Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Laboratory Engineer/Mechatronic Technician

Laboratory Engineer/Mechatronic Technician (full-time, 39 h/week)


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU) is recognized as one of Europe's premier academic and research institutions.

The Laboratory for Attosecond Physics/LAP ( headed by Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz is a joint research group of more than 100 international scientists based at LMU’s Chair of Experimental Physics/Laser Physics and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) and one of the world’s leading research institutions in the field of laser science.

Researchers at LAP are developing lasers capable of emitting trains of ultrashort light pulses which allow observing real-time motion of electrons with unprecedented precision. LAP’s ultrashort-pulse lasers are also at the core of the research carried out at the Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP). Currently, a unique collaborative venture led by Dr. Mihaela Žigman and involving Laser Specialists, Medical Physicists, Bioinformaticians and Clinicians is devoted to the application of newly-developed laser-based technologies for the purpose of early diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The goal of the research project is to explore the applicability and efficacy of infrared laser technologies in development for the purpose of cancer detection.

Main activities/tasks:

  • Supporting the researchers in the development and manufacturing of components resp. experiments for the support of infrared-spectroscopy
  • Co-ordinating infrastructural tasks in the laboratory (e.g. planning and supervising of reconstruction measures)
  • Supervising of the lab infrastructure (maintenance and servicing of scientific equipment etc.)
  • Mechanical and opto-mechanical design
  • Ordering equipment and components for experiments

Experience & Skill:

  • Extensive up-to-date knowledge in Mechatronics, Electrotechnics, Laser Technologies, Optics/Opto-Mechanics, Microfluidics or a related field is essential
  • Working experience in a similar field is desirable
  • Good knowledge of oral and written German is essential; English language skills would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of CAD program designs (e.g. Inventor) and LabVIEW
  • Accurate, goal-oriented and independent working style are important assets
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a team

The position is based in the Research Campus Garching/Munich, easily accessible by public transport. We offer a broad range of stimulating and responsible tasks, professional development programs and long-term career perspectives. The remuneration for this position conforms to the stipulations set out in the “Tarifvertrag der Länder” (TV-L) and includes the standard benefits for public-service employees. The position is offered on a 2-year contract in the first instance, and may be subject of prolongation depending on mutual interest. Applications will be considered on an on-going basis until the vacancy is filled.

Please send your CV, motivation letter and job references to .

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Chair of Experimental Physics – Laser Physics

Dr. Mihaela Žigman
Am Coulombwall 1

 D-85748 Garching