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Biocompatible microcapsules with controlled release characteristics

22.11.2019, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The research group “Fluid Dynamics of Complex Biosystems” headed by Prof. Dr. Natalie Germann has an open postdoctoral position in the field of encapsulation.

Your project

When insecticides are applied in farming, some portions remain in the air and can be harmful to other animals in the surrounding environment. The goal of this joint industrial project is to design a new product. By means of the single emulsion solvent evaporation method, you will create microcapsules filled with the insecticide. The microcapsules will be based on environmentally friendly materials and will be in dry form to have a long shelf-life. For the final spraying application, the dry microcapsules will be dispersed, and their release will be triggered mechanically.

Your profile

We are looking for a talented individual who is excited about the project topic. He/she should be able to work independently as well as to cooperate in an interdisciplinary team of researchers. Applicants should hold a PhD degree in chemical engineering, bioprocess engineering, material science or a closely related field. He/she should have a background in encapsulation and experimental rheology. Good communication skills and fluency in both written and spoken English are required. German language skills are desirable.

Our offer

The Technische Universität von München (TUM) is one of the most renowned universities in Europe. We are offering excellent working conditions in a highly international research environment. The salary is in accordance to the Public Sector Collective Agreement on Länder (TV-L). The wage classification will be carried out after presenting the personal requirements as pay grade TV-L E 13 100%. This salary is awarded as the candidate will also have some teaching and administrative duties. The position can be filled as soon as possible. Funding is available for the whole duration of the project (two years and three months).

Your application

Please send your application by electronic mail and preferably in one single pdf-document to natalie.germann@tum.de. Applications will be processed as soon as they are received. For full consideration, the application should include a cover letter, a detailed CV, a list of publications, copies of all educational certificates and transcripts of records, a summary of past research activities, evidence of teaching interest and abilities, and three letters of recommendation.

TUM is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preference given comparable qualification.

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Kontakt: Prof. Dr. Natalie Germann (natalie.germann@tum.de)