Postdoc: Jobs and Vacancies

FIND THE RIGHT POSTDOCTORAL POSITION FOR YOU

For postdocs, finding the right position is imperative for career development. It is perhaps the trickiest phase of any academic career to navigate because of the high levels of competition and the necessity to chop and change between lots of relatively short-term jobs. Positions for postdocs can have all types of different billings and different levels. Therefore, when you are looking for a new position you should be on the look out not only for the phrase 'postdoc' but also vacancies for research assistants, and the job title, research associate.

Despite it being an unpredictable and potentially stressful period, postdoctoral positions can give you the career satisfaction you are looking for. After your PhD, you may well be craving the new level of control and influence you have over the research you are conducting. On cutting-edge research teams, yours can be a voice of experience and can contribute to important decisions. This is the phase of when you truly pick your specialism and you can do that by taking advantage of the short-term research jobs on offer and see what interests you and what kind of post you are eventually looking for. Is an industry job at a research company the one for you, or would you rather go down the teaching route at universities or does the atmosphere at research institutes appeal to you? At the beginning of your postdoc career you won't necessarily know what suits you best so utilise the opportunity to play the field!

academics.com can be a guide for postdocs on their way to bigger and better things. Our dedicated pages for postdocs have all kinds of content that is indispensible for those who have just finished their doctorate and are setting out on their career proper, or those who are looking for their big break in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Go there to read about career prospects for postdocs, postdoctoral funding opportunities, and tips for a successful postdoc application. It is our goal to help all postdoctoral candidates realise their potential.

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Applications are invited for a Research Associate (Postdoc) at Newcastle University, to work on a project funded by EPSRCs Bright IDEAS Award for a fixed-time period of 2 years, starting 1 May 2015. The project will investigate how iron-bearing clay minerals can be used to sustainably produce...
Newcastle University, Newcastle (England), 11 March 2015
for the period of two years starting 1 November 2015. The positions are designed to provide intensive training and mentoring for research leadership and faculty service. The salary for the fellowships is E13 TV-L (100 %). JOB PROFILE AND EXPECTATIONS The fellows will be expected to accomplish the...
Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies - BIGSAS, Bayreuth, 10 February 2015
Ref: 2735-14 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), 7 February 2015
Ref: 2735-14 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), 7 February 2015
Specifications Location Function types Scientific fields Hours Salary Education Job number Enschede Postdoc positions Health, Economics, Behaviour and Society 38.0 hours per week EUR 2977 - EUR 3908 Doctorate 723503 Job description Combining people and freight flows creates...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 26 March 2015
A postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Prof Dr Rune Linding, a world-leading network biologist whose research focuses on the mechanisms by whi­ch cells use signaling networks to respond and adapt to changes in their environment. We are seeking a highly motivated and brilliant postdoc...
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Lyngby (Denmark), 25 March 2015
The successful candidate has a PhD in any or all of the following: Visual ecology, theoretical and empirical analysis of light in natural environments, animal pigmentation, colour vision, bio-optics or neuroanatomy. The candidate is expected to develop a high-profile research programme, teach in...
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, 23 March 2015
Location Nijmegen Function types Postdoc positions Scientific fields Behaviour and Society Hours 26.6 - 38.0 hours per week Salary maximum EUR 4551 Education University Graduate Job number 30.04.15 Job description We seek a highly talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher to join a...
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (RU), Nijmegen (Netherlands), 20 March 2015
Applications are invited for a 2 year postdoctoral position in humanistic ageing research at the Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), starting on 1 June 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. This position is part of theme 1 in the Center for Healthy Aging (CEHA)...
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen (Denmark), 20 March 2015
salary scale 13 TVöD, fixed term contract for 2 years full time / suitable for part-time Job summary: The department "Safety of Structures" at Federal Institute for Materials research and testing (BAM) seeks for the group "Mechanics of materials" a post doctoral fellow to participate in...
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, 13 March 2015
REF: 10633 Salary:A$94K - A$131K per year (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading) The Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology is the world's largest team working to develop a scalable spin based quantum computing architecture in silicon....
University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia), 11 March 2015
REF: 10634 Salary: A$94K - A$131K per year (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading) The Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology is the world's largest team working to develop a scalable spin based quantum computing architecture in silicon....
University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia), 11 March 2015
MCC’s Applied Sustainability Science (APSIS) Group is offering a Post-doc position focused on data analytics and visualization applied to policy-relevant research in the fields of global commons and climate change. The successful candidate is expected to contribute prominently to the...
Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin, 10 March 2015
Your Job: Focus: CO2 and H2O isotope fluxes in terrestrial systems Isotope-specific measurements of H2O and CO2 fluxes in soil-plant-systems with the latest infrared laser absorption spectrometer technology, with special emphasis on depth-dependent oxygen isotope exchange between H2O and CO2 in the...
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, 6 March 2015
The positions are within the KIT/IMK-IFU's division "Ecosystem-Atmosphere Interactions" and contribute to the DFG-funded project "Climate feedbacks and benefits of semi-arid forests (CliFF)". In this project, micrometeorological and eco-physiological research will be combined to investigate the role...
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 4 March 2015
The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) in Müncheberg is a member of the Leibniz Association, and one of the largest non-university research institutions in the Federal State of Brandenburg. Interdisciplinary research conducted at ZALF focuses on issues concerning the...
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Münche­berg, 27 February 2015
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, 8 January 2015