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Inline Characterization Engineer


Jun 7, 2023


Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Job Type: 

full time/part time

ionysis is looking for an Inline Characterization Engineer (f/m/d)

ionysis develops next-generation membrane electrode assemblies for electrochemical converters. Even if this sounds like a foreign language to you, don’t stop reading just yet. Our excellent tech team takes care of that, while you might be the perfect fit to complement the team with your focus on quality in the production process.


As a recently founded and well-funded start-up based in beautiful Freiburg, we are looking for an engineer for inline inspection (f/m/d). You work at the intersect of tech team, production, and quality. We are currently planning a pilot coating line. Your task is to set-up and maintain the inline inspection tools along our pilot production line. Your friends appreciate that you are not only nerdy but also stand out through your great hands-on mentality.


What we do

To stop climate change and reach Net Zero, ionysis seeks to decarbonize mobility and industry with innovative electrochemical devices. We focus on the core of any electrochemical converter: The membrane electrode assembly (MEA). We develop and manufacture MEAs based on most performant fluorine-free materials for hydrogen technology, including fuel cells and electrolysers. As a spin-off from Hahn-Schickard and the University of Freiburg, we combine scientific excellence with entrepreneurial spirit to bring our innovations to market and scale.

Your responsibilities


  • Build-up and integration of high-resolution camera systems, XRF and other advanced optical characterization tools into our pilot production line in a clean room

  • Qualification (EQ), calibration and maintenance of all related inspection devices

  • Bring innovation and continuous improvement into our characterization techniques

  • Support in set-up of activation, read-out, and data management

  • Managing the interface to the AI data evaluation

  • Join our path towards Lean Six Sigma expertise

Your qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for fighting climate change and contributing to Net Zero

  • Strong team player and getting-things-done mentality

  • A technical education with profound lab experience (B.Sc, M.Sc. Eng., PhD Eng./Physics or similar)

  • Experience in software integration of measurement tools, including data management & analysis

  • Basic skills in MatLab, LabView or Python and openness to dive more into Python

  • Experience with common quality standards and related methods is a plus (MSA, FMEA, PCP)

  • Out of the box thinking with a willingness to proactively take on new tasks

  • Proficiency with common office software

  • Fluency in German and English


What we offer

  • Opportunity to join an early-stage well-financed start-up and shape the culture and processes

  • Opportunity to grow with the company in various roles depending on personal preferences and abilities

  • A young and diverse team with flat hierarchies, valuing collaboration with each other no matter your role at ionysis

  • A competitive salary package and 30 vacation days per year

  • Subsidized coorporate fitness program (Hansefit) and lunch allowances

  • Virtual stock options for all new hires and for exceptional performance

  • Modern and well-equipped office and laboratories in Freiburg

before you apply

Make sure you application is complete:

  • CV

  • Short motivational letter

  • Certificates

  • References, if applicable

Send your application as one PDF file to Lena Kehry via

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