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Researcher (f/m/d) for Technologies and Systems for Active Implants
Published(186 days ago)
Fraunhofer-Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM)Berlin
FRAUNHOFER-INSTITUTE FOR RELIABILITY AND MICROINTEGRATION IZM
CALLING ALL FUTURE EXPERTS IN BIOELECTRONIC MEDICINE! AT FRAUNHOFER MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TALENTS BY JOINING OUR TEAM. POSTS ARE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR:
RESEARCHER (F/M/D) FOR TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS FOR ACTIVE IMPLANTS
The Fraunhofer-Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) researches, develops and provides solutions for microelectronics and microsystems technology. The institute follows an interdisciplinary approach on the research of internationally recognized packaging technologies and assembly processes. Its focus lies on the development of intelligent, robust systems. The newly founded group Technologies for Bioelectronic Medicine aims to develop a versatile platform technology for the fabrication of active neural interfaces and bioelectronic medicines. Emphasizing on including modularity and scalability attributes, while assembling and protecting the high-density electronics in a flexible form that matches the environment within the human body, the goal is to offer solutions that ensure a short time to first functional prototype implant.
You can expect exciting tasks in the "Technologies for Bioelectronic Medicine" team, with whom you will:
design, fabricate and test (structurally and functionally) modular and scalable bioelectronic implants
design and develop miniature and reliable packaging technology for flexible bioelectronic implants
set up long-term reliability tests for the developed implants that match the environment the implant will see in the human body
test the devices prior to clinical tests
participate in the setting up of our new lab dedicated to "integration technologies for bioelectronic medicines"
prepare and present findings of research activity to colleagues and collaborators, and at conferences
contribute to the drafting and submitting of papers to appropriate peer reviewed journals
contribute to further project acquisition
contribute to the overall activities of the research team and department as required
scientific university degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related discipline, with main focus on fabrication, material science as well as analog and digital electronics
ideally, you will have a PhD in the fields of study as mentioned above, and will have specialized on thin film fabrication processes and flexible materials, reliability studies and analog and digital electronics relevant to electrical stimulation of the neural tissue
knowledge of electrical instrumentation (impedance spectroscopy and pA current measurement) as well as adhesive technology and process chemistry
familiarity with electrochemistry, miniature hermetic packaging for implanted devices, and biocompatibility standards for implanted devices and implantable electrodes will be considered a plus
willingness to take on responsibility for various projects as well as interest in assisting with the guidance of a small group of researchers
good capacity for teamwork as well as the ability to occasionally work under small loads of pressure
structured, collaborative and team-oriented working principles
scientific way of thinking, working, and acting
What you can expect from us
You will be embedded in an international and diverse team of researchers.
You will have opportunities for further training and personal development, tailored to your needs after discussion with your manager.
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
The position is initially funded for 2 years, with the possibility of extension.
This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.
In case of identical qualifications, preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.
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