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Postdoctoral researcher in alkali-activated materials durability

Location: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany

Deadline: 20 December 2021

Contact: Dr Gregor Gluth

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To strengthen the team in the division 7.4 “Technology of Construction Materials” in Berlin-Steglitz, starting 01.02.2022, BAM are looking for a Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) in the field of chemistry, materials science, applied geosciences, mineralogy, building materials engineering, civil engineering, or equivalent academic studies

Temporary contract until 31.01.2024
Full-time / suitable as part-time employment

The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is a materials research organization in Germany. The mission is to ensure safety in technology and chemistry. BAM perform research and testing in materials science, materials engineering and chemistry to improve the safety of products and processes. BAM does research that matters. Their work covers a broad array of topics in the focus areas of energy, infrastructure, environment, materials, and analytical sciences.



Your responsibilities include:

Work in a research project on the mechanisms and consequences of the carbonation, including concurrent leaching, of concretes based on alkali-activated cements. Specific tasks include:

  • Design and production of alkali-activated binders based on ground granulated blast furnace slag and hard coal ash
  • Characterization of the starting materials, and microstructural analyses of the hardened binder pastes
  • Permeability tests, carbonation tests, and leaching tests, including their analysis and evaluation, on concretes based on alkali-activated cements
  • Spatially resolved, chemical and microstructural analyses of the concretes after testing
  • Integration and interpretation of the results, and development of a model of carbonation, with and without concurrent leaching, of concretes based on alkali-activated cements
  • Documentation and publication of the results

Your qualifications:

  • Successfully completed scientific degree (Master/Diploma) in chemistry, materials science, applied geosciences, mineralogy, building materials engineering, civil engineering, or equivalent academic studies
  • Doctoral degree/ Ph.D. with a dissertation thesis on a topic at least partly related to the present project
  • Practical experience with at least one diffractometric or spectroscopic method for microstructural/ phase analysis (e.g., X-ray powder diffraction, IR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy)
  • Theoretical knowledge of and practical experience with cement chemistry is advantageous
  • Practical experience with testing methods for concretes, particularly carbonation resistance testing, is advantageous
  • Good command of English (written and spoken)
  • Good command of German (written and spoken)
  • Good publication and presentation skills
  • A high degree of initiative/ commitment, ability to work in a Team/ willingness to cooperate, willingness to learn, flexibility, as well as a goal-oriented and structured way of working

BAM 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:

Applications via the online application form by 20.12.2021. Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number 351/21-7.4 to:

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

Dr. Gluth is happy to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-3300 and/or by email to gregor.gluth@bam.de

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Published: December 1st, 2021
Posted in Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

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