Chemical laboratory assistant (d/f/m) with a focus on synthesis

DWI - Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien, Aachen

DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials is a research institution financed by the Federal Government and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is member of the Leibniz Association and is located at the Campus Melaten of the RWTH Aachen University. Here international young and experienced scientists belonging to different disciplines develop interactive materials according to the principles of nature.  

DWI invites applications for a position as 

Chemical laboratory assistant (d/f/m) 


The full-time position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and is initially limited to two years, with the option of renewal or conversion to permanent employment.

Remuneration is done under similar conditions as the collective agreement for public service of the federal states (TV-L). 
DWI offers you a wide range of possibilities to develop further both professionally and personally in an interdisciplinary setting. The position is located in the area of polymer synthesis and modification and the synthesis of organic compounds. 


Your tasks:

  • Organization, preparation and practical implementation of polymer syntheses, polymer modifications and syntheses of organic compounds

  • Characterization of the products by different methods of instrumental analysis (e.g. NMR, SEC)

  • Documentation of the results

  • General organizational tasks in the laboratory area


Your profile:

  • Successfully completed training as a chemical laboratory technician or a comparable qualification

  • Good knowledge of polymer chemistry and / or organic chemistry

  • Ideally, first experience in dealing with hazardous substances under a protective gas atmosphere

  • Knowledge in the field of instrumental analysis is an advantage

  • Independent and precise way of working and a high degree of flexibility

  • We require reliability, loyalty and a healthy attitude to work

  • Good expertise with MS Office and good skills of spoken and written English complete your profile


DWI offers:

  • exciting and challenging tasks as well as development opportunities in a modern scientific organization

  • An open and team-oriented working atmosphere in an international environment

  • The support of an experienced team.


DWI supports you to gain further qualifications. We offer our employees a broad spectrum of career opportunities in an attractive working climate.

DWI supports equal opportunities of women and men. The position can also be fulfilled in part-time, unless there are compelling professional reasons to do otherwise.

We at the DWI - Leibniz Institute value diversity and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of gender, disability, nationality or ethnic and social background.


For more information please contact
Project Leader

Dr. Andrew P. Vogt

+49 241 80-23335
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Project Leader

Dr. Jens Köhler

+49 241 80-26438
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Administrative Director

T.D. Thanh Nguyen

+49 241 80-23316
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If we have aroused your interest and you are open to new professional challenges, we would be delighted to receive a meaningful application from you.

Please send your application documents by e-mail in one PDF file until 31. October 2019 to Dr. Andrew Vogt (vogt(at) und Dr. Jens Köhler (koehler(at)