11 Doctoral Positions within the Research Training Group 2154 “Materials for Brain”

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The University of Kiel (CAU) and the University Medical Center Schleswig- Holstein (UKSH), Germany, are offering

11 Doctoral Positions within the Research Training Group 2154 “Materials for Brain”


starting from April 1st, 2020. The positions will be awarded for three years. The weekly working time is 75 % of a full employment (currently 29.025 hours). The salary corresponds to the level of E 13 TV-L of the German public service salary scale.


The DFG-funded Research Training Group 2154 “Materials for Brain” investigates nano- and microscale therapeutically active coatings for their suitability as implants to treat three selected diseases of the brain (epilepsy, aneurysm, glioblastoma). Investigations according to materialcontrolled drug release, implant interactions as well as suitability of the implants for diagnostics with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are in the main focus of the research projects, which can open up new prospects for novel therapies. The investigation and development of such cutting-edge localized therapies and suitable functional materials requires substantial interdisciplinary collaboration between materials science and medicine, and is characteristic for this Research Training Group. Further information under http://www.grk2154.uni-kiel.de.


Our Offer

  • The research groups are located at the University of Kiel, the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein UKSH and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht with state-of-the-art lab facilities incl. cleanroom facility, MRI scanner, microscopy, EEG/electrophysiology, cell culture and corrosion laboratories
  • Comprehensive academic support program including subject-specific courses, soft skill training, research stays abroad, individual career coaching. Participation is mandatory
  • 3-year employment contract, salaries according to German civil service pay scale E 13 TV-L, 75 % of a full employment

Your Qualifications

  • Research-based master‘s degree or diploma preferably in materials science, biology, molecular life science, neuroscience, medicine, (bio)chemistry, (bio)physics, pharmacy or a related subject
  • Very good English language skills in speaking and writing
  • Pro-active attitude, good communication skills and the ability to work efficiently in an interdisciplinary team

How to Apply
Kiel University aims at increasing the number of women in research and academic teaching and strongly encourages applications of accordingly qualified women. Women will be preferred, provided equal qualifications and scientific performance. The CAU supports the employment of severely disabled persons. Therefore, severely disabled persons will be preferred, provided equal qualifications and scientific performance. Applicants with a migration background are particularly welcomed.


Applications close on November 1st, 2019.


Please apply under https://www.grk2154.uni-kiel.de/en/open-positions.

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