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

  • 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
  • A full-time, permanent position
  • 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 Dueren railway station. Construction will start at the end of 2023.
The offices are currently located in the CO_SPACE.DN in the Pleußmühle in Düren.

Modellfabrik Papier GmbH
August-Klotz-Straße 21
52349 Düren

Application documents to be submitted

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

Send us your application documents as a PDF file:

Further information

We look forward to receiving your application

Your contact person:

Peter Bekaert