Postdocs/Junior Research Group Leader (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF)

Job vacancy No. 083-2021

The Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden is a non-university research institute and a member of the Leibniz Association. It has gained world-wide reputation for its application-oriented basic research on new polymer materials for future technologies, e.g. in the fields of energy, mobility, health, sustainability, and communication, and it supports the transfer of research results into application. The research work is carried out on the basis of state-of-the-art technical equipment in interdisciplinary cooperation between the five institutes of the IPF and embedded in numerous national and international cooperations. The IPF promotes young scientists and is certified as a family-friendly employer according to the Audit berufundfamilie®. The institute currently employs around 500 persons. Further information at www.ipfdd.de.

The IPF-Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry is seeking outstanding

Postdocs/Junior Research Group Leaders (m/f/d)

In the IPF Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (IMC) competences in polymer synthesis and characterization of structural and functional polymer architectures are combined addressing applications, e.g., in optoelectronics, biomedicine and biotechnology, microfluidics, energy applications but also in technical performance applications. IMC is planning to expand its synthetic activities in sustainability of polymers and thus, it will fill up two postdoc/junior group leader positions.

Focus of the research of the applicants should be in the field of synthetic polymer chemistry and synthesis of novel building blocks and polymer architectures addressing any of the following fields:

  • Sustainable performance polymers and/or resins (step-growth and/or chain-growth polymerization), e.g. from renewable resources, (bio)degradable or easily recyclable materials
  • Polymeric materials with non-covalent and/or dynamic bondings, e.g. addressing recycling-on-demand, self-healing, self-repairing properties,
  • Polymeric materials in circular economy covering e.g. sustainable polymer synthesis and polymer modification methods, sustainable fillers and additives, life-cycle-analysis

Postdoctoral researchers with very good scientific track record in one of these research fields are invited to present proposals for research projects to be implemented into IPF activities. It is expected that the proposed topic will allow to successfully acquiring public research funding from national and European funding agencies to build up an independent research group.

The postdocs or junior research group leaders will become part of an internationally visible, well-equipped, interdisciplinary and dynamic institute with close ties to the Excellence University TU Dresden (www.tu-dresden.de) and other outstanding research institutions within DRESDEN concept.

The positions are offered for a two to three years period with a salary according to German pay grade TV-L EG 13. After evaluation, contract extension can be considered. The candidates should qualify for termed research contracts according to the “Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz”.

The starting date can be between September 2021 and April 2022.

The IPF Dresden strives for gender equality and diversity in all fields. Applications by people with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Moreover, as the IPF would like to raise the proportion of women in fields where they are underrepresented, women in particular are invited to apply.

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Application Procedure:

Full applications including motivation letter, CV, publication list, a short description of past research activities and a short proposal of the prospective research project should be emailed as a single PDF file to otto-susanne@ipfdd.de. Don’t forget to indicate the number of the Job vacancy. For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Brigitte Voit: voit(at)ipfdd.de

Further information: www.ipfdd.de