IONTOF headquarter, Münster, Germany
Innovative Ion Beam Technology for Surface Analysis
IONTOF is a manufacturer of innovative instruments for surface analysis with different product lines for time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) and high-sensitivity low-energy ion scattering (LEIS).
Founded as a classical spin-off of the University of Münster, IONTOF has meanwhile become the technological leader in the field of TOF-SIMS and LEIS instrumentation.
The company was founded by Prof. Alfred Benninghoven, Dr. Ewald Niehuis and Mr. Thomas Heller in 1989 to commercialise the original research carried out by Prof. Benninghoven and his team at the University of Muenster in Germany from the early 80's. Since the technique became commercially viable IONTOF has made many product improvements and more than 350 instruments are in operation in industrial and academic laboratories worldwide.
Today, the IONTOF group consists of four different companies. The IONTOF GmbH, which sells, produces and services all IONTOF analytical instruments. The IONTOF Technologies GmbH which is in charge of all R&D projects. The subsidiary IONTOF USA which was founded for sales and after sales service in the United States and the Swiss-based Nanoscan AG for all R&D projects in the field of SPM technology.
Data & Facts
The IONTOF group of companies develops, sells, manufactures and supports innovative instruments for surface analysis. With more than 85 employees working in Germany, the United States of America and Switzerland, IONTOF is seen as role model for the successful development of original university research into a professional business.
IONTOF's mission is to develop surface analysis technology and expand its potential for future applications. Considerable research effort as well as close co-operation with our customers will create new possibilities, thus keeping our instruments at the leading edge of technology.
IONTOF's success is based on the longstanding experience in the field and the skills of our scientists and engineers. Excellent customer support and the close co-operation with them, and a dedication to supply a good, efficient product to match the demands of the modern users are part of our nature.
IONTOF Germany
Muenster, Germany
New York, USA
NanoScan Switzerland
Duebendorf, Switzerland
Career Forum
Job satisfaction among employees creates the corporate culture and passion of the organization. They are the key factor for success and the most valuable asset of a company.
IONTOF employees have a strong dedication, show a great commitment, and a high degree of quality consciousness along with customer orientation and responsible behaviour.
If you are interested in a new challenge in an innovative working environment, this might be the place for you. This page lists all of our current job openings.

Unsolicited applications are highly welcome at any time.
Furthermore, we also offer our customers the opportunity to publish their current job advertisements on our web page. Feel free to contact us or send your application directly to:

Attention: Ms Claudia Schirdewan
IONTOF Job Opportunities
Service-Ingenieur (m/w/d)
Die IONTOF GmbH ist ein mittelständisches Unternehmen und stellt an ihrem Hauptsitz im Wissenschaftspark Münster innovative High-Tech-Geräte zur Oberflächenanalytik für namhafte Kunden in Industrie und Forschung her. Um unsere Führungsposition in diesem Zukunftsmarkt weiter auszubauen, setzen wir auch auf eine kompetente und erfolgreiche Kundenbetreuung. Daher suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt zur Verstärkung unseres engagierten Teams in Vollzeit eine(n) Service-Ingenieur (m/w/d).

Ihre Aufgaben
Diagnose, Reparatur und Wartung unserer hochentwickelten Produkte bei Kunden in ganz Europa
Ferndiagnostik und Lösungsunterstützung vom Standort Münster
Second-Level-Support für unsere Servicepartner in Übersee
Geräte- und Komponententests an unseren Oberflächenanalytik-Anlagen
Dokumentation, Know-How-Transfer und Problemlösung in Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Fachabteilungen
Ihr Profil
Abgeschlossenes technisches oder naturwissenschaftliches Studium
Gute Englischkenntnisse
Reisebereitschaft (Europa)
Technisches Geschick

Sind Sie ein Teamplayer, der gern selbständig und verantwortungsvoll arbeitet und Interesse an Elektronik, Ultrahochvakuum und Oberflächenanalytik mitbringt, dann sind Sie bei uns richtig.

Wir bieten
Wir bieten Ihnen eine unbefristete Anstellung mit einer langfristigen Perspektive und flexiblen Arbeitszeiten. Unser zunehmend digitalisiertes Umfeld bietet Ihnen die Möglichkeit, auch remote zu arbeiten. Freuen Sie sich auf eine angenehme Arbeitsatmosphäre mit kurzen Entscheidungswegen, auf eine gründliche Einarbeitung in ein spannendes Gebiet der Nanotechnologie und attraktive Verdienstmöglichkeiten.
Fühlen Sie sich angesprochen? Dann freuen wir uns auf Ihre vollständige Bewerbung mit Gehaltsvorstellung und möglichem Eintrittstermin, vorzugsweise per E-Mail.

