The mission of the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing is to ensure the safe and environmentally friendly application of technology. Our research, testing, and consultation enhance safety in technology and chemistry. The BAM is a senior scientific and technical Federal Institute of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology with 1700 employees and has national and international duties, co-operate with universities and research institutes, and promotes young academics.
Division 6.1 „Surface Analysis and Interfacial Chemistry“ in Berlin-Steglitz starting next possible date, we are looking for a
Ph.D. student holding a Diploma or Master degree in Physical Chemistry or Experimental Physics (Surface Science) (f/m)
Salary: Entgeltgruppe E13 TVöD 70% 27 months fixed-term contract until 30.4.2018 with option to extend the contract by 9 month (until 31.01.2019), Entgeltgruppe E13 TVöD 60%
Areas of activity of the successful applicant are chemical analysis of nano-objects (layers on planar surfaces, core-shell nanoparticles) using physical methods of analytical chemistry, specifically X-ray photoelectron (XPS) and Auger-electron spectroscopy (AES). New approaches have to be developed, validated and used for practically relevant applications. This research is part of a project funded by the European Metrology Research Program EMPIR (http://msu.euramet.org/) where European national metrology institutions (NPL, PTB, INRIM) and universities (TU Vienna, University of Birmingham) are working close together. Data will be also obtained during beam times at the synchrotron radiation source BESSY II.
Profile of qualification:
An excellent university master (or diploma) degree acquired in physical chemistry or experimental physics (surface science) is mandatory. It is desirable that the applicant has some practical knowledge or strong interests in analysis of nano-materials using physical methods of analytical chemistry, specifically in XPS and/or AES (theory and applications), and basic experience in UHV technology. We expect strong interest in computer based simulation of spectra. A team oriented working style and good knowledge in English language is mandatory, too.
Technical information can be obtained by contacting Dr. W. Unger via phone: +49 (0)30 8104 1823 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BAM is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from women are particularly welcome. Registered severely disabled applicants demonstrating equal eligibility will be given preferential consideration: they need to meet only minimum physical requirements.
Applications together with pertinent documents (certificates for all scientific degrees and other knowledge acquired in professional training, reference letters from hands-on trainings) shall be submitted by 07.03.2016 with the designation 25/16 – 6.1 exclusively to Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM), Referat Z.3, Unter den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin, Germany.
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