Research Scientist / Postdoc (m/f/d) Silicone Based Polymers

Start of announcement13.03.2020
End of announcement12.04.2020
InstituteInstitute of Biomaterial Science

The Institute of Biomaterial Science in Teltow of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and Berlin Brandenburg Centre for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) invite applications for a Postdoc (m/f/d) Silicone Based Polymers with a focus on synthesis and characterization of multifunctional polymeric materials in the context of a project within the programme oriented funding. This is initially a 2-years fixed term contract and position should be filled as soon as possible.
The place of employment is Teltow (near Berlin, Germany).

Your Tasks:

Within this project we seek to develop novel silicone-based polymers for various applications, e.g. inks for 3D printing. You are responsible for the design, synthesis and characterization of monomers, precursor materials as well as polymers. Applicability of these materials in e.g. 3D printing application should be demonstrated.
You have the opportunity actively participate in the publication of the results, preparation of patents, and in attracting additional funding.

Your Profile:

You have PhD in macromolecular or material science, chemistry or polymer engineering, with a broad knowledge in the field of polymer synthesis, engineering and characterization. You have already gained experience in design, synthesis and characterization of silicone-based polymers as documented by a significant number of scientific publications. Additional knowledge in liquid-crystalline elastomers is an asset. You are eager to collaborate with material scientists, biologists, mechanical and electrical engineers as well as researchers from other disciplines to transfer your ideas to applications-based research.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr. Marc Behl,
For details about the institute, please visit the website at

We offer:

  • multinational work environment with ca. 1000 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment sector

The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.


Please send your application documents indicating

job offer code 2020/B 3

including your CV, description of your scientific expertise, publication list, copies of credentials (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.) including grades, and names and addresses of three academic referees.

Apply now!

Closing date for applications is 12th April, 2020.