Research Scientist (Postdoc) (m/f/d) Materials Chemistry

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:

Research Scientist (Postdoc) (m/f/d) Materials Chemistry
code no. 2020/B 4
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) Materials Chemistry with a focus on synthesis and characterization of multifunctional polymeric materials in the context of the programme-oriented funding. This is initially a 1-year fixed term contract with the potential of continuation depending on applicant?s performance.

Your Tasks:
Within this project we seek to develop soft adaptive materials. You are responsible for the design, synthesis and characterization of these multifunctional materials, which should provide sensing and response functionality to be capable to respond to changes of the environment.
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, chemistry or polymer engineering, and a strong background in organic chemistry. You have already gained experience in design, synthesis and characterization of stimuli-sensitive molecular switches as documented by a significant number of scientific publications. Additional knowledge in coordination compounds or materials with self-healing capability is highly welcome. You are eager to collaborate with material scientists, biologists, mechanical and electrical engineers and researchers from other disciplines and 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
- 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.

Please send your complete application documents indicating job offer code 2020/B 4 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.
Please start the online application process for this offered position via category Career & Campus.
Apply now!

Closing date for applications is 12th April, 2020.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 50012960_3 - 2020/B 4