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


alary group E 13 TVöD
Temporary contract until 31.01.2024
Full-time / suitable as part-time employment

To strengthen our team in the department “Materials Engineering” in Berlin-Steglitz, starting 01.02.2021, we are looking for a

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Employment category

Full time /

Preferred start date


E 13 TVöD

Contract Term

Limited / 31.01.2024


Berlin Steglitz

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Department 5 - Materials Engineering

Your responsibilities include:

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

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.

  • pursuing independent research in the area of metallic glasses
  • metallic glass production via casting methods
  • conducting small-scale mechanical tests
  • structural analysis of metallic glasses using x-ray methods and electron microscopy
  • thermophysical analysis of metallic glasses
  • using numerical methods to calculate spatial cross-correlations
  • publishing of scientific results
  • writing grant proposals

Your qualifications:

  • PhD degree in physics, materials science or related fields
  • previous experience with small-scale mechanics, such as nanoindentation
  • previous experience in metallic glass production is welcome
  • a strong interest in structure-property relationships of metallic glasses is expected
  • excellent programming skills for data analysis
  • excellent languguage and communication skills in English and/or German
  • a result oriented and independent working style

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 25.11.2020. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 226/20-5. to:

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

Dr. 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 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.