Research associate (m/f/d) in the field of physics, engineering sciences, physical technology, applied computer science or similar

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
December 11, 2022
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Research associate (m/f/d) in the field of physics, engineering sciences, physical technology, applied computer science or similar



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Employment category

Full time /

Preferred start date



E 13 TVöD

Contract Term

Limited / 31.12.2025


Berlin Adlershof

Richard-Willstätter-Straße 11 12489 Berlin

Division 8.7 - Thermographic Methods

To strengthen our team in the division “Thermographic Methods” in Berlin- Adlershof, starting 01.01.2023, we are looking for a

Research associate (m/f/d) in the field of physics, engineering sciences, physical technology, applied computer science or similar

Salary group E13 TVöD Temporary contract until 31.12.2025 under the reserve that funds are granted 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.

Your responsibilities include:

As part of the joint project WISP (Wind energy plant inspection), the division "Thermographic Methods" at BAM is working with partners from industry and research to develop a multi-sensory and drone-compatible inspection method for the maintenance of wind turbine rotor blades. The aim is to make the inspection of rotor blades more efficient, safer, and cheaper by fusing 3D surface data, visual images, and thermographic data measured in the field.

The focus of the work at BAM is on the recording, processing, and interpretation of the thermographic data. In addition, the three data formats (visual, IR, and 3D data) are to be brought together and presented to an inspection team as a single data set. In the three-year project, the measurement system will be developed and tested on operational wind turbines together with the industry. BAM's tasks can be outlined as follows:

  • Image and data processing of thermographic images to optimise thermal and spatial resolution under real conditions (vibration of the drone, low thermal contrasts, etc.).
  • Fusion of the measured 3D surface data, visual imaging, and thermographic data to characterise typical damage to rotor blades of wind turbines.
  • Planning, execution, and evaluation of laboratory and field tests on suitable test specimens and wind turbines.
  • Presentation and publication of research results at conferences and in journals as well as technology transfer.
  • Supervision of young academics (student assistants, bachelor's and master's theses, possibly doctorates).
  • Your qualifications:
  • Completed scientific studies (Diploma/Master) in the field of physics, engineering, physical technology, applied computer science or similar.
  • Extensive experience in one (or more) of the above-mentioned thematic focus points: data processing, physical measurement technology, imaging measurement methods, non-destructive testing.
  • Very good knowledge of digital signal and data processing.
  • Experience in planning and conducting scientific experiments.
  • Very good knowledge of Python or Matlab.
  • Very good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel to project partners, conferences, and nationwide trade fairs.
  • Own publications as first author in scientific journals.
  • Goal-oriented and structured way of working, initiative/commitment, and ability to think conceptually, strategically and innovatively.
  • 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 11.12.2022. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 343/22-8.7 to:

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

    Dr. Stamm will be happy to answer your questions about this position at +49 30 8104-3884 or by email at, or Dr. Krankenhagen at +49 30 8104-3874 or by email at

    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.

    Apply now!

  • Research associate (m/f/d) in the field of physics, engineering sciences, physical technology, applied computer science or similar Kennziffer 343/22-8.7
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