Claudia Schirdewan
Heisenbergstraße 15
48149 Münster

Service Engineer
IONTOF is a medium-sized company based in the science park Münster. We develop and manufacture innovative high-tech equipment for surface analysis for well-known customers from industry and research. In order to further expand our leading position in this future market, we also rely on competent and successful customer support. To strengthen our highly motivated service team, we are looking for a full-time Service Engineer.

Your tasks
Troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of our highly developed products on customers' sites all over Europe
Remote troubleshooting and solution-finding
Second-level-support for our overseas service partners
Instrument and component testing using our in-house surface analysis equipment
Documentation, Know-How-Transfer and solution-finding in co-operation with other company departments
Your profile
Technical or natural science degree
Excellent knowledge of German and English
Willingness to travel (Europe)
Good technical skills

If you enjoy being part of a team and like to work in an independent and responsible manner whilst having an interest in electronics, ultra-high vacuum and surface analysis, this may be the right position for you.

We offer
We offer a permanent job with a good perspective and flexible working hours. Our increasing digitalization grants the possibility of remote working, too. You can look forward to a pleasant working atmosphere with short decision-making processes, a thorough introduction into an exciting sector of nanotechnology and good earning potential.
We look forward to your application including expected salary and possible starting date, preferably by email.

Claudia Schirdewan
Heisenbergstraße 15
48149 Münster

Third Party Job Opportunities
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Third Party Job
Staff Research & Development Surface Scientist
Seagate is looking for an R&D surface scientist to work in the Materials Science Engineering department as part of the material analysis lab located in Longmont, CO.

About the role - you will
Work with lead Material Engineers on the evaluation of new and existing materials used on Seagate information recording devices. The projects will involve development, testing, and optimization of various types of new and existing materials using the ToF-SIMS instrument.
Be required to prepare the samples, interpret complex data sets, and prepare ToF-SIMS reports.

About you
Excellent judgement and professional maturity
Excellent spoken and written communication skills
Strong initiative and self-motivated individual that is able to work with minimal supervision, work individually, and as part of a team
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple priorities and thrive in a collaborative and fast paced environment
Your experience includes
Ability to function effectively in a lab environment with people of a broad variety of skills and backgrounds
Ability to collaborate with engineers, technicians, and other partners (internal and external) to complete technical projects
Experience working in a chemical laboratory including ability to handle hazmat chemicals
Knowledge of chemical hygiene and good lab practices
Good understanding of engineering principles to interpret complex ToF-SIMS data sets
Help maintain and operate ToF-SIMS instrument
Excellent fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination to perform sample preparation as needed for ToF-SIMS measurements
Analyze ToF-SIMS data sets collected and help provide guidance to junior staff regarding data interpretation, provide meaningful interpretation of the data, and recommendations to customers requiring guidance
Knowledge of chemical analytical equipment and techniques (FT-IR, GC-MS, etc.) preferred but not required
Experience in Material Characterization with focus on surface microscopy/spectroscopy instruments including but not limited to XPS, AES, ToF-SIMS metrology. Comprehensive knowledge of high-resolution surface microscopy/chemistry methods and related sample preparation methods
Preferred experience in Material Characterization with focus on surface microscopy/spectroscopy tools instruments including but not limited to XPS, AES, ToF-SIMS metrology. Advanced spectral analysis methodology. Comprehensive knowledge of high-resolution surface microscopy/chemistry methods and related sample preparation methods
Bachelor's Degree in Materials Science Engineering, Metallurgy, Physics or Chemistry and 8+ years experience, or Master’s Degree in the same and 5+ years experience, or PhD and 3+ years of experience or equivalent education and experience

Colorado's 2021 Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (SB 19-085) requires we inform you of the estimated base salary range for this position: $98,200-143,000. Actual salary range is based on fair market value of the role in the geography in which you live based on the requirements of the job and your skills. This posted salary range is a good faith and reasonable estimate, and Seagate reserves the right to adjust this range depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Seagate offers comprehensive benefits to its eligible employees; including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability, annual variable pay bonus, 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, flexible and dependent care spending accounts, health care spending account, flexible time off/vacation, paid holidays and paid parental leave.

