Postdoc position (m/w/d)


The Leibniz-Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ) is a leading research institution in the area of science & technology as well as service & transfer of crystalline materials. Our goal is to enable solutions for urgent societal challenges (e.g. communication, artificial intelligence, climate protection, health) by modern electronic & photonic technologies. The work covers the full spectrum from basic over applied research up to pre-industrial development and is performed in collaboration with national and international partners from university, academy and industry. The institute is part of the Forschungsverbund Berlin ( and a member of the Leibniz Association You can find more details on the institute website:

We are offering a 

Postdoc position (m/f/d)

for the topic:

“Data science in bulk crystal growth”

Job description:

For Czochralski growth of single crystals for the next generation of devices in high-power electronics, optoelectronics, sensing systems and photovoltaics, process control based on Artificial Intelligence is a key factor for higher yields and lower energy consumption. In the frame of an EU project, as a member of our simulation team, you will contribute to understanding, optimization and control of industrial process for the Czochralski growth of laser crystals using AI tools in close cooperation with an international consortium. We are looking for a dynamic personality willing to pursue their scientific career by defining & establishing new research topics in close collaboration with our IKZ teams. 


  • PhD or equivalent degree in data/physical/chemical/engineering sciences 
  • Proven experience in data science applications 
  • Proven experience in programming (e.g. Python, Matlab) for data science 
  • AI driven process control skills are an advantage 
  • Profound English language skills 

What we offer

  • Possibility to contribute to exciting applied science and specialize in a high-tech sector using advanced numerical methods including machine learning
  • Fixed term contract for 2 years with payment according to TVöD
  • Opportunity for tenured position to develop a scientific research career at IKZ based on successful track recording (i.e. scientific visibility by publications & third party funding)

For academic questions please contact: Dr. Natasha Dropka at

The IKZ is an equal opportunity employer and actively supports reconciliation of work and family life. Therefore, female candidates are encouraged to apply and will be preferred in case of adequate qualification. Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to disabled candidates.

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Then apply with a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and all relevant certificates. To do so, please go to Job offers/jobs on our website, click on this advertisement and then on "Apply online". Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

We look forward to receiving your application!

IKZ - Leibniz-Institut / für Kristallzüchtung

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Location: Germany, Berlin
Categories: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Data Science, Engineering, geophysical sciences , PhD, Physics, Programming,


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