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IFW Dres­den e.V. - Solid State and Mater­i­als Research

This ESR pos­i­tion is part of the European Train­ing Net­work “BIOREMIA” deal­ing with research on novel biofilm-res­ist­ant mater­i­als for hard tis­sue implant applic­a­tions. BIOREMIA offers the pos­sib­il­ity to pur­sue the PhD within the Net­work at dif­fer­ent uni­versit­ies and indus­trial com­pan­ies from 10 European coun­tries (Ger­many, Aus­tria, Italy, Sweden, Greece, UK, Spain, Ire­land, France, and Switzer­land).
Back­ground inform­a­tion on all ESR pos­i­tions and BIOREMIA Net­work is avail­able on www.bioremia.eu
BIOREMIA (“BIOfilm-REs­ist­ant Mater­i­als for hard tis­sue Implant Applic­a­tions”) is fun­ded by the European Union’s Hori­zon 2020 research and innov­a­tion pro­gramme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agree­ment no. 861046.

Early-Stage Researcher / PhD pos­i­tion (ESR 9)

The Leib­niz Insti­tute for Solid State and Mater­i­als Research Dresden, Ger­many

Work­ing field:

This pro­ject focuses on the fun­da­mental descrip­tion of mech­an­isms of metal tox­icity and cor­ro­sion based on oxid­at­ive stress effects for new beta-Ti-alloys and Ti-based metal­lic glasses as well as the devel­op­ment of bac­teria-killing oxide-based sur­face coat­ings and the ana­lysis of their impact on those phe­nom­ena.
The tasks com­prises the pre­par­a­tion of alloy samples by dif­fer­ent cast­ing tech­niques and their micro­struc­tural char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion, fun­da­mental elec­tro­chem­ical stud­ies and metal release ana­lyses in sim­u­lated body flu­ids under ROS-form­ing con­di­tions and accom­pa­ny­ing sur­face ana­lyt­ical char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion. By means of anod­iz­a­tion treat­ments nan­o­por­ous /nan­otu­bu­lar oxide coat­ings will be formed and doped with Cu, Ga or Ag; those coat­ings will be sub­jec­ted to sur­face ana­lyt­ics. In col­lab­or­a­tion with BIOREMIA part­ners in vitro bio­lo­gical stud­ies are planned.
As a res­ult, optimal bac­teria-killing oxide-based sur­face states on new Ti-alloys with high cor­ro­sion res­ist­ance and lim­ited oxid­at­ive stress effects will be iden­ti­fied.
The ESR will travel abroad for research second­ments at dif­fer­ent insti­tu­tions of the BIOREMIA Net­work (e.g. at Univ. degli Studi di Torino- Italy; Univ. Autonoma de Bar­celona- Spain; Stryker Trauma GmbH-Ger­many) and will par­ti­cip­ate in spe­cial­ised train­ing meet­ings and inter­na­tional con­fer­ences.
The ESR will enroll in the doc­toral stu­dent pro­gramme at Tech­nical Uni­versity Dresden.

Require­ments:

  • Applic­ants must hold a Mas­ter’s degree or equi­val­ent Mater­i­als Sci­ence and Engin­eer­ing or Chem­istry provid­ing access to PhD pro­grams and should have exper­i­ence with exper­i­mental research.
  • Applic­ants must have excel­lent pro­fi­ciency in writ­ten and spoken Eng­lish.
  • Applic­ants must have strong motiv­a­tion and abil­ity to col­lab­or­ate in an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary and inter­na­tional team.

Applic­ants must at the time of recruit­ment:
1) Be in the first four years (full-time equi­val­ent) of their research careers
2) Have not resided in Ger­many for more than 12 months in the last 3 years
3) Have not been awar­ded a doc­toral degree.

What we of­fer:

The appoint­ment will be on a tem­por­ary basis for a max­imum period of 36 months (PhD stu­dent, reg­u­lar full-time employ­ment con­tract), with an attract­ive salary plus allow­ances pack­age accord­ing to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie / Innov­at­ive Train­ing Net­works rules.

How to ap­ply:

Inter­ested can­did­ates should send an applic­a­tion con­tain­ing the fol­low­ing doc­u­ments in Eng­lish (and, when neces­sary, a cer­ti­fied trans­la­tion of offi­cial doc­u­ments):
  • Motiv­a­tion Let­ter (describ­ing research career goals, skills, exper­i­ence, and high­light­ing the con­sist­ency between the can­did­ate’s pro­file and the chosen ESR pos­i­tion)
  • A com­plete Cur­riculum Vitae with ref­er­ences to past research and train­ing exper­i­ences
  • Cop­ies of Bach­elor and Mas­ter’s cer­ti­fic­ates/dip­loma & tran­scripts
  • Two Ref­er­ence Let­ters
  • Pub­lic­a­tions (if avail­able).

Applic­a­tions should be sent by e-mail as a single PDF, quot­ing the pro­ject name and the ESR pos­i­tion "BIOREMIA - ESR 9”, to:
bewerbung@ifw-dresden.de

Applic­a­tions can also be sub­mit­ted via the online Applic­a­tion Form at www.bioremia.eu
  • For addi­tional inform­a­tion about this ESR pos­i­tion, please con­tact the sci­ent­ist-in-charge / super­visor:
Dr. Annett Gebert a.gebert@ifw-dresden.de

  • Some back­ground mater­ial about host insti­tu­tion can be found here:
https://www.ifw-dresden.de/ifw-institutes/ikm/
https://www.ifw-dresden.de/about-us/people/dr-annett-gebert/
and www.bioremia.eu