PostDoc/Scientist (m/f/d) Medical Device Pilot Production and Transfer

Start of announcement19.11.2020
End of announcement17.12.2020
Institute or departmentInstitute of Biomaterial Science
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The Institute of Biomaterial Science in Teltow of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht invites applications for a Research Scientist (m/f/d) Medical Device Pilot Production with a focus on planning, performing and supervising the production of polymer-based medical device candidates in late-stage translational research at the interface to transfer into industry.
This is initially a 2-year fixed term contract with the potential of continuation depending on applicant’s performance. The place of employment is Teltow (near Berlin, Germany).

Your tasks

Supported by a team of well-trained technicians, you will have the opportunity to drive the
far progressed translational research on class 3 medical device candidates towards their
application “first-in-human” in clinical studies. You will plan the fabrication (chemical
synthesis, shaping, and packaging) in clean rooms and characterization steps as needed for
the product candidates, will check the production documentation and approve products
according to product specifications as implantable devices. You will review and update
working instructions as part of your activities to ensure product quality through our quality
and risk management systems. You will thoroughly analyze events, file scientific reports
based on literature studies and experimental work, actively participate in the preparation of
patents or publications, and will be strongly involved in the transfer of the respective
technology into industry for clinical studies and access to the market.

Your profile

You have a PhD in chemistry, engineering (biomedical or pharmaceutical), or similar
subjects, substantial experience in synthesis and processing of polymer-based materials,
and a strong attitude towards transfer of knowledge and technologies into practical use.
Based on your detailed understanding of regulatory requirements for medical devices and
quality management as well as on exceptional organizational and communication skills, you
will show leadership for the technical team and will handle all matters with a high level of
responsibility. You are flexible, reliable, resilient, and communicate professionally and
fluently in English and/or German with the attitude to learn the other. You have an interest
in start-up companies or other paths to industrial use of innovative technologies.
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.


Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number

code no. 2020/B 16 until 17th December, 2020.

Apply now!