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  PhD student (m/f/d) in the field of "Recycling of waste containing carbon fibres

   'Thermochemical Residues Treatment and Resource Recovery' Division

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About the Project

To strengthen our team in the division "Thermochemical Residues Treatment and Resource Recovery" in Berlin-Adlershof, starting 15.07.2022 we are looking for a PhD Student.

Salary group 13 TVöD

Temporary contract for 36 months

The working time is 65%

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:

As part of an AiF research project, BAM is developing solutions for the safe and sustainable recycling of waste containing carbon fibres in close exchange with partners from industry and research. In this context, a PhD position with the following focus is offered:

  • Recycling of CFRP waste in pyrometallurgy
  • Recycling of C-fibres by different pyrolysis processes
  • Investigations into the quality of recycled C-fibres
  • Comparative studies on the quality of CFRP components made from primary and secondary fibres

Your qualifications:

  • Successfully graduated from university (diplom/master) in chemistry or a related subject with at least a good grade
  • Previous knowledge in the field of carbon fibres is advantageous
  • Interest in the field of recycling
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills are a prerequisite
  • Good skills in scientific writing and presenting in front of an audience
  • Good communication and information behaviour, goal-oriented and structured way of working, initiative/commitment, willingness and ability to make decisions, ability to work in a team/willingness to cooperate, willingness to learn, flexibility 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 03.07.2022. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 158/22-4.4 to:

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und ‑prüfung (BAM)

Referat Z.3 – Personal

Unter den Eichen 87

12205 Berlin


Dr. Christian Adam will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-5670 and/or by email to [Email Address Removed].

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.

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