Tuesday, January 26, 2010

PhD Studentship Materials Science / Physics / Chemistry Ref. 114/09 (Jena, Germany)

At the Institute of Materials Science and Technology (IMT) of the Friedrich-Schiller-University (FSU) Jena, the following position is available:One PhD studentship (part time)in Materials Science & Engineering / Physics / ChemistryThe position is available immediately, subject to approval of funds for 20 months at the Institute of Materials Science and Technology (IMT) of the Friedrich-Schiller-University (FSU) Jena, Germany. The post is funded jointly by the Th├╝ringer Aufbaubank and industry. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work at a state-of-the-art facility on biomaterials within one of Germany’s leading research universities.The Friedrich-Schiller-University is among the leading research universities in the heart of Germany. The Institute of Materials Science and Technology (IMT) focuses on the timely research areas of biomaterials and nanomaterials. The group of Professor Jandt is one of the leading research groups in biomedical engineering in Europe.The PhD student would conduct research and development on advanced biointerface and implant engineering and testing in close cooperation with postdocs and industrial partners. Applicants should have a university honours degree either in materials science or physics or chemistry, or a related relevant subject. Previous experience in surface engineering and polymers would be preferred but is not essential. Experience and abilities in several of the following techniques and skills would be desirable but are not essential: polymer processing and structuring, AFM, LFM, ellipsometry, contact angle measurements, FTIR, cell culture and protein adsorption tests. Excellent oral and written communications skills are expected.For more information about the University and the IMT visit http://www.matwi.uni-jena.de/The monthly salary is depending on research experience and is according to TV-L.We especially welcome applications of women. Disabled candidates will be preferred if qualified equally.Review of applications starts on 10 September 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, including a full CV, list of publications, availability date, summary of research experience, skills and the addresses of three referees, quoting the Reg.-Nr. 114/09 should be sent by email to:Prof. Dr. Klaus D. JandtChair in Materials ScienceDirector of Institute of Materials Science and Technology (IMT)Friedrich-Schiller-University JenaL├Âbdergraben 32D-07743 Jena, GermanyEmail: k.jandt@uni-jena.de