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10x 1,0 PhD Position

The University of Bremen is a mid-sized German university with 290 professorships and almost 20,000
enrolled students and offers a broad range of subjects and outstanding, internationally renowned
research. At the same time it provides a distinguished diversity management that realizes equal
opportunities and is certified as family-friendly University. Within this highly attractive
framework the following DFG-funded Research Training group has been established in the Department
of Production Engineering which is one of the top departments in Germany in terms of
extramural funding.

            The Research Training Group MIMENIMA (DFG GRK 1860)
            Micro-, meso- and macroporous non-metallic Materials:
                Fundamentals and Application offers

                        10 Full PhD Positions (wage bracket TV-L 13)
        Working for a doctorate in the Engineering Sciences (Dr.-Ing.) or the
                               Natural Sciences (Dr.rer.nat.)
                                               A33/19

             Starting October 1st, 2019, for a fixed term of 3 years

The employment is fixed-term and governed by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract,
§2 I (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.


We invite highly motivated, outstanding and team-oriented graduate students (Master)
graduating in 2019 (or graduating in 2018) with a sound background in materials science,
physics, chemistry, biotechnology, mechanical, chemical engineering or computer sciences
and related areas to apply.

A group of internationally renowned researchers together with excellent funding provides
unique opportunities to develop your career in a vibrant scientific environment. The
exceptional research idea of MIMENIMA is the conditioning of novel porous ceramic
structures and their surfaces for applications in important emerging fields of energy,
environmental, chemical processing, catalysis, bio- and space technology. Solutions in
this area will help to preserve an intact environment, to implement renewable energy
concepts and to develop new process technologies. This challenging and interdisciplinary
research field covers the following subtopics and offers 10 multifaceted research projects:

Material Development
P 01/03:    Plasmonic porous ceramics
P 02/03:    Polymer-derived ceramics with graded structures for phase separation
                   and catalysis

Process Analysis
P 03/03:    NMR Methods for a comprehensive and fast characterization of mass transport
                   and catalytic reactions in porous materials
P 04/03:     Detection of colloid motion in deep bed filtration processes by means of
                    Fast-X-Ray-Tomography (at TU Dresden)

Basic Research Experiments For Mass Transport In Porous Materials
P 05/03:    Investigation of dielectrophoretic effects in porous structures
P 06/03:    Mass transport in graded monolithic catalyst supports for strong
                   exothermal gas phase andv multiphase reactions

Modelling and Simulation
P 07/03:    Transport, separation and mixing of complex multiphase fluids in pores
                   and porous membranes with varying surface activities
P 08/03:    Simulation of structural changes of mesoporous films and layers during
                   liquid infiltration and    drying
P 09/03:    Computer analysis of complex porous ceramic structures (computer
                   science degree needed)

Special Application of Porous Ceramics
P10/03:    Application of porous ceramics for phase separation in spacecrafts

Further information on the open 10 research projects and the background of the participating
institutes is available at: www.mimenima.uni-bremen.de.

In addition to this multidisciplinary research program MIMENIMA offers an exceptional educational
program with tailored scientific lectures, visiting scientist seminars, lab courses,
soft-skill workshops, summer schools, research visits at international cooperation partners, a mentoring
program for the career development of women and an ongoing coaching of your scientific work. The central
aim of the educational training is an interdisciplinary and structured education at the highest scientific
level. Establishing networks with top international research groups is part of this training. MIMENIMA
values cooperation and teamwork. The participation in the educational programme is required.

The University of Bremen intends to further increase the share of women in academic employment; women
are explicitly encouraged to apply. Applicants with a migratory background and international applications
are highly welcome. A special support is provided by the Welcome Center of the university. Disabled
candidates will receive preferred consideration over equally qualified contenders.

Please pick a maximum of two projects that you are interested in and send your application which includes

A) a motivation letter reasoning your interest for a specific research project described on
   our webpage (max. 1 page),
B) a full CV (max. 2 pages) including contact details of 2 references,
C) copies of university certificates incl. transcripts and
D) a brief summary of your thesis and previous research projects (max. 2 pages)
E) Please also complete the online form www.mimenima.uni-bremen.de/documents/Applicant_Data_2019.xlsx
   with all the required information and send all documents under the reference number A 33/19 to the
   following address or in one single electronic PDF-file to mimenima@uni-bremen.de.

TO:
University of Bremen,
Keramische Werkstoffe und Bauteile,
attn: Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. Rezwan,
Am Biologischen Garten 2 / IW3,
D-28359 Bremen, Germany
or via E-Mail: mimenima@uni-bremen.de

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline for applications: 15.03.19

Erstellt am 31.01.19 von Rebekka Rosner