Research Assistant (m/f/d) in the Competence Field "Material Cycles"

Updated: about 7 hours ago

The Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe (IVW) GmbH is one of the world's leading institutions in the field of composite materials. We investigate and develop the entire value chain of composites "from the scientific fundamentals to the component".

To strengthen our team in the „Material Cycles“-we are looking for a

Research Assistant (m/f/d)

Your task:

The competence field „Material Cycles“ deals with the characterization of fibers and polymers for fiber-plastic composites (FRP) and recycled components, including biocomposites. The main characterization techniques used are thermal analysis, microscopy and computer tomography. The scientific work focuses on the use of renewable and recycled raw materials in high-performance FRP and the tracking of FRP cycles.

  • Scientific work on research projects with a focus on the investigation of biopolymers and  functional fillers
  • Acquisition of research projects
  • Presentation of research results at internal and external events
  • Supervising the research work of students

Your profil

  • You work analytically, precisely, in a structured manner and you´re very well organized and highly motivated
  • You develop customized solutions independently and creatively
  • You value open and clear communication
  • You are collegial/cooperative and are characterized by a high willingness to learn and perform
  • You have very good written and spoken German and English skills
  • You already have relevant experience with polymer composites and polymer chemistry
  • Knowledge of programming and statistics is desirable

What we offer:

  • Collaboration with national, international and multidisciplinary teams
  • Possibility for a doctorate
  • Flexible working hours (Work-Life-Balance)
  • Remuneration in line with the public sector including the usual social benefits and the possibility of a company pension scheme as well as an allowance for capital-forming benefits
  • A varied further education programs, sports activities, joint leisure events
  • Health days and company integration management
  • Support with care services in the family environment

IVW is committed to the employment of people with disabilities: Applications from severely disabled persons and persons of equal status will be given preferential consideration if they are suitable.

IVW sees itself as a modern and cosmopolitan employer. We welcome your application regardless of your age, gender, cultural and social background, religion, worldview, disability or sexual identity. We promote gender equality.

For further information, please contact Dr. Barbara Güttler, E-Mail: barbara.guettler(at) ,Tel: 0631/2017-462

We look forward to receiving your application.

Please send your complete application documents to: 

E-Mail: personalwesen(at)

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