Career

20. January 2023
The INM research group Bioprogrammable Materials is looking for an enthusiastic PhD student with experience in genetic engineering. We combine synthetic biology and biomaterials to develop smart platforms for therapeutics and sensing applications in the form of Engineered Living Materials. We are seeking to fill a 3-year funded PhD student position for a project involving the engineering of probiotic bacteria to autonomously sense disease markers and regulate the production and release of drugs from them.Details…
17. January 2023
INM´s research group “Structure Formation” investigates how molecules, polymers and colloidal particles join to form materials. It studies fundamental processes of structure formation and applies them to prepare new materials. We study how the properties of composite and hybrid materials depend on their microstructures and how to change them. To this end, we systematically vary size, geometry, chemical composition, and arrangement of the materials’ constituents.Details…
17. January 2023
The INM research group Bioprogrammable Materials is looking for a laboratory technician (Chemical-/Biological-/Technical-Assistant) (M/F/D) with a strong base knowledge of cultivating bacteria at S1 level or preferably at S2 level.Details…
09. January 2023
INM’s research group Structure Formation investigates how multiscale materials can be formed from molecules and nanoparticles such that they combine multiple functionalities and can be curtailed for emerging applications. In the new project AdRecBat (Additive-based "Design for Recycling" of Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIB)) funded by BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), we invite applications for a PHD STUDENT (m/f/d) to investigate triggered additives for battery electrode recyclingDetails…
09. January 2023
INM’s research group Structure Formation investigates how multiscale materials can be formed from molecules and nanoparticles such that they combine multiple functionalities and can be curtailed for emerging applications. In the new project AdRecBat (Additive-based "Design for Recycling" of Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIB)) funded by BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), we invite applications for a PostDoctoral researcher (m/f/d) for the modification of interfaces to increase the recyclability of LIBDetails…
20. December 2022
The Interactive Surfaces group at INM, led by Roland Bennewitz, is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Soft Matter Nanomechanics (M/F/D) The postdoc will join ongoing projects and develop his or her own research projects within the strategic goals of INM. Examples for recent projects in our group are force measurements on molecular motors (Nat. Comm. 12 (2021) 3580), single-molecule force spectroscopy at hydrogel surfaces (Nanoscale 11 (2019) 11596), or force spectroscopy of DNA constructs (Nanoscale 13 (2021) 9371). We are looking for a highly motivated physicist, physical chemist, or materials scientist with strong interest in experimental nanomechanics and experience in atomic force microscopy, tethered-particle motion, or related bead-tracking methods. Details…
28. November 2022
INM´s research group „Dynamic Biomaterials” investigates among others how nature fabricates high-functional adhesive surfaces out of cornified materials such as the setae on the gecko´s sticky toe pads.  To do so, an ex vivo model has been developed culturing excised toe pad epidermis in vitro. This in vitro model allows the study on setal development from zero to the final cornification using state-of-the-art tissue engineering as well imaging techniques.Details…
18. November 2022
The INM Energy Materials Group explores electrochemical methods for generating clean, potable water and recovering precious elements via energy-efficient desalination. To this end, we develop advanced electrode materials otherwise used in batteries and pseudocapacitors. We seek a: PH.D. STUDENT (M/F/D) in the field of electrochemical desalination and material synthesisDetails…
10. August 2022
The INM Energy Materials Group, in collaboration with the InnovationCenter INM, explores the application of novel materials and high-performance batteries. For our research on high-performance electrode materials, we seek a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in the field of lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery materials (desired starting date: October, 2022, salary level 13 TV-L, 39,5h/week, contract limited to two years, with possible extension). Details…
06. July 2022
Wir suchen eine/n (promovierte/n) wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in (Univ.) (m, w, d) der Fachrichtungen Chemie, Materialwissenschaft, Physik oder Ingenieurswissenschaften für den Bereich Neue Energie Materialien für elektrochemische Anwendungen Es erwarten Sie höchst interessante Aufgabengebiete in Projekten mit der Industrie, überwiegend im Bereich der Entwicklung und Testung neuer Batteriematerialien (Lithium- und Natrium-Ionen-Batterien). Neue Materialien sind beispielsweise 2D Materialien (MXene, MBene), Nanohybridmaterialien und Berliner Blau Analoga. Ein weiteres Feld zum Technologietransfer ist die elektrochemische Lithium-Gewinnung und Batterierecycling. Diese Projekte beinhalten unter anderem den Weg von vielfältigen Synthesen im Labor bis zur Überführung von Forschungs- und Entwicklungsergebnissen in den Demonstratormaßstab. Sie haben während Ihrer Arbeit, die zunächst auf zwei Jahre angesetzt ist, ständigen Kontakt zu unseren Industriekunden. Details…
06. July 2022
The INM Energy Materials Group, in collaboration with the University of Salzburg in Austria, explores the application of the novel material spherogels. Spherogels are hollow carbon spheres with a void core that can be filled with other nanomaterials (oxides, sulfides, etc.).This material provides exciting perspectives for high performance batteries and electrocatalysis. We seek a Ph.D. student (m/f/d) in the field of synthesis and application of nanohybrid materials Desired starting date: September 1st, 2022, salary level E13 TV-L 50% (with potential increase during the project), contract limited to three years (with possible extension).  Details…
13. April 2022
INM’s research group Structure Formation investigates how multiscale materials can be formed from molecules and nanoparticles such that they combine multiple functionalities and can be curtailed for emerging applications. In the new project BROADCAST (Biomimetic Robots autonomously driven by Dielectric elastomers) funded by DFG (German Research Foundation), we invite applications for a PHD STUDENT (m/f/d) on new conductive composites for soft robotics with adapted multiscale structures Details…
08. April 2022
The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany, is an internationally leading center for advanced materials research with a growing focus in biomaterials and medical devices. In collaboration with the INM Innovation Center we also transfer scientific achievements into innovative solutions for diagnostics and therapeutics. We seek a creative and entrepreneurial scientific leader in the field of materials and materials-based technologies for biomedical applications. This opening primarily targets senior scientists with a developed independent profile in the field, but junior scientists who have completed at least a first postdoctoral phase are also invited to apply. Details…