Senior Postdoc (m/f) in Organic / Macromolecular Chemistry

Institute of Biomaterial Science, Teltow, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Teltow near Berlin, Brandenburg (DE)
We offer an appropriate salary related to TV-AVH as well as the usual public sector social benefits.
Feb 09, 2018
Mar 08, 2018
2018/B 2
Field of specialization
Catalysts, Organic, Polymers
Job Type
Full time

Senior Postdoc (m/f) in Organic / Macromolecular Chemistry

Code No. 2018/B 2

The place of employment is Teltow (near Berlin, Germany).

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. For further information please refer to:

The Institute of Biomaterial Science in Teltow of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and Berlin Brandenburg Centre for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) invite applications for a Senior Postdoc (m/f) in Organic / Macromolecular Chemistry with a focus on controlled polymerization techniques. Ideally, candidates have already demonstrated their capability in a first Postdoc position.
This is initially a 2-years fixed term contract.

What we offer:

  • responsibility for the application and development of synthetic methods for monomers and polymers within the international and interdisciplinary environment of the Institute
  • responsibility for your own projects
  • Supervision experience by contributions in guiding PhD/master students
  • active participation in the publication of the results, preparation of patents, and in attracting additional funding

What we expect:

  • You have a strong background in organic chemistry with emphasis on monomer or catalyst design or in controlled polymerization techniques such as anionic, cationic or controlled radical polymerization or by application of supramolecular approaches and strive to develop these methods further.
  • You are expected to develop new synthetic pathways to functional and smart materials applying state of the art synthesis methods.
  • You have a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry or organic chemistry with a broad knowledge in the field of polymer chemistry as documented by a significant number of scientific publications.
  • You are eager to collaborate with material scientists and biologists and researchers from other disciplines to transfer your ideas to applications based research.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr. Marc Behl, For details about the institute, please visit the website at

We offer an appropriate salary related to TV-AVH as well as the usual public sector social benefits. The advancement of equality at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht goes without saying; in particular, we are striving to increase the percentage of women in the science sector. Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Please send your application indicating job offer code no. 2018/B 2 including your CV, description of your scientific expertise, publication list, copies of credentials (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.) including grades, and names and addresses of three academic referees to by e-mail in one file not larger than 10 MB to

The application deadline is: March, 8th, 2018.