Scientific Assistant (f/m) In a German-Chinese scientific project in the field of Polymer Science, material science or technical chemistry



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Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

division "Technical Properties of Polymeric Materials "

To strengthen our team in the division “Technical Properties of Polymeric Materials ” in Berlin-Steglitz, starting 15th April 2018, we are looking for a

Scientific Assistant (f/m)
In a German-Chinese scientific project in the field of Polymer Science, material science or technical chemistry

Salary group 13 TVöD
Temporary contract for 36 months
Full-time / suitable as part-time employment

Join us and be part of our motivated team.

Your responsibilities include:

Scientific collaboration in the German-Chinese project „Biobased Flame Retardant Epoxy Resins and Composites”. The research includes:
- applied research in the area of flame retardant polymers
- thermal analysis of the pyrolysis
- investigate flammability and fire behaviour
- applying further methods, e.g. scanning electron microscopy and infrared spectroscopy
- discover the flame retardant modes of action and mechanisms
- documentation, presentation und publishing
- cooperation with the working group in China including a 5-month working stay in China

Your qualifications:

- academic university degree in the field of polymer science, materials sciences, or technical chemistry or a comparable discipline
- experience in the field polymeric materials, in particular epoxy resins
- experience in the field flame retardancy and fire testing
- cross-cultural competence
- good knowledge of German and English language
- capacity for teamwork and ability to communicate
- commitment and independent and self-responsible way of working
- willingness to travel and stay for business in China for 5 months

We offer:

- Interdisciplinary research at the interface between politics, economics and society
- Work in national and international networks with universities, research institutes and industrial companies
- Outstanding facilities and infrastructure
- Equal opportunities

Your Application:

We welcome applications per email. Please send your application to the following address: bewerbung@bam.de by 9th March 2018, quoting the reference number 19/18-7.5. Please attach detailed application documents to the email as a summarised file in PDF format (max. 20 MB). Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, to:

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
Referat Z.3 - Personal
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Please note that all application documents will only be stored and processed for the selection procedure. Upon conclusion of the selection procedure, the documents will be deleted in compliance with regulations on data privacy.

Mr Priv.-Doz. Dr. habil. Bernhard Schartel will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1021 and/or by email to bernhard.schartel@bam.de.

BAM pursues equal opportunities. For this reason, we particularly welcome female applicants. Recognised disabled applicants with identical suitability will be selected preferentially.