Job Offer from August 02, 2023
About the group:
Organic Bioelectronics Research Group led by Dr. Ulrike Kraft at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz is looking for highly motivated and curiosity-driven PhD students and Postdocs with interest in organic electronic materials and devices. The selected candidate will conduct cutting edge research at the interface of physics, chemistry and materials science and will benefit from a stimulating research environment in a diverse and interdisciplinary team with access to state-of-the–art facilities. The starting date of the position is flexible within autumn/winter 2023.
We are looking for a highly motivated student with experimental background and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) either in physics, materials science, chemistry, electrical engineering, polymer science or related fields. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory. Previous experience with organic electronic materials, device fabrication and characterization is an advantage.
We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with experience in the fabrication and electrical characterization of electronic device and a PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry, electrical engineering, polymer science or related field. Experience specifically in the field of Organic Electronics is highly appreciated. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory.
Possible topics include:
- organic electrochemical transistors
- organic thin-film transistors
- incorporation of stimuli responsive additives (e.g. photo switches) into polymer devices
- organic electronic biosensors
- biogenic and biodegradable electronic materials
- stretchable and printed electronics
The salary and social benefits are based on the German TVöD scale for public employees, depending on experience. Working scientific language at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research is English. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women and minorities and therefore explicitly encourages applications from all backgrounds.
How to apply:
Please send your application including (i) letter of motivation (describing your motivation, research interests, achievements and how your background fits to this position), (ii) your CV, (iii) diploma/degree/mark sheet (official transcript), (iv) the contact information of 2-3 references or reference letters from former supervisors. Please send all documents via e-mail as single pdf-file to email@example.com. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.