Research assistant (m/f/d) in the field of civil engineering, materials science or comparable



Reference number


Employment category

Full time /

Preferred start date



E 13 TVöD

Contract Term

Limited / 31.05.2023


Berlin Steglitz

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Division 7.1 - Building Materials

To strengthen our team in the division 7.1 “Building Materials” in Berlin-Steglitz, starting 01.09.2021, we are looking for a

Research assistant (m/f/d) in the field of civil engineering, materials science or comparable

Salary group 13 TVöD
Temporary contract until 31.05.2023
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:

Research assistant for conducting the research project: “Functionalization of surfaces 2.0: Building facades covered by algal biofilms for improving air quality and urban climate” (AbifFa):

  • Conception and planning of experiments
  • Manufacturing of concrete samples
  • Design of weathering experiments including irrigation technology
  • Analysis and interpretation of data
  • Writing of reports and scientific publications
  • Presentation of the results at conferences

Your qualifications:

  • Successfully completed scientific university studies in civil engineering, materials science or comparable
  • Focus on cementitious materials and corresponding methods of mechanical testing and analysis
  • Experience in concrete production
  • Knowledge of chemical and mineralogical methods (polarization microscopy, SEM, TEM, XRD, DTA) are desired
  • Very good knowledge of professional and technical English
  • Knowledge of German is desired
  • Interest in interdisciplinary work
  • Good communication and Information behaviour, goal-oriented and structured way of working
  • Ability to work in a Team/ willingness to cooperate, initiative/ commitment
  • Onceptual, strategie 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 08.08.2021. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 203/21-7.1 to:

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

Dr. Meng will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1710 and/or by email to Birgit.Meng@bam.de.
Dr. von Werder can also be contacted for questions via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1713 and/or by email to Julia.von-Werder@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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