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Master Thesis / HiWi


Oct 9, 2023


Freiburg im Breisgau, Deutschland

Job Type: 

full time/part time

ionysis is looking for a HiWi / Master Student

As a recently founded and well-funded start-up based in beautiful Freiburg, ionysis develops next-generation membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) for electrochemical converters. We develop and manufacture MEAs based on the most performant fluorine-free materials. As a spin-off of Hahn-Schickard and the University of Freiburg, we combine scientific excellence with entrepreneurial spirit to bring our innovations to market and scale.

We are looking for a student assistant (f/m/d) with the opportunity to work on a master’s thesis. In this role, you will be an integral part of our tech team, working on the development of an innovative experimental setup aimed at advancing our comprehension of water transport within catalyst-coated membranes in fuel cells. Your friends would describe you as a great engineer, who enjoys developing new test setups from the ground up, analyzing data, displaying empathy, and always coming up with a solution to problems.

Your Responsibilities

  • Fabrication of catalyst-coated membranes (CCMs)

  • Build a functional experimental setup to investigate water transport through CCMs

  • Design and conduct experiments

  • Evaluate and present data

Your qualifications

  • Enthusiasm in designing and constructing setups for new measurement methods

  • Proficiency in microcontroller operation and programming (e.g. LabView, Python…)

  • Strong team player and getting-things-done mentality

  • Ability to show initiative with a willingness to proactively take on new tasks

  • Fluency in German and English

  • Experience in laboratory work

What we offer

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

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

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

  • A modern and well-equipped laboratory

  • Flexible, student-friendly working time

  • 30 – 80 hours/month

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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