Ph.D Student (Physics, Materials Science, Computer Engineering) - BAM, Germany

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Dec 16, 2017
Full time Education Engineering

Job Description

To strengthen our team in the division "Micro-NDT" in Berlin-Steglitz, starting February 1st, 2018, we are looking for a

Ph.D. student (f/m)

Physics, Computer Engineering or Materials Science

Salary group 13 TVöD

Temporary contract for 18 months with optional 18-month extension

65 % part-time employment

The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing is a senior scientific and technical federal institute which is based in Berlin. As a departmental research institute of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, we conduct research and testing, and provide counselling on how to protect people, the environment and material goods. The focus on our activities in materials science, materials engineering and chemistry is the technical safety of products and processes.

Join us and be part of our motivated team.

Your responsibilities include:

With your project, you will contribute to the European training network MUMMERING (MUltiscale, Multi-modal and Multidimensional imaging for EngineeRING). The project is aimed at implementing an iterative algorithm for 3D computed tomography reconstructions. In particular:

  • transfer of the algorithm to a 3D approach
  • generating a user-friendly robust program
  • experimental evaluation by tomographic investigations
  • critical assessment of reconstructed data
  • testing existing software and benchmarking
  • publication of results in scientific journals and at international conferences and workshops

Your qualifications:

  • university degree in physics, computer engineering, or materials science (Master/Diploma)
  • fundamental knowledge of computed tomography and X-ray techniques
  • experiences in conception and evaluation of the above mentioned techniques
  • excellent command of one or more relevant programming languages
  • experiences in imaging techniques, image processing, and reconstruction algorithms. Ability to transfer complex problems of X-ray physics into programs
  • excellent command of written and spoken English; German would be beneficially

According to the guidelines of the European training network we can only consider applications of candidates who are in the first four years of their research career and who have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.) in Germany for less than 12 months during the last 3 years.

We offer:

  • interdisciplinary research at the interface between politics, economics and society
  • work in national and international networks with universities, research institutes and industrial companies
  • outstanding facilities and infrastructure
  • equal opportunities

Your Application:

We welcome applications per email. Please send your application to the following address: by January 8th, 2018, quoting the reference number 269/17-8.5. Please attach detailed application documents to the email as a summarised file in PDF format (max. 20 MB). Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, to:

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

Please note that all application documents will only be stored and processed for the selection procedure. Upon conclusion of the selection procedure, the documents will be deleted in compliance with regulations on data privacy.

Dr. Kupsch will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-3692.

BAM pursues equal opportunities. For this reason, we particularly welcome female applicants. Recognised disabled applicants with identical suitability will be selected preferentially.

The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing has been a family-conscious and life-phase cognizant employer since 2015. This has been certified by the &bdquoaudit berufundfamilie&rdquo, a service provider which promotes good life-work balance and actively supports the compatibility of work