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Ph.D. Student (f/m/d) in the field of Chemistry
Published(31 days ago)
Deadline for applications(2 days ago)
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)Berlin-Adlershof
To strengthen our team in the division “Chemical and Optical Sensing” in Berlin-Adlershof, starting as soon as possible, we are looking for a
Ph.D. Student (m/f) in the field of Chemistry
Salary group 13 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 offer an excellent work environment, located in Berlin, with state-of-the-art research infrastructure and special laboratories.
We are looking for talented people to join us.
Your responsibilities include:
Development of fluorescent probe monomers for glycan-binding polymers
Design, synthesis and characterization of the fluorescent probe monomers
Investigation of the binding behaviour and supramolecular chemistry of the monomers
Integration of the monomers into nano- and microparticle-based molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for the recognition of cancer cells by fluorescence imaging in tumour diagnostics
Testing of the MIPs in established assays on various model as well as real samples
Publication, presentation and documentation of the results in reports, scientific publications and at national and international conferences
University degree (Master / Diploma) in chemistry, preferably in the field of organic chemistry
Comprehensive knowledge and significant experience in organic synthesis
Knowledge in polymer chemistry and optical spectroscopy
Interest in nano- and microparticles as a versatile vehicle in modern analytical chemistry
Good ability in scientific writing and in presenting in front of an audience
Excellent command of the English language in writing and presentation is a prerequisite
High degree of motivation and commitment, capacity for co-operation and team spirit as well as mobility and creativity for working on a multi-partner project in an interdisciplinary scientific environment
Interdisciplinary research at the interface between politics, economics and society
Work in national and international networks with universities, research institutes and industrial companies
We welcome applications per email. Please send your application to the following address:
by July 19, 2019, quoting the reference number 119/19-1.9. Please attach detailed application documents including a letter of motivation, tabulated and signed CV of
your educational and professional career as well as all relevant certificates of your degrees to the email as a summarised file in PDF format (max. 20 MB). Alternatively,
you can also send your application by post, to:
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
Referat Z.3 – Personal
Unter den Eichen 87
Please note that all application documents will only be stored and processed for the selection procedure. Upon conclusion of the selection procedure, the documents will be deleted
in compliance with regulations on data privacy.
Dr Knut Rurack will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1190 and/or by email to