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The Chair of Microsystems Technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is looking for a 

research assistant / PhD Student (m,f,x) for 3 years with 39,83 hours per week, TV-L E13

The Chair for Microsystem Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, explores innovative microactuators and microsensors for a wide range of applications from basic research to application-specific solutions. The technological implementation is performed in a 700 m2 cleanroom facility equipped with state-of-the-art 200 mm thin film technology. Our research projects include the investigation of new basic concepts for numerous applications, the simulation and design of microsystems as well as their realization and characterization. The research is performed by a cooperative team of excellent scientists and highly skilled clean room specialists.

For more details, please visit www.mst.ruhr-uni-bochum.de or contact us directly.

This employment provides the opportunity to derive a doctoral degree.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline: 11.03.2024

Your tasks:

  • specification of concept, design and simulation of MEMS-based actuator and sensor systems
  • realization of functional samples in a silicon-based MEMS technology in our cleanroom facility
  • measurement and characterization of realized samples
  • responsibility for state-of-the-art thin film equipment
  • cooperation with internal as well as external project partners
  • preparation and presentation of reports, presentations, and journal articles

Your profile:

  • excellent Master / Diploma degree in electrotechnics, mechanical engineering, microsystem technology or corresponding fields, preferentially with skills in microsystems technology
  • interest in microsystem technology, microoptics, microfluidics, RF-MEMS and / or Si-based processing, previous technological knowledge is appreciated
  • communication skills in English (German appreciated)
  • highly motivated with team spirit
  • interests in systems engineering and joined-up thinking
  • Fluency in German (at least C1 level, in word and writing – required for an effective communication and for teaching in German)

Our offerings:

  • challenging and varied tasks with a high level of personal responsibility
  • qualified induction training
  • support from and cooperation with competent colleagues
  • team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews. https://www.wpr.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/

The load of teaching will be calculated according to § 3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).
https://www.daf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/sbgk/index.html.en

At the applicant's (m,f,x) request, the position can also be taken up on a part-time basis.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.


The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Hoffmann, Phone: +49234 32 27700
Dr. Ulrich Wieser, Phone: +49234 32 26515

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/information-collection-personal-data-application-process.

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 2930 until 11/03/2024, send by e-mail to the following address: martin.hoffmann-mst@rub.de

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