Research Assistant/Associate



Dr. T. Beck


+49 241 80 90057



Institute of Inorganic Chemistry

Our profile

The interdisciplinary collaborative research center SFB 985 Functional microgels and microgels is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The SFB brings together research groups from polymer sciences, chemical engineering and life sciences and concentrates on microgels as a group of highly functional macromolecules. In this context, the research group of Dr. Tobias Beck deals with the integration of protein containers into microgel systems for drug release and delivery (see also for the further research topics of the Beck group). We offer a PhD position in this international and interdisciplinary network.

Your profile

- Above-average university degree (Master) in chemistry, biochemistry or materials science, or equivalent
- Great interest in innovative and interdisciplinary topics
- High level of initiative, sense of responsibility and team spirit
- High motivation to carry out a doctoral thesis

Your responsibilities

- Preparative work in protein production and purification
- Loading protein containers with active substance molecules and / or nanoparticles
- Integration of the loaded protein containers into microgels
- Characterization of the integration of the containers and release from the microgels by means of electron microscopy and fluorescence microscopy
- Experiments (in collaboration) to investigate the release of drug molecules and delivery into cellular systems

What we offer

The successful candidate will be employed as a public servant.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible and for 1.5 years. An extension for another 1.5 years is planned.
This is a part-time position (50% of the standard weekly hours for full-time employees).
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a Family-Friendly University.
We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University.
The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Application deadline:30.09.2017
Mailing Address:Dr. T. Beck
RWTH Aachen University
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
Landoltweg 1a
52074 Aachen
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