Ph-D student (m/f/d) in the field of Materials Science, Physics or Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent engineering discipline



Reference number

278/19 – 8.5



Contract Term



Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Division micro non-destructive testing

To strengthen our team in the division “micro non-destructive testing” in Berlin-Steglitz,
starting 2020-02-01 at the latest, we are looking for a

Ph-D student (m/f/d)
in the field of Materials Science, Physics or Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent engineering discipline

Salary group E13 TVöD
Temporary contract for 36 months
Full-time / suitable as part-time employment

At BAM we do research that matters. Our work covers a broad array of topics in the focus areas of energy, infrastructure, environment, materials, and analytical sciences. We offer an excellent work environment, located in Berlin, with state of the art research infrastructure and special laborato-ries.

We are looking for talented people to join us.

The position requires regular travel, prolonged periods of stay and ability to work within the Neu-tron Science facility at MLZ, Garching, near Munich.

Your responsibilities include:

Research in the field of „ Fundamentals of Neutron diffraction analysis of residual stress and texture of Additively Manufactured Alloys (with focus on Ni-base superalloys)”; specific tasks include:
- Characterisation and development of the analysis methods of spatially resolved texture and residual stresses in additively manufactured alloys using neutron diffraction
- Characterisation and analysis of elastic and plastic properties of additively manufactured alloys via in-situ mechanical testing using neutron diffraction
- Developing Bragg Edge neutron imaging for microstructure, texture and strain analysis of additively manufactured alloys
- Presentation and publication of the results
- Interdisciplinary exchange within the national and international scientific community
- Active participation to the team activities and support of parallel projects
- Supervision of Master and Bachelor students

Your qualifications:

- Scientific degree (Master/Diploma) in the field of Materials Science, Physics or Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent engineering discipline with very good grades
- knowledge and experience of diffraction theory and the application to the characterisation of residual stresses and texture within materials
- knowledge of crystallography and metallurgy
- knowledge of additive manufacturing
- Excellent experimental skills
- Good Data analysis skills, including general coding skills (e.g. C++, Python)
- Experience with mechanical (Tensile, creep, fatigue) testing
- Very good communication skills in English (spoken and written)
- Good German (spoken and written) is desirable

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 13.12.2019, quoting the reference number 278/19-8.5. 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 Evans will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-4682 and/or by email to alexander.evans@bam.de.

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