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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For this position we seek to appoint a highly motivated, service-oriented, pro-active and collaborative person with training in natural science. Previous experience from working in academic/research management is essential. The jobholder will work directly with the managing director to support the...
Max-Planck-Institut für terrestrische Mikrobiologie, Marburg, 29 October 2014
Join us at QBM! The newly established Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative and seeks to prepare young life scientists for the emerging era of quantitative, systems-oriented bioscience. It provides an innovative, international PhD...
Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich, Munich, 20 October 2014
Students with an excellent Master's degree in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, other natural sciences, or medicine are invited to apply for a three-year scholarship from the Joachim Herz Foundation, in order to pursue a PhD within the PHGS program. In addition to a monthly allowance, the...
PIER Helmholtz Graduate School (PHGS), Hamburg, 1 November 2014
Subject Toxicological environmental chemistry Main responsibilities Research, teaching and supervision. Qualification requirements A person who has demonstrated both research and teaching skills is qualified for employment as a professor. In order to be appointed as a professor, the applicant must...
Stockholm University, Stockholm (Sweden), 13 November 2014
Job description: The responsibility of the scientific coordinator is to plan and organize the training program (lectures, workshops and seminars) of the graduate school, organize social events, continually develop the training program, coordinate the IMPRS-Mic application procedure including...
Max Planck Research School for Environmental, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology (IMPRS-Mic), Marburg, 24 October 2014
Ref: 2590-14 The Division of Space Technology is based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, the space capital of Sweden. The town is located on the 67th parallel north, about 150 km above the Polar Circle, which enables a set of unique conditions for space-related research and industry. It is home to an...
Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna (Sweden), 28 October 2014
Ref: 2592-14 The Division of Space Technology is based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, the space capital of Sweden. The town is located on the 67th parallel north, about 150 km above the Polar Circle, which enables a set of unique conditions for space-related research and industry. It is home to an...
Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna (Sweden), 28 October 2014
Ref: 2591-14 The Division of Space Technology is based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, the space capital of Sweden. The town is located on the 67th parallel north, about 150 km above the Polar Circle, which enables a set of unique conditions for space-related research and industry. It is home to an...
Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna (Sweden), 28 October 2014
Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an internationally recognized research agenda in the field of Exercise Biology, to develop TUM's scientific profile in this field of study. Furthermore, a strong background in exercise physiology or biochemistry and a well established...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, 20 November 2014
We are looking for a scholar of distinction with a high international reputation in epidemiology based on a high interest in methodology and biostatistics. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an internationally recognized research program as well as outstanding academic records and is...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, 20 November 2014
Candidates with excellent academic, scientific and pe­da­go­gic qualifications are invited to apply for this professorship. The professorship is part of the Institute of Solid State Physics, which possesses a high international reputation in the field of optically active semiconductor micro- and...
University of Bremen, Bremen, 20 November 2014
Employment starting up on 15.01.2015 and is limited to 31.07.2017. Aims of the group Molecular Plant Nutrition: Research in our group is focused on the transport and sensing of nutrients, on genotypic factors determining nutrient efficiency in plants, and stress adaptations of primary metabolism. We...
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Stadt Seeland OT Gatersleben, 10 November 2014
The position is initially limited until 31.12.2017. The working time is 65 %. Pay scale grouping is according to the salary group 13 TV-L. Requirements: excellent graduation from university; major disciplines psychology, medicine, neuroscience, neurobiology or related subjects experience with...
Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, 6 November 2014
Tasks The broad theme of research projects is Pathophysiology of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. The PhD student will be responsible for the bioinformatics data analysis of complex and integrated data sets, including genomics, tran­scriptomics, and methylomics, in the context of translational research...
German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Potsdam-Rehbrücke, 6 November 2014
Job description You perform research in cognitive robotics, in particular with the iCub robot. You also collaborate with other researchers in research with the iCub robot. The topics of your research concern the cognitive control of robots, as found in perception, language, motor behavior, or...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 4 November 2014
Specifications Location Function types Scientific fields Hours Salary Education Job number Enschede PhD Positions Natural Sciences, Engineering, Behaviour and Society 38.0 hours per week EUR 2083 - EUR 2664 University Graduate 695270 Job description We are seeking a PhD candidate (4 year terms) to...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 31 October 2014
Specifications Location Amsterdam Function Technical, Laboratory positions, Research, Development, Innovation, PhD types Scientific fields Scientific fields Natural Sciences, Engineering, Health Hours 40.0 hours per week Salary EUR 2057 - EUR 2636 Education University Graduate Job number AT PhD...
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam (Netherlands), 31 October 2014
Description: This position, available immediately for an initial period of three years with a subsequent tenure track evaluation, will involve working in the Division of Pediatric Neurooncology (headed by Prof. Dr. Stefan Pfister; www.pediatric-neurooncology.com) as one of five group leaders (and a...
German Cancer Research Center in the Helmholtz Association, Heidelberg, 28 October 2014
College School Post Title & Subject Area Post Duration Level Reports to Science Chemistry Established Professor of Marine Biodiscovery Permanent Established Professor Head of School JOB ADVERTISEMENT The National University of Ireland Galway invites applications for the post of Established...
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), Galway (Ireland), 21 October 2014
The planned duration of the position is initially 2 years, with a possible extension according to the maximum employment duration as given by laws regarding scientific fixed-term contracts (Wissensschaftszeitvertragsgesetz). The pay grade classification depends on the personal and collective legal...
University Hospital Essen, Essen, 14 October 2014
in the core areas of CUI: A: Imaging and Control of Quantum Systems B: Atomically Resolved Structural Dynamics C: Dynamics of Order Formation on the Nanoscale All PhD students are part of the graduate school which offers a rich and comprehensive course programme. PhD applicants should hold a Master...
The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI) - Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, 6 October 2014
The Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology at the Ruhr- Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a Professor (W3) in Cell Physiology (succession of Prof. Hatt) to start on winter term 2015/2016. The future holder of the post will represent the subject in research and teaching. The...
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, 6 October 2014
at the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Breeding to be filled first in summer semester 2015. The successful candidate will teach management and analysis of omics-data in agriculture and life science in the study pro­grammes of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and will participate in teaching in...
University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, 1 October 2014
(Code. No. 354) beginning summer term 2015. The Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Technische Uni­ver­si­tät Darmstadt is looking for a nationally and internationally renowned professor with a strong scientific background for lecturing and research for the Professorship in Waste Water...
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, 25 September 2014
IPODI Fellows will receive: o A two-year employment contract with salaries equal to those of the Marie Curie Programme for experienced researchers, including social security and health insurance as well as pension coverage (salary scale between E 13 and E 14 TV-L), o A yearly travel allowance, o A...
International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI), Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, 15 September 2014