PhD and Postdoctoral Candidate within the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Heidelberg University
Within the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O), which is supported by the DFG (German Research Foundation) as part of the Excellence Strategy, there is
1 open position for Doctoral Researchers (f/m/d) and
1 open position for Postdoctoral Researchers (f/m/d)
In the group of Prof. Fischer (IMSEAM (uni-heidelberg.de)) we are looking for a candidate for an exciting project on bioprinting and acoustic assembly methods.
The project will include:
Developing methods to assemble cells into tissues in 3D using novel ultrasound technologies.
Examining the functioning of the assembled cells and tissues using a variety of imaging and biomechanical techniques.
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). More on the Cluster and its research on our website:
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 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.
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:
School and University (as applicable: Bsc, MSc, Doctorate) certificates
Transcripts (BSc and MSc)
Letter of Motivation & Abstract of Research Interest
Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.