Postdoc (m/f/d) Multidimensional Polymer Characterization

Beginn der Ausschreibung19.02.2021
Ende der Ausschreibung21.03.2021
Institut bzw. BereichInstitut für Biomaterialforschung
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The Institute of Active Polymers of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht located in Teltow (near Berlin) and the Berlin-Brandenburg Centre for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship (m/f/d) on Multidimensional and High-Throughput Polymer Characterization. This is initially a 2-year fixed term contract (full time preferred).

Your tasks

Within this project we seek to build (co)polymer databases, with an emphasis on copolyesters. You are responsible for the instrumental setup of a multidimensional polymer analysis infrastructure tailored for specific polymer systems. Within the project you will implement high-throughput characterization methods (fractionation and spectroscopy) to build polymer libraries. You have the opportunity to participate actively in the publication of research results, preparation of patents, and in attracting additional funding.

Your profile

You have a PhD in organic chemistry or macromolecular sciences, chemical or polymer engineering, and a strong background in polymer analytics, especially in multidimensional chromatographic methods. Knowledge and experience in preparative fractionation and in alternative fractionation methods (e.g. field-flow fractionation) is an extra plus. You have already gained hands-on experience in the systematic characterization of polymers to derive structure-function relationships as documented by a significant number of scientific publications. Additional knowledge in coupling different analytical techniques or combinatorial approaches are highly welcome; knowledge in computer programming languages is an asset. You are eager to collaborate with material and computer scientists as well as researchers from other disciplines, and to transfer your ideas to application-based research, especially towards medical applications.

We offer

  • multinational work environment with over 1,000 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

2021/PL 3 until 21st March, 2021.

Apply now!