, gender, sexual identity, disability or ideology. We look forward to receiving your applications!


For professional information and inquiries, please contact Dr. Kristian Wende (Tel.: 03834-554 3923; e-mail: kristian.wende(at)inp-greifswald.de).

Please send your applications to*:

Leibniz-Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP)
Mrs Gabriele Lembke
Human Resources Department
Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2
17489 Greifswald

E-Mail: bewu(at)inp-greifswald.de

* Unfortunately, we cannot refund any expenses associated with the application or job interview due to budgetary regulations.

For further information, please visit our website at www.leibniz-inp.de.