Regarding our candidate selection process, I’d like to share the view of a colleague and friend of mine: „We do not seek the best candidate. We seek the best fitting candidate. Hence, rather than telling us how brilliant you are and how great your achievements are, tell us where exactly you and your expertise would fit and synergize with that of our group. In other words: tell us why you are the right one for our group. But on top of that—and much more important in fact—do also tell us why our group is the right one for you.“
19.11.21: New PhD position (3-year contract) open for application!
To match the current demand for highly integrated responsive-adaptive polymer systems for sensing, information processing, soft robotics or multi-parametric implants, we need to go beyond existing material classes. Here, the ThieleLab offers a PhD position (m/f/d) on developing polymer material processing strategies. The ERC project 3DPartForm plans to address the current lack of additive manufacturing to provide multifunctional, stimuli-responsive materials by exploring a novel material design strategy that includes processing and assembling individual polymer building blocks with an intrinsic set of functions and properties into true 4D polymer multimaterials. The PhD position is devoted to develop, construct and apply processing platforms for these building block in close collaboration with other project members. It will be of particular interest that these building blocks can be later assembled into larger hierarchical structures that are not simply static, but able to guide, process and manipulate information based on light, electric charges or diffusing molecules. To tackle these challenges, the successful candidate is trained in chemistry, materials science or process engineering, hands-on experience in machine construction and engineering is a plus.
The desire to path new ways in how polymer materials are made, to work across disciplines and discuss results with collaborators from other fields is essential. If you are motivated by these challenges, please read the PDF below carefully.
We especially encourage women to apply. Disabled applicants with equal qualification will be given preferential consideration.
Starting date: 01.01.2022 (limited to 3 years)
Salary: According to German pay grade TV-L EG 13 (65%)
14.10.21: New PhD position (3-year contract) to be opened for application in November!
The ThieleLab plans to offers a 3-year PhD position in materials science or chemistry or process engineering with a focus on developing polymer material processing strategies (ERC-funded). If you have a way with machine construction and engineering, please check this page for the official announcement/advertisement in November 2021 again!
31.05.21: Student assistant position open (10 hrs / week)!
The ThieleLab is looking for a student (1st or 2nd year master; chemistry, food chemistry, chemical engineering):