Scientist/Engineer (m/w/d) Micro-integration of electro-optical systems for quantum sensing

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH), Berlin

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) is an application-oriented research institute in the fields of high-frequency electronics, photonics and quantum physics. It researches electronic and optical components, modules and systems based on compound semiconductors. These devices are key enablers that address the needs of today’s society in fields like communications, energy, health, and mobility. It covers the entire value chain from design to ready-for-delivery systems.

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In the Joint Lab Integrated Quantum Sensors, we are seeking a research staff member or engineer for the development and assembly of miniaturized, robust optical systems for compact quantum sensors used in mobile and space applications. You will have access to a laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art technology to develop innovative solutions in this exciting field of research.

Your activities

  • In collaboration with our team at FBH, you will develop and qualify necessary components and technologies for the micro-integration of electro-optical systems.
  • You will implement the developed components and technologies for the micro-integration of free-space optical systems, using precision robots.
  • You are responsible for operating and further developing test and qualification setups for electro-optical components and integration technologies. Depending on your technical background, this includes areas such as optical inspection and profilometry, mechanical testing, differential scanning calorimetry, or vacuum qualification.
  • Together with the team, you will work on the advanced system integration of quantum sensors, which will subsequently be used by partners in industry and universities.
  • For this purpose, you will utilize additive manufacturing processes for ceramics and metals, for example, to create weight-optimized support structures or compact vacuum cells.

Your profile

Education and personal skills:

  • completed university degree (Master's/Diploma) in Physics, Physical Engineering, Technical Optics, Photonic, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Microsystems Technology or a related engineering field.
  • A passion for details and excellent manual dexterity.
  • Careful and structured work approach.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate in interdisciplinary teams and to independently complete tasks.
  • Good knowledge of the English language is required.

Experience or expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Bonding and connection technology, especially adhesive bonding processes
  • Optical systems and laser applications
  • Vacuum technology
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Experience in the development and manufacturing of optical systems or knowledge in CAD design.

Our offer

  • challenging and interdisciplinary activities in a working environment with excellent technical equipment.
  • a safe and modern workplace on the science campus in Adlershof with excellent public transportation connections.
  • an informal working atmosphere with open communication and mutual support
  • networking with partners from industry and research as well as a professional work organization geared towards the implementation of space projects.
  • individual development opportunities and further training according to professional and personal needs.
  • 30 vacation days (based on a five-day week), flexible working hours through flexitime, additional flex days and individual working time agreements.
  • access to health services on campus (yoga, running club, movement break and soft skills training) via the Adlershof health network.
  • employment, remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the public service (TVöD Bund) including annual special payment, capital-forming benefits (VWL) and company pension scheme (VBL).

FBH is an equal-opportunity employer and actively supports the compatibility of family and career. Particular attention is paid to gender equality. The Institute strives to increase the proportion of women in this area. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to handicapped candidates. The position can be filled at the earliest possible date and is initially limited to two years.

Have we piqued your interest? Then we look forward to your online application. Please click on "Apply online" and submit your complete application documents not later than 23.06.2024.

If you have any questions about the tasks, please contact Dr. Markus Krutzik Tel.: +49 30 6392-2594, email: markus.krutzik(at)fbh-berlin.de. Janine Falkenberg will answer questions about the application process Tel.: +49 30 6392-58217, email: janine.falkenberg(at)fbh-berlin.de.