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.

Sign up now to receive job alerts - free of charge!


What we are looking for Applications are welcome from early career scientists with an outstanding track record in the field of: Epigenetics and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Boehringer Ingelheim is interested in identifying new therapeutic concepts for the treatment of COPD patients....
BioMed X Innovation Center, Heidelberg, 20 January 2015
Eligibility Starting in November 2015, each research fellowship will be awarded for 18 months. The call is open to experienced researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities who: hold a doctoral degree (the dissertation must be submitted) completed their doctoral degree no longer than 6...
Dahlem Research School at Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 15 January 2015
Specifications Location Enschede Function types Postdoc positions Scientific fields Natural Sciences, Engineering Hours 38.0 hours per week Salary EUR 2977 Education Doctorate Job number 713506 Job description In the Formal Methods and Tools (FMT) research group, formal techniques and tools are...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 30 January 2015
By offering the position of a Mercator Fellow, the research training group aims to enlarge and broaden its international research network. Successful applicants are expected to establish and maintain a substantial contact with the members of the research training group (visits, papers, etc.)....
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, 28 January 2015
A post-doctoral position is available in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University Health Sciences/Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, to work on analytic methodology in the field of perinatal and maternal epidemiology to improve the health of women and...
McMaster University Health Sciences, Hamilton (Canada), 27 January 2015
(Salary and benefits are according to public service regulations in Germany, EG 13 TV-L, salary domain Ost, 100% of the regular working time. Employment will be initially for two years.) The successful candidate will participate in the project interact with with partners and collaborators ...
Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), Großbeeren, 26 January 2015
Specifications Location Enschede Function types Postdoc positions Scientific fields Engineering, Economics, Behaviour and Society Hours 38.0 hours per week Salary EUR 2476 - EUR 3908 Education Doctorate Job number 711823 Job description This research position is part of the EU Horizon 2020...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 23 January 2015
The above mentioned position is located in the Department of Applied Mechanics, Marine Technology research group and Advanced Steel Structures focus area, see the following webpage: http://appmech.aalto.fi/en/research/advanced_structures/steel_structures/ The Department of Applied Mechanics...
Aalto University, Espoo (Finland), 21 January 2015
Research Fellow (ESSEXLab Manager) Faculty of Social Sciences We wish to appoint a Research Fellow to manage ESSEXLab, the University of Essex’s experimental social science laboratory. Key to this appointment is undertaking research in experimental social science in one or more of the...
University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, 21 January 2015
The position for one PhD student or PostDoc is immediately available in the research group of molecular mechanism of plant adaptation led by Dr Roosa Laitinen. Dr Roosa Laitinen and her group utilize both global and local accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana in order to investigate the role of...
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, 21 January 2015
The MDC participates in the EU funded project »Biomarker Development for Postope­rative Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly (BioCog)« (www.BioCog.eu). The aim of this project is the identification of biomarkers for risk estimation of cognitive impairment in elderly patients after surgery. As part of...
Max Delbrück Center For Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Berlin, 20 January 2015
The MDC is a member of the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung, DZHK). One of the aims of DZHK research at the MDC is to investigate the associations among diet, physical activity, metabolic factors, and cardiovascular events in high risk...
Max Delbrück Center For Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Berlin, 20 January 2015
You are expected to support and strengthen our research activities in the area of security and privacy in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and vehicular networking. In addition, you may contribute to topics like high-speed networking and physical-layer security. You will work in ongoing projects,...
Ulm University, Ulm, 20 January 2015
The person will join the newly established research group Social Determinants of Health and Life Expectancy, which is headed by Professor Pekka Martikainen and Director of the MPIDR Mikko Myrskylä. The MPIDR is a leading institute in demographic research which hosts a wide range of laboratories that...
Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung (MPIDR), Rostock, 13 January 2015
The influence of health behaviors on healthy and unhealthy life years. For more information, see the Population Health website www.demogr.mpg.de/go/PopHealth and www.demogr.mpg.de/go/apply-health. Social determinants of health and mortality in high-income populations. For more information, see the...
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Rostock, 13 January 2015
with self-designed projects in the natural sciences and engi­neering as well as in the humanities and social sciences. In principle, the positions could be established in any research area and shall enable the fellows to conduct an independent research project. Nevertheless, the integration in an...
University of Bremen, Bremen, 8 January 2015
in the fields of experimental and theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics, Physical Chemistry and Quantum Optics. The PhD programme in collaboration with the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, offers dual supervision by supervisors from both research sites, an extended stay at UBC, an...
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, 31 December 2014
Postdoctoral position in Protein Design available at the chair of bioinformatics, university of Würzburg available from 1st of April 2015 onwards, initially for two years (fulfilment of state laws required; salary scale: TVL). Depending on performance the position can be extended for another year...
Universität Würzburg, Würzburg, 22 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
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