Fo­cal Points


Besides the broadness of the nano sciences recent research topics are subjected to high dynamic processes. Therefore, CINSaT developed a flexible scientific concept which takes the group's expertises, the already finished preliminary work and the interdisciplinary aspect into account. To define a clear profile in the diverse field of nanotechnology centers, CINSaT decided to focus on special topics with huge potential for the future.

In the years since CINSaT was founded, nanotechnology has developed rapidly. Therefore, the CINSaT is not able to cover the whole range of different developments. Although the CINSaT is still to be understood as a very open communication center between the specialist areas of the cooperating groups, we have to take this into account by focusing future discussions more strongly. This will enable a much more effective planning and implementation of cooperative projects in the future. In addition to the breadth of the nanosciences, current research areas are also subject to high dynamics and this fact will also be taken into account in the presented flexible scientific concept.

The foundations for a stronger thematic focus within the CINSaT are, on the one hand, the existing expertise of the participating working groups and the preparatory work carried out in recent years, as well as the identification of completely new thematic focal points with great future potential.

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:

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.