Natural Sciences: Jobs and Vacancies

NATURAL SCIENCES RESEARCH JOBS: A WEALTH OF OPPORTUNITIES

Natural science is the umbrella term for a number of different individual research fields, and as such a natural sciences job can entail all kinds of exciting prospects. Whether you are looking for vacancies in Chemistry, or jobs in Physics, Earth Sciences or any number of other fascinating fields, they can all be found from here. By definition, the term also includes life sciences, but for the sake of ease, we separate the two so you can find close matches to your specific interest. This subject remains one of the most prestigious of any research area, and those with degrees in related fields are in high demand in industry.

Natural sciences research also has a high level of prestige and is among one of the best-funded fields. Although research funding has become harder to secure in recent times, natural science has remained buoyant due to the special interest industry has in its advancement and, of course, the academic value and weight it holds.

In addition to the jobs we list, you can also find lots of useful information and career tips for starting or developing a career in this field. As our focus is on jobs for those thinking of working in Germany, you can find articles that come together to form a comprehensive guide for anyone considering a position in this area, which has a particularly strong reputation in research. What kind of salaries in science and research can you expect? And how can you strengthen your job applications? You can find articles on these themes to help you develop your career and find the perfect natural science jobs.

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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: 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
Qualifications and expericience The successful candidate is expected to conduct an ambitious research program in materials/condensed matter physics, making use of the experimental opportunities given by ASTRID2, as well as to contribute to the further development and the expansion of the...
Aarhus University, Aarhus (Denmark), 12 January 2015
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
for a research project concerned with fundamental properties of self-assembled nano­struc­tures forming at surfaces and interfaces. Research focuses on both characterization of such nano­struc­tures and principles driving their formation. The program seeks to integrate Physical Che­mi­stry and...
Technische Universität Berlin, Potsdam, 30 January 2015
Under the supervision of the coordinator of the transdisciplinary research project "Begleitforschung Bodenrehabilitierung" and in close cooperation with project partners, the successful applicants will be responsible for contributing to the success of the overall project as outlined above, in...
Institute Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS), Potsdam, 26 January 2015
PhD multivalent surface interactions Specifications Location Function types Scientific fields Hours Salary Education Job number Enschede PhD positions Natural Sciences, Engineering 40.0 hours per week EUR 2125 - EUR 2717 University Graduate 712045 Job description Multivalency is one of Nature's...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 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
Specifications Location Enschede Function types PhD positions Scientific fields Natural Sciences, Engineering, Health, Behaviour and Society Hours 38.0 hours per week Salary EUR 2125 - EUR 2717 Education University Graduate Job number 711238 Job description eNHANCE aims to assist the users in...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 23 January 2015
Specifications Location Enschede Function types PhD positions Scientific fields Natural Sciences, Engineering Hours 38.0 hours per week Salary EUR 2125 - EUR 2717 Education University Graduate Job number 710469 Job description Electrocatalytic processes lie at the heart of fuel cell research as...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 23 January 2015
Full time. Temporary. Application closing date: April 22, 2015 In accordance with its strategy to support junior scholars and the development of individual research profiles of extraordinarily well qualified junior scholars from Germany and abroad, the University of Kassel offers this target group...
University of Kassel, Kassel, 22 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
Starting 1 August 2015 Professorship in Cell and Molecular Pathology is a joint professorship of the University of Jyväskylä and the Central Finland Hospital District (Keski-Suomen sairaanhoitopiiri, K-SSHP). It is located in the Department of Biological and Environmental Science in the Faculty...
University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä (Finland), 9 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
Tasks: Responsibilities include general support of the director in leading the Rhineland Study and population research. This includes but is not limited to human resource management, meeting preparation and follow-up, conceptual work (analyses/evaluations), preparation of talks as well as...
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, 23 December 2014
- Kennziffer 1282/2014/12 - Ihre Aufgaben: Der administrative Koordinator ist verantwortlich für die logistische Koordination der Rheinland Studie. Dies beinhaltet das Monitoring der gesamten infrastrukturellen Abläufe in den Untersuchungszentren, Budgetplanung und Controlling,...
Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e.V. (DZNE), Bonn, 23 December 2014
are encouraged to submit their complete application documents. We expect An excellent PhD degree in one of the relevant disciplines of the LRC Extensive expertise in one of the fields in life sciences or engineering Outstanding communication skills in German and English Experience in...
Leibniz Research Cluster (LRC) Bio/Synthetic multifunctional microproduction units, Dortmund, Dresden, Halle (Saale), Jena, Saarbrücken, 23 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
Specifications - (explanation) Location Nijmegen Function types PhD positions Scientific fields Behaviour and Society Hours 38.0 hours per week Salary maximum EUR 2664 Education University Graduate Job number 30.10.14 Translations en About employer Radboud University Short link...
Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen (Netherlands), 12 December 2014
Reference-code 102929 The professorship is associated with the position of Head of the Section of Experimental Medical Physics within the Department of Nuclear Medicine (Chair: Professor Ambros J. Beer). Applicants are expected to have a high international reputation in the field of medical...
Ulm University, Ulm, 12 December 2014