Vacancy No. 656/2019

PhD Position (f/m/d)

Job description

Within a DFG project, you will work on the development of miniaturized magnetic resonance systems (NMR) for hyperpolarization. You will design and build a modular microfluidic gas-liquid contactor being compatible to NMR spectroscopy and imaging systems. You will additionally develop a chemical reaction module. Both modules will be combined and will work with both high field (11.7 T) and low field (1.4 T, 1.9 T) NMR systems. Both of the modules shall be optimized for their use with common processes in NMR signal amplification.

Personal qualification

Applications of highly motivated and excellent candidates with a University degree (Diploma (Uni) / M.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering, Physics or Chemical Engineering, or related subjects with experience in Microsystems Technology are welcome.  Experience in polymer-based, glass- or ceramic-based microfluidic system design and fabrication, clean room work, and COMSOL for EM simulation is required. Candidates with experience with NMR/MRI, CAD, and/or hydrogen gas handling will be given priority.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

Starting date


Contract duration

3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Brandner, phone 0721 608-23963, email:


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 656/2019.
Personnel support is provided by 

Ms Gätcke
phone: +49 721 608-25010,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.