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Hermann Staudinger Doctoral Fellowship (m/f/d)
Freiburg im Breisgau
The Cluster of Excellence living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems
(livMatS) at the University of Freiburg launches an open call for
5 Hermann Staudinger Doctoral Fellowships
to be filled in October 2019. livMatS develops completely novel, bioinspired materials
systems that adapt autonomously to various environments and harvest clean energy
from their surroundings. The intention of these purely technical - yet in a behavioral
sense quasi-living - materials systems is to meet the demands of humans with regard
to pioneering environmental and energy technologies. The societal relevance of autonomous
systems and their sustainability will thus play an important role in their development.
The research program of livMatS is characterized by highly interdisciplinary collaboration
between researchers from a broad range of fields including engineering, chemistry,
physics, biology, psychology, the humanities, and sustainability sciences. Research is
carried out in four interlinking research areas which target Concepts for Energy Autonomy
and Integration, Concepts for Adaptive and Active Materials Systems, Concepts
for the Longevity of Systems Functions, and Societal Challenges - Sustainability Assessment
and Investigation of Psychological, Philosophical, and Ethical Implications
of living Materials Systems. Research in the different research areas will be integrated
through the development of technology demonstrators.
The Cluster invites applications from exceptional candidates in the fields specified above
who are committed to interdisciplinary research in a cutting-edge environment. Key
selection criteria include the applicants' thematic fit to the livMatS research foci, their
academic performance and references, and the quality and feasibility of their planned
Applicants should have a master's degree in one of the fields specified above. We expect
enthusiasm, a strong motivation to work in an interdisciplinary team, an excellent
academic record and good self-organization. Fluency in English is mandatory.
The application process will be carried out in two stages. Please follow the instructions
at the livMatS homepage for submitting your application. Candidates selected during
the first stage of the application process will receive an invitation to build and present
an extended project proposal during the second stage. Your application must be submitted
by June 21st 2019 at the latest.
Doctoral positions at livMatS are part-time positions (65%) and are limited to 36 months.
The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E 13. We are particularly pleased
to receive applications from women for the positions advertised here.