Senior Postdoctoral Position

Job Details
Closing Date: 2021-04-30
Institution: IPF Institute of Biofunctional Polymer Materials
Term: 2 years
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Postdoctoral, Cancer/Oncology
Salary: TV-L EG 13
Line 1: IPF Institute
City: Dresden
Country: Germany

Job Description

Senior Postdoctoral Position

The IPF Institute of Biofunctional Polymer Materials, Dresden, Germany

The IPF-Institute of Biofunctional Polymer Materials is looking for a highly motivated Senior PostDoc.

40 hours/week to work on the project “CHIPIN - Tissue-engineering the tumour microenvironment to improve treatment of pancreatic cancer”

The research program is placed in the Institute of Biofunctional Polymer Materials, which focuses The Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF) is one of the largest polymer research institutions in Germany, with 5 departments and over 470 employees. The research program is placed in the Institute of Biofunctional Polymer Materials, which focuses on matrix engineering, cell-material and host-material reactions, stimuli-responsive nanomaterials, biomolecular devices and oncomechanics.


We are looking for a senior PostDoc to work on deciphering cellular and molecular interactions within the tumour microenvironment, with a focus on the immuno-suppressive signature and stroma-targeting therapies in pancreatic cancer. The postdoctoral researcher will help lead efforts as part of the PI’s recently funded ERC Consolidator Grant “CHIPIN”. The project involves 3D approaches that mimic the extracellular matrix, tissue composition and biomechanical properties of patient tumours and their application as clinically predictive platforms and for drug discovery. The research involves bioengineered 3D models, primary cell cultures and state-of-the-art multi-omics techniques. As part of an interdisciplinary team, the postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for instructing and guiding team members and PhD students.

Your profile:

We are looking forward to receive applications from highly motivated scientists with several years PostDoc experience. Applicants should hold a master in biology, or a related field, as well as a PhD in this scientific area, with a strong publication record given the career stage. Applicants should have a documented strong expertise in cell culture, cancer biology, immunology, as well as ethics application writing and in vivo (mouse) experience. Applicants should have the legal right to work in the EU.

The scientist in this position is expected to work independently but collaboratively with other team members and other research groups. Well-developed planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks, setting and meeting deadlines are essential. A demonstrated knowledge of confidentiality, privacy and information handling is desired. Excellent communication skills for scientific writing and discussions and proficiency in English are mandatory.

We offer:

A position in a leading research institute, combined with a highly specialised working environment where you can implement your own ideas and work with a diverse and inclusive team and our international partners.

Salary: According to German pay grade TV-L EG 13
Starting date: May-June 2021
Duration: 2 years with option for contract extension

Full applications should include a curriculum vitae, a 1-page letter of motivation, certificates, a list of publications, 2-3 references and expected availability date and should be emailed as a single PDF file to Don’t forget to indicate the number of the job vacancy (No. 017-2021)