Research assistant (m/w/d) in the field of Nanotechnology or in the field of Physics or Chemistry related to nanotechnology



Reference number


Employment category

Part-time / 75 %

Preferred start date



E 13 TVöD

Contract Term

Limited / 30.06.2021


Berlin Steglitz

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Division 6.1 - Surface Analysis and Interfacial Chemistry

To strengthen our team in the division “Surface Analysis and Interfacial Chemistry” in Berlin-Steglitz, starting April 1st, 2020, we are looking for a

Research assistant (m/w/d) in the field of Nanotechnology or in the field of Physics or Chemistry related to nanotechnology

Salary group 13 TVöD
Temporary contract until 30th June 2021
75 % of regular weekly working time

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 offer an excellent work environment, located in Berlin, with state of the art research infrastructure and special laboratories.

We are looking for talented people to join us.

Your responsibilities include:

Completion of scientific tasks within the EU project Nanorigo. This includes in particular:

  • Provision of high quality data and standardised instructions
  • Contributions to creation of a sustainable European NanoRisk Governance Council (NRGC)
  • Ensure coherence and synergy of the developed CFCs with relevant EU, EU-US and OECD policies
  • Dissemination and exploitation of results

Your qualifications:

  • Successfully completed scientific university studies (diploma, master or equivalent) in the field of nanotechnology or in the field of physics or chemistry related to nanotechnology
  • Experience and knowledge in measuring the physico-chemical properties of nanomaterials (e.g. electron microscopy, electron, X-ray and ion spectroscopy/microscopy), sample preparation, data reduction and data management, with links to nano-safety
  • Basic knowledge and experience in the field of metrology, standardisation and inter-laboratory comparisons
  • Good written and spoken English and German
  • Good skills in scientific writing and presentation to an audience
  • High level of motivation and commitment, cooperation and team spirit as well as mobility and creativity for work in an interdisciplinary environment

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
  • Equal opportunities

Your application:

We welcome applications via the online application form by March 13, 2020. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 63/20-6.1 to:

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

Mr Vasile-Dan Hodoroaba will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-3144 and/or by email to Dan.Hodoroaba@bam.de.

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