Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d) (100 %) for the research field

The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy is a pioneer and a driver of bioeconomy research. We create the scientific foundation to transform agricultural, food, industrial and energy systems into a comprehensive bio-based circular economy. We develop and integrate techniques, processes and management strategies, effectively converging technologies to intelligently crosslink highly diverse bioeconomic production systems and to control them in a knowledge-based, adaptive and largely automated manner. We conduct research in dialogue with society - knowledge-motivated and application-inspired. For the German use case of the project „MarginUp: Raising the bio-based industrial feedstock capacity of Marginal Lands“, funded by the European Union, the following position is to be filled at the next possible date, Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d) (100 %) for the research field “Basic investigations on the defibration of cellulosic biomass in a twin-screw extruder” - Engineer or Material Scientist -

Your responsibility  Scientific work in the German part of the European project MarginUp  Planning, implementation and evaluation of experiments on the harvesting and processing of biomass from rewetted fenland  Planning, implementation and evaluation of experiments on the production of natural fibres from fenland biomass with an extruder  Adaption and further development of machines for processing of fibre plants with focus on a twin-screw extruder  Determination of material properties and process modelling  Documentation, analysis and evaluation of experimental results  Organisation of project meetings  Presentation of project results at scientific conferences and practical oriented workshops  Preparation of project reports and scientific publications Your qualification  Excellent university degree (Diploma, Master of Science) in mechanical engineering, material science or related fields  Knowledge and experience in design experimental set-ups in laboratory and technical scales  Knowledge and experience in, or willingness to become familiar with, methods for modelling material properties, especially rheological models  Scientific expertise, preferably demonstrated by a degree in a field of activity relevant to the project  Proven experience in work with script based software like Matlab, SAS or Python  Knowledge in statistical data analysis  Initial experience with knowledge transfer and inter- or transdisciplinary cooperation  Fluent English language proficiency and proven ability to write scientific publications  Command of the German language is most welcome, interest in learning German is required  Willingness to travel according to project progress and requirements  Ability to work in a team and willingness to cooperate, reliability, flexibility, personal commitment and ability to work independently  European Driving license class B is an advantage

We offer  An attractive, interdisciplinary working environment in a team of experienced and young scientists and technicians  Excellent infrastructure for carrying out scientific work  Opportunity to do a doctorate within the project including the possibility to participate in structured doctoral programs  Access to national and international networks for your scientific career  The possibility, to prepare own research projects with the help of senior scientists of the department  Family-friendly working conditions that foster the compatibility of work and family life  Participation on the VBB company ticket  Company-owned electric bicycles for business trips  Our institute is located on the edge of a picturesque park-like landscape and is easy to reach by public transport or by bike.

The salary is based on your qualification and professional experience according to TV-L up to salary group 13. This full-time position (100 %) is limited until November 30th, 2026 according to the end of the project. For further information, please contact Dr. Thomas Hoffmann (Tel. +49 (0)331/5699-310, Email: and visit our website If you would like to contribute your professional competence to our interdisciplinary research, please apply by the following deadline February 28th, 2023 using ATB’s online application form for the job advertisement, code 2023-3-1, at Applications received after the application deadline cannot be considered. Equality of opportunity is part of our personnel policy. Disabled applicants with adequate qualification will be preferentially considered. By submitting an application, you agree that your job application documents will be stored for a period of six months, even in the case of an unsuccessful application. Further information on the processing, storage and protection of your personal data can be found at

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