Synthesis of branched polymers to interact with living matter

Working group: RG Rodriguez-Emmenegger

[research internship]

Project description

As part of the SFB 985 project, you will synthesize arborescent polymers by controlled radical polymerization methods. You will introduce different functional groups suitable for crosslinking and use them as building blocks for the fabrication of ultra-low crosslinked arborescent microgels.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Synthesis of arborescent polymers and functionalization into photoactive building blocks for microgel production.
  • Polymer characterization by common methods (NMR, GPC, IR)
  • Microgel production in miniemulsion.

We are looking for a motivated student to join our RG Rodriguez-Emmenegger. You should be enrolled in the master’s program in chemistry, or a related field, with a strong interest in polymer chemistry. A willingness to learn new skills, proficiency in English (written and spoken), and an independent work manner are highly valued for this position.

This is what we offer

  • Opportunity to be part of a research project in the field of bioinspired interactive materials
  • Enhance your practical skills in organic synthesis, polymer synthesis and common characterization methods. Get hands on experience in conducting research
  • An inclusive and team-oriented work environment in an international, interdisciplinary setting
  • The guidance and support of an experienced team
For more information please contact
PhD student

Jonas Quandt, M.Sc.

+49 241 80-23366
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Jonas Quandt

If you are interested please send a short CV and transcripts (PDF or word) via email to

For more information about the group activity, please visit Research Group Rodriguez-Emmenegger.

We look forward to receiving your application!