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Open Positions 1
Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years
Application Deadline 30 Jun 2019
Financing yes
Type of Position
  • PhD - Individual Supervisor
Field of Research
  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Polymer Science
Description Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the division of polymer technology at Fraunhofer LBF in Darmstadt. Aim of the project is the development of analytical techniques to characterize industrially relevant high performance elastomers on a molecular level. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with an industrial partner, who is internationally leading in its field.

The successful candidate will join a world renowned team of international experts in the field of polymer characterization. Strong ties exist to research groups around the globe. Worldwide unique facilities for the instrumental analysis of polymers are available, with liquid chromatography and spectroscopy being a major research focus.

The position is vacant from June 2019 onwards.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

If you are interested please contact:
Dr. Robert Brüll
Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF
Schlossgartenstrasse 6, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany
phone: +49 61 51 705 86 39

Requirements Master degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Polymer Engineering
• Experience in instrumental polymer analysis is advantageous
• Good command of English in speaking and writing
• A high degree of self motivation, personal initiative and communication skills
• Interest to closely work with an industrial partner
Working Language
  • English
  • German
Language of Dissertation
  • English
  • German
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
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Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF • Polymer Technology
Dr. Robert Brüll
Schlossgartenstrasse 6
64289 Darmstadt

Phone: 0049 6151 7058639