Research scientist position in Medical grade polymeric biomaterials

At our Teltow campus we are seeking a Research Scientist Ph.D. (m/f) – Medical grade polymeric biomaterials. The position will be initially fixed for 2.5 years. You are responsible for the preparation of qualified polymers and medical grade material samples for the use in (pre)clinical trials.This work involves integrated processes e.g. of synthetic steps and solvent-based processing of samples. One major focus will be the process control to support our efforts to establish a CE mark for the materials. In addition, you will actively participate in patenting and publication of the results. Your background is in chemical or biomedical engineering, chemistry, or pharmacy.

You have expertise in polymer synthesis and processing. You are speaking English or German fluently. Further information:

We offer an appropriate salary related to TV-AVH as well as the usual public sector social benefits. The advancement of equality at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht goes without saying.

Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements. Please send your application indicating job offer code-no. 2015/B 4 including your CV, description of your scientific expertise, publication list, copies of credentials (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.) including grades, and names and addresses of three academic referees preferably by e-mail in one file not larger than 10 MB or to Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institut für Biomaterialforschung, Kantstraße 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany.

Closing date for applications is May 18th 2015. Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr. Neffe, e-mail: