Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) in the field of civil engineering, materials science, physical engineering science or cf.



Reference number


Employment category

Full time /

Preferred start date



E 13 TVöD

Contract Term

Limited / 31.12.2023


Berlin Steglitz

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Division 8.2 - Non-Destructive Testing Methods for Civil Engineering

To strengthen our team in the division “Non-Destructive Testing Methods for Civil Engineering” in Berlin-Steglitz, starting as soon as possible, we are looking for a

Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) in the field of civil engineering, materials science, physical engineering science or cf.

Salary Group E13 TVöD
Temporary contract until 31.12.2023
Full-time / suitable as part-time employment

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:

  • Coordination of the internal BAM research project SealWasteSafe and co-coordination of the EU-project PREDIS
  • Scientific activity in various research projects of the department 8.2
  • Independent research in the field of non-destructive testing methods for civil engineering in nuclear waste disposal
  • Preparation of scientific publications
  • Acquisition of third-party funded research projects
  • Presentation of the results in international conferences and committees

Your qualifications:

  • Completed scientific university degree and doctorate in the field of civil engineering, materials science, physical engineering science or cf.
  • Deep knowledge of cement-bound building materials
  • Deep experience in at least one NDT construction method
  • Knowledge of NDT in the nuclear field
  • Suitability for underground work
  • Very good written and spoken English skills
  • Experience in the creation of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Particularly pronounced ability to work in a team

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 31.12.2020. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 260/20-8.2 to:

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

If you have any specific questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Niederleithinger at +49 30 8104-1440 or by e-mail at Ernst.Niederleithinger@bam.de and Dr. Strangfeld at +49 30 8104-4273 or by e-mail at Christoph.Strangfeld@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.