About CINSaT

At the University of Kassel, 32 scientific groups work on their vision for the future of nano science within the Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology (CINSaT). Therefore, CINSaT shall be denominated as center of nano-scientific activities at the university of Kassel.

CINSaT aims to be a nucleus for pursuing nano science activities at the University of Kassel, with a broad participation from the departments of ‘mathematics and natural science’, ‘electrical engineering and computer science’, ‘civil engineering’, ‘mechanical engineering’ and ‘philosophy’.

As nano science activities have a strong diversity, the CINSaT has recently established different core topics that build topical pillars within the center:

  • 3-dimensional nanostructures
  • Multiscale Bioimaging
  • Photonics
  • Chiral Systems
  • Quantum Technology
  • Nanomaterials

One of the goals of the CINSaT is to foster the interaction across departments and the traditional scientific disciplines, and to benefit from the different expert knowledge each group can provide to a specific nano-related problem. Therefore, some key projects have been defined within each pillar in order to stimulate this interdisciplinary approach.

CINSaT is intended to be a platform that covers the synthesis, theoretical analysis, characterization and application of nanostructures – also in cooperation with partners from the industry.

02/25/2022 | Aktuelles

12 Research Assistant Opportunities - University of Kassel

The University of Kassel establishes the interdisciplinary Research Training Group (RTG) “Biological Clocks on Multiple Time Scales”, which is funded by the German Research foundation from April 2022 on. The RTG aims at investigating the principles of timekeeping in living organisms, enabling to orchestrate periodic processes with very different frequencies ranging from infradian over circadian to ultradian rhythms. The unique approach is to combine the expertise of biologists, physicists, chemists, mathematicians, and engineers to advance the understanding of biological clocks.


In the first phase, the RTG seeks to fill the positions of:

12 Research Assistants (PhD positions; m/f/d) 

- starting from April 1, 2022, or soon thereafter.


Descriptions of the 12 specific research projects of this phase can be found at: https://www.uni-kassel.de/forschung/multiscale-clocks/welcome.

We encourage applications of candidates with dedicated interest in any of the projects, and with background in (bio-)physics, (bio-)chemistry, system and control theory, mathematics, neurochemical biology, neurobiology, molecular biology, or related disciplines. Applicants should specify in their application a first (and possibly a second) choice of individual research project according to interest and qualification by including the “Extra Application Form” found at:


The candidates are expected to work towards their PhD degree.