Junior professor W1 in Life science micro / nano sensors Technische Universität Braunschweig Germany

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technische Universität Braunschweig is currently inviting applications for the newly founded position of a 


Junior professor W 1 (f/m)
Life science micro/nano sensors


The Technische Universität Braunschweig is the oldest university of technology in Germany and is located in one of the most research-intensive environments in Europe. Among its six faculties are the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Life Sciences that have founded the research Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering (PVZ) with other university and non-university research institutions in Lower Saxony.


The PVZ aims at developing cost-effective manufacturing processes and tailor-made formulations of active pharmaceutical ingredients. It supports the cooperation of research groups in biochemical engineering, chemical and thermal process engineering, particle technology, micro technology, and pharmaceutical technology as well as in other process engineering and pharmaceutical institutes.


The position is interlinked with the Institute of Microtechnology (IMT), one of the institutes of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The IMT has a staff of 29 and its research foci include numerical simulation, material science and the design and production of complex microsystems. The research goals in microsystem technology originate in the context of interdisciplinary research with Mechatronics, Process Engineering, and Life Sciences. R & D concentrate on lab-on-chip systems for medical, pharmaceutical, and biological applications as well as on sensors for aerospace and metrology. Another key topic is foil-like sensory systems on the basis of flexible and stretchable substrates.


The position shall be characterized by:

  • Establishing a new research group (planned > 5 scientists)
  • Excellent research at the interface of engineering and life sciences (particularly pharmaceutical technology)
  • Installing and organizing microsystem laboratories including cleanroom within the new building of the PVZ.


The research of the new group shall be focusing on at least two of the following fields:

  • Micro-/nano-fluidic sensors, optofluidicsand micro process engineering
  • Characterization of  microfluidic flows (e.g.µPIV)
  • Cellcultivation  in microsystems


Suitable applicants have outstanding experience and knowledge, proven by publications, inmicro- and nano-fabrication (e.g. using ultrashort laser pulses)and inmicrofluidic design.


A very good PhD in engineering, mechatronics, physics or a closely related field is required. Experience in organizational management, international research projects, and the acquisition of external funding as well as excellent communication skills in English are essential.


§ 30 NiedersächsischesHochschulgesetz applies. Junior professors are employed for three years. After a positive evaluation, a renewal for another three years is feasible. There is a possibility to obtain a permanent W2 professorship afterwards.


The TU Braunschweig places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the position. Applicants with a documented handicap will be given preference when competence and qualification are equal.


For additional information please contact Prof. Dr. Arno Kwade, Institute for Particle Technology, E-mail a.kwade@tu-braunschweig.de, Tel. +49 (0) 531 391 9610.


Please submit your application and documents by September 25th, 2017 to

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Dekan der Fakultät für Maschinenbau

Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann

Schleinitzstraße 20

38106 Braunschweig

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