Opportunities at the Cluster 3DMM2O

Below, you find opportunities to become a part of the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order.

Please note that the Application Portal of the HEiKA Graduate School on "Functional Materials" is open regardless of positions currently advertised on this site.

Open Positions at KIT

Postdoc Position: Advanced Polymer Design and Synthesis combined with High Resolution Laser Lithography


Postdoctoral Researchers (m/f/d)

Research Group

Soft Matter Materials Group, Prof. Dr. Christopher Barner-Kowollik
Functional Polymeric Materials Group, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Eva Blasco

Details of the project

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral candidate with a strong interest in synthetic photochemistry and polymer science, to join our multi-national and transcontinental research team based in Karlsruhe, Germany to undertake research in the field of advanced polymer design and synthesis combined with high resolution laser lithography.

The postdoctoral researcher will work in an interdisciplinary team in close collaboration with our partners at KIT, i.e. the applied physics group of Prof. Martin Wegener and the functional polymeric materials group of Prof. Eva Blasco.

The interdisciplinary project is aligned with the research goals of the Cluster of Excellence ‘3D matter made to order’. The cluster provides a collaborative environment for nanolithography application-driven materials research and innovation focusing on the combination of advanced photochemical polymerization techniques, material design and characterization.


  • PhD degree in chemistry or a similar subject
  • Several years of professional experience in macromolecular chemistry
  • Very good knowledge in organic and polymer synthesis and characterization
  • International experience is advantageous

To apply, please provide: (A) A letter of motivation, (B) A full CV and publication list, (C) Two detailed letters of reference (including one from the supervisor of your PhD thesis). Please send your completed application in a single PDF document to Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik (christopher.barnerkowollik∂qut.edu.au) or Prof. Eva Blasco (eva.blasco∂kit.edu).

More details PDF

Please make sure to also check the job offers of KIT for new positions.

Open Positions at Uni HD

Postdoc Position: DNA Nanotechnology for De Novo Assembly of for Synthetic Cells


Postdoctoral Researchers (m/f/d)

Research Group

Biophysical Engineering Group, Dr. Kerstin Göpfrich

Details of the project

Are you fascinated by the idea to build a synthetic cell from scratch? Would you like to work with DNA origami, lipid membranes, 3D printing, microfluidics, superresolution microscopy or high-speed AFM? Are you looking for a young and friendly, supportive and hard-working research group?

The independent Max Planck Research Group Biophysical Engineering aims to reconstruct synthetic cells and cell-like behavior from the bottom up. We are looking for highly motivated early-career researchers, in particular at post-doc level, with a strong quantitative background in physics, biophysics, chemical engineering, biotechnology or similar.


  • PhD degree in biophysics, physical chemistry, chemical engineering or a similar subject
  • Experience in DNA nanotechnology / lipid membranes / microfluidics and/or atomic force microscopy, programming and quantitative data analysis
  • Fluency in English in word and writing (German not required)

Interested? Find out more (www.goepfrichgroup.de) and get in touch via email (kerstin.goepfrich(at)mr.mpg.de) with your CV, publication list, your interests and contacts for two letters of reference. We are looking forward to hear from you!

More details PDF

Please make sure to also check the "Stellenmarkt" of Heidelberg University for new positions.

Carl Zeiss Foundation Stipends

The Carl Zeiss Foundation funds Doctoral Positions on self-selected topics as well as specified topics in the area of the Principal Investigators that joined the Cluster recently.

Currently, all Carl Zeiss Foundation stipends for doctoral researchers are allocated.

Prospective students of the MSc Materials Science and Engineering may apply for the Carl Zeiss Foundation Qualification Scholarship. More information here.

Bachelor / Master Theses

Bachelor / Master theses are advertised on the websites of Principal Investigators and Postdoctoral Researchers. Please make sure to check the websites of the Cluster scientists in your field of interest that are linked in their respective profile.

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