PhD student (m/f/d) in the field of physics, chemistry 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 section “Materialography, Fractography and Ageing of Engineered Materials” in Berlin-Steglitz, starting 01.01.2021, we are looking for a

PhD student (m/f/d) in the field of physics, chemistry 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:

  • participation in a Research cooperation project between BAM and IFW Dresden, in which 2D nanomaterials will be produced within a transmission electron microscope (TEM)
  • fabrication and in-situ characterization of 2D materials
  • development and production of nanostructured micro-topographies via focused ion beam (FIB) and micromanipulators
  • processing and evaluating the obtained results in the context of explaining the “damage induced by electric field” (DIEF) phenomenon
  • close cooperation and intensive synergies with project Partners
  • documentation of research results in form of presentations, reports and peer-reviewed publication

Your qualifications:

  • university degree (diploma / masters) in physics, chemistry or related fields with a very good grade
  • comprehensive knowledge of the underlying image-forming mechanisms in the electron microscope (preferably with hands-on experience on the TEM)
  • extensive knowledge of the working principles of a FIB and of its applications
  • knowledge and experience on preparing coating systems of electrically conductive or isolating materials via chemical vapour deposition (CVD)
  • experience with conducting research projects independently, and with the process of publishing their results, will be seen as beneficial
  • a confident use of computer software such as MS Windows, MS Office or technical-scientific graphics software, e.g. Origin
  • fluent use of the English and German language in both written and spoken form

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 07.11.2020. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 220/20-5.1 to:

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

Dr. Agudo Jácome will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1513 and/or by email to <a>Leonardo.Agudo@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 high level of physical aptitude.