Location Longmont
Our Longmont product-design campus is nestled against the foothills with exceptional views of the Rocky Mountains. Here at work, you can grab breakfast and lunch in the on-site cafeteria or get an afternoon espresso, prepared by a professional barista. Our 1,500+ employees enjoy an active on-site experience from sporting activities (get in a few laps at lunch on our 1-mile walking path around campus, play ping-pong or volleyball, or stop in our 24- hour fitness center for a group or individual workout) to community service and many employee resource groups including Pride!, Women’s Leadership Network and a Young Professionals Network.

Location: Longmont, United States
Travel: None

Link:  Job description & apply now
Third Party Job
University of Delaware
Manager, Surface Analysis Facility, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is a nationally ranked, research-intensive unit with over $25 million dollars of research-grade instrumentation. The Surface Analysis Facility is an integral part of the departmental, college, and university infrastructure. The facility combines a number of instruments including an X-ray photoelectron spectrometer, ToF-SIMS, and AFM-Raman microscope.

Under limited direction of the Chairperson, the Manager of the Surface Analysis Facility is the principal staff member reporting to the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Manager oversees the operation of the facility and supervises the technical personnel consisting of postdoctoral researchers and graduate assistants. The Manager is responsible for current operation and future direction of the facility in a manner that maximizes the Facility’s impact on the research of the users. In addition to keeping instruments in prime operating condition, he/she serves as intellectual driver of the surface analysis research, manages the Facility budget, seeks outside support to enhance the budget, and assists Faculty in writing grant proposals to acquire new equipment. These activities directly impact the research of the users and the associated contracts and grants that support their work.

Major responsibilities
Manages the day-to-day supervision and operation of the Surface Analysis Facility, to include supervising postdoctoral researchers and graduate research assistants.
Develops and implements policies and procedures for optimal performance of the facility.
Manages facility budget and support to maximize impact on user research.
Sets future direction of the facility (acquisition of new equipment; modification of existing equipment; revision of sample protocols) through detailed reading of and familiarity with the scientific literature and through participation in national and international meetings focused on surface analysis.
Designs and develops surface analysis research protocols to assist user research, including planning and interpreting experiments and suggesting potential follow-up studies.
Assures reliable operation of instruments and the integrity of data obtained from them.
Validates instrument performance through the regular analysis of standards.
Works directly with instrument vendors and repair specialists to troubleshoot problems and perform preventative maintenance.
Writes or assists in the preparation of grant proposals for the acquisition of new instrumentation.
Where appropriate, co-authors scientific publications with users in peer-reviewed journals.
Trains users on proper use of instruments and interpretation of the experimental data.
Organizes and teaches practical classes in surface analysis at the graduate level and helps set up the surface analysis laboratory experiments for undergraduate courses.
Demonstrates the capabilities of surface analysis equipment as appropriate.
Coordinates formal and informal hazard reviews of all lab research equipment and procedures in the Surface Analysis Facility.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or related field with four years of specialization in surface analysis.
Familiarity with a wide range of surface analytical techniques, with emphasis on XPS, ToF-SIMS and Raman microscopy.
Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
Ability to effectively manage and/or interact with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
Knowledge of research methodology, principles and procedures.
Knowledge of the use and maintenance of equipment.
Knowledge of electronics.
Knowledge of vacuum systems.
Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in surface analysis.
Ability to maintain expertise by reading the literature and attending scientific meetings.
Ability to undertake independent or collaborative research.
Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
Ability to understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
Ability to design, organize, and coordinate scientific research projects.
Ability to anticipate changing experimental demands, plan for acquisition of needed instrumentation, and establish new experimental procedures.
Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.

Job details

Research & Laboratory, Full Time
Open until filled

Link:  Job description & apply now

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The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Third Party Job
Ingenieur*in für die Charakterisierung von Halbleiter-Materialien mittels Sekundärionen-Massenspektrometrie
Das Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Festkörperphysik IAF zählt zu den führenden Forschungseinrichtungen weltweit auf den Gebieten der III/V-Halbleiter und des synthetischen Diamanten. Wir erforschen und entwickeln gemeinsam mit unseren Partnern aus Industrie und Wissenschaft elektronische, optoelektronische sowie quantentechnologische Bauelemente und Systeme. Dabei stehen Forschung und Entwicklung für Anwendungen in den Bereichen Sicherheit, Gesundheit, Energie, Information und Kommunikation im Vordergrund.

