The competence center Bio4MatPro "Competence Center for the Biological Transformation of Materials Science and Production Engineering" is part of the Bioeconomy Model Region in the Rheinisches Revier funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF. In the first five-year project phase, from 2022 to 2026, more than 60 partners from academia and industry are working together to research and implement the biological transformation of industries such as textiles, plastics, industrial biotechnology, lightweight construction and the production technology required for this transformation.

Sustainable structural change – away from petrochemical feedstocks towards renewable raw materials and job creation – is what drives us.

Bio4MatPro defines six so-called BoostLabs BoostLab1 to BoostLab6, which comprise 23 collaborative projects. The BoostLabs are clustered in three thematic areas:

  1. Area 1: From renewable resources to valuable compounds and materials
  2. Area 2: Enabling platform technologies of the future
  3. Area 3: Projects for the biological transformation of industries

At RWTH Aachen University, DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, UKA, alone, a total of 28 postdoctoral positions, 32 doctoral positions and 18 positions for technical staff are available in Bio4MatPro.

If you want to become part of this unique network on biological transformation, it is best to apply today! We are looking forward to enthusiastic and committed comrades-in-arms and co-thinkers who will make our vision of a successful and sustainable structural change in the Rheinisches Revier and a Biological Transformation of materials science and production technology a reality.

Below you will find the project descriptions for all subprojects and links to the positions to be filled. We kindly ask you to limit your applications to a maximum of three vacancies. Additional applications cannot be considered in the application process. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the persons named in the job postings.

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To the project descriptions of the BoostLabs

BoostLab1: From local renewable raw materials to valuable materials and materials science valorization

BoostLab2: Switchable bonding for recycling and sustainable circular economy

BoostLab3: BioBricks4Production

BoostLab4: Bio-based coatings and finishes for medical technology and biotech products

BoostLab5: Bio-based coatings and finishes for textile technology and lightweight construction

BoostLab6: Biotechnological solutions and new production processes for plastics recycling and sustainable additives