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doctoral student (PhD student) position in bionanomaterials / nano surface engineering / materials science


The Chair of Materials Science, Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, has a vacancy for a

doctoral student (PhD student) position in bionanomaterials / nano surface engineering / materials science

The PhD project is focused on the creation, investigation and understanding of a new class of antimicrobial bionanomaterials for example for use in biomedicine or mobility applications. The project is part of a German Science Foundation (DFG) project that is carried out in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans Knöll Institute.

Novel antimicrobial materials will be created by PVD methods, characterized, implemented, optimized and their structure-property relationships will be developed. Together with a second PhD student in microbiology, we aim to understand the microscopic mechanisms of material-microbe interaction on our novel bionanomaterials.

Additional benefit of the PhD student position is membership in the renowned excellence graduate Jena School of Microbial Communication (JSMC) which offers world class opportunities for career development and methods training. The candidate will receive in-depth training in materials science, bionanomaterials and synthesis of nanomaterials of both, basics science and industrial applications. The knowledge and skills developed will provide the candidate with a solid foundation for his/her future academic or industrial career in the field of materials science and bionanomaterials.

Creative and highly motivated applicants (m/f) are encouraged to apply. A master degree (First or Upper Second) or equivalent in one of the following fields is required: biomaterials, nano surface engineering, materials science, physics. A background in nanotechnology or biomaterials or PVD would be an advantage. Excellent written and oral commutation skills in English are essential.

The part-time position, (75%) is funded for three years (subject to avialability of funds) and will be paid in accordance to the German Public Services Regulations TV-L up to E 13. Friedrich Schiller University Jena is an equal opportunity employer. We also welcome applications from people with disabilities. People with disabilities will be preferred given equal qualifications.

Applications, including a motivation letter, full CV, list of publications, availability date, summary of research experience, skills and the names and addresses of three referees, quoting the Reg.-Nr. 203 / 2016 should be sent by email to k.jandt@uni-jena.de The closing date for receipt of applications is 10. November 2016.
The position is available from 20. November 2016 or earlier.

Prof. Dr. Klaus D. Jandt
Chair of Materials Science
Otto Schott Institute for Materials Research
Friedrich Schiller University
Löbdergraben 32
D- 07743 Jena
E -mail: k.jandt@uni-jena.de

If return of the application documents is required, the applicant needs to provide a stamped return envelope.
 

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How to apply:
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Prof. Dr. Klaus D. Jandt
Chair of Materials Science
Otto Schott Institute for Materials Research
Friedrich Schiller University
Löbdergraben 32
D- 07743 Jena
E -mail: k.jandt@uni-jena.de

Job profile


Working hours
Part-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Germany (Thüringen)
Working place
07743 Jena
Area of expertise
Material Science & Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Medical Engineering
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