City:  München
Date:  May 20, 2023

Student Assistant (m/f/x) in the field of micro dosing systems

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

The Fraunhofer Research Institution for Microsystems and Solid State Technologies EMFT, with currently almost 155 employees at its sites in Munich (headquarters), Oberpfaffenhofen and Regensburg, conducts cutting-edge applied research on sensors and actuators for people and the environment. The competences are based on impressive long-term experience and extensive know-how in the fields of microelectronics and microsystem technology. These nano- and microtechnologies are the basis for the other competence areas at Fraunhofer EMFT: sensor solutions, safe and secure electronics, and micropumps. The interdisciplinary interaction of these competencies enables the development of truly novel solutions, putting Fraunhofer EMFT in an ideal position for tackling the current challenges of our society.


The nanoliter-precise dosing of gases and liquids is a key competence area at Fraunhofer EMFT. The portfolio includes highly miniaturized silicon, stainless steel and titanium micropumps as well as dosing system solutions. The range of applications extends from medical technology to industrial applications and consumer electronics.


What you will do

Within our business unit of Micro Dosing Systems you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Supporting the development of piezoelectric micro-diaphragm pumps and valves.
  • Development of a test bench with an active microfluidic extraction unit for in-situ monitoring of soil nutrients in smart farming application.
  • Conducting feasibility studies to evaluate system demonstrators either in a laboratory environment or through a field test.


What you bring to the table

  • Studying mechanical, electrical, agricultural engineering, or a related specialization  
  • Interest in MEMS-Actuators, Microfluidics, Rapid Prototyping 
  • First experience in laboratory and/or clean room work
  • Knowledge in piezo actuators, fluid mechanics, measurement and sensor technology, CAD


In addition, the following skills complete your profile:

  • High degree of independence and personal responsibility
  • Efficient scientific working techniques
  • Very good knowledge of the languages German and English, both written and spoken
  • Structured, team-oriented, and customer-focused way of working


What you can expect

We offer you an open and collegial working environment as well as a challenging and varied student job with responsibility and flexible working hours that fit your studies. At EMFT we value commitment and creativity, which is why we allow freedom for your ideas and abilities.


The weekly working time is 15,6 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. Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff.

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 the position, feel free to contact:
Nivedha Surendran

Micro Dosing Systems

T: +49 89 54759-232


Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Microsystems and Solid State Technologies EMFT 


Requisition Number: 63468                Application Deadline: 06/30/2023


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