The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is attending for the second time the conference "I, Scientist – The conference on gender, career paths and networking" in Berlin-Adlershof from 25 - 26 May 2018. Visitors can find out about career opportunities at BAM and learn about BAM’s diverse research areas during the career speed-dating event at the BAM booth.
In addition to general career information, there are also personal testimonials from successful women scientists. Dr. Franziska Emmerling, head of BAM’s Analytical Chemistry, Reference Materials department, will talk about her professional background and provide tips on a career at BAM.
At 3 pm on 26 May, together with other renowned scientists, BAM President Prof. Ulrich Panne will discuss the effectiveness of gender equality measures. During the podium discussion "Equal rights – why are we still talking about gender (in)equality in 2018?", the panel guests will talk about their experiences with the implementation of the measures and discuss future perspectives.
"Innovative science needs more female scientists," said BAM president Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne. "BAM provides an attractive research environment for women and flexible work models for a better work-life balance," emphasized Prof. Panne.
BAM researchers can work in more than 60 different disciplines ranging from analytical chemistry, fibre optic sensors to materials engineering. Junior professorships are also supported by BAM and young female researchers can benefit from BAM networks with research institutions and industrial partners.
About “I, Scientist“
"I, Scientist" creates a forum for young scientists to learn about career opportunities and establish contacts. Lectures on gender studies and personal testimonials and workshops are meant to draw attention to prejudice against women and men in the professional world and point out potential solutions. The aim of the conference is to address existing problems involving both genders and to strengthen women’s careers in science.
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“.