Research assistant (m/f/d) in the field of Engineering Science, Materials Science or an equivalent discipline



Reference number


Employment category

Full time /

Preferred start date



E 13 TVöD

Contract Term

Limited / 31.03.2023


Berlin Steglitz

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Division 3.4 - Safety of Storage Containers

To strengthen our team in the division “Safety of Storage Containers” in Berlin-Steglitz, starting as soon as possible, we are looking for a

Research assistant (m/f/d) in the field of Engineering Science, Materials Science or an equivalent discipline

Salary group 13 TVöD
Temporary contract until April 30th, 2023
Full-time / suitable as part-time employment

The possibility of a doctorate is given.

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:

  • Damage mechanical failure analysis of spent fuel claddings during long-term dry interim storage in the framework of the European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste Management (EURAD)
  • Finite element analysis of the Ring Compression Test with development and implementation of damage mechanics based material models
  • Evaluation of experimental results from the Ring Compression Test with spent fuel cladding samples

Your qualifications:

  • Scientific degree (Master/Diploma) in the field of Engineering Science, Materials Science or an equivalent discipline
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in continuum mechanics and in use of finite element codes
  • Very good knowledge of (numerical) damage mechanics and / or fracture mechanics
  • Good knowledge and experience in material modelling
  • Extensive knowledge of data analysis
  • Very good written and spoken English
  • Structured and solution-oriented approach, cooperation and team spirit

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, mobile working

Your application:

We welcome applications via the online application form by May 15th, 2020. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 71/20-3.4 to:

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

Dr. Zencker will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1343 and/or by email to Uwe.Zencker@bam.de.

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