Do you want to work on exciting issues and independently advance research topics that make a decisive contribution to safety in technology and chemistry? Welcome to BAM, where your doctorate can make an impact!

Doing a doctorate with impact

We currently have around 180 doctoral students working on their doctorates or PhDs in natural or engineering sciences. We would be happy to support you in a structured doctoral programme with numerous qualification opportunities and supervision by experienced scientists. Your doctorate will take place in cooperation with universities that conduct the doctoral procedure and provide academic supervision.

Qualification programme

Within the qualification programme "Menschen-Potentiale" we offer you optimal conditions to gain independence and expertise to become active in science, business, and politics. It includes numerous interdisciplinary courses in which you can acquire essential key competences in the areas of research management, working techniques and science communication.

Working Group "PhD Students”

Would you like to get actively involved? In the working group "PhD Students", which represents the interests of our doctoral students, you can network across disciplines. Regular meetings and annual, self-organised events such as the PhD Day or the PhD Retreat offer numerous opportunities for exchange.

Have we captured your interest?

If you are interested in a doctorate at BAM, several paths are open to you. There may already be a suitable job advertisement to which you can apply directly. If this is not the case, or if you are planning your own research project, you can also contact the desired department directly or apply on your own initiative.

Employment contracts for doctoral students are concluded for a limited period according to the regulations of the WissZeitVG. Payment is according to TVÖD.

Here you can find our current vacancies.

You can submit your speculative application here.

If you have general questions regarding pursuing a doctorate or PhD at BAM, please contact Dr. Anne Timm at or phone +49 30 8104-1014

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