Open Position – Leading Senior Scientist Nanotechnology Development

Lifecare AS ( is a stock listed Norwegian company with operations in Germany (Rhine-Main Area and Northern Germany). The company is engaged in the development of innovative biosensors based on MEMS and NEMS technologies. Current flagship product is a very small implantable continuous glucose sensor with ultra-long duration of use for patients with Diabetes mellitus. Lifecare is currently in the process to establish a significant operational infrastructure for R&D and manufacturing of nanoscale biosensors in Mainz and Oldenburg (Oldb). You will accompany this process in a responsible position.

These tasks await you

–      Taking responsibility for setting up a new R&D infrastructure for FEBID applications (SEM microscopes etc.) at our operational         headquarter in Germany (Rhine-Main-Area)

–      Independent planning, control and execution of development projects

–      development of high precision FEBID processes for multiple MEMS components

–      Transfer of new machining processes in production

–      Documentation, communication and presentation of project results, as well as close coordination with the senior management

–      Close cooperation with internal and external expert teams, domestic and foreign institutes, partners and customers


Our requirements are:

  • Very good degree in physics, materials science, nanotechnology, engineering or similar with a physical or technical focus, ideally followed by a PhD
  • Experience in the development of highly complex systems / processes in the context of a doctorate / postdoc activity or first professional experience in industry
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is advantageous: semiconductor physics, optics technology, surface processing / optics processing, micro- and nano-structuring, lithography, nano fabrication, FEBID, structuring technology, thin film technology, process development, optimisation, vacuum technology
  • Experience in clean room desirable
  • Processing of Nanomaterials
  • Robotic fabrication environment in the SEM, incl. control and automation
  • In-situ electromechanical characterisation
  • FIB and EBiD processes
  • Merging all process steps into a novel 3D nano-printing process for nanoscale sensors
  • Experience in the forward-looking transfer of research results into marketable products
  • Strong communication, assertiveness and teamwork skills
  • Independent working style, analytical thinking and creativity
  • Pleasure and willingness to familiarise yourself with new topics
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills

We offer:

–      an attractive compensation package beyond standard industry compensations

–      other compensations according to German standards (healthcare, vacation days, capital-forming benefits, etc.)


Please send your full application to Prof. Andreas Pfützner

Tel.: +491726296117, mail:, web: