We are constantly inviting applications for postdoctoral positions as well as from prospective PhD candidates to work in the field of light-driven soft matter materials design.

Please direct enquiries to Prof. Barner-Kowollik or any other academic staff member of the soft matter materials team. The application must include a personalized motivation letter, your CV, two reference letters as well as transcripts of university certificates.


PhD Position − Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Brisbane, Australia

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong interest in macromolecular synthetic chemistry to join our multi-national and transcontinental research team ( based in Brisbane, Australia, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to undertake her/his PhD (3 years) in a joint PhD project with the team of Prof. Andreas Walther at Freiburg University ( for advanced reprogrammable material design.

The successful applicant will be based in the School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering ( at QUT as well as spend time in the group of Prof. Andreas Walther. If desired, a cotutelle program (joint PhD between QUT and Freiburg University) can be established.
The successful applicant will be based in the School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering ( at Queensland University of Technology, and joins our research team ( 

To apply, please provide:
(A) Undergraduate academic transcripts with marks and yearly ranking.
(B) Two detailed letters of reference (including one from the supervisor of your research thesis)
(C) A letter of motivation
(D) A full CV and publication list

Please send your completed application in a single PDF document to Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik (

Applications close 30th of May 2018.

The applicant must be eligible to enrol in a PhD at the Queensland University of Technology ( The Scholarship is indexed annually (starting at AU$27,171 per annum). The scholarship is tax exempt for full-time students. International students will receive an accompanying QUT Higher Degree Research Tuition Fee Sponsorship. An excellent level of English is essential.