PhD student (m/f/d) in the field of physics, materials science or related fields



Reference number


Employment category

Part-time / 65

Preferred start date



E 13 TVöD

Contract Term

Limited / 36 Monate


Berlin Steglitz

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Department 5 - Materials Engineering

To strengthen our team in the department “Materials Engineering” in Berlin-Steglitz starting 01.01.2021, we are looking for a

PhD student (m/f/d) in the field of physics, materials science or related fields

Salary group E 13 TVöD
Temporary contract for 36 months
part-time employment 65%

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:

  • pursuing indepndent research in the area of shape memory alloys
  • conducting small-scale mechanical testing
  • conducting structural Analysis of shape Memory alloys with electron microscopy and x-ray methods
  • identifying length-scale dependent failure modes in quasi-static and dynamic testing
  • applying fundamental knowledge on structure and defect mechanisms to interpret the data
  • sharing and discussing results with our collaborators at IWF Dresden
  • publishing of scientific results

Your qualifications:

  • master degree in physics, materials science or related fields
  • previous experience with small-scale mechanics, plasticity and phase transformations of metals would be a plus but are not mandatory
  • basic programming skills for data analysis
  • excellent languange and communication skills in English are beneficial
  • a result oriented and independent working style is welcome and a curious scientific mind is expected

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 25.10.2020. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 201/20-5. to:

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

Mr Maaß will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1500 and/or by email to <a>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 expressly 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.