At the Julius Wolff Institute we are searching for a PostDoc that develops unique approaches for biomechanical characterisations in soft tissues. Our aim is gain a better understanding of the extracellular matrix properties and to bridge histological observations with structural characterisations in soft tissues. Following the tradition of Julius Wolff we aim at unraveling the linkage between loads and tissue straining on the one side and resulting biological consequences on the other side. The tasks of this 3 year postdoc position would be

Your tasks would be:
  • to further develop existing and new technology for soft tissue characterisation of various soft tissues across various length scales
  • merge mechanical matrix charcterisation with histological and immun-histological imaging of the same tissue, ideally towards a 3D understanding of extracellular matrix properties in different soft tissues
  • employ the new testing strategies for soft materials also for synthetic materials ex vivo and for life imaging

Your profile:

  • master or diploma in mechanics, mechanical engineering, physics or material sciences
  • solid understanding of mechanical testing, incl. existing measurement software tools
  • a PhD in biomedical sciences or similar fields with a publication track record illustrating independend working capabilities

highly appreciated:

  • experience in biomechanical testing and development of devices
  • communication skills in English
  • you are team oriented, enthusiastic and flexible

Salary will be according to the TV-Charité structure (E13 scale) for a postdoc. The position is offered for a duration of 36 months, with an option for extension.

The Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin hires based on the suitability, competence and professional performance of applicants. We actively promote equality of all employees. We therefore welcome applications from women and men, regardless of their cultural and social background, age, religion, belief, disability or sexual orientation. Applicants with a disability are given preferred consideration if equally qualified.

Please send your complete application within 14 days to with reference to "PostDoc - Soft tissue biomechanical characterisation"