The Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden is a non-university research institute and a
member of the Leibniz Association. It has gained world-wide reputation for its applicationoriented
basic research on new polymer materials for future technologies, e.g. in the fields
of energy, mobility, health, sustainability, and communication, and it supports the transfer of
research results into application. The research work is carried out on the basis of state-of-the-art
technical equipment in interdisciplinary cooperations between the five institutes of the IPF and
embedded in numerous national and international cooperations. The IPF promotes young
scientists and is certified as a family-friendly employer according to the Audit berufundfamilie®.
The institute currently employs around 500 persons. Further information at www.ipfdd.de.
The research group „Polymer Micro(bio)reactors / ThieleLab” offers a position as
PhD student (m/f/d) subject to funding approval
The position is part of the EU M-ERA.NET project LIFOMUL 3D (project details at:
https://m-era.net/joint-calls/joint-call-2021) with 5 partners from Austria and Germany.
The project aims at implementing high-resolution additive manufacturing of functional
polymer micro-structures based on sustainable, natural resources.
Purification and characterization of natural polymers, e.g., from paper industry waste; synthesis
and modification of polymers for photo-crosslinking; preparation of photopolymer formulations
for additive manufacturing on novel 3D printing platforms; investigation of structural resolution
and printability; development of conductive and insulating polymer formulations for multimaterial
printing of medical devices.
The successful candidate is trained in polymer chemistry, macromolecular chemistry or organic
chemistry. Experience in additive manufactuing based on Digital Light Processing® is a plus. The
desire to path new ways in sustainable polymer material design, to work across disciplines and
discuss results with project partners from other fields in academia and industry is essential.
According to German pay grade TV-L EG 13
65% of the full-time weekly hours
date: as soon as possible
The IPF Dresden strives for gender equality and diversity in all fields. Applications by people
with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Moreover, as the IPF
would like to raise the proportion of women in fields where they are underrepresented, women in
particular are invited to apply.
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Please submit your summary of research interests, CV, a detailed description of hands-on training
in experimental and characterization tools and methods, contact information of two references as
well as short statement, why you chose to apply for the position at hand to IPF Human Resources
Department. Don’t forget to indicate the number of the Job vacancy.
For further information please contact Dr. Thiele (email@example.com or thielelab.com).
Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V.
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Human Resources Department
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