The mission of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) is to deploy technology in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Our research, testing, approval and regulation activities are intended to promote safety in engineering and chemistry. As a higher federal authority and departmental research institution of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), with 1700 employees, we have national and international responsibilities, cooperate with universities and non-university research institutions and support young academics.
BAM’s Division 1.9 "Chemical and Optical Sensing" in Berlin-Adlershof is looking, as soon as possible, for a
Ph.D. Student (f/m) having graduated in Chemistry or Physics
salary scale 13 TVöD, 65 % of the standard weekly hours, temporary contract for 18 months, with the option on additional 18 months
Your tasks with us are:
Development of an instrument for the multifunctional diagnostics of laser ablation plumes relevant to materials analysis and biomedical applications, in particular
the construction of an instrument for interferometric, Schlieren, and shadowgraphic imaging of small absorbing/refracting particles, aerosols and compression waves and
the study of laser-induced plasmas, ablation plumes, levitated micro-droplets, and recoil trajectories in MS- (mass spectrometric) interfaces by means of this instrument.
Besides the development, testing and optimization of the experimental systems, your task evolves around taking spectroscopic measurements and processing data using modern computational techniques.
What we expect from you:
a master or diploma degree in physical/analytical chemistry or experimental physics (optics)
good knowledge in general physics, physical optics and statistical data processing
good programming skills and the ability to work with Matlab, LabView, and other common software
interest and preferably experience in building optical systems and operating laser spectroscopic instrumentation
knowledge of English is a must, knowledge of German is a plus
creativity, motivation, social skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
BAM is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from women are particularly encouraged. Registered severely disabled applicants demonstrating equal eligibility will be given preferential consideration; they need only meet minimum physical requirements.
Please send your application quoting reference number 42/16 – 1.9 until 8th April 2016 to Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM), Referat Z.3, Unter den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin, Germany. Degrees are to be evidenced with degree certificates that show the overall grade and all grades relevant to examinations; the required professional experience and current professional work are to be evidenced with a qualified employment certificate or reference.
While applying for the job please refer on jobvector and use the following reference number: 42/16 – 1.9