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.

You should have strong documented academic expertise in engineering advanced materials and/or derived medical technologies. Your profile and the vision for your group should complement and extend existing expertise at INM. You will contribute to the scientific excellence of the institute and synergistically contribute to joint initiatives within Saarland Campus in cooperation with biophysics, pharmaceutical sciences, and medical faculties (i.e. Leibniz ScienceCampus Living Therapeutic Material, SFB1027…). We expect you to be active in publishing, acquiring external funding from public agencies and industry, and training young scientists.

At INM you will be part of a highly interdisciplinary and cooperative environment with outstanding opportunities for research and scientific career development. INM will provide funding for your position as group leader and for additional coworkers in your group. The size of the group is negotiable and coupled to performance indicators. Refurbished lab space is readily available and will be upgraded according to the needs of your research. Start-up funding for instrumentation and equipment will also be part of the starting package. Yearly funding for consumables is provided linked to performance indicators. INM has state-of-the-art infrastructure in chemistry (including upscaling) and physical characterization and processing of materials to which the group will have full access.

This position is planned as a tenure-track position after evaluation attending to transparent performance criteria. The salary level depends on the previous experience of the candidate. In cases of experienced candidates with extensive documented records, the evaluation period can be shortened. As a Leibniz Institute, the possibility for joint appointments in collaboration with Saarland University can be considered in exceptional cases. The position is available immediately.

INM is an equal-opportunity employer with a certified family-friendly policy. We promote women and diversity in leadership positions. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualifications and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. Full time jobs can be generally divided.

Please send your application via e-mail as a single pdf file before 10.05.2022 to INM’s Scientific Director Prof. Aránzazu del Campo ( quoting the reference “Group Leader Biomedical Materials”. Your application must include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a two-page concept sheet on the research you intend to grow at INM including how this complements/extends ongoing research at the institute and the Saarland Campus, and the name of 1-2 referees.