PhD student (f/m/d)

DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen

The DWI – Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials is a federal and state funded research institute of the Leibniz Association based on the Melaten Campus of RWTH Aachen University. International young and experienced scientists from various disciplines develop interactive materials based on the principles of nature. It is a location at which people with different talents, experiences and skills work together, in order to learn from one another and generate new knowledge and new methods to create a better quality of life in our world.

DWI invites applications for one position as

PhD student (f/m/d)

in the field of Chemistry or Life Sciences

DWI offers you a wide range of possibilities to develop further both professionally and personally in an interdisciplinary setting.

A PhD student position is available starting from March 2021. The topic deals with the fabrication and characterization of novel bioactive compounds and their in vitro and in vivo release by external triggers, especially ultrasound. These anti-infective agents are either produced by chemical synthesis or biotechnology methods or a combination of them.

Your Profile:

  • Completed studies (M.Sc. or comparable) in chemistry or life sciences
  • Highly motivated and team oriented
  • Passion for multidisciplinary research
  • Strong research background in organic chemistry or molecular biology
  • Excellent skills in the English language

DWI offers:

  • Exciting and challenging tasks as well as development opportunities in a modern scientific organization
  • An open and team-oriented working atmosphere in an international environment
  • The support of an experienced team
  • Flexible and family-friendly working conditions

The 3-year position has to be filled by March 2021.

There is a possibility to fulfill the position in part-time, unless there are compelling professional reasons to do otherwise.

DWI supports you to gain further qualifications. We offer our employees a broad spectrum of career opportunities in an attractive working climate https://www.dwi.rwth-aachen.de/seite/institutskultur. DWI supports equal opportunities; an overview on the measures can be found here: https://www.dwi.rwth-aachen.de/en/page/equal-opportunity-and-diversity.

We at the DWI - Leibniz Institute value diversity and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of gender, disability, nationality or ethnic and social background.

How to apply:

If you are interested and you are open to new professional challenges, we would be delighted to receive an application from you.

Please send all the relevant documents (Motivation letter, CV, Transcripts) as a single PDF file via email to Prof. Dr. Andreas Herrmann via herrmann(at)dwi.rwth-aachen.de.