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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!

academics.com can be a guide for postdocs on their way to bigger and better things. Our dedicated pages for postdocs have all kinds of content that is indispensible for those who have just finished their doctorate and are setting out on their career proper, or those who are looking for their big break in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Go there to read about career prospects for postdocs, postdoctoral funding opportunities, and tips for a successful postdoc application. It is our goal to help all postdoctoral candidates realise their potential.

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Background The Division of Space Technology is based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, the space capital of Sweden. The town is located on the 67th parallel north, about 150 km above the Polar Circle, which enables a set of unique conditions for space-related research and industry. It is home to an...
Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna (Sweden), 13 November 2014
Background The Division of Space Technology is based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, the space capital of Sweden. The town is located on the 67th parallel north, about 150 km above the Polar Circle, which enables a set of unique conditions for space-related research and industry. It is home to an...
Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna (Sweden), 13 November 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
Employment starting up on 15.01.2015 and is limited to 31.07.2017. Aims of the group Molecular Plant Nutrition: Research in our group is focused on the transport and sensing of nutrients, on genotypic factors determining nutrient efficiency in plants, and stress adaptations of primary metabolism. We...
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Stadt Seeland OT Gatersleben, 10 November 2014
Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in) - Postdoc-level Europastudien - mit Schwerpunkt Europäische Governance The contract duration is 24 months with an earliest start date as of January 1, 2015. Remuneration will be in line with E 14 TV Land Berlin. About the Dahrendorf project: Since 2010, the...
Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 6 November 2014
Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in) - Postdoc-level EU-Außenbeziehungen - Europäische Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik The contract duration is 24 months with an earliest start date as of January 1, 2015. Remuneration will be in line with E 14 TV Land Berlin. About the Dahrendorf project: Since 2010,...
Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 6 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
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L /100%) The position is available starting in January 2015 for a duration of up to 2 years. In principle, this position can be divided into two half-time positions. The position is in the Computer Graphics group of Prof. Dr. Oliver Deussen with focus on Computer Graphics and...
University of Konstanz, Konstanz, 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
The planned duration of the position is initially 2 years, with a possible extension according to the maximum employment duration as given by laws regarding scientific fixed-term contracts (Wissensschaftszeitvertragsgesetz). The pay grade classification depends on the personal and collective legal...
University Hospital Essen, Essen, 14 October 2014
in the core areas of CUI: A: Imaging and Control of Quantum Systems B: Atomically Resolved Structural Dynamics C: Dynamics of Order Formation on the Nanoscale All PhD students are part of the graduate school which offers a rich and comprehensive course programme. PhD applicants should hold a Master...
The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI) - Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, 6 October 2014
IPODI Fellows will receive: o A two-year employment contract with salaries equal to those of the Marie Curie Programme for experienced researchers, including social security and health insurance as well as pension coverage (salary scale between E 13 and E 14 TV-L), o A yearly travel allowance, o A...
International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI), Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, 15 September 2014