Doctoral Researcher in Borate Bioactive Glasses
Friedrich Schiller University Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research

Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light-Life-Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena's character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

The Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research seeks to fill the position of a

Doctoral Researcher/PhD student (m/f/d) in Borate Bioactive Glasses

commencing on or before 01 September 2021.

Bioactive glasses react with aqueous solutions, and they are used clinically to restore body tissue. This project investigates how the properties of bioactive borate glasses depend on their composition and structure and can be adjusted via these. As our new doctoral researcher you will prepare and characterise borate glasses and investigate their structure, physical properties (thermal behaviour, sintering etc.) as well as ion release and dissolution during in vitro immersion experiments.

Your responsibilities:

  • Planning and performing research on borate glasses for use as biomaterial
  • Work closely with other group members on various analytical techniques
  • Publication and dissemination of research results
  • Work on your own scientific qualification project, e.g. doctorate

Your profile

  • Master's degree in materials science, chemistry or related subjects
  • Strong interest in Materials Science and Biomaterials
  • Basic knowledge in the areas of glasses, glass-ceramics or related materials would be desirable
  • Experience in solid-state NMR, Raman spectroscopy or computer tomography is a plus
  • We expect excellent English communication skills (both written and spoken)

We offer:

  • An exciting and varied research topic in a multidisciplinary research group
  • Access to state-of-the-art analytical equipment and infrastructure, contacts to international collaboration partners
  • A Graduate Academy for doctoral candidates and postdocs
  • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale 13 - depending on the candidate's personal qualifications-, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement

This is a part-time position with 50% of the working hours of a full-time employee (20 hours per week), limited to three years.

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Are you eager to work for us? Then submit your detailed written application in English (cover letter describing motivation for the project, research interests and relevant experience, complete CV including contact details of at least two scientific references and publication list), preferably by email (one PDF file), stating the vacancy ID 161/2021 by 30.06.2021 to:

Prof. Dr. Delia Brauer
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research
Fraunhoferstr. 6
07743 Jena, Germany

or by email to:

Since all application documents will be duly destroyed after the recruitment process, we ask you to submit only copies of your documents.
For further information for applicants, please also refer to (in German)
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Friedrich-Schiller-Universit├Ąt Jena
Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research
Fraunhoferstr. 6
07743 - Jena

Prof. Dr. Delia Brauer

Ausschreibung vom: 21.05.2021
Bewerbungsende: 30.06.2021

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