Offer 64 out of 73 from 02/05/23, 07:22


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Institute of High-Frequency and Semiconductor System Technologies / High-Frequency Technologies/Photonics

Research Assistant with permanent tasks - salary grade E14 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

part-time employment may be possible

Working field:

Management of the technology and laboratory facilities of the Institute of High-Frequency Technologies and Photonics (HFT). The facility includes a class 1000 clean room and other laboratories, in which novel technologies for electro-optical components based on silicon and other platforms are developed. The cleanroom facilities include equipment for lithography, deposition, etching, diffusion, characterization and back-end processing. The characterization laboratories are equipped with high-speed optical and electrical setups up to sub-THz frequencies.

As the lab manager, you will be responsible for the supervision of the technical staff of the facility (currently four team members) and the associated administrative tasks. Those tasks include e.g. the coordination of the technical staff, the development and implementation of occupational safety requirements (including regular briefings of the technical staff and specification of responsibilities) as well as the financial and organizational handling of consumable procurement, maintenance and repairs.

The technology facility is also used by other institutes of TU Berlin for their respective research topics, e.g. by the Institute of Technology for Thin Film Devices and the Institute of Sensors and Actuators. As part of the position, you will be responsible for processing steps in other cleanroom facilities (e.g. in collaboration with the Department of Physics of TU Berlin) as well as other institutes. Appropriate work will be assigned independently and prioritized by the lab manager. The lab manager will be responsible to coordinate work and possible technological cooperation with internal as well as external partners (e.g. in the context of third-party funded projects or other cooperation activities), which will be acquired independently.

The candidate is expected to be able to take on difficult research tasks. The candidate will submit and process third-party funding applications independently in order to carry out these projects successfully in coordination with the HFT department. The position includes teaching duties and support with practical exercises for courses offered by the HFT (teaching load 8 semester hours per week) as well as supervision of BA and MA theses and counselling of students.

The position includes teaching duties and support with practical exercises for courses offered by the HFT (teaching load 8 semester hours per week) as well as supervision of BA and MA theses and counselling of students.


  • successfully completed university degree (Master, diploma or equivalent) in electrical engineering, physics, nanotechnologies, material sciences or related fields/ disciplines
  • completed doctorate in electrical engineering, physics, nanotechnologies, material science or related fields
  • at least three years of scientific or technical-practical activity in a full-time employment relationship
  • outstanding knowledge and several years of practical experience in the field of waveguide technology and the analysis of passive optical components
  • several years of clean room experience or experience with research laboratory workflows
  • extensive knowledge of silicon technology, SOI waveguide fabrication, theory and simulation of waveguides and optical components, and optical metrology
  • experience in (independent) application and execution of national and international (third-party funded) projects
  • strong management and communication skills as well as extensive experience in working with technical teams, relevant experience in coordinating and leading scientific working groups
  • high degree of strategic thinking, personal responsibility, creativity and flexibility
  • broad overview of current trends and developments in international research in the field
  • very good knowledge of English and German
  • good teaching skills and experience are strongly desired

How to apply:

Your application (preferably in English) should include the following documents: CV, motivation letter stating the reasons for applying for this position, copies of grades and degrees, list of conducted projects and role/responsibility within each of them, description of research areas and grants, list of publications, teaching portfolio and lecture courses offered, and 3 or more recommendation letters from people who know the candidate personally and well.

Please send your application before within 2 weeks from the publication date indicating the reference numberpreferably via email to Alternatively, applications can be send in writing together with a digital version (USB drive) to: Technische Universität Berlin - Fakultät IV, Fachgebiet Hochfrequenztechnik-Photonik, Prof. Dr. Maurizio Burla, Sekr. HFT 4, Einsteinufer 25, 10587 Berlin.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss the position with Prof. Burla in advance ( before submitting their application.

For cost reasons, application documents sent by post will not be returned. Please submit copies only.

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.