Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF)

Postdoc position (m/f/d) on microfluidics

Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF)

Job advertisment No. 179-2019

The Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (IPF) – a member of the Leibniz Association – is one of the largest polymer research institutes in Germany, where polymer material research is covered by polymer synthesis and processing as well as characterization, theory, and simulation. As a TU
Dresden Young Investigator group at IPF, the ThieleLab goes beyond existing functional material classes to address the urgent demand for highly integrated, multifunctional, responsive systems for sensing, information processing, soft robotics or multi-parametric implants. Along these lines, we aim at establishing a radically new approach for polymer material design, rethinking additive
manufacturing on both material and process level in the upcoming ERC Starting Grant project “3DPartForm: 3D-printing of particulate formulations utilizing polymer microparticle-based voxels”.
Here, the research group ThieleLab offers a

Postdoc position (m/f/d) on microfluidics

The successful candidate will join a cutting-edge research project funded by the prestigious ERC grant scheme. Its goal is to address the current lack of additive manufacturing providing multifunctional, stimuli-responsive materials, in which not only strongly different, but most importantly functional building blocks with intrinsic time axis will be processed into true 4D-polymer multimaterials. The postdoc position is devoted to provide large-scale access to exactly these building blocks by microfluidics. In a holistic approach, the postdoc will target novel microfluidic approaches for high-throughput formation of tailored microemulsions, synthesize necessary functional amphiphiles for emulsion stabilization, and utilize these for processing pre-polymer solutions into defined building blocks for additive manufacturing.

To tackle these challenges, the successful candidate is trained in polymer chemistry or chemical engineering; high-resolution additive manufacturing (particularly microstereolithography) is a plus.

The desire to path new ways in how polymer materials are made, to work across disciplines and discuss results with collaborators from other fields is essential.

Starting date: 01.04.2020 contract for 1 year with the possibility of extension

Salary: According to German pay grade TV‐L EG 13

Preference is given to severely disabled applicants, if they have the same level of qualification. IPF attaches importance to equal professional treatment of women and men. The data submitted by you in the course of the application procedure will be processed by IPF. IPF shall use the data for the purposes of the application procedure. No data shall be passed on to third parties. The costs for the interviews will not be refunded.

If you are motivated by these challenges, please submit your excellent record of accomplishment with research interests, full CV, a detailed description of hands-on training in experimental and characterization methods, and contact information of two references to the Personnel Department.

For detailed information: thiele@ipfdd.de or thielelab.com

Leibniz‐Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V.
Frau Susanne Otto
Head of Personnel Department
Hohe Straße 6
01069 Dresden



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Postdoc position (m/f/d) on microfluidics