Master thesis/Internship (m/f/d)

DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen

The DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen is a research institute that takes on the challenge of surpassing disciplinary limits and tackling new questions relating to substances and materials that combine technology and nature. It is a location where people with different talents, experiences and skills work together, to learn from each other, and generate new knowledge and new methods to create a better quality of life in our world. 

DWI invites applications for a position as:

Master thesis/Internship (m/f/d)

(MBA or related field of study)

Project description:

3D bioprinting is a novel technique that allows for the fabrication of ex vivo human tissue models, consisting of living cells and biomaterials. At DWI, we aim to develop a next generation of 3D bioprinting technology, which enables the fabrication of complex artificial tissue models that closely mimic human tissue organization. These models can be used for drug discovery to obtain a better understanding of physiological and pathological mechanisms, and in the future to replace diseased or injured tissues and organs. Compared to other bioprinting technologies, our platform will better predict the efficacy and safety of the tested drugs and significantly decrease healthcare costs by reducing the required amount of personnel, infrastructure, an animal experiments associated to a new drug development.

Your Tasks and Responsibilities:

As part of a highly interdisciplinary team of engineers, chemists, and bioengineers, you will be responsible for:

  • Performing a detailed market analysis
  • Contacting potential users from pharmaceutical industry and research institutions
  • Developing a business model according to the intended product portfolio
  • Participate in regular product development meetings and present progress reports

Your Profile:

  • Education in MBA (Marketing, Business planning, Entrepreneurship) or related field of study from a recognized graduate program
  • Data analysis, market research and/or healthcare industry experience is a plus
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with potential users
  • Entrepreneurial attitude, self-motivated, flexible, and ability to motivate, collaborate, and influence
  • Team-player and a strongcommunicator both in written and verbal (English and German)

DWI offers:

We will offer you exciting and challenging tasks, as well as development opportunities in a modern scientific organization. We will provide you an open and team-oriented working atmosphere in an international environment. You will have the support of an experienced team and work in a close collaboration with national/international recognizable scientists in the field of biomedical and tissue engineering.

At DWI we value diversity and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of gender, disability, nationality, or ethnic and social background.

How to apply:

Please send your documents, including a short Motivation Letter, CV, and Transcripts as a single PDF file via email to Dr. -Ing. Omidinia-Anarkoli, omidinia(at)dwi.rwth-aachen.de.