Research coordinator (m/f/d) in materials science and engineering



Reference number


Employment category

Full time /

Preferred start date



E 13 TVöD

Contract Term

Unlimited /


Berlin Steglitz

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Department 5 - Materials Engineering

To strengthen our team in the department 5 "Materials Technology" in Berlin-Steglitz, starting in early 2022, we are looking for a

Research coordinator (m/f/d) in materials science and engineering

Salary group 13 TVöD
Permanent contract
Full-time / suitable as part-time employment

The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is a materials research organization in Germany. Our mission is to ensure safety in technology and chemistry. We perform research and testing in materials science, materials engineering and chemistry to improve the safety of products and processes. 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 are looking for talented people to join us.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Support of the department head in scientific, strategic, and administrative content-related work
  • Support the development of cross-disciplinary and cross-departmental strategic research activities, such as data-driven materials science, additive manufacturing, hydrogen degradation, etc.
  • Support in the coordination of new scientific and strategic projects in cooperation with the central institutional research coordination
  • Close cooperation with the communications and marketing to increase the external visibility of the departmental and institutional materials research topics
  • Collaboration with the focus area materials team and/or support of other focus areas relevant to the department
  • Collaboration with research coordinators of other departments
  • Supporting the department head and staff scientists in cross-departmental research activities

Your qualifications:

  • Successfully completed engineering or scientific university degree (preferably in the field of materials science, physics or a comparable field) with a very good doctoral degree
  • Strong track record in scientific publishing and proposal writing
  • Experience in scientific dissemination, communication, and research management
  • Knowledge and experience with third-party funding programs (application, project management)
  • Experience in project implementation and leadership of multidisciplinary research groups
  • Excellent English and German language skills, both written and spoken
  • Very good presentation and publication skills
  • Experience in research transfer is an advantage
  • Good communication and information behaviour, goal-oriented and structured way of working, initiative/commitment, ability to work in a team/willingness to cooperate, conceptual, strategic and innovative thinking skills

We offer:

  • Interdisciplinary research at the interface of politics, economics and society
  • Work in national and international networks with universities, research institutes and industrial companies
  • Outstanding facilities and infrastructure
  • Flexible working hours and mobile working

Your application:

We welcome applications via the online application form by 10.12.2021. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 332/21-5.0 to:

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
Referat Z.3 - Personal
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

We will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please contact:
Prof. Dr. Robert Maaß (+49 30 8104-1500 or Robert.Maass@bam.de)

BAM pursues the goal of professional equality between women and men. We therefore particularly welcome applications from women. In addition, BAM supports the integration of severely disabled persons and therefore especially welcomes their applications. With regard to the fulfilment of the job advertisement requirements, the application documents are examined individually. Recognised severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration if they are equally suitable.

The advertised position requires a low level of physical aptitude.

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