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

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

In the group of Prof. Lemmer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT), we are 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.

Application up to: Dec. 15th, 2022

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

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3D Printing of ceramic nanoarchitected metamaterials

Post-doctoral position (100% TV-L E13 pay scale) in experimental materials science

The Nanoarchitected Metamaterials Laboratory of Dr. Jens Bauer (Institute of Nanotechnology, INT, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in experimental materials science for the synthesis and characterization of nanoscale ceramic materials and metamaterials.

Project description:

Within the frame of the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O), the Nanoarchitected Metamaterials Laboratory conducts innovative and timely research at the intersection of mechanical engineering, materials science, and manufacturing technology. Our scientific focus lies on nanoarchitected metamaterials and additive manufacturing approaches of such, to develop novel multifunctional high-performance materials, which harness exceptional material size-effects. In this, we construct materials from the bottom up, from building blocks with rationally designed nanoarchitectures, such as lattice-truss frameworks, and develop 3D-printing processing routes to synthesize polymer-derived inorganic solids at the nanoscale.

The advertised position aims to develop of a novel 3D-printing synthesis route to manufacture ceramic materials and metamaterials with nanoscale three-dimensional architectures. This comprises experimental tasks, such as the two-photon polymerization (TPP) nano-3D-printing of templates, engineering of thermal post-print processing methods, and the characterization of the microstructure and composition of the produced materials. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to co-guide undergraduate and graduate students of the Nanoarchitected Metamaterials Laboratory who assist the above scientific efforts.

Our laboratory is a young and dynamic team with a flat hierarchy. Within 3DMM2O and the INT, we access a vast inventory of state-of-the art instrumentation and are part of a highly visible multidisciplinary network of experts. Further, we are in close exchange with collaborative partners at international top institutions in the United States, providing ample creative space, and opportunities to take divers responsibilities, and to expand your professional network.

Funding:

Scientific staff position (f/m/d) at 100% TV-L E13, 1 year in the first instance with a chance for extension.

Requirements:

Requirements for the application include a Ph.D. degree in materials science, engineering, physics, or chemistry with above-average marks. Applicants must have demonstrated excellent research ability and substantial publication track record and are well-versed in TPP nano-3D-printing, scanning electron microscopy, materials characterization methods, including spectroscopy techniques, thermogravimetric analysis, and differential scanning calorimetry and are skilled in the use of common scientific analysis software, such as MATLAB. Independent and creative work, strong collaboration and communication skills and a strong interest in interdisciplinary work are desired.

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.

For further questions about the project, please contact Jens Bauer.
Please send your application directly to Jens Bauer (jens bauer does-not-exist.kit edu). 
The application period is open until 31.12.2022. We will start reviewing applications immediately.

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

Open Positions at Uni HD

1 open position for Doctoral Researchers and 2 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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4D printing of smart and adaptive biomaterials

Post-doc position (100% TV-L E13 pay scale) supervised by Prof. Dr. Eva Blasco

Within the frame of the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O), the Blasco group focuses on the development of new polymer-based functional materials with application in 4D microprinting. The additional fourth dimension refers to the ability of the printed materials to change its properties, such as shape or functionality, over time. Adaptability is a key feature for the applications in life sciences. Dynamic systems that can be adapted and interact with the cells are highly desired in order to mimic the 3D cellular environment in living organisms.

The group is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher with a strong interest in polymer chemistry as well as 3D printing. The aim of the project is the development of new adaptive multi-responsive printable biomaterials that can be applied in biomedical applications. The post-doctoral researcher will work in an interdisciplinary and international environment with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at newly funded Centre for Advanced Materials (CAM) at Heidelberg University.

Funding:

A scientific staff position (f/m/d) with a remuneration of 100% E13 is offered. The funding is secured for 2 years (extension for one year is possible). The candidate will also benefit from the offers and structure provided by the HEiKA Graduate School on Functional Materials, which is integrated into the Cluster of Excellence.  

Requirements:

  • PhD degree in chemistry or material science
  • Background in synthetic organic and polymer chemistry
  • Experience in 3D printing and biomaterials is advantageous
  • Good level of English (oral and written) is essential

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

For further questions about the project, you can contact eva blasco does-not-exist.oci uni-heidelberg de
Please go to our application portal: https://functionalmaterials.applicationportal.org/home.html
The application period is open until 31.12.2022. We will start reviewing applications immediately.

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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