Research Assistant (m/f/d) in the field of applied mathematics, physics, or any engineering (with extensive knowledge of mathematics)



Reference number


Employment category

Full time /

Preferred start date



E 13 TVöD

Contract Term

Limited / 30.06.2024


Berlin Steglitz

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Division 8.4 - Acoustic and Electromagnetic Methods

To strengthen our team in the division “Acoustic and Electromagnetic Methods” in Berlin-Steglitz, starting as soon as possible, we are looking for a

Research Assistant (m/f/d) in the field of applied mathematics, physics, or any engineering (with extensive knowledge of mathematics)

Salary group E13 TVöD
Temporary contract for 36 months
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:

  • Development and consolidation of the key research area on mathematical and numerical methods for non-destructive testing as well as its strategic development for eddy current, ultrasound, thermography testing, etc.
  • Acquisition and management of third-party funded research projects on application of mathematical methods in non-destructive testing of safety-relevant components as well as development of project ideas
  • Development of algorithms for solving wave and diffusion equations using numerical methods
  • Development and implementation of methods for signal analysis and inverse determination of parameters from measured values, application of AI approaches, data fusion
  • Active participation in existing scientific networks, establishing of new networks
  • Supervision of PhD students and early stage researchers
  • Advising scientists of the department on the application of numerical methods

Your qualifications:

  • University degree in applied mathematics, physics, or any engineering science (with extensive knowledge of mathematics, Master or higher) with excellent results
  • PhD is prefered
  • Excellent scientific qualification and experience in the implementation of numerical methods and inverse methods
  • Experience in machine learning is advantageous
  • Experience in applying for and managing of public funded research projects
  • Experience in supervising early stage researchers and leading project teams
  • Programming experience with MatLab and Python is requiered
  • Experience in using commercial FE tools (Comsol, Ansys) is an advantage
  • Very good language skills in German and English
  • Good communication and Information behaviour, goal-oriented and structured way of working, willingness and ability to make decisions, ability to work in a team/willingness to cooperate and conceptual, strategic and innovative thinking skills

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 and mobile working

Your application:

We welcome applications via the online application form by 15.08.2021. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 149/21-8.4 to:

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

Mr Prager will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-3873 and/or by email to Jens.Prager@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 especially 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.

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