Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Exzellenzcluster Matters of Activity
The Cluster »Matters of Activity. Image Space Material« aims to create a basis for a new culture of materials. The central vision of the Cluster is to rediscover the analog in the activity of images, spaces and materials in the age of the digital. Biology and technology, mind and material, nature and culture intertwine in a new way. In this context, the interdisciplinary research and development of sustainable practices and structures is a central concern in areas such as architecture and soft robotics, textiles, materials and digital filters, and surgical cutting techniques.
Student Assistant in the Project »Cutting. Sensing Knife« (m/f/d) for the Field of Physics/Biophysics
80h per Month, Limited until 31/12/2022 – MoA_08_2021 – Application Deadline: 30 November 2021 – Start of Employment: January 2022
Within the Sensing knife subproject funded by the Humboldt Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity« we are working on development of tools inspired by scanning probe microscopy to increase the accuracy and resolution of simultaneous actions of sensing and cutting of matter. More specifically, we are investigating the process of cutting, healing and mechanical probing of Live tissue of various cells. Comparing mechanics of healthy and glioma tissue and using that information in development of the Sensing knife prototype.
Collaboration in the project »Cutting. Sensing Knife«
Literature research and procurement
Assistance in the preparation and implementation of experiments / sample preparations
Proofreading of texts in German and/or English language
Assistance with the experimentation with scanning probe microscopy (there will be instructions and tutoring)
Study of a field of study relevant to the field of activity (Physics, Bio-physics)
Knowledge of the current Office programs
Knowledge of the following graphics program Powerpoint, Corel Draw desired
Very good knowledge of German and English
Some experience with Python, Arduino IDE desired
Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team
Interest in experiments in biological and bio-medical research
How to apply:
As an interdisciplinary research Cluster, we know that diversity makes us better. It is important to us that our employees not only reflect a broad spectrum of social, personal and cultural backgrounds and life experiences, but also that they can fully contribute to the work environment in their individuality. We particularly welcome applications from women*, people with personal or family migration biographies, and people with diverse skills.
Applications in English, quoting the reference number MoA_08_2021 should be sent to the following address by 30 November:
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Exzellenzcluster Matters of Activity
Mohammad Fardin Gholami
Unter den Linden 6
or in one PDF file to moa.application [at] hu-berlin.de.
We encourage you to include information on your social situation in the application.
To ensure equal opportunities, applications from qualified women are particularly welcome. Applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are equally qualified.
Applications from people with a migration background are explicitly desired.
Since no documents will be returned, we kindly ask you to refrain from handing in application folders and to submit copies only.