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.

Find a job that's right for you!


Your Tasks: You are coordinating and supervising a team for the development of scientific prototype apparatuses mainly in the field of beam physics, electron optics and femtosecond pump-probe. Your team will be formed by scientific and technical staff. About 75% of your time will be dedicated to...
Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, 17 July 2014
for a maximum of three years starting from November 1st 2014.This RTG is dedicated to educating PhD students in the synthetic realization, theoretical description, photochemical characterization and biomolecular application of photolabile protecting strategies for the control of chemical and...
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main, 1 July 2014
The School of Statistics and Actuarial Science seeks to appoint a Statistician of high academic standing to the position of Professor of Statistics. Areas of interest in the school include: Longitudinal Data Analysis, Survey Sampling, Nonparametric Statistics, Bayesian Analysis, Optimization Theory...
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 18 June 2014
Payment follows TVöD (Salary Class 75% E13) The positions are to be filled as soon as possible, limited to three years with the possibility of extension. The advertised positions are embedded into the joint research project MaxSynbio sponsored by the Max-Planck-Society and by the German Ministry for...
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, 21 July 2014
with a strong interest in ultrafast laser based condensed matter research. The salary is based on TV-L (NRW) Entgeltgruppe 13. The successful candidate will be involved in the development of new ultrafast laser based experiments (Intense THz generation, ultrafast Raman spectroscopy, FSRS, HHG,...
University of Cologne, Cologne, 17 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
The Graduate School "Human Development in Landscapes" at Kiel University, Germany (www.uni-kiel.de/landscapes) offers a unique research environment positioned at the interface of the Humanities, Natural, and Social Sciences. Research at the Graduate School addresses interactions between physical and...
Kiel University, Kiel, 17 July 2014
The PhD program is open to applicants holding a Master's degree (with written thesis) or a German 'Diplom' in physics, geophysical sciences (incl. meteorology and oceanography), chemistry, ecology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or economics. To apply, please register online and...
International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling, Hamburg, 17 July 2014
Your Job: Communication and coordination of EPPN activities with diverse international user groups and EPPN partners Administrative scientific support with the realization of user projects Organization and performing of project meetings, workshops and committee assemblies as well as support in...
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, 16 July 2014
who will support the division's directors. The position is limited to three years. The Scientific Referent will serve as an interface between the directors, the service departments and the General Administration at the Max Planck Society in Munich. He/she will help the internal and external...
Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert-Einstein-Institute), Potsdam-Golm, 10 July 2014
The Assistant Professor will be appointed to WHU, and granted a leave of absence to the PIK. The position will be located at the WHU campus in Vallendar and the PIK campus in Potsdam. WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management is a privately funded business school based in Vallendar/Koblenz and in...
Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU) / Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) e. V., Vallendar, Potsdam, 10 July 2014
(14/33929) A PhD fellowship in the field of natural products-based drug discovery and medicinal chemistry is available at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark. The project is a collaboration between the University of Southern Denmark and the Eskitis...
Syddansk Universitet, Odense M (Denmark), Nathan (Australia), 8 July 2014
The Department of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Hull invites applications for a full pro­fes­sor­ship from internationally leading researchers. Applications are particularly welcome in one of the following three areas: pure maths, statistics or the interface between mathematics and...
University of Hull, Hull (United Kingdom), 8 July 2014
to join as of 14th September 2014 1. Requirements and Competencies Applicants for the assistant professorship should hold a PhD degree or equivalent. They should have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses and they should have experiences with teaching and thesis supervision....
German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 1 July 2014
The section for Imaging and Structural Analysis (ISA) in the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is seeking a candidate for a Ph.D. position as part of a Danish Research Council project on in-situ transmission electron microscopy on operating...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, 26 June 2014
at the Department of Neurosurgery.This professorship aims at strengthening neurooncology research. The holder of this position will represent the field of neurooncology in research and teaching. In cooperation with the German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK) the professorship...
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, 26 June 2014
Research will involve the investigation of physical, petrological and geochemical processes occurring in the Earth’s mantle and crust. Possible directions of inquiry can include the role of volatiles in geodynamic processes, melting in different tectonic regimes, phase relations, recycling of...
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, 26 June 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
The German University in Cairo- GUC (Cairo Campus) Civil Engineering Program   The German University in Cairo invites applications for the following vacancies to be filled during the academic year 2014/2015   Position Description:   The German University in Cairo is looking for highly able and...
The German University in Cairo, Cairo, 9 June 2014
A PhD position is offered at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science on the dynamics in branched polymer systems. The aim of this PhD project is to perform a systematic investigation of the chain dynamics in branched polymers by combining computer simulations and...
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, San Sebastián (Spain), Garching bei München, Münster, 5 June 2014