Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF)

Post-doctoral research fellow (m/f/d)

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Job vacancy No. 107 - 2023

The Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF) is a materials science institution with about 500 employees. Together with partners, especially at the research location Dresden and in the Leibniz Association, the institute addresses key questions in the fields of resources, health and information. The IPF comprises five scientific institutes, which are supported by administration/ technical services and research technology. New topics and methods are increasingly explored in flexible research structures such as independent junior research groups. Further information can be found at www.ipfdd.de.

The IPF-Institute of Theory of Polymers is looking for a

Post-doctoral research fellow (m/f/d)

to work in the field of theory and simulation of biomolecular condensates.

Project Description:

Biomolecular condensates, or membraneless organelles, are becoming a new paradigm for
the understanding of the living cell. In this project we want to explore the physics of multi- component liquid-liquid phase separation in the presence of large polymers such as DNA or RNA using analytical theory and computer simulations. In particular the theory of polymer-assisted condensation should be further developed and applied to various biological problems.

Your profile:

The candidate should have a sound background in at least one of the following fields: soft matter theory, statistical physics, computational physics, or biological physics, as well as having a firm knowledge of programming in at least one programming language. The research is carried out in close collaboration with the Cluster of Excellence “Physics of Life”, and in particular with the group “Theoretical Physics of Living Matter“ (Prof. Helmut Schießel).

We offer: A position in a leading research institute, combined with a highly specialised working environment where you can implement your own ideas and work with a diverse and inclusive team and our international partners.

Salary: Starting date: Duration:

According to German pay grade TV-L EG 13 January 2024
2 years with the option for prolongation

The advertised position can also be filled on a part-time basis.

The IPF Dresden strives for gender equality and diversity in all fields. Applications by people
with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Moreover, as the IPF would like to raise the proportion of women in fields where they are underrepresented, women in particular are invited to apply.

The personal data collected by the IPF relating to your application, as well as the evaluation thereof shall be processed exclusively for purposes of the application process on the basis of contractual measures under Art. 6 (1b) GDPR. These data shall not be transferred to third parties. Recipients shall comprise the employees responsible, the Works Council as well as, where applicable, the representative body for disabled employees and the equal opportunities officers of the IPF. Your application details provided to us shall be deleted by us 6 months after the end
of the application process, i.e. either after the job advertised has been filled, or after we have decided not to fill the vacancy after all. For questions under data protection law and for exercising your rights, please contact: datenschutz@ipfdd.de (data protection officer). You have the right to complain to the supervisory authority.

Full applications should include a 2-page curriculum vitae, a 1-page letter of motivation, certificates, 2-3 references and expected availability date and should be emailed as a single
PDF to the HR Human Resources Department. Don’t forget to indicate the number of the Job vacancy.

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Sommer: sommer@ipfdd.de.

Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V. 
Frau Susanne Otto
Human Resources Department
Hohe Straße 6
01069 Dresden otto-susanne@ipfdd.de

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The Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF) is one of the largest polymer research facilities in Germany.

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