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Research assistant (m/f/d) combustion technology, safety engineering, explosion protection

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und ‑prüfung (BAM)
Berlin, Germany
Salary group 13 TVöD
Posting live until
11 Apr 2024

To strengthen our team in the division 2.1 "Safety of Energy Carriers" in Berlin‑Steglitz, starting as soon as possible, we are looking for a

Research assistant (m/f/d) in a scientific or engineering discipline (focus: combustion technology, safety engineering, explosion protection, tribology or comparable)

Salary group 13 TVöD
Temporary contract until 31.12.2026
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:

  • R&D as part of a third‑party funded project on the influence of lubricants and catalytic surfaces on pre‑ignition in hydrogen engines and on the tribological characterization of various lubricant formulations
  • Independent conception, planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of experimental investigations in the above-mentioned field, also in cooperation with various organizational units of BAM
  • Preparation of reports and publication of research results at scientific conferences and in scientific journals
  • Organization of the project, cooperation with the project partners and representation of BAM in the project consortium

Your qualifications:

  • Successfully graduated from university with a degree (master/​diploma) in a natural science or engineering discipline (focus: combustion technology, safety engineering, explosion protection, tribology or comparable)
  • PhD-degree desired
  • Experience in experimental work, in particular with measurement technology and handling flammable gases as well as in test evaluation (with Origin or similar)
  • Experience in the implementation of third‑party funded R&D projects and corresponding scientific project management desired
  • Very good written and spoken English and German
  • Good communication and information skills, goal‑oriented and structured way of working, initiative/​commitment and ability to make decisions, ability to work in a team and willingness to cooperate 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 14.04.2024. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 34/24-2.1 to:

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

Dr. Askar will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104‑4435 and/or by email to You can also contact Dr. Holtappels via the telephone number +49 30 8104‑1210 and/or by email:

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 high 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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