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Michael Meier
SFB 1176 Speaker
Michael A. R. Meier
Institut für Organische Chemie

Straße am Forum 7

76131 Karlsruhe

Phone +49 721 608-48326

Email m a r meierHxe4∂kit edu

Peter Roesky
SFB 1176 Deputy Speaker
Peter Roesky
Institut für Anorganische Chemie

Engesserstr. 15

76131 Karlsruhe

Phone +49 721 608-46117

Email roeskyTjp4∂kit edu

Christopher Barner-Kowollik
Principal Investigator
Christopher Barner-Kowollik
Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie

Engesserstr. 18

76128 Karlsruhe

Phone +49 721 608-45642

Email christopher barner-kowollikVgy5∂kit edu

Dominik Voll
SFB 1176 Managing Director
Dominik Voll

CFN-Building, Room 119

Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1a

76131 Karlsruhe

Phone +49 721 608-42750

Email dominik vollEgu8∂kit edu

SFB 1176 Office
Cornelia Weber

CFN-Building, Room 118

Wolgang-Gaede-Str. 1a

76131 Karlsruhe

Phone +49 721 608-45804

Email cornelia weberLje4∂kit edu

SFB 1176
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Molekulare Strukturierung weicher Materie

Jobs and open positions

PhD position within the Cooperative Research Centre on 'Molecular Structuring of Soft Matter’ (SFB 1176), Institute for Applied Materials, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The position is offered in the project „Sequence-Controlled Growth of Cross-Linked Polymer Layers on Surfaces“ (http://www.sfb1176.de/B2.php). The project focuses on the synthesis and design of molecularly structured layers on graphite or silicon substrates. In addition to their chemical, physicochemical and physical characterisation, the layers will be tested as protective electrode films on the negative electrode of lithium-ion batteries. The successful design of such layers could greatly enhance the performance, energy density and lifetime of these batteries. The position combines strategies of organic synthesis of with electrochemical methods for characterization. Candidates should have a master in Chemistry and profound knowledge in organic and polymer Chemistry. Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via email to frieder scheibaZwo2∂kit edu no later than 12.03.2018.

PhD and Postdoc positions in the SFB 1176 available

The SFB 1176 »Molecular Structuring of soft Mater« offers several PhD and Postdoc positions. Starting on January 1st, 2016 the SFB is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It is run by the Departments of Chemistry of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Research topics

The SFB 1176 has the aim – within the scope of defined and well-founded problems – to synthesize polymeric materials with a so far unmatched degree of structural control in three dimensions. In doing so, the targeted molecular and precise control of a defined function or the access to a novel macromolecular class of materials will be established. For more information follow the link to the list of project descriptions.

Job description

PhD students and Postdocs will work on one of the projects. The PhD students will be advised by at least two scientists and additionally will have a mentor. As members of the Graduate School, they benefit from a variety of qualification programs including for example advanced and tailor-made courses on the topics of the SFB. PhD students and Postdocs will attend conferences, workshops and summer schools.

Required qualification

Candidates hold a Master degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Physics or Engineering. They are open minded, active and have a good command of the English language (oral and written).


Payment is according to the wage agreement of the civil service TV-L, 67% of E13 for PhD positions and 100% of E13 for PostDocs positions (cf. http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tv-l/west/)

Application deadline

Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Contact person

Questions can be addressed to the SFB managing director. More information on the SFB is available at www.sfb1176.kit.edu.


Applicants are asked to send one pdf file to the SFB office. The file includes

  1. cover letter,
  2. curriculum vitae,
  3. copies of academic degrees and transcripts of records,
  4. preferences of projects (optional),
  5. contact information for at least one letter of recommendation,
  6. list of publications with link for downloading (Do not include your publications in the pdf file).

All applicants have to provide a statement (two pages) on how they will contribute to the success of the SFB 1176.

KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered if equally qualified.