This job has expired

PostDoc (m/f/d) in the field of Polymer Science or comparable

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
Berlin (DE)
Salary group 13TVöD
Closing date
Feb 24, 2023

To strengthen our team in the division "Technical Properties of Polymeric Materials" in Berlin-Steglitz, starting 01.03.2023, we are looking for a

PostDoc (m/f/d) in the field of Polymer Science or comparable

Salary group 13TVöD
Temporary contract for 2 years
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 Research in the Field of Flame Retardancy of Polymers, in particular:

  • Thermal analysis (e.g. TG-FTIR, pyrolysis GC/MS)
  • Flammability and fire behaviour (LOI, UL 94, cone calorimeter)
  • Polymer analysis (e.g. SEM, FTIR)
  • Evaluation of mechanisms and modes of action
  • Validation of novel concepts (e.g. sustainable flame retardancy, flame retardant lightweight construction)
  • Documentation, presentation, and publication of the results

Your qualifications:

  • Successfully completed university studies in the field of Polymer Science or comparable
  • Ph.D. Polymer Science
  • Experience and knowledge in the field pyrolysis and flame retardancy of polymers
  • Knowledge and experience of thermal analysis and polymer analysis
  • Good knowledge of English (written and spoken)
  • Good communication and information behaviour, ability to work in a team and willingness to cooperate, as well as goal-oriented and structured way of working
  • initiative/commitment and 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 14.02.2023. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 10/23-7.5 to:

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

Mr Dr. Schartel will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104‑1021 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.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert