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Helmholtz- Zentrum Geesthacht
2 months ago

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

HZG is one of the 19 national institutions of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres e.V. (HGF). Around 1,000 employees carry out basic research and development work in close cooperation with national and international research institutions, research-oriented clinics and economic and public institutions.

At the Institute of Biomaterial Sciencesome 100 scientists research multi-functional, polymer-based biomaterials for applications in regenerative medicine. Their implants and active agent delivery systems provide customised properties and functions to restore impaired body functions.

Research Scientist / Postdoc (m/f/d) Silicone Based Polymers

Reference code: 50012801_1 – 2020/B 3
Commencement date: as soon as possible for 2 years

The Institute of Biomaterial Science in Teltow of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) invites applications for a Postdoc (m/f/d) Silicone Based Polymers with a focus on synthesis and characterization of multifunctional polymeric materials in the context of a project within the program-oriented funding. This is initially a 2-year fixed term contract and the position should be filled as soon as possible.

Your tasks

Within this project we seek to develop novel silicone-based polymers for various applications, e.g. inks for 3D printing. You are responsible for the design, synthesis and characterization of monomers, precursor materials as well as polymers. Applicability of these materials in e.g. 3D printing should be demonstrated. You have the opportunity to actively participate in the publication of the results, preparation of patents, and in attracting additional funding.

Your profile

You have PhD a in macromolecular or material science, chemistry or polymer engineering, with broad knowledge in the field of polymer synthesis, engineering and characterization. You have already gained experience in design, synthesis and characterization of silicone-based polymers as documented by a significant number of scientific publications. Additional knowledge in liquid-crystalline elastomers is an asset. You are eager to collaborate with material scientists, biologists, mechanical and electrical engineers well as researchers from other disciplines to transfer your ideas to applications-based research.


We offer you

  • a multinational work environment with ca. 1,000 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
  • an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment sector

For inquiries, please contact
Dr. Marc Behl ([email protected])

Interested? Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number code no. 2020/B 3.

Please start the online application process for this offered position via category Career & Campus.

For details about the institute, please visit the website at

Closing date: 12. April 2020
Workplace: Teltow
Contact: Ms. Vera Milkereit
[email protected]

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.


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