Vacancy No. ITCP 05-2023

ITCP 05-2023 Bachelor- / Master Thesis: Functional polymer materials for metal ion filtration from water

Job description

In a time of resource shortage, it is crucial to seize every possible source, especially in regards of metals and rare earth metals since they are existential for most communication, mobility and manufacturing infrastructure. However, tapping new sources besides commercial mining methods requires innovative methods that are yet to be developed. Ground water, ocean water and even waste water hold great potential as sources for metals, therefore this project deals with the development of new chemistries and their application in functional materials for the filtration of metal ions from water.

Personal qualification
  • Basic knowledge of organic and/or polymer synthesis
  • Basic knowledge of analytical methods (NMR, SEC, IR, UV/Vis, DSC, TGA etc.)
Organizational unit

Institute for Biological Interfaces 3 - Macromolecular Materials (IBG 3), Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry (ITCP)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

Bachelor thesis: 3 Months (6 weeks labwork, 6 weeks thesis writing)

Master thesis: 6 Months (5 months labwork, 1 month thesis writing)

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Patrick Théato, e-mail:, Dr. Yosuke Akae, e-mail:, Dr. Dominik Voll, e-Mail: or Dr. Christian Schmitt, e-mail:


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number ITCP 05-2023.
Personnel support is provided by 

Ms Carrasco Sanchez
phone: +49 721 608-42016,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.