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PhD Student (Polymer Chemistry)

Université de Fribourg

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PhD Student (Polymer Chemistry)


  • The Adolphe Merkle Institute is an established independent center of competence in the domain of soft nanomaterials associated with the University of Fribourg. AMI prides itself with an unusual blend of fundamental and application-oriented research within a multidisciplinary setting and strives to be a leader in interdisciplinary research in its field.
  • We offer a uniquely stimulating interdisciplinary research environment at the interface of materials science, polymer chemistry and biology, state-of-the-art laboratories, excellent working conditions, a competitive salary, and outstanding career prospects.
  • As a member of  PlaMatSu, the successful candidate will also benefit from a multitude of training opportunities in an international setting, including secondments at leading academic and/or industrial partners.

Domaine d'activité

  • The Macromolecular Chemistry Group (Prof. Nico Bruns) invites applications for a PhD researcher (m/f) for a project in the domain of bio-inspired hybrid materials.
  • The study will involve the synthesis of multi-layered polymer-protein and polymer-wax hybrid materials, as well as the characterization of their optical properties and their release properties in response to mechanical stimuli.
  • The position and project are part of the Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Plant-inspired Materials and Surfaces – PlaMatSu (www.plamatsu.eu). PlaMatSu brings together plant biologists, polymer scientists and soft matter physicists to explore the cuticle of plant petals and plant leaves and to develop novel bio-inspired materials and surfaces


  • Applicants must have a MSc or equal degree in Chemistry or Materials Science.
  • Excellent skills in the domain of polymer science are expected.
  • Experience in biomacromolecular chemistry (proteins, natural polymers) are an advantage.
  • Enthusiasm for top-quality research and good oral and written English communication skills are a must.
  • Proficiency in either German or French is an advantage.
  • Only candidates who meet the Marie Sk?odowska-Curie mobility rules (see ec.europa.eu/research) can be considered. 

Exigences linguistiques

Français et/ou Allemand
avec de bonnes connaissances de l'autre langue

Date d'entrée en fonction:


Prof. Nico Bruns or Dr. Barbara Fraygola
nico.bruns@unifr.ch or barbara.fraygola@unifr.ch
W: www.am-institute.ch

Date limite de réception des offres:

Adresse d'envoi:
Please send your complete documentation (reference PlaMatSu-Fribourg-3; including letter of motivation, CV, copies of pertinent certificates, and contact details of two references) until 30.10.2016 to: plamatsu@unifr.ch, stating the job-ID in the subject line. The successful candidate is expected to start as early as possible.