PhD Student (m/f/d) in the field of Chemistry

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
February 02, 2023
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PhD Student (m/f/d) in the field of Chemistry



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Employment category

Part-time / 65%

Preferred start date



E 13 TVöD

Contract Term

Limited /


Berlin Adlershof

Richard-Willstätter-Straße 11 12489 Berlin

Division 6.3 - Structure Analysis

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 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
  • Your qualifications:
  • 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
  • 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 02.02.2023. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 2/23-6.3 to:

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

    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

    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.

    Apply now!

  • PhD Student (m/f/d) in the field of Chemistry Kennziffer 2/23-6.3
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