Research Scientist Biomedical engineering of polymer-based cardiovascular devices

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
Teltow, Brandenburg (DE)
May 17 2021
2021/PL 7
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The Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon conducts cutting-edge international research for a changing world: Around 1,100 employees contribute to the tackling of climate change, the sustainable use of the world's coastal systems and the resource-compatible enhancement of the quality of life. From fundamental research to practical applications, the interdisciplinary research spectrum covers a unique range.

Institute of Active Polymers

The Institute of Active Polymers at Hereon performs research on multifunctional polymer materials and their interaction with living systems. lnformation-based design approaches aim at sustainable innovations for regenerative medicine, age-appropriate living and bio-based consumer products. The institute is located at the Hereon campus in Teltow near Berlin.

Research Scientist Biomedical engineering of polymer-based cardiovascular devices

Reference code: 50061255_10 – 2021/PL 7
Commencement date: as soon as possible for 2 years
(full time preferred)
Application deadline: June 14th, 2021
The place of employment is Teltow (near Berlin).

The advancement of equality at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon is matter of course for us; in particular, we are striving to increase the percentage of women in the science sector.

Your tasks

As a Research Scientist for Biomedical Engineering in an interdisciplinary project team in close cooperation with Clinical Scientists from the Department of Cardiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, you will be responsible for

  • digital design of medical devices from a product perspective, based on analysis of clinical imaging data and in consideration of the relevant IP landscape
  • design of fabrication schemes for devices
  • prototyping especially by 3D-printing
  • selection or design of proper instrumentation for project tasks
  • analytical characterization of starting materials and products including mechanical testing, analysis of polymer structure, integrity and further material characteristics including impurities; planning and set-up of new methodologies
  • training and supervision of the technical staff

Your profile

  • successfully completed engineering degree (master level, university/university of applied science) in engineering, e.g. biomedical engineering, polymer processing technologies
  • track record of experience in research and development in industry or PhD in the field of this call; hands-on skills in set-up and handling of instruments, digital design and fabrication of devices
  • familiar with the quality and regulatory requirements for manufacturing and quality control of biomaterials/medical devices; work experience under a quality management system
  • knowledge on clinical applications of medical devices
  • strong organizational and communication skills
  • fluent business language in English and/or German, with a working knowledge of the other; international applicants are expected to continuously work an German language skills
  • high level of personal commitment and stress resilience
  • experienced handling of MS Office, CAD software and simulation software

We offer you

  • multinational work environment with ca. 1,100 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits

The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.


Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number 2021/PL 7.

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