PhD student (m/f/d) in the field of chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology or a cognate discipline
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
To strengthen our team in the division "Sensors, Measurement and Testing Methods" in Berlin-Adlershof, starting as soon as possible, we are looking for a
PhD student (m/f/d)
in the field of chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology or a cognate discipline
Salary group E13 TVöD
Temporary contract for 36 months
65% of regular number of working hours
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:
You are working on the project "Drone-based Application of Passive Smart Dust for the Localization of Chemical Hazards". The goal of the project is the development and
validation of a new measurement method for the detection and localization of chemical hazards in soil, such as petroleum products, toxins, or abandoned explosives:
Development, production, and characterization of the Passive Smart Dust (PSD) in the laboratory
Development and testing of a drone-based deployment system for the PSD
Production of surrogate contamination surfaces including subsequent decontamination
Development and validation of algorithms for localizing chemical hazardous substances
Planning and realization of field tests at the BAM Test Site Technical Safety (BAM TTS) for validating the methodology in the field incl. first tests of a drone-based field sampling
Publication, presentation, and documentation of the results in scientific articles, reports and at national and international conferences
Successfully completed scientific university studies (Master's degree or equivalent) in the field of chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, or a related field with a very good grade
Practical knowledge in preparative, organic synthesis
Experience in particle synthesis, surface derivatization and characterization would be helpful
Experience in chemosensors, sensor technology, and programming are advantageous
Programming skills in, e.g., Python are desired
A basic affinity for technology and technical systems is essential
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English is a prerequisite
Good skills in scientific writing and presenting in front of an audience
Good communication and Information behaviour, initiative/commitment, willingness and ability to make decisions, ability to work in a team/willingness to cooperate and willingness to learn
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 31.10.2021. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 289/21-8.1 to:
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Dr. Neumann and Dr. Weller will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-3629
(Dr. Neumann) or +49 30 8104-1150 (Dr. Weller) and/or by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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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