PhD Position – Microfluidics-based bioprinting

Updated: about 2 months ago

Your Job:

  • You will be part of German Research Foundation (DFG)-funded Collaborative Research Project Transregio SFB 225 ‘From the fundamentals of biofabrication toward functional tissue models’
  • You will investigate the microfluidic synthesis and bioprinting of cell-loaded microgel bioinks and collaborate with partners from the Universities of Würzburg, Erlangen-Nürnberg and Bayreuth on the fabrication of biofunctional tissues

Your Profile:

  • A master’s degree in physics, chemistry, biology, or any related subject
  • Strong interest the fields of microfluidics and 3D-printing, as well as in experimental methods to characterize bio-polymeric materials
  • Experience in fluid simulation or the handling of cell cultures will be a plus
  • Good communication skills in English are necessary

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We offer ideal conditions for you to complete your doctoral degree:

  • A dynamic and interdisciplinary research group with excellent computational and experimental equipment
  • A large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
  • Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. through an extensive range of training courses; a structured program of continuing education and networking opportunities specifically for doctoral researchers via JuDocS, the Jülich Center for Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors:
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service
  • You will be employed at Forschungszentrum Jülich, but obtain your PhD degree at RWTH Aachen University. Applicants and successful candidates can also apply for membership in the International Helmholtz Research School of Biophysics and Soft Matter ( that provides a complementary research training at the interfaces of biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as transferable skills courses

The position is for a fixed term of 3 years. Pay in line with 75% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) and additionally 60 % of a monthly salary as special payment („Christmas bonus“). Further information on doctoral degrees at Forschungszentrum Jülich including our other locations is available at:

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities in which everyone can realize their potential is important to us.

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