Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbruecken, Germany


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The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbruecken, Germany offers postdoctoral fellow position on Haptic perception of materials. Candidate having PhD in Materials Science or Physics can apply for this position.

About- The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbruecken, Germany, is an internationally leading center for materials research. We focus on surface and interface phenomena and their exploitation in the development of innovative materials and structures. The INM is a scientific partner for national and international research institutions and a provider of research and development for companies throughout the world. The INM has about 250 employees and is an institute of the Leibniz Association.

Research/Job area– Materials Science or Physics

Project Title- Haptic perception of materials

Location- NM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbruecken, Germany

Eligibility/Qualification- Who holds a PhD in Materials Science or Physics. Candidates with a PhD in Psychology and Exploratory Interest in Experiments on the Physical Processes of Haptic Perception therefore wants to be considered. Experiences with contact mechanics, skin friction, or psychophysical experiments would be helpful. The scientific goal of the project is to reveal relevant material parameters in the perception of micro-structured surfaces by touch. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to reach out to prospective industrial partners of the INM.

Job/Position Description- This postdoc position is initially limited to one year and is to be filled as soon as possible. Salary and working hours are in accordance with the German state public service salary scale (E13 TV-L) and the accordant social benefits.

How to Apply- Please send your application via e-mail to the attention of Prof. Roland Bennewitz including a detailed CV. The attachment should be a single pdf-file <10 MB:


For Contact-

INM – Leibniz Institute for 
New Materials gGmbH 
Campus D2 2 
66123 Saarbrücken Germany 
Prof. Dr. Roland Bennewitz 
Head of Nanotribology 

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Last Date for Apply– Till position filled

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