The University of Bremen is a mid-sized German university with 290 professorships and almost 20,000
enrolled students. In 2012 it was awarded the title “University of Excellence” and belongs to the top
league of German universities, offering 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 a family-certified University. Within this highly attractive framework
the following DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center has been funded.
The Collaborative Research Center “Farbige Zustände” (SFB 1232)
“Von Farbigen Zuständen zu evolutionären Konstruktionswerkstoffen”
1 Full PhD Position (TV-L 13) (100%) -conditional to the release of budgetary funds --
as soon as possible until June, 30th, 2020
We invite highly motivated and outstanding graduate students (Master/Diploma) with a sound background
in materials science, process engineering 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 SFB1232 is the development of a novel interdisciplinary high-throughput method for the experimental
exploration of structural materials. Within this challenging and interdisciplinary research field, the
offered position in subproject U03 covers the following subtopics:
- Experimental research on transformation of steels and their alloys
- Dilatometric characterization of steels by specific heat treatment experiments on micro and macro samples
- Establishment of a new dilatometer designed for spherical micro samples
- Knowledge and experience in actual heat treatment technology for steel and aluminium
- Microstructure analysis
Skills in at least one or more of these topics are required.
Further information on this and further open multifaceted research projects and the background of the
participating institutes is available at: https://www.uni-bremen.de/farbige-zustaende/%C3%BCber-uns/offene-stellen/
In addition to this multidisciplinary research program the SFB1232 offers an educational program with tailored
scientific lectures, visiting scientist seminars, lab courses, soft-skill workshops, summer schools, research
visits at international cooperation partners, special career development programs for women scientists 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. 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. Disabled
candidates will receive preferred consideration over equally qualified contenders.
The position will remain open until filled. The review process will begin immediately.
Please send your application which includes A) a motivation letter reasoning your interest for this research 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) under the
reference number A295/18 to
University of Bremen,
attn: Dr.-Ing. Matthias Steinbacher
Badgasteiner Str. 3
D-28359 Bremen, Germany
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