Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) is seeking to hire Research Scientist/Senior Scientist Materials Science and Engineering (m/f/d) within the MET – Materials for Energy Technologies Research Group.

Duration: Fixed-term contract for 48 months/Full-time appointment

  • The primary objective of this position will be the development of new manufacturing routes for deposition of perovskite ceramic thin films for oxygen separation membranes, within the frame of HiPowAR – an EU project within Horizon2020 FETPROACT-EIC-05-2019 “Emerging Paradigms and Communities” – Breakthrough zero-emissions energy generation for full decarbonization. In HiPowAR, the INP and partners from Germany, Sweden, Italy and Czech Republic will develop a new membrane reactor for energy generation from ammonia as a new carbon-free energy carrier.
  • The integration of mixed ion electron conducting (MIEC) thin membranes will enable higher efficiencies in ammonia conversion as compared to combustion or steam generation.
  • The main responsibility of the project work is on development of ceramic MIEC thin film and optimization of magnetron sputtering and subsequent laser annealing processes for thin film activation.


  • Applicant must hold PhD level in Material Science, Nanotechnology, Materials Engineering or Solid State Chemistry or related fields with a background in ion and mixed conducting complex metal oxides such as perovskite
  • Excellent knowledge in crystallography and characterization of structural properties by X-ray (XRD), in electron diffraction and transmission electron microscopy is preferred.
  • Highly developed analytical skills in electrochemistry and characterization of transport properties of electroceramic materials and good knowledge in energy technologies.
  • Applicant must possess excellent language skills in English, both written and oral

How to apply:

Apply online with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Copies of academic degrees
  • Letters of reference

Reference number “0348 Research Scientist Materials Science and Engineering”

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Leibniz-Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP)
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Scientist
Subject areas

Material Science, Nanotechnology, Materials Engineering, Solid State Chemistry

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline June 30th 2020

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