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!

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What we are looking for Applications are welcome from early career scientists with an outstanding track record in the field of: Nanomaterial-Based Biosensors for Near-Patient Testing The task is to combine state-of-the-art nanomaterials research (e.g. graphene) with biomedical know-how to develop a...
BioMed X Innovation Center, Heidelberg, 18 February 2015
Ref: 2735-14 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), 7 February 2015
Ref: 2735-14 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), 7 February 2015
for the period of two years starting 1 November 2015. The positions are designed to provide intensive training and mentoring for research leadership and faculty service. The salary for the fellowships is E13 TV-L (100 %). JOB PROFILE AND EXPECTATIONS The fellows will be expected to accomplish the...
Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies - BIGSAS, Bayreuth, 10 February 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
The Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany is looking for a senior researcher (postdoc level) to lead the Mass Spectrometry unit in the "Biochemistry & Synthetic Biology of Microbial Metabolism Group" of Dr. Tobias Erb. The main focus of the position is devoted to a...
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, 4 February 2015
The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) in Müncheberg is a member of the Leibniz Association, and one of the largest non-university research institutions in the Federal State of Brandenburg. Interdisciplinary research conducted at ZALF focuses on issues concerning the...
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Münche­berg, 27 February 2015
for the studies in Medieval Cultures to start as soon as possible. The fellowships are limited until December 31st, 2018. The CRC Discourses of Weakness and Resource Regimes supports the comparative research in cultural modes of stabilisation and transfor­ma­tion. The Research Center is based on the...
Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, 26 February 2015
(Postgraduate or Postdoc) The major task of the positions will be the microeconomic analysis of environmental and energy policy issues, applying statistical and econometric methods. The incumbents will conduct and manage scientific research projects and challenging economic policy advising...
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim, Mannheim, 25 February 2015
Four new Postdoctoral positions will soon be advertised on Leverage Points for Sustainability Transformation: Institutions, People and Knowledge pink square The deadline for all four positions is 10th March, 2015. Title Block PD1: RESTRUCTURE: Institutional dynamics in sustainability...
Leuphana University, Lüneburg, 20 February 2015
Specifications Location Function types Scientific fields Hours Salary Education Job number Enschede Postdoc positions Engineering 38.0 hours per week EUR 2977 Doctorate 716854 Job description Embedding and networking numerous intelligent objects into an environment creates a...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 17 February 2015
Specifications Location Function types Scientific fields Hours Salary Education Job number Enschede PhD positions Engineering, Health, Economics, Behaviour and Society 38.0 hours per week EUR 2977 - EUR 3908 Doctorate 715026 Job description One area where technology is...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 6 February 2015
Specifications Location Function types Scientific fields Hours Salary Education Job number Enschede PhD positions Engineering, Health, Economics, Behaviour and Society 38.0 hours per week EUR 2977 - EUR 3908 Doctorate 715030 Job description This one-year project aims at developing and validating...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 6 February 2015
What we are offering: An exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate to work in the field of design and synthesis of functional polymers for medical applications in a young, dynamic and international research environment. What we are expecting: Highly motivated and competent candidates who...
Johannes Kepler University, Linz (Austria), 5 February 2015
available as of 1 April 2015 (or a later date upon mutual agreement ). This definite term position is available for 2 years with the possibility of an extension. In principle, this position can be divided into two half-time positions. The position and its tasks: The Chair for Software and Systems...
University of Konstanz, Konstanz, 5 February 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 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
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