IHP GmbH - Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik
The IHP is an institute of the Leibniz Association and conducts research and development of silicon-based systems and ultra high-frequency circuits and technologies including new materials. It develops innovative solutions for application areas such as wireless and broadband communication, security, medical technology, industry 4.0, automotive industry, and aerospace. The IHP employs approximately 300 people. It operates a pilot line for technological developments and the preparation of high-speed circuits with 0.13/0.25 µm BiCMOS technologies, located in a 1000 m² class 1 cleanroom.
IHP and TU Berlin have founded the Joint Lab Bioelectronics with common laboratories at both institutions, where the work will have to be performed.
Student assistant (m/f)
Participate in the development of a biotechnological system for cell separation in the BMBF-funded project SepaDiElo. The system shall operate by the principle of dielectrophoresis (DEP) that relies on variable electrical fields affecting the cell flow via microelectrodes. Different separation scenarios for microorganisms like E. coli or S. cerevisiae have to be modeled by finite element methods (FEM) with respect to field strengths and gradients, medium and cell flow velocity, thermal budget and heat conduction. The results will form the basis for further development of DEP cell separators in biotechnological applications. You are welcome to ask for possibilities to do a master thesis.
Bachelor degree in a scientific or engineering discipline like physics, biotechnology, process engineering, biophysics, mathematics, electrical engineering or comparable
experiences in FEM simulation tools like Comsol Multiphysics
very good communication skills and the readiness to work in a strong interdisciplinary team
highly motivated with very good experimental and theoretical skills
Very good oral and written skills in German or/and English are mandatory.
What we offer:
The IHP offers a challenging, multinational environment, with excellent career prospects. You will have the opportunity to establish an international reputation at the forefront of high tech.
Start: from 1st April 2017
Limitation: 9 months
How to apply:
The IHP seeks to incorporate more women into the science field. Therefore women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants, qualified according to the above criteria, will be given preference over other candidates with equivalent relevant qualifications.
Please send your application (including cover/motivation letter, CV, copies of certificates, and addresses of at least two referees) to: email@example.com.