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FIND THE RIGHT POSTDOCTORAL POSITION FOR YOU

For postdocs, finding the right position is imperative for career development. It is perhaps the trickiest phase of any academic career to navigate because of the high levels of competition and the necessity to chop and change between lots of relatively short-term jobs. Positions for postdocs can have all types of different billings and different levels. Therefore, when you are looking for a new position you should be on the look out not only for the phrase 'postdoc' but also vacancies for research assistants, and the job title, research associate.

Despite it being an unpredictable and potentially stressful period, postdoctoral positions can give you the career satisfaction you are looking for. After your PhD, you may well be craving the new level of control and influence you have over the research you are conducting. On cutting-edge research teams, yours can be a voice of experience and can contribute to important decisions. This is the phase of when you truly pick your specialism and you can do that by taking advantage of the short-term research jobs on offer and see what interests you and what kind of post you are eventually looking for. Is an industry job at a research company the one for you, or would you rather go down the teaching route at universities or does the atmosphere at research institutes appeal to you? At the beginning of your postdoc career you won't necessarily know what suits you best so utilise the opportunity to play the field!

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RIKILT Wageningen UR, Business Unit Contaminants & Toxins, Wageningen, the Netherlands Vacant position nr: RIK2014.301.02 We are The expertise group Contaminants of RIKILT Wageningen UR is specialised in the development and application of analysis methods for inorganic and organic contaminants....
Wageningen University (University and Research centre), Wageningen (Netherlands), 19 December 2014
A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Carmen Birchmeier at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin to dissect the function of trans­cription factors during neuronal differentiation. The work will focus on mapping of transcription factor sites and study of the...
Max Delbrück Center For Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin, 18 December 2014
for its Research Department Corporate Taxation and Public Finance. The focus of the position will be empirical analyses in the fields of fiscal policy, fiscal federalism, and European integration. The Research Department welcomes applications from graduates with a Diploma or a Master degree, but...
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheim, Mannheim, 10 December 2014
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is recruiting highly qualified PhD stu­dents or Post-Doctoral researchers (up to 2 positions) to work on a project analyzing the relationship between health behaviors and mortality in aging populations. The successful candidate will have strong...
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, 1 December 2014
2 Postdoctoral Positions We seek candidates pursuing English-language publication projects based either on their dissertations or new research. Postdoctoral positions are paid in line with TVL E13 and may be taken up for a period between 6 and 24 months. The com­petition is open to candidates who...
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Bremen, 13 November 2014
The aim of the doctoral program is to create knowledge about how organizations achieve and sustain competitive advantage in rapidly changing environments through the development of critical competences in relationship with other organizations and stakeholders. What can you expect from the PhD...
European University Viadrina (EUV) / German Graduate School of Management and Law (GGS), Frankfurt (Oder), Heilbronn, 31 October 2014
The scholarships will commence on 1st October 2015; the application deadline is 5th January 2015. The doctoral course "Literary Studies" offers doctoral candidates a structured research programme with intensive individual supervision of the thesis. Doctoral candidates take part in activities...
Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Berlin, 23 October 2014