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Electrorefractive Polymers - PhD position within the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD

   Institute for Technical Chemistry

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  Dr Tasja Schwenke  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

PhD position (male/female/divers)

Institute for Technical Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry Group, TU Braunschweig

The academic community at Technische Universität (TU) Braunschweig, founded in 1745, comprises 20,000 students as well as 3,600 staff members and offers an outstanding teaching and research environment with excellent equipment.

A PhD position is immediately available in the Macromolecular Chemistry Group led by Prof. Henning Menzel. The project involves synthesis and characterization of novel polymeric materials having applications in optoelectronic devices and is part of the cluster of excellence „PhoenixD - Photonics, Optics, Engineering-Innovation across Disciplines“, which is a broadly-based initiative, which looks into the future of precision optics. ( The successful candidate will perform the design and synthesis new electro-refractive polymers in the framework of this cluster of excellence. Besides the synthesis and characterization of the polymeric materials, their application in optical elements shall be tested in collaboration with physicists and engineers in the cluster.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree in polymer/materials science, chemistry, or a related discipline. Experience in polymer synthesis and characterization is required. Experience in optical applications of would be an advantage.

We offer a PhD position. Salary is depending on task assignment and fulfillment of personal requirements according to German salary group TV-L E13 50% (salary agreement for public service employees). TU Braunschweig aims to increase the share of women in academic positions. Applications from female candidates are explicitly encouraged. Where candidates have equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants. Candidates with disabilities will be preferred if equally qualified. Please enclose a proof.

The desired start date is as soon as possible and the duration is limited to three years. Review of applications will begin on January 1st, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be sent by e-mail to [Email Address Removed] and must contain the following documents:

·      Letter of Motivation

·      Curriculum  Vitae  including  complete  address,  phone  number,  email  address,  educational background, language skills, and work experience

·      Copies of Bachelor and Master certificates and transcript of grades in original language and in English or German translation

All documents should be in PDF format, preferably in a single file. Personal data and documents relating to the application process will be stored electronically. Please note that application costs cannot be refunded.

Questions about the position can be directed to: Dr. Tasja Schwenke [Email Address Removed] or Professor Henning Menzel,  [Email Address Removed]  

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