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Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und ‑prüfung (BAM)
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
18 days ago


To strengthen our team in the division “Thermographic Methods” in Berlin-Adlershof, starting 01.10.2022, we are looking for a

Research assistant (m/f/d) in the field of automation technology, robotics, physics, mechanical engineering, physical engineering or cf.

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: Development and application of robotic non-destructive testing methods (NDT) in BAM's Department 8 (non-destructive testing). The focus here is on supporting ongoing research and development projects, conceptualising and developing new applications, and coordinating and initiating new R&D projects in the field of robotic NDT in Department 8.

  • Support of ongoing research work in the field of robot-assisted NDT in Department 8
  • Creation of a concept for robot-assisted NDT in Department 8 and coordination of the work in this area
  • Development and advancement of new applications in the field of robot-assisted NDT in Department 8
  • Establishment of networks, participation in committees and application for third-party-funded research projects
  • Presentation and publication of research results at conferences and in journals as well as technology transfer
  • Supervision of young scientists (student assistants, bachelor's and master's theses, doctorates if applicable)


  • Completed scientific university studies (master's degree or diploma) in automation technology, robotics, physics, mechanical engineering, physical engineering or similar
  • A doctorate that has been completed or is in the process of being completed is an advantage
  • Several years of professional experience in one of the above-mentioned thematic areas of robotics or automation
  • Knowledge and experience of physical measurement technology and/or non-destructive testing is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of at least one programming language
  • Very good knowledge of German (at least C1) and English (written and spoken)
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Willingness to work at different BAM locations, as well as willingness to travel to project partners, conferences and nationwide measurement campaigns
  • Goal-oriented and structured way of working, initiative/willingness and ability to work 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 21.08.2022. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 204/22-8.7 to:

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

Dr. Ziegler will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 81044184 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.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64791273
  • Location:
    Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Position Title: Research assistant (m/f/d) in the field of automation technology, robotics, physics, mechanical engineering, physical engineering or cf.
  • Company Name For Job: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und ‑prüfung (BAM)
  • Industry: Industrial/Materials
  • Job Function: Design/Development Engineering,
    Engineering and Physical Science,
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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