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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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The starting date will be November 1, 2014. The positions are limited to two years; they may be extended by a third year. Each of the positions will coordinate a junior research group. The junior research groups are oriented towards one of the seven focus areas below: 1. Constructions of norms 2....
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Munich, 23 July 2014
The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies announces the following Individual FCFP fellowships for the academic year 2015/16 Junior fellowships (completed PhD plus initial - one to six years - post-doctoral experience) Senior fellowships (completed PhD plus a minimum of six years post-doctoral...
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg, Freiburg, 30 July 2014
Key responsibilities: Conduct research on functional materials and energy in solution using X-ray absorption/emission, resonant inelastlc X-ray scattering and photoelectron spectroscopy at the synchrotron facility BESSY II Lead a group and supervise PhD and Master students Responsible for an...
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB), Berlin, 30 July 2014
Key responsibilities: To develop an XUV light source, based on high-order harmonic generation, as well as to implement it to an experimental vacuum setup. To supervise a research group and conduct studies on a wide range of processes occuring under interaction of laser radiation with biochemical...
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB), Berlin, 30 July 2014
with good knowledge of macroeconomic theory and economic modeling. The initial employment contract will be for two years. An extension by additional four years is intended. Your Duties You will model and simulate the changes in the macro-economy that are associated with demographic and political...
Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich, 30 July 2014
(job code 12/2014) In the newly established research group "Metabolic and Genetic Regulation of Ageing" we are interested in protein quality control in the context of ageing. Protein homeostasis is required for healthy life, and a process that becomes defective early during ageing. Defects in...
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, 21 July 2014
Candidates: We welcome candidates from various disciplines including history, anthropology, law, sociology, political science, geography, econo­mics, and area studies. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level or senior scholars. We would like the proposed projects to employ a historical and...
Humboldt University, Berlin, 17 July 2014
who will participate in the development and execution of neuroscientifically founded projects on aesthetics that link the Department of Neuroscience with the Department of Music and the Department of Language and Literature. We are looking for neuroscientists (cognitive/systems neuroscience) or...
Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, 10 July 2014
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, 17 June 2014