The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut is one of the world-wide leading institutes for applied research on high-power diode lasers and microwave components & systems. Based on III-V semiconductors, its research activities range from design & simulation, semiconductor processing, mounting & packaging to ready-to ship modules.

In close cooperation with its partners in the research community and industry, FBH transfers its results into applications in e.g. communications, laser and space technology. FBH also conducts basic investigations on nitrides for future applications.

The FBH is part of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. and is a member of the Leibniz Association.

Scientific Assistant – Chip processing and mounting technology of UV LEDs – KZ 15/14

The business area GaN Optoelectronics is seeking a Scientific Assistant - Chip processing and mounting technology of UV LEDs - KZ 15/14

The field of work comprises the further development of the processing technology of UV LEDs in the cleanrooms of FBH with particular focus on enhancing the light extraction efficiency and integrating the front-end processing with novel back-end technologies of substrate removal, wafer dicing and chip mounting. Moreover, measurements of the UV LEDs are to be conducted, coordinated and evaluated, respectively.

This position requires a university degree (master/diploma) in electrical engineering, physics or microsystems technology. We expect the candidate to show commitment, flexibility and to be able to perform self-driven investigative work during the development process, as well as demonstrate perseverance and conscientiousness. Training and experience in the areas of light emitting diodes, chip processing technology and mounting technology is not mandatory but preferred. UV LEDs are fabricated in a multi-stage process in collaboration with experts in the areas of simulation, epitaxy, processing technology, mounting and device characterization, so strong teamwork skills and a good command of English language are a prerequisite.

Salary will follow the German TVöD pay scales. The position is available as of now for an initial time frame of two years. It is possible to combine this position with studies toward a PhD degree.

FBH is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Among equally qualified applicants preference will be given to handicapped candidates.

Please submit your application by November 21th, 2014 indicating the corresponding registration number (KZ).


Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik
Ms. Claudia Fischer
Gustav-Kirchhoff-Str. 4
12489  Berlin
 E-Mail claudia.fischer(at)

Applications from Scientists

You are highly committed to your job, motivated and you like to work in a team. Studies in one of the following fields have you already successfully completed:

  • Physics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • High-Frequency Engineering
  • Microsystems Technology
  • ...

If you, in addition, have relevant professional experience and a profound knowledge in one of the following areas we should become acquainted: semiconductor diode lasers, microwave components & systems, GaN electronics and GaN optoelectronics.

We are a constantly growing institute and looking forward to receive your unsolicited application. Please send your application documents to the human resources department or the appropriate head of department or business area.


Leibniz-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik
Human resources department
Ms Birgit Stremlow
Gustav-Kirchhoff-Str. 4
12489 Berlin, Germany
 Phone +49.30.6392-2604
 Fax +49.30.6392-2602