Employment opportunity at Atomic Force F&E

Applications Scientist

Applications Scientist (Diplom/Masters or PhD in sciences or engineering), f/m. Mannheim, Germany

Atomic Force F&E GmbH, the European distributor for Asylum Research, the technology leader in scanning probe/atomic force microscopy, is seeking an Applications Scientist to assist current and potential customers using AFMs in many diverse applications - from biology to semiconductors. The position will be based in Mannheim, Germany and will require frequent travel throughout Europe.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include performing product demonstrations, running samples, and training/supporting customers on Asylum Research microscopes in the field and at the Mannheim office. The Applications Scientist will be responsible for applications and customer support on instrumentation and accessories. The position also requires scientific presentations at conferences, workshops and customer demonstrations. The candidate will also assist with new product development and applications as dictated by customer requirements.


The successful candidate will have a solid academic background (PhD preferred) and will have a minimum of five years practical and theoretical AFM experience, preferably encompassing work in the fields of physics, materials, and/or life sciences. The candidate must be a fast, self-learner and have excellent communications skills, both written and oral, and must be able to understand customer needs, gain customer feedback and develop a strong understanding of competitive technology and products. Asylum Research microscope experience and IGOR Pro programming a plus. Fluent German and English oral/written skills are required.

About Us

Atomic Force F&E GmbH is a distribution company offering an informal work environment in a young and multinational team of AFM experts. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with the most talented scientists and engineers in the field of AFM with the potential to create a unique position in the company. Our office language is German, but fluent English communication is needed with many customers and suppliers. Due to frequent travel in Germany and Europe, a company car will be provided that can also be used privately.

Apply for the Job

Further information about the open position can be obtained from Roland Goschke (goschke@AtomicForce.de) or Stefan Vinzelberg (vinzelberg@AtomicForce.de. To apply for the position, please send your resume in a PDF file to jobs@AtomicForce.de and indicate the job position in the subject line. Please note that all Word docs will be rejected. Please also include a cover letter and salary expectations. Atomic Force F&E GmbH is an equal-opportunity employer.

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