Postdoc (Nachwuchsgruppenleiter)

The Department of Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany invites applications for a position as


for the build-up of an Independent Young Researcher Group
The position will be initially filled by a temporary contract for four years.

The application addresses young researchers with excellent undergraduate and graduate study profiles, who wants to build-up an independent young researcher group (e.g.Emmy-Noether Nachwuchsgruppe, BMBF-Nachwuchsgruppe or similar) at a German University. The LOEWE research cluster BAMP! - Building with Paper, which was established in 2017 at the TU Darmstadt wants to support an independent research group through a initial four-year seed-fund, including the candidates own position, as well as additional funds. Within this period, it is expected that the candidate will successfully apply for third-party funds for further continuation of funding of his / her own research group.

The researcher cluster BAMP! of the LOEWE excellence initiative of the state of Hessian, investigates new paper-based materials for construction elements. The research area of the candidate is expected to be within the scientific fields of Paper Chemistry, Physics or Material Science with focus on Macromolecular Chemistry. The successful candidate will be associated to the Laboratory of Macromolecular Chemistry and Paper Chemistry.

The fulfillment of the research and service requirements attached to this position serve at the same time as fulfillment of the academic requirements for a candidate's doctoral degree. Opportunity for further qualification (habilitation) is given.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Applications mentioning the code number should be sent through the Dean of the Department of Chemistry to Prof. Markus Biesalski, Alarich-Weiss-Straße 8, 64287 D-Darmstadt, Germany, and should include meaningful documents (CV, list ob publications, copies of relevant diplomas and certificates, and a record of scientific accomplishments).
Further information can be inferred directly from the BAMP! Initiative: Dr. Schaffrath (Administrative Coordinator) eMail.

Code. No. 139

Application deadline: April 30, 2017