PhD Student (m/f/d) in the field of physics, physical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or similar



Reference number


Employment category

Full time /

Preferred start date



E 13 TVöD

Contract Term

Limited / 31.10.2023


Berlin Steglitz

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Division 8.4 - Acoustic and Electromagnetic Methods

To strengthen our team in the division “Acoustic and Electromagnetic Methods” in Berlin-Steglitz, starting 01.11.2020, we are looking for a

PhD Student (m/f/d) in the field of physics, physical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or similar

Salary Group E13 TVöD
Temporary contract until 31.10.2023
The working hours are based on the requirements of the DFG.

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:

PhD student in a research project funded by the German Research Council (DFG):

  • Development of a novel approach for an ultrasonic method to determine the adhesive strength of layered materials, e.g. adhesive bonds
  • Investigation on the salient physics and development of numerical models for describing special wave propagation phenomena in solids
  • Development of signal processing concepts for the implementation of the measurement procedure
  • Experimental validation of the approach, including laser-based ultrasonic Methods
  • Planning and coordinating the cooperation with university project Partners
  • Supervision of student assistants, as well as Bachelor and Master theses

Your qualifications:

  • University degree (Master/Diplom) in physics, physical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or similar
  • Advanced programming knowledge in MATLAB or Python
  • Interest in implementing numerical simulation methods (e.g. FEM)
  • Understanding the wave propagation in solids or specialised in acoustics/ultrasonics
  • Enjoying the exploration of physical Problems
  • Experimental skills and experience in lab work for experimental verification of research results

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 08.10.2020. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 212/20-8.4 to:

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

Mr Prager will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-3873 and/or by email to Jens.Prager@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.