Ihre Arbeitsschwerpunkte
Sie analysieren eigenverantwortlich die chemische Zusammensetzung von III/V-Verbindungshalbleiter- und Diamantenproben mit dem Verfahren der Sekundärionen-Massenspektrometrie (SIMS).
Sie passen die eingesetzten Messverfahren regelmäßig an neuartige Materialkombinationen bzw. Bauelemente und veränderte wissenschaftliche Fragestellungen an.
Ebenso kommen Ihre Fähigkeiten bei der Fehleranalyse von Materialabscheidungs- und Technologieprozessen zum Tragen.
Dabei arbeiten Sie eng mit den institutseigenen Arbeitsgruppen auf den Gebieten der Epitaxie, Quantentechnologie und Mikroelektronik zusammen.
Ihre Aufgaben umfassen auch die systematische Auswertung und gewissenhafte Dokumentation von Messergebnissen sowie die Charakterisierung und Überwachung der von Ihnen standardmäßig eingesetzten Messverfahren.
Gemeinsam mit dem zuständigen Gruppenleiter übernehmen Sie die Verantwortung für zwei SIMS-Anlagen, überwachen ihre Messfähigkeit, führen Wartungsarbeiten durch und organisieren ggf. Reparaturen.
Deutsche Sprachversion

Was Sie mitbringen
Ein überdurchschnittlich abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium im Bereich der Physik/Physikalischen Technik, Chemie oder einer vergleichbaren Fachrichtung
Praktische Erfahrung in einem technischen Bereich, idealerweise in der Materialanalyse oder Halbleitertechnologie, insbesondere im Bereich Sekundärionen-Massenspektrometrie (SIMS)
Gutes Englisch in Wort und Schrift
Spaß an der analytischen Arbeit und an naturwissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen
Teamfähigkeit, Offenheit und Motivation zu eigenständiger, zielgerichteter Arbeit
Leidenschaft für neue Herausforderungen

Was Sie erwarten können
Ein kollegiales, aufgeschlossenes Team
Ein modern ausgestattetes und international geprägtes Arbeitsumfeld
Raum für eigenverantwortliches Arbeiten und kreatives Mitgestalten
Persönliche Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten durch Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen
Betriebliche Altersvorsorge (VBL)
Unterstützung bei der Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf
Die Möglichkeit zur Teilnahme an Firmenfitness-Programmen (z. B. Hansefit)

Anstellung, Vergütung und Sozialleistungen basieren auf dem Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst (TVöD). Zusätzlich kann Fraunhofer leistungs- und erfolgsabhängige variable Vergütungsbestandteile gewähren.
Die Stelle ist zunächst auf zwei Jahre befristet.
Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt 31,2 Stunden.
Schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt eingestellt.
Wir weisen darauf hin, dass die gewählte Berufsbezeichnung auch das dritte Geschlecht miteinbezieht.
Die Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft legt Wert auf eine geschlechtsunabhängige berufliche Gleichstellung.

Fraunhofer ist die größte Organisation für anwendungsorientierte Forschung in Europa. Unsere Forschungsfelder richten sich nach den Bedürfnissen der Menschen: Gesundheit, Sicherheit, Kommunikation, Mobilität, Energie und Umwelt. Wir sind kreativ, wir gestalten Technik, wir entwerfen Produkte, wir verbessern Verfahren, wir eröffnen neue Wege.

Sie finden eine Mitarbeit in unserem Institut reizvoll?
Dann senden Sie uns Ihre vollständigen und aussagekräftigen Bewerbungsunterlagen.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung!

Fraunhofer IAF
Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Kennziffer: IAF-2021-17

Link:  Jobbeschreibung Fraunhofer
Third Party Job
Measurement Engineer* Characterization of semiconductor materials by secondary ion mass spectroscopy
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF is one of the leading research facilities worldwide in the fields of III-V semiconductors and diamond. We develop electronic and optoelectronic devices and systems based on modern micro- and nanostructures. Our technologies find application in areas such as security, energy, communication, health, and mobility.

