Mar 9, 2011

Postdoc in in Polymer Sciences/Organic Chemistry

The Centre for Biomaterial Development of our Institute of Polymer Research in Teltow (Germany) is seeking a

Scientist Postdoc - Code-No. 2011/PB 1
in Polymer Sciences/Organic Chemistry

for activities in the Helmholtz-Programme "Regenerative Therapies and Active Biomaterials". This is initially a 3-years fixed term contract.

You will develop polymer libraries for biomedical applications utilizing combinatorial and high-throughput approaches by the application robotic synthesizers. You will be responsible for the benchwork and, furthermore, you will actively participate in the publication of the results, preparation of patents, and attracting additional funding. Depending on your performance, the position is designed to become a group leader position.

You have a strong background in both organic chemistry and polymer chemistry with a Ph.D. in Polymer Sciences, chemistry, or likewise and are familiar with state-of-the- art polymerization techniques. You possess practical experience in automated and combinatorial synthesis of polymers or organic molecules and are familiar with programming of such robotic setups. Beneficially you have experience with the screening and characterisation of such materials in high-throughput setups or are familiar with software for the statistical design of experiments (DOE). Applicants with a strong interest in translational research are especially welcome. You will work in an interdisciplinary team with chemists, material engineers, biologists, pharmacists and scientists of other disciplines in the field of regenerative medicine. You are speaking English fluently and can document your scientific experience with publications.

We offer an appropriate salary related to TV-AVH as well as the usual public sector social benefits.

As equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer we seek to increase the proportion of female faculty members. Qualified women are therefore especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped persons with equal qualifications will be preferred.

Please send your application indicating job offer code No. 2011/PB 1 to Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung, Institut für Polymerforschung, Kantstraße 55, 14513 Teltow, or to the e-mail-address: personal.teltow@ Please include your CV, names and e-mail addresses of three academic referees, statements of previous research and future research plans including career goals.

Closing date for applications from 14.02.2011 until 14.03.2011

Please quote 10 Academic Resources Daily in your application to this opportunity!

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