Research Associate (m/f/d) in the field of "fiber-reinforced composites" with the possibility of a doctorate

Chair of Polymeric Materials

The Chair of Polymeric Materials under the direction of Professor Holger Ruckdäschel is currently seeking within the framework of a BMWK project in the field of fiber composite materials a

Research Associate (m/f/d) in the field of “fiber-reinforced composites”with the possibility of a doctorate

 limited to initially 3 years. 

Within a broad project consortium covering the entire value chain, the goal is to optimize sustainability and resource efficiency. This optimization spans from the selection and composition of the carrier material, extends through the manufacturing and assembly of the circuit board, to the integration into the electronic product, and its recycling at the end of the product's life cycle.

In the specific subproject to be addressed, bio-based or recyclable composite materials for circuit board substrate materials are to be produced and characterized. The focus lies on the recyclability and ecological assessment of the materials, as well as on the thermo-mechanical, dielectric, and fire protection properties, taking into account the structure-property relationships of the utilized resin systems, additives, and fiber reinforcement.

Your profile: 

You have an above-average university degree (master’s or diploma), preferably in the following technical fields:

  • Material science
  • Mechanical engineering / plastics technology
  • Chemical engineering / process engineering
  • Physics or chemistry with experience in polymers

Furthermore, you are characterized by an above-average interest in scientific issues concerning fiber-reinforced plastics. You bring along a high degree of motivation and initiative and convince with a confident appearance and a good command of written and spoken English. Optionally, you have further knowledge in the fields of informatics, digitalization or sustainability.

We offer you: 

  • the opportunity for professional and personal development
  • the opportunity to work in a dynamic research team at a nationally and internationally renowned location for polymer sciences
  • a versatile field of activity in a technically above-average well-equipped laboratory environment
  • an innovative scientific activity in combination with application-oriented research
  • a large number of industrial contacts


The University of Bayreuth appreciates the diversity of its employees as an enrichment and is expressly committed to the goal of equal opportunities for all genders. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are very welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the Best Practice Club "Familie in der Hochschule e.V.", and has successfully participated in the HRK audit "Internationalization of the University". Persons with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration if equally qualified.


Please apply online with meaningful application documents stating the keyword „WiMi DEEP-OPT“ via our application portal of the University of Bayreuth. The documents will be deleted after the position has been filled in accordance with the requirements of data protection.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Martin Demleitner, (martin.demleitner@uni-bayreuth.de; Tel. 0921/55-7476)

Michael Hoffmann (michael.hoffmann@uni-bayreuth.de; Tel. 0921/55-7472)