Postdoc in Materials Informatics/Data Science: Repositories for and Fusion of Metallic Materials' Data



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Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Division Experimental and Model Based Mechanical Behaviour of Materials

To strengthen our team in the division Experimental and Model Based Mechanical Behaviour of Materials in Berlin-Steglitz, starting 01.01.2019, we are looking for a

Postdoc in Materials Informatics/Data Science: Repositories for and Fusion of Metallic Materials' Data

Salary group E14 TVöD
Temporary contract for 36 months

Join us and be part of our motivated team.

The position is part of a strategic project aiming at developing online data resources for both academia and industry, providing quick and user-friendly access to core information obtained by BAM’s analysis and testing activities.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Setting up a data resource for mechanical data of metallic materials (e. g. for high temperature ap-plications such as aircraft propulsion systems) and related information
  • The work topic combines elements of database design, software engineering and data analysis
  • Analysis of the structure of existing datasets and independent development of an adequate database setup which enables unlimited data access for subsequent analysis procedures
  • Implementation of the database solution
  • Development and programming of a user-oriented web-based front end, involving adapted visu-alization and data analytics tools.

Your qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, Informatics, Computational Science, Data Analytics or closely related fields
  • Completed PhD on a corresponding topic with excellent results
  • Strong programming skills, including knowledge of Python, C++ and JavaScript
  • Proven experience in the setup and operation of databases and/or in data analytics
  • Basic knowledge in materials
  • Strong command of the English and German languages
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to work independently

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 10.12.2018, quoting the reference number 189/18-5.2. 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 proce-dure. Upon conclusion of the selection procedure, the documents will be deleted in compliance with regulations on data privacy.

Ms. B. Skrotzki will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1520 and/or by email to birgit.skrotzki@bam.de.

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