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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on a fixed-term contract for 36 month, full time, at our facilities in Einbeck, Germany. Responsibilities: Concept development for local weather data management integrating global weather data for R&D purposes Implementation of this concept, including organizational changes and systems ...
KWS Services Deutschland GmbH, Einbeck, 5 February 2015
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...
BioMed X Innovation Center, Heidelberg, 18 February 2015
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
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
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
Specifications - (explanation) Function types Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers, Research, Development, Innovation Scientific fields Natural Sciences Hours 38.0 hours per week Education University Graduate Job number 215046 Translations en About employer University...
University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands), 2 March 2015
The "Alfried Krupp Senior Fellowships" will be awarded to outstanding senior scientists and scholars who are qualified by their achievements in research as well as in teaching. The "Alfried Krupp Junior Fellowships" will be awarded to highly promising younger post-doctoral scholars. Through the...
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Greifswald, 26 February 2015
Um ein Alfried Krupp Senior-Fellowship können sich durch her­aus­ragende Leistungen in Forschung und Lehre ausgewiesene Wissenschaftler/-innen bewerben. Die Alfried Krupp Junior-Fellowships werden an beson­ders quali­fizierte promovierte Nachwuchswissen­schaftler/-innen vergeben. Das Alfried Krupp...
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Greifswald, 26 February 2015
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum - faculty of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for the position of a Professor (W2) in Physics Didactics to start on April 1, 2016. The future holder of the post will represent the subject in research and teaching. The existing "Alfried-Krupp-Schülerlabor" offers...
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Bochum, 24 February 2015
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum - faculty of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for the position of a Professor (W2) in Experimental Physics in the field of hadrons and nuclei to start as soon as possible. The future holder of the post will represent the subject in research and teaching. The...
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Bochum, 24 February 2015
Research projects on several topics in Natural, Life and Computational Sciences www.jsmc.uni-jena.de/phd-program/fellowship-application/vacant-projects/ We expect: a Master's degree (or equivalent) in Natural or Life Sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Geosciences, Biomedical...
Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) / International Leibniz Research School (ILRS Jena), Jena, 23 February 2015
The section for Fundamental Electrochemistry, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is seeking a candidate for a PhD student position as part of the project "e-STORE: Further improvement of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysis for flexible energy...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Roskilde (Denmark), 22 February 2015
The section for Fundamental Electrochemistry, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is seeking a candidate for a PhD student position as part of the project "e-STORE: Further improvement of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysis for flexible energy...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Roskilde (Denmark), 22 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
The impact of uncertain forecasts of wind speed and direction on the power variation of large offshore wind farms will be investigated. Even relatively small variations in the wind direction may lead to strong power fluctuations at downstream turbines if these are operating in multiple wake...
ForWind - Center for Wind Energy Research, Institute of Physics of the Carl von Ossietzky - University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, 13 February 2015
Responsibilities and tasks The candidate is expected to lead the development of the Chemical Food Analysis group to focus on analytical methodologies in food chemistry, combining accurate mass spectrometry with emerging technologies and data processing to provide comprehensive chemical data for food...
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, 12 February 2015
£31,342 - £37,394 A postdoctoral genome informatician is sought for a three-year post in the Genome Medicine laboratory of Professor Tim Aitman at the University of Edinburgh. The Aitman Group has a highly successful track record in genetic analysis of complex and monogenic diseases in humans,...
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (England), 5 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
Project description: The doctoral student working in this project will investigate the molecular interactions of nanoparticles with biomembranes. In this investigation, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations are combined in a multi-scale approach. The goal of the project is to deeper...
Technische Universität Berlin, Potsdam, 30 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
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