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Research assistant (m/f/d) in the field of polymer science with focus on elastomers or comparable

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
Germany (DE), Germany
Closing date
Jun 15, 2024

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To strengthen our team in the division"Technical Properties of Polymeric Materials"in Berlin‑Steglitz, starting 01.08.2024, we are looking for a

Research assistant (m/f/d) in the field of polymer science with focus on elastomers or a comparable field of study

Salary group 13 TVöD
Temporary contract until 30.09.2025
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:

Interdisciplinary development and investigation (R&D) of elastomer components, especially for testing of skid/grip of pavement surfaces using the Wehner/Schulze method:
  • Development of recipes for elastomers and their production
  • Coordination of testing/​characterization in the elastomer laboratory
  • Evaluation of the elastomer components in practical application
  • Coordination of collaboration with project partners
  • Evaluation, compilation and presentation of results
  • Preparation of interim and final reports, publication of results
  • Pre-arrangements for standardization and technical boards, assistance for establishing as reference material of BAM

Your qualifications:
  • Completed scientific university degree (M.Sc./​M.Eng.) in the field of polymer science with focus on elastomers or similar
  • Completed doctorate is an advantage
  • Relevant experience in the field of elastomers is an advantage
  • Experience with interdisciplinary cooperation within the team and with external partners/​customers
  • Experience in project management and coordination, documentation, preparation of reports and publications
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills in German (at least B2)
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Good communication and information skills, goal-oriented and structured way of working, ability to work in a team and willingness to cooperate

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 by13.06.2024. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number108/24-7.5to:

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

Mr Schulze will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49308104‑3340 and/or by email to .

BAM promotes professional equality between women and men. We therefore particularly welcome applications from women. At the same time, we strive to reflect social diversity. Every application is therefore welcome, regardless of gender, cultural or social background, religion, ideology or sexual identity.

In addition, BAM has set itself the goal of promoting the professional participation of people with severe disabilities. The fulfillment of the job requirements is considered on an individual basis. Severely disabled persons or persons of equal status will be given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified.

The advertised position requires a low 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.

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