Opportunities at the Cluster 3DMM2O

Below, you find opportunities to become a part of the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order.

Please note that the Application Portal of the HEiKA Graduate School on “Functional Materials” is open regardless of positions currently advertised on this site. For more information on the program, please click here.

Open Positions at KIT

2 open positions for Doctoral Researchers

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The group of Dr. Jens Bauer is looking for a PhD for an exciting project on Deformable Ceramic through 3D-Printed Nanostructuring.

Project description:

Traditionally, material development has focused on the chemistry and microstructure of solids. Metamaterials go beyond these approaches and are composed of spatially structured building blocks (e.g., lattice architectures). Decoupled from the behavior of the base material used, spatial architectures enable a range of mechanical properties that would be impossible in the classical sense. Nanostructured metamaterials take this concept a step further. By miniaturizing their architectures through high-resolution 3D printing, they can exploit extreme material size effects. Thus, the architecture becomes a method for manipulating its own base material, with enormous potential for the development of future multifunctional high-performance materials, such as high-strength, ultra-lightweight nanolattices.

As a scientist, you will develop novel nanostructured ceramic metamaterials with the goal of utilizing material size effects in strength, plasticity, etc., through nanoscale three-dimensional architectures, which have so far only been demonstrated in individual nanofibers and nanoparticles. The targeted interplay of material and structural mechanics aims to achieve defect-insensitive, ductile deformation behavior with high-strength, inherently brittle ceramics. The experimental tasks include the nanofabrication of metamaterial samples, where various material morphologies are achieved through precise process control, and the characterization of their deformation behavior using scanning electron microscopy and nanoCT. Finite element simulations will also be essential for analyzing the response behavior, enabling a deeper understanding of localized mechanical effects and supporting the architectural design.

Our laboratory is a young and dynamic team with a flat hierarchy. Within 3DMM2O and the INT, we access a vast inventory of state-of-the art instrumentation and are part of a highly visible multidisciplinary network of experts. Further, we are in close exchange with collaborative partners at international top institutions, providing ample creative space, and opportunities to take divers responsibilities, and to expand your professional network.

Your profile:

Funding:

Scientific staff position (f/m/d) at 75% TV-L E13

Requirements:

Applications should be handed in only through our Application Portal. Please indicate the position you are interested in so we can make sure to evaluate your application accordingly. The following documents and data are required for your application:

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.

Upon acceptance, the Doctoral Researchers will be part of the structured doctoral program offered by the HEiKA Graduate School on Functional Materials, which brings together Young Scientists in an interdisciplinary environment. The participating disciplines encompass chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, biophysics, biology, biomechanics, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.

Contact

Dr. Jens Bauer
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

jens.bauer@kit.edu

The group of Prof. Lemmer is looking for a PhD candidate for an exciting project in the field of Printed Photonics.

Project description:

Printed photonic components are one of the research topics at Light Technology Institute. Recently, the research group has succeeded in manufacturing e.g., microlenses and Bragg mirrors by means of digital inkjet printing. This opens up numerous research opportunities for novel sensor systems and applications in large-area optoelectronics, for instance displays and photovoltaic technologies. To strengthen our team, we are looking for a PhD student to start as soon as possible.

Doctoral position, limited to 3 years with a chance for extension. Funding will initially be provided by a fellowship from the Carl Zeiss Foundation through the Cluster of Excellence 3DMM2O.

Upon acceptance, the Doctoral Researchers will be part of the structured doctoral program offered by the HEiKA Graduate School on Functional Materials, which brings together Young Scientists in an interdisciplinary environment. The participating disciplines encompass chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, biophysics, biology, biomechanics, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.

Requirements:

Requirements for the application include a degree (MSc or equivalent) with above-average marks in in electrical engineering and information technology, materials science, process engineering, physics or related fields with excellent results. Furthermore, knowledge in the field of photonics, strong interest in experimental work (inkjet printing, optical characterization, etc.), strong analytical skills and structured, independent work styles.

Additional information about the research topics and requirements on the website of the Light Technology Institute. Further questions about the research projects should be directed to Uli Lemmer (uli.lemmer@kit.edu) directly.

Applications should be handed in only through our Application Portal. Please indicate the position you are interested in so we can make sure to evaluate your application accordingly. The following documents and data are required for your application:

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.
Contact

Prof. Dr. Uli Lemmer
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

uli.lemmer@kit.edu

Open Positions at Uni HD

1 open position for Doctoral Researchers and 1 open position for Postdoctoral Researchers

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In the group of Prof. Fischer (IMSEAM) we are looking for a PhD and a Postdoctoral candidate for an exciting project on bioprinting and acoustic assembly methods.

The project will include:

The key goal of the project is to establish a general method that permits the instantaneous assembly of cells from solution into a pre-defined shape using ultrasound. This “one-shot” fabrication method promises to be faster and more benign that traditional bioprinting. The technology is based on a recent invention by the group (see for instance Nature 537, 518-522 (2016) and Adv. Mat. 32: 1904181 (2020)). Application areas range from tissue engineering to cancer screening. The successful candidates will benefit from a vibrant research environment at Heidelberg University and close connection to the Max Planck Institute for medical Research.

Doctoral position 3 years at 75% TV-L E13 and PostDoc: 100% TV-L E13, 2 years in the first instance with a chance for extension.

The Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O) combines the competencies of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Heidelberg University to advance 3D Additive Manufacturing to the next level. The goal is to break current barriers of scale, precision and speed to unleash the true potential of the technology. The work is aligned alongside three interdependent Research Areas: Molecular Materials (A), Technologies (B) and Applications (C).

Upon acceptance, the Doctoral Researchers will be part of the structured doctoral program offered by the HEiKA Graduate School on Functional Materials, which brings together Young Scientists in an interdisciplinary environment. The participating disciplines encompass chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, biophysics, biology, biomechanics, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.

Requirements:

Requirements for the application include a degree (MSc or equivalent) with above-average marks in a participating or related field (Physics with biophysics, mechatronics / mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering) as well as openness to interact in a multi-disciplinary team. Furthermore, excellent English skills as well as the ability to work independently and a good portion of curiosity are required. Additional information about the research topics and requirements on our website. Further questions about the research projects should be directed to Peer Fischer directly. See also: https://www.imseam.uni-heidelberg.de/fischer/research Applications should be handed in only through our Application Portal. Please indicate the position you are interested in so we can make sure to evaluate your application accordingly. The following documents and data are required for your application:
Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.
Contact

Prof. Dr. Peer Fischer
Heidelberg University

peer.fischer@imseam.uni-heidelberg.de

Please make sure to also check the “Stellenmarkt” of Heidelberg University for new positions.

Carl Zeiss Foundation Stipends

The Carl Zeiss Foundation Stipend Program within the Carl Zeiss Foundation-Focus∂HEiKA funds Doctoral Positions on self-selected topics as well as specified topics in the area of the Principal Investigators that joined the Cluster recently.

Prospective students of the MSc Materials Science and Engineering may apply for the Carl Zeiss Foundation Qualification Scholarship. More information here.

Bachelor / Master Theses

Bachelor / Master theses are advertised on the websites of Principal Investigators and Postdoctoral Researchers. Please make sure to check the websites of the Cluster scientists in your field of interest that are linked in their respective profile.

Student Assistants

Currently there are no student assistant vacancies offered.

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