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.

Joint Call

Open Positions at KIT

3 open position for Doctoral Researchers

The group of Prof. Pavel Levkin is looking for a PhD for an exciting project on the development of novel advanced functional materials for 3D printing.

Project description:

Our group specializes in the design and development of functional materials and interfaces for applications in sustainable and automated high-throughput chemistry, functional materials, and biology. 
We are seeking a motivated Ph.D. candidate for a project that is dedicated to the comprehensive development, optimization, and application of novel materials for 3D-printed functional structures. Our primary focus is around porous polymer structures, aiming to create 3D structures with diverse responsive and multifunctional properties. 
The applications of these porous 3D structures span adsorption, catalysis, microfluidic devices, superhydrophobic structures, sensors, implants, drug delivery systems, and tissue engineering.

Your profile:

  • Strong theoretical background in chemistry (organic, polymer) and/or materials science
  • Experience in material characterisation (UV-VIS, FTIR, rheology, AFM, SEM), ideally, experience with 3D-printing or ink development
  • Fluent English and (preferrably) good German
  • Love to science, team-player mindset, and good time-management skills

Funding:

3 years, Carl Zeiss Stiftung PhD fellowship

Upon acceptance, you will be part of the structured doctoral program offered by the HEiKA Graduate School on Functional Materials, which brings together Young Scientists in an interdisciplinary environment. The participating disciplines encompass chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, biophysics, biology, biomechanics, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.

Requirements:

Requirements for the application include a degree (MSc or equivalent) with above-average marks in a participating or related field (organic synthesis, materials science) as well as openness to interact in a multi-disciplinary team. Furthermore, excellent English skills as well as the ability to work independently and a good portion of curiosity are required. 
Additional information about the research topics and requirements on our website. Further questions about the research projects should be directed to Pavel Levkin directly. 

Applications should be handed in only through our Application Portal. Please indicate the position you are interested in so we can make sure to evaluate your application accordingly. The following documents and data are required for your application:

  • CV
  • School and University (as applicable: Bsc, MSc, Doctorate) certificates
  • Transcripts (BSc and MSc)
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Motivation & Abstract of Research Interest

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.

Contact: Pavel Levkin, pavel.levkin∂kit.edu

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The group of Prof. Lemmer is looking for a PhD candidate for an exciting project in the field of Printed Photonics.

Project description:

Printed photonic components are one of the research topics at Light Technology Institute. Recently, the research group has succeeded in manufacturing e.g., microlenses and Bragg mirrors by means of digital inkjet printing. This opens up numerous research opportunities for novel sensor systems and applications in large-area optoelectronics, for instance displays and photovoltaic technologies. To strengthen our team, we are looking for a PhD student to start as soon as possible.    

Doctoral position, limited to 3 years with a chance for extension. Funding will initially be provided by a fellowship from the Carl Zeiss Foundation through the Cluster of Excellence 3DMM2O.

Upon acceptance, the Doctoral Researchers will be part of the structured doctoral program offered by the HEiKA Graduate School on Functional Materials, which brings together Young Scientists in an interdisciplinary environment. The participating disciplines encompass chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, biophysics, biology, biomechanics, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.

Requirements:

Requirements for the application include a degree (MSc or equivalent) with above-average marks in in electrical engineering and information technology, materials science, process engineering, physics or related fields with excellent results. Furthermore, knowledge in the field of photonics, strong interest in experimental work (inkjet printing, optical characterization, etc.), strong analytical skills and structured, independent work styles.

Additional information about the research topics and requirements on the website of the Light Technology Institute. Further questions about the research projects should be directed to Uli Lemmer (uli lemmer does-not-exist.kit edu) directly.

Applications should be handed in only through our Application Portal. Please indicate the position you are interested in so we can make sure to evaluate your application accordingly. The following documents and data are required for your application:

  • CV
  • School and University (as applicable: Bsc, MSc, Doctorate) certificates
  • Transcripts (BSc and MSc)
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Motivation & Abstract of Research Interest

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.

Contact: Uli Lemmer, uli lemmer does-not-exist.kit edu

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Open Positions at Uni HD

1 open position for Doctoral Researchers and 1 open position for Postdoctoral Researchers

In the group of Prof. Fischer (IMSEAM) we are looking for a PhD and a Postdoctoral candidate for an exciting project on bioprinting and acoustic assembly methods.

The project will include:

  • Developing methods to assemble cells into tissues in 3D using novel ultrasound technologies.
  • Examining the functioning of the assembled cells and tissues using a variety of imaging and biomechanical techniques.

The key goal of the project is to establish a general method that permits the instantaneous assembly of cells from solution into a pre-defined shape using ultrasound. This “one-shot” fabrication method promises to be faster and more benign that traditional bioprinting. The technology is based on a recent invention by the group (see for instance Nature 537, 518-522 (2016) and Adv. Mat. 32: 1904181 (2020)). Application areas range from tissue engineering to cancer screening. The successful candidates will benefit from a vibrant research environment at Heidelberg University and close connection to the Max Planck Institute for medical Research.

Doctoral position 3 years at 75% TV-L E13 and PostDoc: 100% TV-L E13, 2 years in the first instance with a chance for extension.

The Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O) combines the competencies of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Heidelberg University to advance 3D Additive Manufacturing to the next level. The goal is to break current barriers of scale, precision and speed to unleash the true potential of the technology. The work is aligned alongside three interdependent Research Areas: Molecular Materials (A), Technologies (B) and Applications (C).

Upon acceptance, the Doctoral Researchers will be part of the structured doctoral program offered by the HEiKA Graduate School on Functional Materials, which brings together Young Scientists in an interdisciplinary environment. The participating disciplines encompass chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, biophysics, biology, biomechanics, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.

Requirements:

Requirements for the application include a degree (MSc or equivalent) with above-average marks in a participating or related field (Physics with biophysics, mechatronics / mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering) as well as openness to interact in a multi-disciplinary team. Furthermore, excellent English skills as well as the ability to work independently and a good portion of curiosity are required.

Additional information about the research topics and requirements on our website. Further questions about the research projects should be directed to Peer Fischer directly. See also: https://www.imseam.uni-heidelberg.de/fischer/research

Applications should be handed in only through our Application Portal. Please indicate the position you are interested in so we can make sure to evaluate your application accordingly. The following documents and data are required for your application:

  • CV
  • School and University (as applicable: Bsc, MSc, Doctorate) certificates
  • Transcripts (BSc and MSc)
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Motivation & Abstract of Research Interest

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.

Contact: Prof. Peer Fischer, peer.fischer∂imseam.uni-heidelberg.de

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

Carl Zeiss Foundation Stipends

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

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.

Student Assistants

Currently there are no student assistant vacancies offered.

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