To strengthen our team in the division 4.1 "Biodeterioration and Reference Organisms" in Berlin-Steglitz, starting 01.05.2023, we are looking for a

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (m/f/d) in the field of biology, microbiology or comparable

Salary group 13 TVöD
Temporary contract until 31.08.2026
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.

Surfaces in highly frequented areas, such as door openers or handles in public transport, door handles in doctors' surgeries or PIN pads at ATMs can enable the transmission and spread of viruses or bacteria. The goal of the EU-funded STOP (Surface Transfer of Pathogens) project consortium is to develop nanocoatings for surfaces that can effectively limit these transmission routes in the future. Within the framework of the project, various active substances are being developed that enable highly flexible and durable coatings, possess a broad spectrum of antiviral and antimicrobial properties and prevent the development of resistance. The scope of the position advertised here is dedicated to the efficacy testing of the new, antimicrobial materials, the potential development of resistance and project coordination.

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We welcome applications via the online application form by 11.12.2022. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 358/22-4.1 to:

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

Mr. Frank Schreiber will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1414 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.

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.