Postdoctoral position in Soft Condensed Matter Physics

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization is a research institute focussed on both experimental and theoretical fundamental research with an international scientific and administrative staff of about 250 people. Within the department Dynamics of Complex Fluids headed by Prof. Dr. Stephan Herminghaus we seek to fill Postdoctoral Positions within a research group in the field of Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Physics.

Postdoctoral candidates should have an extensive background in soft matter physics or related subjects. We are looking for experimental expertise in droplet/microemulsion microfluidics and optical manipulation, as well as programming/scripting experience in any of Python/Matlab/IDL/C and image processing software like ImageJ.

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required for both positions.

A postdoctoral position is limited to a duration of two years with the possibility of extension. Salary is in accordance with the German state public service salary scale (TVöD-Bund) and the accordant social benefits.

Your application

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, at least two reference letters and a statement of interests. Please send your application or any inquiry, quoting reference no. 07/2015, until May 31st, 2015, by email to We are unable to return any mailed documents.

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Am Fassberg 17
37077 Göttingen