Career and Vacancies

Open positions and possible career perspectives in the future

Join us! (Open Positions)

Highly-motivated chemistry students looking for a challenge in the synthesis (and characterisation) of catalytic systems, dyestuffs, liquid crystals and natural products are welcome to apply for a research internship, a bachelor thesis, a master thesis , PhD. thesis or postdoctoral position.

For those seeking jobs in one of our fields of research, please contact Prof. Dr. Sabine Laschat for more information concerning available places. In the case of a bachelor thesis, students are encouraged to contact the PhD. students directly.

Master Thesis in Organic Chemistry:

Synthesis of Biodegradable Liquid Crystal Elastomers for Tissue Engineering




Chemistry: IOC - Institute of Organic Chemistry 

Research Group:

Prof. Dr. Sabine Laschat

The University of Stuttgart represents outstanding, world-renowned research and first-class teaching in one of Europe's most dynamic industrial regions. As a reliable employer, the university supports and promotes the academic careers of its researchers. It is proud of its employees, who currently come from over 100 different countries. The university is a partner for knowledge and technology transfer and focuses on multidisciplinarity.

Our research group at the Institute of Organic Chemistry is a synthetically oriented group focus on:

  • total syntheses of biologically active natural products for drug development
  • catalysis (e.g. within the framework of the CRC1333)
  • syntheses of liquid crystals and functional materials

In collaboration with the group of Prof. E. Hegmann from the Liquid Crystal Institute and the Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University we want develop new Liquid Crystal Elastomers (LCEs), which have been long sought as artificial tissues based on a combination of orientational ordering, induced by liquid crystalline moieties, and elastic properties of polymers. Studies of LCE scaffold–cell interactions showed that the presence of liquid crystal moieties promotes cell alignment paving the way for a stimulated brain-like tissue. (E. Hegmann et al., Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 354-360. DOI: 10.1039/c7sm01949a)

As a master student in our research group, you are a main part of our interdisciplinary team and you will focus on the following topics:

  • Synthesis of novel biocompatible liquid crystals (LCs)
  • Crosslinking of the liquid crystalline moieties to block-copolymers to obtain liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs)
  • Investigation of the mesomorphic properties by polarizing optical microscopy (POM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and X-ray diffraction (WAXS, SAXS)


Are you interested in developing professionally and would like to deepen your study contents? Do you have basic experience in the field of organic and/or polymer synthesis and are you interested in working on an innovative concept?

Then get in touch with us!

Contact Details

Prof. Dr. Sabine Laschat

Institut für Organische Chemie

Tel.  0049-(0)711/685 64565


Career Perspectives

The range of employment possibilities for chemists is about as multifaceted as chemistry itself. Hence, chemists from the Laschat Research Group have, since graduating, found themselves in a wide variety of jobs in places all around the world. Given here is a table, which lists the companies whom some previous members of our group have found employment with since graduating.

Company Postcode City
BASF 67056 Ludwigshafen
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma 55216 Ingelheim am Rhein
Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz 38226 Salzgitter
Centrica SL4 5GD Berkshire (U.K.)
Clariant 65929 Frankfurt am Main
Clariant Colorquimice 15170 Maipu (Chile)
Confarma 68490 Hombourg (France)
Continental 30419 Hannover
Dekra Automobil 70565 Stuttgart
Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne 1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)
EPAX Pharma TS2 1UB Middlesbrough (U.K.)
European Patent Office 80335 München
Evonik Industries 45128 Essen
Evonik Röhm 64293 Darmstadt
Ferdinand Eimermacher 48356 Nordwalde
GDCh 60444 Frankfurt am Main
Glaxo Smith Kline SG1 Stevenage, Hertfordshire (U.K.)
GPSolar 78467 Konstanz
Heel 76532 Baden Baden
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen 69115 Heidelberg
Helmholtz Gemeinschaft 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
Henkel 40191 Düsseldorf
Hochdorf 6281 Hochdorf (Switzerland)
HTW Aalen 73430 Aalen
IBM Research Zurich 8803 Rüschlikon (Switzerland)
INEOS Phenol 45966 Gladbach
JoLiTec 74076 Heilbronn
Lanxess Deutschland 51369 Leverkusen
LAUS 67489 Kirrweiler
Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie 13125 Berlin-Buch
Lummus Novolen Technology 68165 Mannheim
MPI für Kohlenforschung 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr
NuCellSys 73230 Kirchheim
Nuvisan 89231 Neu-Ulm
Patentanwälte LLP 68163 Mannheim
Reemtsma 22774 Hamburg
Robert Bosch 72762 Reutlingen
Robert Bosch 70469 Stuttgart-Feuerbach
Robert Bosch LLC 94304 Palo Alto (CA, U.S.A.)
Roche Diagnostics 68305 Mannheim
S. Goldmann 33609 Bielefeld
Salutas 39171 Barleben
Sandoz 6250 Kundl (Austria)
Sanofi-Aventis Pharma Deutschland 65926 Frankfurt am Main
SETylose 65203 Wiesbaden
Stiftungs-Universität Hildesheim 31141 Hildesheim
Styron 06258 Schkopau
TIB/UB Hannover 30167 Hannover
Ticona 46147 Oberhausen
Total Bitumen 25541 Brunsbüttel
Trumpf 71254 Ditzingen
TU Braunschweig 38106 Braunschweig
University of Basel 4056 Basel (Switzerland)
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg 91054 Erlangen
University of Helsinki 00014 Helsinki (Finland)
University of Stuttgart 70569 Stuttgart
University of Warwick CV4 7AL Coventry (U.K.)
Votteler Lackfabrik 70825 Korntal-Münchingen
Wiley VCH 69469 Weinheim
Würth Elektronik 74585 Rot am See
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