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The University of Bremen is a mid-sized German university with 290 professorships and almost 20,000 enrolled students, 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)
Working for a doctorate in the Engineering Sciences (Dr.-Ing.)
starting July 1st, 2016 until June, 30th, 2020  
We invite highly motivated and outstanding graduate students (Master/Diploma) with a sound background in production/mechanical engineering, material science 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 covers the following subtopics:
  • Development and evaluation of designmethods for a multimodal handling system
  • Identification of applicable fast-curing adhesive materials and low-melting alloys for the fixation of metallic micro balls
  • Experimental research on interdependencies during handling and fixing of metallic micro balls
Skills in 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: www.uni-bremen.de/sfb1232/jobs.html
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.

Contact detail

How to apply:
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 A174/16 until August 30th, 2016 to:
University of Bremen,
Fachgebiet Prozessgerechte Technologiegestaltung
attn: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kirsten Tracht
Badgasteiner Str. 1
D-28359 Bremen, Germany
or by mail to tracht@bime.de in one single electronic PDF-file.
Send application to
Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Hogreve
+49 (421) 218-64837

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Bremen)
Working place
28359 Bremen
Area of expertise
Mechanical Engineering, Material Science & Engineering