07/01/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN "STIMULUS" Early Stage Researcher/PhD position

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Siegen
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/01/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Siegen
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    39,83
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    02/05/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    955664
  • IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?
    Yes

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Early Stage Researcher (PhD-candidate) - Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN "STIMULUS"

We are looking for:

In Faculty IV, Chemistry & Biology, Physical Chemistry I, we are looking for a Early Stage Researcher (PhD-candidate) at the following conditions:

  • 100% = 39,83 hours
  • Limited for 36 months
  • Within the framework of the International Training Network "STIMULUS", starting earliest 1st May and latest 1st of September 2021

 

STIMULUS is a European Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network working on reducing healthcare-associated infections. We train early-stage researchers (Ph.D. students) for a career in biomaterials by researching smart wound dressings that can detect and treat bacterial infections without opening the wound. To accomplish this, STIMULUS combines the expertise of organic, macromolecular, physical and materials chemists, materials scientists, electronic engineers, biotechnologists, medical doctors (clinicians), (micro)biologists, government policy experts, and representatives from both SMEs and large enterprises. Our consortium bridges from academia and medical research institutes to policymakers and industry. For more information please visit the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks website as well as www.stimulus-etn.eu.

Your tasks:

  • Development of a novel combined diagnostic and therapeutic coating approach for wound dressings
  • Synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic block copolymers
  • Assembly of block copolymers into enzyme labile capsules and their characterization
  • Study of fluorescent dye encapsulation, release and reporter function
  • Study of photosensitizer encapsulation, release and antimicrobial function
  • Testing of capsules with biofilm models
  • Collaboration in and preparation of publications in relevant scientific journals

Your profile:

  • Master or equivalent degree in one of the following fields: physics, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, biotechnology, biology, biochemistry or a cognate discipline (the qualifying degree)
  • Hands-on experience in organic and polymer synthesis, purification and standard characterization methods, incl. HPLC and NMR spectroscopy etc.
  • Expertise in work with enzymes and/or bacteria
  • Knowledge in nanoscale characteriazation and / or microscopy approaches
  • Very good command of the English language in speaking and writing

 

For more details, incl. egibility criteria, please refer to: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/sites/mariecurie2/files/msca-itn-fellows-note_en_v2.pdf

Potential candidates should not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to appointment.

We offer:

Our researchers get individualized and joint training in all these disciplines and relevant sectors along the value chain, giving them a unique and genuinely interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral training experience. The successful candidate will be employed for a maximum period of three years full-time equivalent and receives a generous financial package plus and additional mobility and family allowance according to the rules for Eraly Stage Researchers (ESRs) in an EU Marie Skodlowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN). A career development plan will be prepared for each fellow in accordance with his/her supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities in partner institutions of the network. The ESR fellows are supposed to complete their PhD thesis by the end of the 3rd year of their employment. For more information please visit the Marie Skodlowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks website as well as www.stimulus-etn.eu and https://www.stimulus-etn.eu/ph-d-positions.

 

We look forward to receiving your application by 31.01.2021.

Please apply exclusively via our application portal (https://jobs.uni-siegen.de). Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications in paper form or by e-mail.

Contact:

Prof. Holger Schönherr

+49 271 / 740-2806

schoenherr@chemie.uni-siegen.de

The University of Siegen is an equal opportunity employer. The call for applications is explicitly aimed at people of all genders (m/f/d); applications from women are given preference in accordance with the North Rhine-Westphalian Equal Opportunities Act (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz). We also welcome applications from people with different personal, social and cultural backgrounds, people with severe disabilities and people of equal status.

More Information

Benefits

The applicant will be paid a full-time salary, subject to Marie Skłodowska-Curie regulations. Moreover the applicant will get in touch with numerous labs and research facilities around Europe as well as visit and present their work at international conferences.

Eligibility criteria

  • Master or equivalent degree in one of the following fields: physics, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, biotechnology, biology, biochemistry or a cognate discipline (the qualifying degree)
  • For more details please refer to: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/sites/mariecurie2/files/msca-itn-fellows-note_en_v2.pdf
  • Potential candidates should prove that they have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to appointment

Selection process

Please apply exclusively via our application portal (https://jobs.uni-siegen.de). Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications in paper form or by e-mail.

Your full application should include, among others, a curriculum vitae, your letter of motivation and relevant qualification certificates. For all details see: https://jobs.uni-siegen.de/job/Early-Stage-Researcher-%28PhD-candidate%2...

Additional comments

Web site for additional job details and link to the application portal:

https://jobs.uni-siegen.de/job/Early-Stage-Researcher-%28PhD-candidate%2...

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

  • Master or equivalent degree in one of the following fields: physics, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, biotechnology, biology, biochemistry or a cognate discipline (the qualifying degree)
  • Hands-on experience in organic and polymer synthesis, purification and standard characterization methods, incl. HPLC and NMR spectroscopy etc.
  • Expertise in work with enzymes and/or bacteria
  • Knowledge in nanoscale characteriazation and / or microscopy approaches
  • Very good command of the English language in speaking and writing

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Siegen, Physical Chemistry I
Germany
NRW
Siegen
57076
Adolf Reichwein Str 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 592793

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