Position

Research assistant (m/f/d) in the field of electrical engineering or comparable with a specialization in the field of optical communications technology/photonics

Deadline

26.09.2021

Reference number

222/21-8.6

Employment category

Full time /

Preferred start date

01.10.2021

Salary

E 13 TVöD

Contract Term

Limited / 30.09.2022

Location

Berlin Steglitz

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Division 8.6 - Fibre Optic Sensors



To strengthen our team in the division “Fibre Optic Sensors” in Berlin-Steglitz, starting 01.10.2021, we are looking for a

Research assistant (m/f/d) in the field of electrical engineering or comparable with a specialization in the field of optical communications technology/photonics

Salary group E13 TVöD
Temporary contract until 30.09.2022
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 validation of a distributed fibre optic sensor based on backscatter effects in optical fibres for detection of temperature, strain and humidity and for condition monitoring of sealing constructions for underground waste disposal sites.

Your qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering or comparable with a specialization in the field of optical communications technology / photonics; PhD degree is of advantage
  • Very good knowledge and experiences in the development and application of distributed fibre optic sensors for detection of temperature, strain and humidity
  • Very good knowledge and experiences in the development and application of fibre optic backscatter measurement methods (OTDR / OFDR / OBR)
  • Very good programming skills in Python
  • Very good knowledge and experience in signal processing
  • Good German and English knowledge, both written and spoken
  • Good communication and information skills, goal-oriented and structured way of working, initiative/commitment, ability to work in a team and willingness to cooperate as well as 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 26.09.2021. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 222/21-8.6 to:

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

Ms Krebber will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1860 and/or by email to Katerina.Krebber@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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