PhD students (m/f)

Start of announcement25.05.2018
End of announcement22.06.2018
InstituteInstitute of Biomaterial Science
Contact personVera Milkereit

PhD Program of the Helmholtz Graduate School for Macromolecular Bioscience invites applications as
PhD students (m/f)

The Helmholtz Graduate School for Macromolecular Bioscience offers excellent interdisciplinary training in fundamental and application-oriented research in the field of macromolecular and biomaterial science.

PhD candidates benefit from the wide range of expertise and the high-end resources of the partner institutions, providing a unique synergetic education and enabling research at the frontier of research areas. The PhD curriculum comprises a broad variety of courses, lectures, and workshops enabling students to gain substantial knowledge in the main research areas and introducing them to new technologies.
The PhD program is structured according to international quality standards, individually chosen mentoring committees, and professional training in non-scientific key skills to prepare the PhD for a career in science, academia, and beyond. The Graduate School provides a regularly attended coordination office supporting the PhD students. The program’s primary language is English.

Applicants should hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in natural science or engineering preferably in the following fields:

  • organic chemistry
  • polymer chemistry
  • polymer science, polymer engineering
  • mechanical, chemical, biological engineering
  • physics and physical chemistry
  • nanosciences
  • pharmacy and pharmaceutical engineering

For further information please refer to the website of Helmholtz Graduate School for Macromolecular Bioscience:

The advancement of equality at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht / Helmholtz Graduate School for Macromolecular Bioscience goes without saying; in particular, we are striving to increase the percentage of women in the science sector. Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Application procedure and requirements

Please send your application indicating job offer code-no.

2018/B 10

and containing motivation letter, CV, bachelor and master certificates, transcripts, an recommendation letter as well as university entrance degree (High School) as one single PDF file not exceeding a size of 10 MB by email to

Human Resources

Closing date for applications is June 22nd, 2018.