Ph.D. Student (m/f/d) in the field of material science, chemistry, mineralogy or other related subject areas



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

Division 6.2 - Interfacial Processes and Corrosion

To strengthen our team in the division “Interfacial Processes and Corrosion” in Berlin-Steglitz, starting 01.01.2021, we are looking for a

Ph.D. Student (m/f/d) in the field of material science, chemistry, mineralogy or other related subject areas

Salary group 13 TVöD
Temporary contract for 36 months
65 % of regular number of working hours

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:

  • Development of an experimental setup for the combinatorial design of metallic alloys
  • Property screening of alloy mixtures in the system Fe-Ni-Cr-Co and Fe-Ni-Cr-Mn with respect to their damage behaviour at high temperatures and in aqueous media
  • Identification of the optimal chemical composition for the reduction of material loss by
    high temperature corrosion and damage by aqueous corrosion
  • Publication of the results in peer-reviewed journals
  • Presentation of the results in national and international conferences

Your qualifications:

  • University degree (Master/Diploma) in material science, chemistry, mineralogy or other related subject areas. In the case of foreign educational qualifications, we request that you send us the corresponding proof of equivalence with a German qualification. Further information can be found on the website of the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) at http://www.kmk.org/themen/anerkennung-auslaendischer-abschluesse.html
  • Knowledge on elementary mechanisms of high temperature oxidation and aqueous corrosion processes
  • Practical experience in powder metallurgy and metallography
  • Knowledge on the operating principles of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and surface analysis methods (X-Ray Photon Spectroscopy (XPS), Time-of-flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (ToF-SIMS) etc.), hands-on experience will be advantageous
  • Excellent command of the English language in writing and presentation is a prerequisite
  • Good ability in scientific writing and in presenting in front of an audience
  • High degree of motivation and commitment, capacity for co-operation and team spirit as well as mobility and creativity for working in an interdisciplinary scientific environment

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 27.11.2020. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 241/20-6.2 to:

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

Ms Özlem Özcan Sandikcioglu (+49 30 8104-1602, <a>Ozlem.Ozcan@bam.de) and Ms Christiane Stephan-Scherb (+49 30 8104-4735, <a>Christiane.Stephan-Scherb@bam.de ) will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via phone or e-mail.

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.