Leibniz-Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie e. V.
September 05 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology (INP Greifswald) is the biggest non-university institution in the field of low-temperature plasmas throughout Europe and ranks among the most modern institutions in this field worldwide. We are engaged in research and development FROM IDEA TO PROTOTYPE. In an international working environment, we deal with socially relevant challenges in the fields of Materials & Energy as well as Environment & Health. Currently the INP employs about 170 employees at three locations in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The focus of our research programme „Welding and Switching“ currently lies on the investigation of welding and switching arcs as well as other discharge phenomena in high voltage systems closely coupled to engineering questions regarding high current and high voltage technology, the development of circuit breakers and joining technology. Studies by means of modelling as well as electrical and optical diagnostics are paramount. For our research team, we are looking to recruit a




at the earliest possible date/ Weekly working time 40 hours/ TV-L Ost wage group E14


Do you want to take on the scientific management of a dynamic and talented research team? Do you desire to participate in the development of a research programme?

You are enthusiastic about technology and like working creatively in a team of

like-minded scientists, engineers and technicians?


Then you might be interested in the following job offer!

Your tasks:

You will take on the scientific and administrative management of the research programme „Welding and Switching“. At the locations in Greifswald and Rostock, a highly motivated team of physicists, electrical and mechanical engineers as well as modern, comprehensive and highly specialized laboratory and diagnostic equipment await you. Your area of responsibility includes, inter alia, laboratories for the operation of high-current arcs, other high current and high voltage experiments and arc welding processes as well as knowhow and resources for the development of complex modelling and simulation techniques in close cooperation with the heads of departments “Plasma Radiation Technique” and “Plasma Modelling”.

Within the scope of your diverse and challenging tasks, you will:

  • develop and consolidate the strategy of your research programme focusing on attractive scientific and application oriented topics,

  • exploit new industrial application areas,

  • raise third-party funds provided by public and industrial funding,

  • care about the extension and maintaining of existing contacts to recognised institutes in Germany and abroad and to industrial cooperation partners,

  • manage ongoing projects in cooperation with the respective project leaders,

  • carry out your own research activities

  • write an appropriate number of papers.

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