Postdoc: Jobs and Vacancies

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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The ESI conducts brain research with the aim to understand how the many parts of the nervous system work together to bring about brain function and behavior. The activity of individual neurons or brain areas has been documented in great detail. Yet, we are only beginning to understand how neuronal...
Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience (ESI) / Max Planck Society, Frankfurt/Main, 25 September 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
to begin as soon as possible. The successful candidate possesses excellent knowledge in the field of Socio-Environmental Modelling, on prehistoric / ancient societies and a strong background in the design of mathematical models. We are see­king a highly motivated individual to conduct research on...
Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes, Kiel, 16 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...
The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI) - Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, 6 October 2014
The research of the chair focuses on the following topics: (1) economics of multifunctional forestry; (2) forestry economics and Global Change; (3) uncertainty and risk of forest management; (4) forest planning/strategic planning Responsibilities: cutting-edge research in one of the chair’s...
Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, 2 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
Description: Population Health Sciences at the DZNE aims to investigate causes and preclinical biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases, and to study normal and pathological brain structure and function over the adult life course. To this end we are currently establishing the Rhineland Study, a...
German Center of Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, 3 September 2014