Ph.D. Student (m/f) in the field of Chemistry



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Rudower Chaussee 11
12489 Berlin

Division Chemical and Optical Sensing

To strengthen our team in the division “Chemical and Optical Sensing” in Berlin-Adlershof,
starting as soon as possible, we are looking for a

Ph.D. Student (m/f)
in the field of Chemistry

Salary group 13 TVöD
Temporary contract for 36 months full-time / suitable as part-time employment

Join us and be part of our motivated team.

Your responsibilities include:

- Development of fluorescent probe monomers for glycan-binding polymers
- Design, synthesis and characterization of the fluorescent probe monomers
- Investigation of the binding behaviour and supramolecular chemistry of the monomers
- Integration of the monomers into nano- and microparticle-based molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for the recognition of cancer cells by fluorescence imaging in tumour diagnostics
- Testing of the MIPs in established assays on various model as well as real samples
- Publication, presentation and documentation of the results in reports, scientific publications and at national and international conferences

Your qualifications:

- University degree (Master/Diploma) in chemistry, preferably in the field of organic chemistry
- Comprehensive knowledge and significant experience in organic synthesis
- Knowledge in polymer chemistry and optical spectroscopy
- Interest in nano- and microparticles as a versatile vehicle in modern analytical chemistry
- Good ability in scientific writing and in presenting in front of an audience
- Excellent command of the English language in writing and presentation is a prerequisite
- High degree of motivation and commitment, capacity for co-operation and team spirit as well as mobility and creativity for working on a multi-partner project in an interdisciplinary scientific

We offer:

  • Interdisciplinary research at the interface between politics, economics and society
  • Work in national and international networks with universities, research institutes and industrial companies
  • Outstanding facilities and infrastructure
  • Equal opportunities

Your Application:

We welcome applications per email. Please send your application to the following address: bewerbung@bam.de by 19/07/2019, quoting the reference number 119/19-1.9. Please attach detailed application documents to the email as a summarised file in PDF format (max. 20 MB). Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, to:

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
Referat Z.3 - Personal
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Please note that all application documents will only be stored and processed for the selection procedure. Upon conclusion of the selection procedure, the documents will be deleted in compliance with regulations on data privacy.

Dr Knut Rurack will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1190 and/or by email to knut.rurack@bam.de.

BAM pursues equal opportunities. For this reason, we particularly welcome female applicants. Recognised disabled applicants with identical suitability will be selected preferentially.