Postdoc (m/f/d) High Throughput Polymer Synthesis

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht - Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG)

Berlin, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Biomaterial Science

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Starting date:


Job description:

Postdoc (m/f/d) High Throughput Polymer Synthesis
code no. 2020/B 9
The place of employment is Teltow (near Berlin, Germany).

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. For further information please refer to:

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) High Throughput Polymer Synthesis. This is initially a 2-years fixed term contract.

Your Tasks:
Within this project we seek to develop polymer-based libraries. You are responsible for the design, synthesis and characterization of oligomers and polymers from various monomers applying various polymerization techniques like ring-opening polymerization, RAFT, etc. in an automated setup. Within the project you will implement high-throughput characterization methods. 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 organic chemistry or macromolecular sciences, chemical or polymer engineering, and a strong background in polymer synthesis and characterization. You have already gained experience in the systematic design, synthesis and characterization of polymers to derive structure-function relationships as documented by a significant number of scientific publications. Additional knowledge in robotic synthesis or the usage of design of experiment software is 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 applications based research.

We offer:
- multinational work environment with ca. 1000 colleagues
- 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
- remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits

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.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents including your CV, description of your scientific and work expertise, list of publications if existing, and copies of credentials (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.) including grades indicating the reference number code no. 2020/B 9.
Please use the following registration link to upload your complete application documents.
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Closing date for applications is 4th June, 2020.


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Quote Reference: 50019290_3 - 2020/B 9