Postdoctoral and Doctoral Researchers

Postdoctoral and Doctoral Researchers

University of Freiburg

Freiburg, Germany

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions in the Cluster of Excellence Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS)

The Cluster of Excellence Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS) at the University of Freiburg invites applications for up to

24 positions for doctoral researchers and 5 positions for postdoctoral researchers

to be filled in 2019. livMatS develops completely novel, bioinspired materials systems that adapt autonomously to various environments and harvest clean energy from their surroundings. The intention of these purely technical – yet in a behavioral sense quasiliving – materials systems is to meet the demands of humans with regard to pioneering environmental and energy technologies. The societal relevance of autonomous systems and their sustainability will thus play an important role in their development.

Research is carried out in four interlinking research areas which target Concepts for Energy Autonomy and Integration, Concepts for Adaptive and Active Materials Systems, Concepts for the Longevity of Systems Functions, and Societal Challenges – Sustainability Assessment and Investigation of Psychological, Philosophical, and Ethical Implications of Living Materials Systems.

The research program of livMatS is characterized by highly interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers from a broad range of fields including engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, psychology, the humanities, and sustainability sciences.

The Cluster invites applications from exceptional candidates in the fields specified above who are committed to interdisciplinary research in a cuttingedge environment. Key selection criteria include the applicants’ thematic fit to the livMatS research foci, their academic performance and references, and their overall motivation to join the Cluster.

Positions will be filled between March and October 2019. Information on the specifications, application deadlines and starting dates of individual positions can be found on the livMatS website at and will be updated continually throughout 2019. livMatS is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany’s Excellence Strategy – EXC-2193 – 390951807.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.