Technische Universität München

Biocompatible microcapsules with controlled release characteristics

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Technische Universität München

Technische Universität München


Biocompatible microcapsules with controlled release characteristics

25.10.2019, 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.

Area of research

Our research focuses on viscoelastic materials that are of industrial relevance (e.g., bread dough, gelatin gels with filled particles, biopolymers). Such types of materials exhibit both liquid-like and solid-like characteristics, the latter ones being related to their microstructures. To establish a more fundamental understanding of viscoelastic materials, her research group investigates the relationship between their physicochemical and mechanical properties and their microstructures. This additional knowledge allows effective design and optimization of industrial processes. More information about the FDCB group can be found at ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

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 formulate a new product. The insecticide itself will be provided in the form of microcapsules. They will be created by means of the single emulsion solvent evaporation method. The microcapsules will be based on environmentally friendly materials and will be in dry form to have a long shelf-life. For the final application, the dry microcapsules will be dispersed. The release of the insecticide will be triggered mechanically.

Your profile

We are looking for a talented individual who is excited about high-quality research and interested in pursuing an academic career. 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 (postdoctoral position) or a Master degree (graduate student position) 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 from January 1, 2020 and is initially limited to one year. The total duration of the project is two years and three months.
Your application

Please send your application by electronic mail and preferably in one single pdf-document to natalie.germann [at] 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 [at] tum[.]de)


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 151004.

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