Research associate(m/f/d) in the field of physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physical engineering or comparable



Reference number


Employment category

Full time /

Preferred start date



E 13 TVöD

Contract Term

Limited / 31.03.2023


Berlin Steglitz

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Division 8.7 - Thermographic Methods

To strengthen our team in the division “Thermographic Methods” in Berlin-Adlershof, starting as soon as possible, we are looking for a

Research associate(m/f/d) in the field of physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physical engineering or comparable

Salary group E13 TVöD
Temporary contract until 31.03.2023
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 cooperation with the industrial partner in a ZIM project.
  • Development of laser thermography for in-situ monitoring in additive manufacturing during the L-PBF process
  • Integration of a pyrometer and a camera into the coaxial beam path of the optics of a laser scanner
  • Development of reference test specimens and reference build jobs for the validation of in-situ laser thermography in the L-PBF process
  • Development of an optimized data acquisition software as well as an AI-based data analysis software
  • Collaboration in the construction of a research AM-system for the sensor-assisted L-PBF process

Your qualifications:

  • Completed university studies (diploma/master's degree) with a very good degree in physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physical engineering or comparable.
  • Doctorate is desirable
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the fabrication and evaluation of metallic components using additive manufacturing
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in laser measurement technology and thermography
  • Extensive experience in programming using Matlab, Python, or similar scripting languages
  • Experience with the application of AI methods in data analysis
  • Experimental skills as well as conceptual, strategic and innovative thinking abilities
  • Very good skills of German and English, both written and spoken
  • Strong teamwork skills and willingness to cooperate, good communication and information skills, high ability of initiative/commitment, and ability to make decisions

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 22.04.2021. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 92/21-8.7 to:

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

Ms Maierhofer will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1441 and/or by email to Christiane.Maierhofer@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.