Research Associate (m/f/d) in the field of “polymer materials”with the possibility of a doctorate

Chair of Polymeric Materials

The Chair of Polymeric Materials under the leadership of Professor Holger Ruckdäschel is currently seeking for the field of Resin Systems & Additive Manufacturing within the framework of a publicly funded collaborative project a

Research Associate (m/f/d) in the field of “polymer materials”with the possibility of a doctorate

limited to initially 2 years. 

In direct collaboration with an industrial partner, the goal is to develop an innovative, highly filled resin system for the DLP 3D printing process, aiming to produce high-quality components for use in medical technology, measurement and laboratory devices, the electronics industry, and high-temperature applications.

The objective is to address process- and material-related challenges by optimizing the properties of resin systems and adjusting process parameters for efficient DLP processing. The work focuses on understanding the interactions between fillers and the resin matrix to enhance the mechanical properties and processability of the end products.

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 additive manufacturing. 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 HybPrint3D“ 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)