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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Eligibility Starting in January 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 years...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 16 April 2014
One postdoctoral position is to be filled as soon as possible in the Department of Systemic Cell Biology at the MPI Dortmund under the supervision of Prof. Bastiaens. Our laboratory develops quantitative, experimental and theoretical approaches to study the spatial and dynamic principles of...
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, 17 April 2014
The research group »Transformations of Knowledge« will be concerned with an understanding of the historical dynamicsof knowledge processes in the context of the specific relationship between genesis and validity. Special emphasis isput on the processes of transformation of knowledge. Subject of the...
University of Cologne, Köln, 10 April 2014
for its Automated Reasoning and Nonlinear Arithmetic research area. The area is coordinated by Thomas Sturm and forms part of the Automation of Logic Group, which includes 17 researchers from several countries worldwide. Our working language is English. The group collaborates with several major...
Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, 10 April 2014
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) is seeking a specialist for Bacterial Genome Engineering group.  The CFB is a research center at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) aiming at designing next generation of cell factories using advanced metabolic engineering...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, 9 April 2014
Description: The German University in Cairo is looking for highly capable and motivated applicants wishing to join the Architecture and Urban Design Program. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates are expected to be strongly committed...
The German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, 8 April 2014
The Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CE&B) at McMaster University seeks an outstanding candidate for a three-year (renewable) faculty position in biostatistics at the Assistant Professor rank (or associate professor rank) in the Special category. The successful candidate...
McMaster University, Hamilton, 14 March 2014
Reference number SU FV-0790-14. Deadline for applications: April 30, 2014.   The Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM) at Stockholm University is an interdisciplinary department focused on two research themes: contaminant science, and atmospheric science & biogeochemistry. We are a...
University of Stockholm, Stockholm, 13 March 2014
Description: Population research at the DZNE aims to study determinants of normal and pathological mental and physical function over the adult life course, with a special emphasis on neurodegenerative diseases. To this end the team, led by Prof. Monique M. B. Breteler, Director of Population Health...
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, 13 March 2014
Two (2) Joint Post-Doctoral Fellowships are offered for highly qualified, early career post-doctoral researchers.Each fellowship is to be awarded for 24 months, starting in October 2014, and consists of two phases:Phase 1: 12 months of research at Freie Universität Berlin;Phase 2: 12 months of...
Freie Universität Berlin | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Berlin, Jerusalem, 13 March 2014
We seek strong candidates, with backgrounds in Computational Biology, Theoretical Physics, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, and analytically-oriented or quantitative Biology with a strong interest in a crossdisciplinary environment and in questions pertaining to Cell and Developmental...
Center for Systems Biology at Dresden, Dresden, 6 March 2014