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Female scientists research at BAM in a variety of fields.

Source: BAM

The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) will be present at the "I, SCIENTIST – The conference on gender, career paths and networking" in the Berlin Free University from 12 to 14 May 2017. BAM will have an information stand at the Carrier's Show where it will advise female scientists on career paths in BAM.

"To remain competitive, departmental research institutes like BAM need young female scientists", says BAM President Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne. "At BAM, women researchers can experience excellent research conditions with state-of-the-art measuring technologies and test equipment, as well as a flexible work environment."

BAM offers a wide range of career opportunities to young women scientists. This allows them to work in over 60 different disciplines – from analytical chemistry, through fibre optic sensors to materials engineering. BAM also supports junior professorships and young female researchers can benefit from BAM’s networks with industrial research partners and facilities.


"I, Scientist" wants to create a forum for young scientists, provide information about career opportunities and establish contacts. Specialist presentations on gender studies as well as reports from personal experience and workshops are intended to draw attention to the prejudice against women and men in the professional world and to outline solutions. The aim of the conference is to eliminate existing problems with both sexes participating and to strengthen the women’s career path in science.

About BAM

BAM promotes safety in technology and chemistry.
As a BMWi departmental research institute, BAM performs research, testing and offers advisory support to protect people, the environment and material goods. Its activity in the fields of materials science, materials engineering and chemistry is focussed on the technical safety of products and processes. BAM’s research is directed towards substances, materials, building elements, components and facilities as well as natural and technical systems important for the national economy and relevant to society. It also tests and assesses their safe handling and operation. BAM develops and validates analysis procedures and assessment methods, models and necessary standards and provides science-based services for the German industry in a European and international framework.

Safety creates markets.

BAM sets and represents high standards for safety in technology and chemistry for Germany and its global markets to further develop the successful German quality culture "Made in Germany“.

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