17/01/2019

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions in the Cluster of Excellence Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
    Chemistry
    Engineering
    Other
    Philosophy
    Physics
    Psychological sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/02/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Freiburg
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Other
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/03/2019

The Cluster of Excellence Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS) at the University of Freiburg invites applications for up to

24 positions for doctoral researchers and 5 positions for postdoctoral researchers

to be filled in 2019. livMatS develops completely novel, bioinspired materials systems that adapt autonomously to various environments and harvest clean energy from their surroundings. The intention of these purely technical – yet in a behavioral sense quasi-living – materials systems is to meet the demands of humans with regard to pioneering environmental and energy technologies. The societal relevance of autonomous systems and their sustainability will thus play an important role in their development.

Research is carried out in four interlinking research areas which target Concepts for Energy Autonomy and Integration, Concepts for Adaptive and Active Materials Systems, Concepts for the Longevity of Systems Functions, and Societal Challenges – Sustainability Assessment and Investigation of Psychological, Philosophical, and Ethical Implications of Living Materials Systems.

The research program of livMatS is characterized by highly interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers from a broad range of fields including engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, psychology, the humanities, and sustainability sciences.

The Cluster invites applications from exceptional candidates in the fields specified above who are committed to interdisciplinary research in a cutting-edge environment. Key selection criteria include the applicants’ thematic fit to the livMatS research foci, their academic performance and references, and their overall motivation to join the Cluster.

Positions will be filled between January and October 2019. Information on the specifications, application deadlines and starting dates of individual positions can be found on the livMatS website at http://www.fit.uni-freiburg.de/livMatS-en/career and will be updated continually throughout 2019. livMatS is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany’s Excellence Strategy – EXC-2193 – 390951807.

Additional comments

Positions will be filled throughout the year 2019. Deadlines and specific information on the individual positions can be found on the livMatS homepage at http://www.fit.uni-freiburg.de/livMatS-en/career

Work location(s)
25 position(s) available at
Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS)
Germany
Freiburg
79110
Georges-Köhler-Allee 105

EURAXESS offer ID: 371267

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