Research Associate/PostDoc (f/m/d) in the field of physics, mechanics, materials science or similar
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
To strengthen our team in the division "Micro Non-Destructive Testing" in Berlin-Steglitz, starting as soon as possible, we are looking for a
Research Associate/PostDoc (m/f/d) in the field of physics, mechanics, materials science or similar
Salary group E13 TVöD
Temporary contract until 30.06.2023
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 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:
Cooperation in the joint German-French research project to characterize the microstructure of nanostructured oxides at very high temperature (HoTMiX):
Management and coordination of project-related work packages.
Support to the project manager
Microstructural characterization of high-temperature materials by means of computed tomography (CT), X-ray diffraction (XRD, Laue micro diffraction), and X-ray refraction (XRR) techniques under mechanical and/or thermal load.
Measurements with laboratory X-ray sources and synchrotron radiation sources BESSY II (BAMline) and ESRF (BM32 and BM02).
Development of a thermally stable setup for XRR measurements for high temperatures; integration of existing devices.
Processing and quantitative analysis of diffraction and imaging data.
Documentation of project results: Presentation of results at international conferences and publication in peer-reviewed journals
Proactive collaboration with colleagues in the project as well as inside and outside BAM
Supervision of PhD student(s), engineer(s), and student assistants
Writing proposals for beamtime and scientific projects
PhD degree in physics, mechanics, materials science or similar with a very good mark
Good knowledge and experience in X-ray computed tomography and diffractometry with laboratory X-ray sources and synchrotron radiation sources
Sound knowledge in the field of X-ray refraction and X-ray scattering
Sound knowledge in the field of thermal and mechanical loading of materials as well as experience with in-situ measurements
Knowledge of and experience with programming languages (python, C++)
Experience with imaging processes and extraction of quantitative information
Strong ability to work in a team
Initiative, determination and resilience in multidisciplinary projects
Good command of spoken and written English and German
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, mobile working
We welcome applications via the online application form by 12.07.2020. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 132/20-8.5 to:
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Prof. Giovanni Bruno will be glad to answer any technical questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1850 and/or by email to
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 expressly 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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