Head of Division "Electrochemical Energy Materials" (m/f/d)

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
May 28, 2023
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Head of Division "Electrochemical Energy Materials" (m/f/d)



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Full time /

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B 1 BBesO

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Unlimited /


To strengthen our team in the department ‘Containment Systems for Dangerous Goods, Energy Storage' in Berlin-Steglitz, starting 01.06.2023, we are looking for a

Head of Division "Electrochemical Energy Materials" (m/f/d)

Salary group B 1 BBesO (Director and Professor)/non-tariff remuneration Official/permanent employment relationship 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.

Join our team of dedicated scientific leaders!

Your responsibilities include:
  • Development, strategic, personnel and technical management of the division "Electrochemical Energy Materials"
  • Management and motivating a team of qualified employees
  • Research and scientific investigations in the field of energy materials for electrical storage and fuel cells/electrolysis
  • Collaboration in the thematic field of energy as well as management and coordination of the field of activity "Electrical Energy Storage and Conversion"
  • Providing policy advice to various departments on the above-mentioned issues
  • Providing impetus for and self-acquisition of third-party funding for research projects
  • Conception of topics for young scientists and their supervision within the scope of your research activities
  • Active design of change processes and participation in the further development of BAM's focus areas as a manager, particularly in the Energy area
  • Positioning of BAM as a federal research institution through participation in national and international standardisation bodies, advisory boards and scientific networks
  • Expansion of existing and initiation of new cooperations with national and international partner institutions
  • Writing scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Supervision of postdocs/ doctoral candidates, students and interns
  • Your qualifications:
  • An outstanding scientific university degree (diploma/master`s) specialising in chemistry or a comparable natural science or engineering discipline, a very good PhD and far-reaching scientific achievements
  • Extensive knowledge in the field of research into energy materials for electrical storage and fuel cells and the associated safety issues
  • Leadership personality with experience in the personnel and technical management of scientific-technical work areas
  • Comprehensive experience in the independent processing of scientific questions, successful acquisition of third-party funds, publication and presentation of scientific results and the supervision of young scientists
  • Experience in scientific management
  • Fluent command of German and English, both written and spoken
  • Experience in committee work, regulation formulation and policy consultation are an advantage, as is involvement in scientific Networks
  • Team-oriented work ethic with excellent communication/information skills and a high level of empathy/confidence as well as integration skills and gender equity
  • A goal-oriented and structured way of working, conceptual, strategic and innovative thinking skills and assertiveness/negotiating skills
  • We offer:
  • An attractive position at the interface between science, business, politics and administration
  • A permanent employment
  • Work in national and international networks with universities, research institutions and industrial companies
  • Outstanding facilities and infrastructure
  • Flexible working hours and mobile working
  • Applicants who meet the prerequisites will generally receive a salary according to BesGr. B 1 BBesO. A promotion according to BesGr. B 2 BBesO is possible at a later date provided that the applicant is suitably qualified, competent and performs professionally within the framework of the available positions.

    In the case of applicants who do not meet the career requirements for federal officials at the time of recruitment, a non-tariff remuneration shall be agreed upon. The probation period in accordance with § 34 BLV and § 31 TVöD shall apply in this case.

    Candidates from the public sector shall be asked for a declaration of consent in order to consult their personal files. At the same time, you shall be prepared to carry out any subsequent inspection that may be necessary in accordance with the German Screening Act (Sicherheitsüberprüfungsgesetz - SÜG).

    Your application:

    We welcome applications via the online application form by 28.05.2023. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 92/23-P to:

    Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung Referat Z.3 - Personal Unter den Eichen 87 12205 Berlin GERMANY www. bam.de

    The President of BAM, Prof. Ulrich Panne, will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have regarding this position by phone at +49 30 8104-1000 or by e-mail at [email protected] and Mr Frank Wille, by phone at +49 30 8104-1330 or e-mail at [email protected].

    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.

    Apply now!

  • Head of Division "Electrochemical Energy Materials" (m/f/d) Kennziffer 92/23-P
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