Your field of work includes the following activities
Taking charge of characterizing the chemical composition of III-V compound semiconductor and diamond samples using secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS)
Adaption and transfer of measurement techniques to different material systems or devices and new scientific and research problems
Applying your knowledge to failure analysis of a wide range of semiconductor growth and structuring processes
Close in-house collaboration with researchers working in fields such as epitaxy, quantum technology and microelectronics
Systematic analysis and careful documentation of measurement data as well as characterization and monitoring of standardized measurement processes
Together with your group manager, you assume responsibility for two secondary ion beam spectrometers, monitor their measurement capability, carry out maintenance work, and organize repairs if necessary
English language version

What we expect from you
An above-average academic degree in one of the following or related fields: Physics/Physical Engineering or Chemistry
Practical experience in a technical field, preferably semiconductor technology or analysis of semiconductor materials
Ideally, prior knowledge of secondary ion beam mass spectroscopy (SIMS)
Good command of written and spoken English
Enthusiasm for analytical work and scientific questions
The ability to effectively work in a team, an open mind and a high level of intrinsic motivation
Passion for new challenges

What you can expect from us
A cooperative and open-minded team
Excellent working conditions and infrastructure
An extraordinary level of granted independence and broad access to our scientific equipment
The opportunity to benefit from our further training and professional development programs
Company pension scheme
A family-friendly workplace
The possibility to participate in fitness programs (e. g. Hansefit)

In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

Fraunhofer IAF
Tullastraße 72
79108 Freiburg

Kennziffer: IAF-2021-17

Link:  Job description Fraunhofer
Modern life is characterised by continuous development and technological change.
The capacity for understanding, controlling and taking advantage of new ideas is essential. As a result, analytical instrumentation has to expand its performance to fulfil current and future analytical demands. IONTOF is well-known for its innovative ion beam technology for surface analysis and provides solutions for the high-tech industry and academic research.
To supply the best solutions to our customers, close co-operation and the ability to exactly understand their demands is vitally important. One can only be successful if deep understanding of the challenges can be combined with high-end technical expertise and longstanding experience.
Our target is to follow the requests of potential customers and to exactly meet their requirements.
Developing outstanding solutions requires excellent and highly motivated employees. IONTOF's success is based on the skills and the experience of our scientists and engineers. All our employees are highly trained and most of them have been with the company for more than 10 years.
This guarantees a high level of experience and allows new team members to develop their talents much faster.
Health, Safety and Environment
IONTOF is not only committed to developing and manufacturing products that are safe and environmentally sound throughout their lifecycle. We consider environmental issues such as low energy consumption with high priority, and we are convinced that this policy deserves even greater attention in the future in view of the climate change.

IONTOF hence recognizes climate change as a serious concern that requires meaningful action on a global basis in order to stabilize the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases. IONTOF is convinced that all sectors of society, economy and governments worldwide must participate in finding solutions to the climate change and supports joint efforts to reduce global GHG emissions.

We consider energy conservation and renewable energies to be pillars of climate protection and will continue to conserve energy and to improve the energy efficiency of its operations, products and services. IONTOF also encourages its suppliers to do likewise.

Environment solar cells IONTOF
A major step was taken in 2010, when IONTOF started to exclusively use green electricity from a local provider. We received the green energy label "Grüner Strom Label" in gold. In addition, we have actively been contributing to the use and generation of green energy with solar cells installed on the roof of our company building.

With the use of 100 % green electricity, IONTOF has achieved a major reduction of its scope 2 GHG emission. The IONTOF CO2 balance for 2010 for scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emission was reduced to less than one ton of CO2 per million US$ turnover.

Furthermore IONTOF is also a member of the "Allianz für Klimaschutz" (alliance for climate protection) of Münster. This group was established by the city council in 2011 in order to support Münster's ambitious climate protection targets, which include a CO2 reduction of 40 % from 1990 to 2020 as well as the use of 20 % renewable energies until 2020.
Logo Grüner Strom Label Stadtwerke Münster

IONTOF actively participates in the workgroups dealing with the efficient use of power and with possible immediate measures.

Our highly skilled people are the Company's key resource and their health, safety and welfare are central to our values. We are committed to preventing injury or harm to persons through our activities and to reducing work-related illness or injury to a minimum. We are proud of our injury-free history and will continue to reduce risks by ensuring that all our employees are well-trained, competent and responsible. By maximising their wellbeing and ensuring their active participation and consultation at all levels of our organisation and by creating a working atmosphere of trust, fairness and openness, we will ensure that our employees will help us to achieve our goals of a safe and healthy working environment.

The Managing Directors have ultimate responsibility for health and safety within the company and are advised by independent health, safety and environmental professionals. The company does not only meet all relevant legal, industrial and other requirements but also sees this as nothing more than a starting-point. The company is committed to the continuous improvement of its standards on health, safety and environment. This will contribute directly to our overall business performance and to sustainable growth and will be of major importance for customer satisfaction.

IONTOF hence pursues defined goals with suitable measures in order to continue to improve the company’s performance with regard to environmental protection, occupational safety, health protection and quality of products and services.


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