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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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
SALSA, the Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is announcing 12 doctoral fellowships to begin on October 1st, 2014. The program offers a structured, three-year period of multidisciplinary research combined with an integrated curriculum in Analytical...
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof, Berlin, 7 April 2014
We are undergoing rapid development and are investing heavily in the development of smart energy meters and systems for wireless metering, enabling utility companies to regulate energy and water consumption and balance production. Our aim is to be the best in the field, and we require a Senior...
Kamstrup A/S, Industrivej 28, DK-8660 Skanderborg, Skanderborg, 3 April 2014
Luleå University of Technology is in an expansionary phase and is strengthening research and education within atmospheric science. One part of the effort is the recruitment of a chaired professor with the tasks to lead the topic and building a strong team.               The focus of the research...
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, 6 March 2014
Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies (IECS), School of Biological Biomedical & Environmental Sciences The University wishes to appoint a Reader in Applied Estuarine and Marine Sciences to work in the Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies (IECS, see http://www.hull.ac.uk/iecs). The...
Hull University, Hull, 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 Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Haldor Topsøe A/S (HTAS) are seeking a candidate for a PhD position in analysis of fracture in porous ceramic steam-reforming catalysts by use of X-ray tomography. Responsibilities and tasks The PhD...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, 10 April 2014
The professorship is associated with the position of Head of the Section of Experimental Radiology within the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology.Applicants are expected to have a high international reputation in the field of imaging technologies, with a focus on functional and...
Universität Ulm, Ulm, 10 April 2014
We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of metal chemistry in biomolecular systems. The starting date is as soon as possible. Recognized expertise in the following areas is particularly welcome: Synthesis and characterization of metalloenzyme models, biohybrid...
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH), Aachen, 10 April 2014
The program aims to attract outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all over the world. Applications are welcome from candidates of all disciplines who have completed their doctoral studies within the last three years with outstanding results. Applicants must present an independent research...
LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München, 10 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 Applied Environmental Science (ITM) at Stockholm University is primarily a research organization, with ~160 employees working in environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, atmospheric science and biogeochemistry. A major research focus of the biogeochemistry unit lies in...
Stockholm University, Stockholm, 7 April 2014
The Physics Department at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Ulm University invites applications for a W1-Junior Professorship (commensurate with an “Assistant Professor”). This position is part of a special program to promote women in science funded by the German Science Foundation...
University of Ulm, Ulm, 4 April 2014
Pay-scale grade W3, commencing in April 2015. We are looking for a scholar of distinction with a high international reputation in soil mechanics and foundation engineering, rock mechanics and tunneling. The successful candidate will have demon-strated an internationally recognized research program...
Technische Universität München, München, 4 April 2014
provides openings of 10 PhD positions in summer 2014 in a Munich-based programme jointly held by 10 leading research groups at Technische Universität München (TUM), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (MPQ), Walther-Meissner-Institut (WMI),...
Technische Universität München (TUM), München, 28 March 2014
There are several open PhD position for students interested in the research fields of surface physics and nanocatalysis in the Institute of Experimental Physics IV at the Ruhr Universität Bochum.The successful applicants will utilize ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) surface-sensitive techniques to...
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, 26 March 2014
Application closing date: May 15, 2014. 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 the opportunity to...
Universität Kassel, Kassel, 21 March 2014
to be filled until October 1, 2015. The professorship represents the field of Experimental Physics in research and teaching with a focus on Atomic and Molecular Physics. The appointed professor will be expected to bear an appropriate share of the teaching duties of the faculty as well as of the...
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, 17 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
For the Department of Chemical Engineering the School seeks to appoint an experienced head of department.  The head of department supervises the teaching and research activities of the academic staff and the teaching assistants, he assigns tasks and is responsible for appraisal, promotion and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 12 March 2014
MICMoR is an interdisciplinary and international graduate program for doctoral students in the field of climate change research. Its research focus is to understand climate change processes in mountainregions through research at the interfaces of the atmosphere, biosphere, pedo- and...
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), MICMoR Research School, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 7 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
Pay-scale grade W3, to be appointed as soon as possible.   We are looking for an excellent candidate with high potential who should have established an international recognized research agenda in the field of Land Management. The successful applicant is expected to perform cutting-edge research and...
Technische Universität München, Munich, 28 February 2014
The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald aims to appoint 3 to 5 "Alfried Krupp Senior Fellows" during the academic year 2015/16. The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald is an independent institute for advanced study situated in the center of the historic city of Greifswald on the...
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Greifswald, 27 February 2014
The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald aims to appoint 5 to 8 "Alfried Krupp Junior Fellows" during the academic year 2015/16. The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald is an independent institute for advanced study situated in the center of the historic city of Greifswald on the...
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Greifswald, 27 February 2014