Head of Department Flexible Systems

  • Contract
  • Germany
  • Posted 3 weeks ago



Fraunhofer EMFT conducts cutting-edge applied research on sensors and actuators for people and the environment. The over hundred employees in the three locations in Munich, Oberpfaffenhofen and Regensburg possess impressive long-term experience and wide-ranging know-how in the fields of microelectronics and microsystem technology. The technology offering of the research institution ranges from semiconductor processes and MEMS technologies over 3D integration to foil electronics.

Electronic systems should become extremely thin and flexible in the future. The development of these so-called “flexible hybrid electronics” requires a broad spectrum of scientific competencies and new technologies. Fraunhofer EMFT has set itself the goal of integrating silicon-based electronic components into film substrates using roll-to-roll processing techniques.

Are you passionate about flexible and printed technologies for hybrid electronics? Do you have experience in various processing techniques on flexible foils especially on reel-to-reel lines? Then you are exactly right with us in the team of the department “Flexible Systems” at Fraunhofer EMFT.

What you will do

  • You act as a head of department “Flexible Systems” bearing technical and disciplinary supervision responsibilities in a tandem setting.
  • You are responsible for the acquisition and management of research and development projects, both publicly funded and industrial ones.
  • You provide impetus for the strategic development of the department, drive innovation and open up new fields of application.

What you bring to the table

  • Completed academic studies in electrical engineering / information technology, physics, chemistry or similar fields, preferably with a Ph.D.
  • Relevant professional experience in the acquisition of R&D and industrial projects on the national and international level.
  • Experience in leading R&D teams in either academia, large industry or startups.
  • Scientific expertise in the fields of flexible electronics, hybrid integration or electronic packaging.
  • Experience working and/or studying abroad.
  • A large R&D and/or industrial network.

In addition, the following skills complete your profile:

  • Excellent command of English; German is a plus.
  • High level of independence, personal responsibility and customer orientation.
  • A structured way of working and teamwork.

What you can expect

We offer you a challenging and diversified management task with responsibility and creative freedom in a rapidly developing new field of science.

At EMFT, we value commitment and creativity. You can set your own accents, realize your ideas in the team and in the projects and develop yourself scientifically, professionally and personally. Our flexible working hours and the various offers of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft supports you in order to reconcile family, career and career development in the best possible way.

The weekly working time is 39 hours. We value and promote the diversity of our employees’ skills and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!

If you have any questions about this position, do not hesitate to contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Amelie Hagelauer

Phone: +49 89 54759-300

Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Microsystems and Solid State Technologies EMFT 


Requisition Number: 65896                Application Deadline: 06/30/2023

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