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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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
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
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
Two (2) Joint Post-Doctoral Fellowships are offered for highly qualified, early career post-doctoral researchers. Each fellowship is to be awarded for 24 months, starting on October 1, 2015, and consists of two phases: Phase 1: 12 months of research at Freie Universität Berlin; Phase 2: 12 months of...
Freie Universität Berlin / The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Berlin, Jerusalem (Israel), 17 December 2014
Tasks: Analysis of vitamins, micronutrients and different clinically relevant biomarkers in human tissue and blood samples Independent development and establishment of new methods for the analysis of vitamins, micronutrients and various clinically relevant markers Planning and implementation of...
Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke / German Institute of Human Nutrition (Dlfe) Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Potsdam-Rehbrücke, 17 December 2014
Tasks: Working on a project supported by the German Center for Diabetes Research on identifying mechanisms of diabetes origins Execution of intervention studies in mice Analysis of expression patterns in mice Molecular characterization of novel signaling pathways in cell culture...
Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke / German Institute of Human Nutrition (Dlfe) Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Potsdam-Rehbrücke, 17 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
MD/PhD program: The aim of the program is to obtain apostgraduate subject-specific qualification in experimental research for young physicians by acquiring the Dr. rer. nat. / PhD in accordance with the Doctoral Graduation Regulations of the international Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS)...
University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, 11 December 2014
Vacancy number 2014/0659 Department Department of Immunology Candidate profile Candidates are expected to build up a comprehensive and competitive group covering all aspects of tumour immunology / microenvironment and linked to haematological malignancies, in particular multiple myeloma, lymphoma...
UMC Utrecht, Utrecht (Netherlands), 10 December 2014
Job description The PhD student will work in the framework of the Marie Curie PERFUME program. The PERFUME program is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral initial stage training network (ITN) at the interface of medicine, plant and fungal biology, devoted to understanding the principles of...
Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla (Spain), 9 December 2014
If you intend to submit a proposal to the current call of the European Research Council and would be interested in joining LMU's research community, please contact the appropriate faculty member in your field of research as soon as possible.
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Munich, 4 December 2014
The new Director of MSRI will advance the research institute to become a leading research center on mountain societies. MSRI currently works in four thematic areas: sustainable land management, including pasture and forest management, and responsible governance; food security and nutrition, farming...
University of Central Asia, Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic), 3 December 2014
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is recruiting highly qualified PhD stu­dents or Post-Doctoral researchers (up to 2 positions) to work on a project analyzing the relationship between health behaviors and mortality in aging populations. The successful candidate will have strong...
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, 1 December 2014
The position holder should be an internationally recognized experimental physicist in the fields of epitaxy of semiconductor materials and semiconductor technology. New areas, for example in nano- and bio-photonics as well as sensor technology are to be developed. In addition to an epitaxy...
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, 1 December 2014
to start in summer/autumn 2015. We are looking for highly motivated students who can tackle scientific problems in modern plant biology. Doc­toral projects will focus on systems-oriented approaches using Arabidopsis thaliana and other model plants. Our research combines molecular phenotyping...
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, 1 December 2014
job description: maintenance of mass spectrometers, such as ESI Orbitrap HRMS, MALDI TOF/TOF maintenance of HPLC systems, such as Agilent, Thermo/Dionex application for research grants in the areas protein analysis, protein chemistry or affinity methods project management, e.g. planning of...
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin-Adlershof, 24 November 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
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