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1 x 1,0 Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)

The Hybrid Materials Interfaces Group at the Faculty of Production Engineering of the University of Bremen is offering –  under the condition of job release – a position for a

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)
at the full TV-L 14 payscale

The appointment will be limited to three years and is available immediately.

The employment is fixed-term and governed by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). Therefore, candidates may only be considered for appointment if they still have the respective qualification periods available in accordance with § 2 (1) WissZeitVG.

If successful, the candidate will take over the leading responsibility of the group’s experimental laboratory, primarily centred around atomic force microscopy and circular dichroism spectroscopy techniques. The research work will involve the atomic-scale characterization and functional exploitation of heterogeneous materials interfaces. A strong focus will lie on the fundamental physics and chemistry of biological and bio-hybrid interfaces in the context of functional materials design and synthetic biological systems, in tight combination with atomic-scale simulations.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • the responsibility for the management and further development of the laboratory, including the administration of health and safety regulatory issues and care of all equipment;
  • the strategic development and implementation of interdisciplinary projects in the above-mentioned fields of research, including the acquisition of third-party funds as well as international publication and lecturing activities;
  • the supervision and support of early career researchers and students;
  • independent science-based teaching in BSc and MSc degree programmes for a total of 4 hours per week per teaching semester (28 teaching weeks per year).

Required skills and experience comprise

  • a completed PhD in natural or engineering sciences;
  • research experience in the field of advanced atomic-force microscopy and spectroscopy, documented by a solid publication record and, ideally, the acquisition of third-party funding;
  • intrinsic motivation and keen interest towards an academic career;
  • strong drive to work with and support early-career researchers;
  • excellent cooperation and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team;
  • excellent written and spoken English language skills;
  • at least intermediate knowledge of German (CEFR level B1 or equivalent).

Advantageous is

  • postdoctoral research experience
  • international research experience;
  • experience in proposing and working within publicly funded research projects;

We offer

  • a well-established platform for the scientific exchange and interdisciplinary cooperation within the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes of the University of Bremen;
  • an excellent research environment with high-end laboratory facilities;
  • ideal conditions for the own further scientific qualification and professional skill development, including the possibility of a German Habilitation;
  • great flexibility and freedom within timely and ambitious research activities;
  • an environment characterised by equal opportunity, diversity, and family friendliness according to highest international standards.

As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply.
In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification priority will be given to handicapped applicants.
The University of Bremen expressly invites persons with migration background to apply.

The application is open until the 30 November 2019 or until the position is filled.

Please send your application document including

  • a motivation letter, in which you make clear why your research and methodological background fits to the advertised position,
  • your curriculum vitae,
  • your complete list of publications,a one-page statement with your future research plans

with the reference number A287/19 to :

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lucio Colombi Ciacchi
Faculty 4 - Production Engineering
University of Bremen
Am Fallturm 1
28359 Bremen

or electronically as one single pdf by E-Mail to: colombiprotect me ?!hmi.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de  


Erstellt am 17.10.19 von Alexandra Gutherz