Vacancy No. 26-2018-IFG

PhD Position (f/m): “Development of an Analytical Strategy for Bioprinting Applications”


Job description

We invite highly motivated and creative applicants within a BMBF funded collaborative project, aiming towards a more systematic and standardized process development approach for bioprinting applications. The focus of the overall project is to create a framework for the standardization and reproducibility of research results in the field of 3D bioprinting. Thus, a holistic consideration of the bioprinting process is important.

The PhD work will be part of this research project focusing on the development of an analytical strategy for bioprinting applications. For this purpose, a critical process evaluation in combination with the identification of critical process parameters (CPPs) will be performed. The analytical strategy should include all CPPs to enable a systematic printing process development as well as the monitoring of a printing process. The study will be closely coordinated with external project partners from academia and industry.

You will therefore work in a multidisciplinary environment, in close collaboration with the group and our external Partners.

Personal qualification

The ideal candidate should hold a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Bioprinting or Materials Science. Previous experience in one (or more) of the following topics would be beneficial: 3D printing, bioprinting, rheology, image processing and/or computer-aided design (CAD)

Strong motivation for research and good experimental skills are highly desirable. Potential candidates should be able to demonstrate intrinsic eagerness to learn. Individuals must possess excellent written and oral proficiency in English and organizational skills. In addition, they should demonstrate the ability both to work independently and as part of a team.

Organizational unit

Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Mr. Prof. Jürgen Hubbuch, phone 0721 608-47526, email: or Ms. Sarah Gretzinger, phone 0721 608-47528, email:


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 26-2018-IFG.
Personnel support is provided by 

Ms Ratzel
phone: +49 721 608-25544,

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

If qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.