PhD student (m/f/d) | Mycelium Composites

Young Researchers Potsdam-Golm
Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine Structural and Cell Biology Chemistry
Job Offer from November 23, 2022

The Department of Sustainable and Bioinspired Materials (Director Prof. Dr. Silvia Vignolini) at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, invites applications from outstanding young scientists for the position of PhD student (m/f/d) for Mycelium Composites.

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student in the field of bio-based composites. The candidate should have a degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or closely related fields, with an outstanding profile, a strong background, and interests in

  • Fungal cell culture and the development of novel procedures
  • Characterization techniques of natural polymers
  • Preparation of complex mycelium composites
  • Chemical modification of natural polymers (hemicellulose, chitin, and lignin)
  • Mechanical and chemical characterization techniques

The position will be in the Multifunctional Bio-Composite group.

The position is available starting in early 2023.

To submit your candidature, please send an email to: with subject Cand–PhD [Name, Surname], with attached PDF version of your CV and a cover letter [max. 1 page].

Please send us your application in English until 20.12.2022.

The candidate CV will be evaluated internally according to the project and the best candidates will be invited for an online interview. After the online interview the interviewed candidates will receive an email with the final decision.

The accepted candidate will join the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Sustainable and Bioinspired Materials Department in the group led by Dr. Daniel Dax.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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