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We are looking for enthusiastic new members

Join us

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated new team members who enjoy science and are excited about new challenges. Interested undergraduate and graduate students of the field of (bio)organic chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, nanotechnology (and neighboring fields) are welcome to get in touch with us.

To be a good fit in our lab, you need to share our passion and fascination for chemistry at the interface with biology, medicine, and nanotechnology. You should be someone who can think deeply and independently but also enjoys collaborating. A good team spirit and excellent communication skills are important assets of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will work in a highly interdisciplinary and world-leading research environment and will be a member of the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) and the Australian Center for NanoMedicine (ACN). Research will primarily be based at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. However, International and Australian research stays and conference visits are encouraged and will be supported.

UNSW Sydney: www.unsw.edu.au/about-us/university/reputation
School of Chemical Engineering: www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/chemical-engineering

Current Open Positions:
2018/2019 PhD Positions – Macromolecular and Bioorganic Chemistry / Nanomaterial Science

 

Your Profile / Specific Requirements:

1. Depending on your current level of education: see below
2. You should feel comfortable to communicate in English (both in the context of scientific research and everyday life) No worries, don’t underestimate your skills. We can discuss the individual requirements in person.

Undergraduate and Honours students, Bachelor/Master Theses, Internships, Visiting Students/Scientists (Germany and International):
We encourage undergraduates and Honours students to join our research team. We are most interested in highly motivated and independent students who can commit to a full semester of research in the lab.

If you are a Bachelor or Master student in Germany, come talk to us about internships or thesis projects. (Wenn Ihr Bachelor- oder Masterstudent(in) in Deutschland seid, können wir gerne über mögliche Projekte für Praktika und Abschlussarbeiten reden)

All students will be trained in the lab, will work closely with PhD students and/or post-docs and will be expected to develop their own independent research projects. Students are expected to attend lab meetings, read scientific literature, present your research at meetings, and prepare a research thesis for Honours students.

PhD Students:
Candidates should have a master’s degree or first class honors in chemistry, chemical (bio)engineering, biochemistry, material science (or neighboring disciplines).

The PhD degree at UNSW is a 3–3.5 year research-intensive course (no requirement to teach lab courses for undergraduate students). During this time, PhD students will be expected to engage in cutting-edge research, read scientific literature, develop independent projects in the lab, present their results at scientific conferences, publish these results in international scientific journals and finally, complete and defend a research PhD thesis. (The obtained PhD title is equivalent to the German Doktortitel (Dr.). The title is recognized by the German government and can be converted to Dr. without a problem.

PostDoc:
We are most interested in working with postdocs who want to deepen their research expertise and work in a world-class research environment. Postdocs are expected to be independent, develop their own research projects, give talks, write papers and grants, train other students and most of all enjoy their time of life to take advantage of the opportunity to work in science.

Funding for post-docs is limited. However, we would be happy to work with you to discuss research ideas to apply for fellowships and grants to support your stay in the lab. Most counties have multiple funding Opportunites to support 1-2 year research stays (e.g. in Germany: DAAD, Leopoldina,  Alexander v. Humboldt Foundation etc.)

Visiting Scientists
The lab is always open to scientists who wish to visit and collaborate on research projects.

 

Contact us / Application (for PhD and Postdoc):

Interested candidates are encouraged to send us the following documents via email or the contact form:
(Or if you happen to be in Mainz/Sydney, why not just swing by and talk with us in person)
1. A short but clear write-up stating what your interests are and why would you be a good fit for our group (max. 1 page)
2. CV containing education, internships, projects/research experience, publications, additional skills and experience
3. Academic transcripts (Universitäts-Zeugnisse bzw. Verlaufsbescheinigungen) + additional certificates and records
4. Contact details of potential references (previous mentors/professors). We will only contact them after asking you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us in advance in case of open questions.
We are looking forward to your application!

 

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