Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in the field of chemistry, biochemistry or comparable

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
Berlin (DE)
Salary group 13 TVöD
Closing date
Jul 17, 2022

To strengthen our team in the division "Inorganic Trace Analysis” in Berlin-Adlershof, starting on the next possible date, we are looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in the field of chemistry, biochemistry or comparable

Salary group 13 TVöD
Temporary contract until 30.06.2026
under the reserve that funds are granted
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:

Further development of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for biomedical samples within the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1340 "Matrix in Vision"

  • Flanning and conducting of LA-ICP-MS measurements in coordination with the project partners
  • Development and application of methods for the detection of biomolecules using element-tagged antibodies
  • Summary of the results in scientific reports and publications and presentation at Conferences
  • Supervision of bachelor's and master's theses and PhD students

Your qualifications:

  • University degree (diploma/ master's degree) in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry or comparable, doctorate is an advantage
  • Basic analytical knowledge, especially in trace element analysis
  • Experience with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)
  • Experience with laser ablation ICP-MS is an advantage
  • Experience in the detection of biomolecules using antibodies is an advantage
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Experience in the presentation and publication of research results
  • Good communication and information behaviour, goal-oriented and structured way of working, initiative/commitment, ability to work in a team, willingness to learn

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 21.07.2022. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 15/22-1.1 to:

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und ‑prüfung (BAM)

Referat Z.3 – Personal

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Ms Dr. Traub will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-4137 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.

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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