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 HGF MPG Group for Deep Sea Ecology and Technology invites applications for a full-time research scientist position. Our team has laboratories at the MPI for Marine Microbiology and the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research. We seek excep­tional candidates to...
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, 18 September 2014
Initially pay-scale grade W2, to be appointed as soon as possible. We are looking for an excellent junior scientist with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda in the broad field of Synthetic Silicon Chemistry. The successful candi-date is expected to conduct...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, 25 August 2014
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
The advertised professorship (initially limited until 31.12.2018, in the case of positive evaluation and continuation of funding the position could be converted to a permanent professorship) is combined with the function of head of the research area "Boundary-Layer Meteorology" at the...
Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research at the German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst), Frankfurt on the main, 19 September 2014
The Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Ruhr- Universität Bochum, Germany, invites applications for a Profes­sorship (W3) in Organic Chemistry to be the initial holder of the EVONIK endowed Chair in Organic Chemistry. The position is to be filled by April 1st, 2016. We are seeking an...
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, 18 September 2014
to join as of 01st February, 2015 1.Requirements and Competencies Applicants for the lecturer position should hold a PhD degree or equivalent in Geoscience. They should have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses. Candidates are expected to contribute towards the...
German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Muscat (Oman), 18 September 2014
1. Requirements and Competencies Applicants for the associate professorship should hold a PhD degree and Habilitation or equivalent. The potential candidates are expected to have a strong background in academic research and teaching. Candidates should have at least three years of experience with...
German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Muscat (Oman), 18 September 2014
Salary group W 3 - tenured Civil Servant in the field of Automation Technology Advertisement No. P 237/14 Candidates having outstanding scientific qualifications in research fields addressing electrical energy grids, in particular of relevance to the "German Energy Revolution", are invited to apply....
Universität Bremen, Bremen, 18 September 2014
to be appointed as soon as possible. The initial appointment will be for 6 years; the salary will be composed of a base salary according to the Bayerische Besoldungsgesetz (Bavarian Remuneration Act, initial pay-scale grade W2). The appointed professor will also lead a research group at DLR's Remote...
Technische Universität München (TUM) / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Munich, 17 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
Topic of this professorship is electrical measurement. Experience in photonics such as optical measurement incl. sensing, laser measurements and optical communication is appreciated. The position is within the »Information Technology« department which provides the Bachelor programs »Electrical...
Pforzheim University, Pforzheim, 11 September 2014
The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a full-time associate Professor position in the area of Earth Monitoring.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop curriculum and deliver high quality courses related to...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 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
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