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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The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies announces the following Individual FCFP fellowships for the academic year 2015/16 Junior fellowships (completed PhD plus initial - one to six years - post-doctoral experience) Senior fellowships (completed PhD plus a minimum of six years post-doctoral...
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg, Freiburg, 30 July 2014
Applicants should have a strong scientific research profile, experience in the leadership of scientific teams and excellent didactic skills. Several years of successful research activity with experience in teaching and the acquisition of third-party funding is expected. The area of research should...
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, 14 August 2014
Initially pay-scale grade W2, to be appointed as soon as possible. Within its Fellowship program, the TUM-IAS awards up to eight Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Professorships to excellent junior scientists with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda at TUM....
Technische Universität München (TUM), Garching, 13 August 2014
of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science and head of the Institute for Photogrammetry (at the earliest possible date). The successful applicant represents the following areas in teaching and in research: photogrammetry, including digital image processing, remote sensing, both...
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 7 August 2014
Ihre Hauptaufgaben bestehen in der Entwicklung, Akquise und Leitung angewandter For­schungs­projekte mit Schwerpunkt im Bereich eTourism (Buchungsverhalten, Bewertungspor­tale, soziale Medien) oder im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit (Sozial-ökologische Netzwerke, Gover­nance, Resilienz). Hinzu kommt die...
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) - Chur, Chur (Switzerland), 4 August 2014
Key responsibilities: To develop an XUV light source, based on high-order harmonic generation, as well as to implement it to an experimental vacuum setup. To supervise a research group and conduct studies on a wide range of processes occuring under interaction of laser radiation with biochemical...
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB), Berlin, 30 July 2014
Key responsibilities: Conduct research on functional materials and energy in solution using X-ray absorption/emission, resonant inelastlc X-ray scattering and photoelectron spectroscopy at the synchrotron facility BESSY II Lead a group and supervise PhD and Master students Responsible for an...
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB), Berlin, 30 July 2014
(non-tenure track) at the Institute of Mathematics. The professorship will be embedded in the newly established National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) «The Mathematics of Physics - Swiss MAP». We seek an internationally recognized young researcher of the highest level in a field related to...
Universität Zürich, Zurich (Switzerland), 22 July 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
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 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
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
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
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