PhD and Postdoc positions in the SFB 1176 available
The SFB 1176 »Molecular Structuring of soft Mater« offers several PhD and Postdoc positions. Starting on January 1st, 2016 the SFB is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It is run by the Departments of Chemistry of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
The SFB 1176 has the aim – within the scope of defined and well-founded problems – to synthesize polymeric materials with a so far unmatched degree of structural control in three dimensions. In doing so, the targeted molecular and precise control of a defined function or the access to a novel macromolecular class of materials will be established. For more information follow the link to the list of project descriptions.
PhD students and Postdocs will work on one of the projects. The PhD students will be advised by at least two scientists and additionally will have a mentor. As members of the Graduate School, they benefit from a variety of qualification programs including for example advanced and tailor-made courses on the topics of the SFB. PhD students and Postdocs will attend conferences, workshops and summer schools.
Candidates hold a Master degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Physics or Engineering. They are open minded, active and have a good command of the English language (oral and written).
Payment is according to the wage agreement of the civil service TV-L, 67% of E13 for PhD positions and 100% of E13 for PostDocs positions (cf. http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tv-l/west/)
Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.
Questions can be addressed to the SFB managing director. More information on the SFB is available at www.sfb1176.kit.edu.
Applicants are asked to send one pdf file to the SFB office. The file includes
- cover letter,
- curriculum vitae,
- copies of academic degrees and transcripts of records,
- preferences of projects (optional),
- contact information for at least one letter of recommendation,
- list of publications with link for downloading (Do not include your publications in the pdf file).
All applicants have to provide a statement (two pages) on how they will contribute to the success of the SFB 1176.
KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered if equally qualified.