Research Associate with a doctorate (m/f/d) - Investigation of the aging, recycling and synthesis of polymer matrix composites

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
January 07, 2023
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Research Associate with a doctorate (m/f/d) - Investigation of the aging, recycling and synthesis of polymer matrix composites



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E 13 TVöD

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Berlin Steglitz

Unter den Eichen 87 12205 Berlin

Division 5.3 - Polymer Matrix Composites

To strengthen our team in the division “Polymer Matrix Composites” in Berlin- Steglitz, starting in early 2023, we are looking for a

Research Associate with a doctorate (m/f/d) - Investigation of the aging, recycling and synthesis of polymer matrix composites

Salary group E 13 TVöD Permanent contract 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 are looking for talented people to join us.

Your responsibilities include:
  • Independent scientific and innovative research in the field of structural or functional polymer matrix composites (PMCs), including, but not limited to, recyclable or self-healing PMCs
  • Characterization of the molecular structure and internal interfaces of heterogeneous polymer materials with respect to the description and prediction of degradation mechanisms as well as synthesis / formulation of new PMC systems
  • Independent execution of relevant tasks within the scope of new and already ongoing scientific projects
  • Independent acquisition of third-party funding projects
  • Presentation and publication of scientific results
  • Supervision of bachelor, master, and doctoral students
  • Cooperation with national and international partners
  • Your qualifications:
  • Successfully completed scientific universitiy degree in materials science, physics, chemistry, or a comparable discipline with a very good doctorate in material / natural sciences
  • Excellent knowledge in the field of polymer matrix composites with a focus on experimental analytics
  • Research experience in the field of experimental methods of polymer materials, preferably on the topics of aging, recycling, and/or synthesis
  • Confirmed excellent publication record in the relevant research field
  • Experience in acquisition and management of third party-funded projects and corresponding scientific project management
  • Ability to conduct independent scientific work
  • Experience in supervision of young scientists
  • Very good command of German and English
  • Goal-oriented and structured way of working, initiative, ability to work in a team and willingness to cooperate, willingness to learn as well as conceptual, strategic and innovative thinking skills
  • 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 07.01.2023. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 373/22-5.3 to:

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

    Prof. Dr. Volker Trappe will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-3386 and/or by email to Alternatively, you may contact Prof. Dr. Robert Maaß via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1500 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 low level of physical aptitude.

    Apply now!

  • Research Associate with a doctorate (m/f/d) - Investigation of the aging, recycling and synthesis of polymer matrix composites Kennziffer 373/22-5.3
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