Career

04. May 2021
The INM's research group Dynamic Biomaterials develops hydrogels to encapsulate and interface living cells. One exciting research line involves synthetic hydrogels containing light-responsive functionalities, and their application as cell-instructive materials for in vivo cell-based therapies for regeneration. To fully develop these materials into future technologies and therapies, we are looking for a PhD candidate interested in interdisciplinary and translational work between medical and materials sciences. This project is embedded in a collaboration between INM and medical partners at University Clinic Homburg.PhD Student Tissue engineering and/or cell therapies (M/F/D)Details…
21. April 2021
The INM Energy Materials Group, in collaboration with the InnovationCenter INM, explores the application of novel batteries and sustainable technologies. For our research on electrochemical methods for battery recycling, we seek aPostdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in the field of lithium-ion battery recyclingDetails…
17. April 2021
The INM research group Bioprogrammable Materials is looking for an enthusiastic PhD student with a background in biomaterials or experimental biophysics with experience in handling bacteria. We have an exciting project on developing hydrogel-based artificial biofilms for studying the effects of physical confinement on bacterial behavior.Details…
30. March 2021
The INM is expanding its competence and scientific activity to the interface between materials and life sciences, with the purpose of exploring innovative and sustainable ways to design and synthesize functional materials and devices. The field of Engineered Living Materials is of particular relevance for INM, both from a medical and technical perspective. We are seeking for a (JUNIOR) GROUP LEADER for BIOENGINEERED/ LIVING/ SUSTAINABLE MATERIALSDetails…
30. March 2021
The INM's research group Dynamic Biomaterials develops polymer materials to provide signals to embedded cells. One exciting research line involves synthetic biointerfaces containing light-responsive molecular motors that can activate cellular processes by applying forces at molecular level. To fully develop this tool, we aim to couple the current biomaterial/biointerface design to molecular technologies to quantify the applied forces by the motor in situ, and also those exerted by the cells in response. This project is part of a 3 years international collaborative project with three other partners with complementary expertise in molecular tools and cell biology. To this end, we are seeking to fill an open position for a Postdoc.Details…
24. March 2021
INM’s research group Electrofluids investigates a new kind of materials consisting of electrically conductive particles suspended in insulating liquid matrices that form percolating networks with the aim of their integration in soft materials for applications like sensors, wearables, and robotics. The group studies the interplay between particle-particle friction, contact resistance, percolation, bulk resistance, and suspension viscosity. In our project funded by ERC (European Research Council), we are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in the field of materials for soft electronics.Details…
12. March 2021
A postdoctoral position is available at the INM-Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken within the project entitled “Examining long-term response in Trastuzumab-treated metastatic gastric- or gastroesophageal junction cancer patients via molecular HER2 surface and pathway analyses” funded by the German Cancer Aid organization together with the University Medical Center Mannheim.Details…
25. February 2021
Touch and feel are central to our perception of the world and to our well-being. The “Interactive Surfaces” group at INM, led by Roland Bennewitz, develops surfaces with defined microstructure and interface energy to create materials with strong haptic appeal and potential for effective tactile signaling. Our psychophysical projects connect material development, skin friction, and perception. We open two positions:Details…
11. February 2021
The Institute for Clinical & Experimental Surgery, Saarland University, Homburg, in close cooperation with the INM is looking for an enthusiastic PhD student with experience in biomaterial characterization and animal models.Details…
08. February 2021
The INM's research group Dynamic Biomaterials develops dynamic polymer materials to study the cellular mechanoresponse and adaptation. One exciting research line involves synthetic biointerfaces containing light-responsive molecular motors that can activate cellular processes by applying molecular forces with spatiotemporal control. To fully develop this tool and understand the cell response during force application, we aim to couple the current biomaterial/biointerface design to molecular technologies to quantify the applied forces by the motor in situ, and also those exerted by the cells in response.Details…
08. February 2021
(starting date: asap, ideally before May 2021, salary level 13 TV-L, 39,5h/week).We are looking for a postdoc to study light-activated molecular motors using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Flow Force Microscopy based on tethered particle motion. Our research group at INM studies mechanics at the molecular scale and reveals fundamental mechanisms of adhesion, friction, and lubrication through cutting-edge experiments.Details…