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Scientific employee (m/f/d)

for the research work of the Modellfabrik Papier in the field of paper-related research and development

As part of the Modellfabrik Papier, your mission is to conduct research in specific focus areas of our research agenda and develop technology enablers for sustainable paper manufacturing.

Your mission

Your tasks

Your concrete tasks will depend on the respective research focus and will be explained in an initial interview. The Modellfabrik Papier is building its own research infrastructure with its own laboratories. You will work in a new team of scientists, in intensive exchange with scientific partners.

  • Successfully completed university degree (Diplom (FH) or Bachelor) or postdoc in the field of:

> Macromolecular chemistry or paper chemistry
> Fibre chemistry and recycling management
> Paper engineer with focus on primary energy efficiency
> Engineer with focus on adiabatic process control
> Engineer for dry web laying
> Process engineering
> Thermodynamica and Energy
> Digitalisation
> Natural sciences

  • Enjoyment of scientific work
  • Independent and self-reliant way of working
  • Ability to work in a team, organisational skills, communication skills, personal responsibility, reliability

Your profile

What we offer

  • Temporary appointment until July 2027
  • A varied and challenging job in a research institution that represents the hub between science and industry in the paper sector
  • An innovative and dynamic working environment with your own creative freedom
  • The opportunity to play a significant role in shaping sustainable paper production
  • The possibility of mobile working and flexitime arrangements as a basis for family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Employment, remuneration and social benefits based on the TVöD-Bund (German Federal Employment Service)


Equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/d) are an integral part of our personnel policy


The Modellfabrik Papier will be built on the site of the Innovation Quarter at the Düren train station. Until the completion of our new building in early 2025, our activities will take place at the Jülich Research Center. Further office space is currently located in the CO_SPACE.DN.

Application documents to be submitted

  • Meaningful cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • References
  • Desired/possible starting date
  • Salary expectation

We are looking forward to your application!
Please send your complete documents by e-mail to:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone:

Further information

We look forward to receiving your application

Your contact person:

Peter Bekaert