Dr. Ingo Lieberwirth
Dr. Ingo Lieberwirth
Group Leader
Phone:+49 6131 379-580

Job opening

PhD Position: Development of colloidal systems as sensing probe in biomedical environments

Job Offer from November 04, 2019

The department of physical chemistry of polymers at the Max Planck Institute of Polymer Research has an open position for a PhD student for the development of colloidal systems as sensing device in a biomedical environment. Contrast agents for MRI are usually based on Gd containing complexes. One of the aims in this PhD project is to develop new colloidal systems for MRI contrast enhancement using the hyperpolarization of 1H and 13C. In this project the successful candidate will be integrated into an international team of collaborators. His task will be to develop strategies to encapsulate the desired molecules into polymer nanocapsules and systematically study their relaxation times by means of NMR methods.


  • Masters degree in chemistry
  • Experience in synthetic or colloid chemistry

The Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP) in Mainz offers an international, collegial, and highly interdisciplinary environment with possibilities for collaboration and career development. The salary and contract for this position are commensurate with the Max Planck Society Regulations for PhD students.

Application materials consisting of

  • Motivation letter (1 page max)
  • CV + transcript
  • Names and contact information for two references

should be sent to Dr. Ingo Lieberwirth at with the subject line: “Ph.D. Application Colloids as sensing probe”.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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