Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
To strengthen our team in the division "Structure Analysis" in Berlin-Adlershof, starting 01.03.2023, we are looking for a
PhD Student (m/f/d) in the field of Chemistry
Salary group 13 TVöD
Temporary contract for 36 months
under the reserve that funds are granted
65% of the collectively agreed working time
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:
PhD position within the SFB 1349 "Fluorine-specific interactions":
The goal is to develop sustainable MOF materials capable of selectively adsorbing environmentally hazardous fluorinated compounds such as PFASs.
Specific tasks include:
Linker design and MOF structure control for selective adsorption of PFASs due to fluorine-specific interactions
Investigation of the extent to which pore size and geometry, as well as functionalities exposed at the walls, can be rationally tailored to achieve and optimise the selectivity of PFASs adsorption
Synthesis of MOF materials from common non-toxic metals and stabilisation in aqueous solutions
Investigation of active regeneration of MOF materials using (solar) light regenerated
Successfully completed university degree (master's/diploma) in chemistry
Experience with mechanochemistry
Experience in characterisation of solids (XRD, NMR, Raman, DSC)
Very good written and spoken English
Good communication and information skills, goal-oriented and structured way of working, ability to work in a team and willingness to cooperate, willingness to learn as well as flexibility
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
We welcome applications via the online application form by 02.02.2023. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 2/23-6.3 to:
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Dr. Franziska Emmerling will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104‑2233 and/or by email to Franziska.Emmerling@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.
BAM actively supports the compatibility of work and family and has been certified as a family- and life-phase-conscious employer by the "audit berufundfamilie" since 2015.