Junior Group Leader

Junior Group Leader

Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V. (IPF)

Dresden, Germany

Job vacancy No. 001-2019

The Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V. (IPF) is offering one

Junior Group Leader position

starting date can be 01.07.2019, for a two-year program (period of employment according to Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (WissZeitVG), with 100 % of the regular weekly working hours.

IPF (www.ipfdd.de) is one of the globally largest polymer materials research facilities combining competences in natural and engineering sciences.
In a holistic approach, the institute covers synthesis and modification of polymer materials, characterization, theoretical investigation and simulation of synthetic and biological polymers, up to processing, testing and specific aspects of applications.

Open Topic Program:
Postdoctoral researchers with excellent scientific track record are invited to present proposals for independent research projects in topical fields topics in polymer science to be implemented at IPF. Topics addressing any of the above mentioned areas of polymer material science are welcome, including aspects of data-based materials science. The successful candidates will receive start-up package and institutional support to apply for junior group funding, e.g. from German Research Foundation (DFG; Emmy Noether program) or European Union (ERC starting investigator program or BMBF).

The junior research groups will become part of an internationally visible, well-equipped, interdisciplinary and dynamic institute with close ties to the Excellence University TU Dresden (www.tu-dresden.de) and other outstanding research institutions and centers with a strong focus on biomedicine and bioengineering, material science and engineering, and communication technology and electronics.

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.

Start: 01.07.2019 Initial contract: 2 years

Salary group: TV-L EG 14

Please send your Applications and include the following documents
(The closing date for applications is March 15th, 2019):
Applications including motivation letter, CV, publication list, a short description of past research activities, a proposal for the perspective research at IPF, as well as contact details for three referees should be submitted by e-mail as a single PDF document to:

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


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Junior Group Leader