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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Physics Salary: Circa £29,000 Closing Date: Sunday 12 April 2015 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: A1180 To carry out research into the epitaxial growth of antimonide based nanostructured materials for the development of novel mid-infrared LEDs using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The...
Lancaster University, Lancaster (England), 12 March 2015
on a fixed-term contract for 36 month, full time, at our facilities in Einbeck, Germany. Responsibilities: Concept development for local weather data management integrating global weather data for R&D purposes Implementation of this concept, including organizational changes and systems ...
KWS Services Deutschland GmbH, Einbeck, 5 February 2015
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
The ESI (www.esi-frankfurt.de) is a brain research institute in Frankfurt, Germany, with the format of a Max Planck Institute. It is operated in close cooperation with the Max Planck Society (MPS), and its directors are Scientific Members of the MPS (http://www.mpg.de/). The successful candidate has...
Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI), Frankfurt on the Main, 12 March 2015
Physics Salary: Cira £29,000 Closing Date: Sunday 12 April 2015 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: A1179 To carry out research into the epitaxial growth of gallium antimonide based quantum dot materials for the development of novel solar cells using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The research...
Lancaster University, Lancaster (England), 12 March 2015
Job description: Participation in a funded project concerning experimental investigations and simulations (Netzsch Thermokinetics) to determine physico-chemical properties and thermokinetic data, development and application of new models (QSPR) and their validation Characterisation of...
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin-Lichterfelde, 27 March 2015
The position is available immediately and will carry responsibility in both research and teaching. Applications from all areas of translational cancer research will be considered. Scientists with a research profile contributing to the understanding of the crosstalk between oncogenic signaling...
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Freiburg, 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
Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of Organic Chemistry. The starting date is preferably as soon as possible. The ideal candidate will implement innovative synthetic con­cepts in continuous flow...
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, 19 March 2015
Salary scale 13 TVöD, fixed term contract for 2 years full time / suitable for part-time Your tasks with us are: development of a novel wide-aperture spectrometer for remote detection of materials by LIBS (laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy) and Raman spectroscopy as well as their...
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin-Adlershof, 19 March 2015
having graduated in Chemistry or Physics salary scale 13 TVöD, 65 % of the standard weekly hours, temporary contract for 18 months, with the option on additional 18 months Your tasks with us are: Development of an instrument for the multifunctional diagnostics of laser ablation plumes relevant...
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin-Adlershof, 19 March 2015
for paleo proxy records in ice cores with a focus on stable water isotopes and impurities. The full offer for this position can be retrieved from http://www.awi.de/de/aktuelles_und_presse/stellenangebote/ The position is a tenure-track position and initially limited to two years, with the option...
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven, 19 March 2015
PhD student: Silicon Quantum Computation Closing Date: 30 June 2015 or until position filled Position Description We seek an outstanding and enthusiastic PhD candidate to work in silicon-based quantum computation at the Centre of Excellence. Following our recent success in measuring spinread out of...
University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia), 16 March 2015
The Hector Fellow Academy (HFA) is a community of 20 outstanding academics from different research institutions across Germany. They have been acknowledged by the Hector Foundation for their excellent performance and their merit in research and teaching within the natural sciences, informatics,...
Hector Fellow Academy gGmbH, Germany, 13 March 2015
DTU Nanotech is a department at DTU, dedicated to conduct research, education and innovation within micro- and nanotechnology at the highest international level. Two PhD scholarships are available to be conducted in the Optofluidics group at DTU Nanotech, as part of the HemoPOC project. HemoPOC is a...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen (Denmark), 12 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
befristet bis zum 31.10.2017, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU Die Freie Universität Berlin zählt zu den erfolgreichen Universitäten in Deutschland und belegt in den einschlägigen Ranglisten regelmäßig sehr gute Platzierungen. Die Forschung an der Freien Universität Berlin zeichnet sich durch die Vielfalt...
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 9 March 2015
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified international faculty to join its rapidly growing Chemistry program in the School of Science and Technology. Launched in 2011, the school continues to grow with new undergraduate focus areas of chemistry and biological chemistry with the intent on...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 9 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
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly­qualified Physics faculty for the Department of Physics at the School of Science and Technology. Applicants for the positions of Full Professor and Associate Professor in all fields of physics are invited to apply. Experimentalists with strong research...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 6 March 2015
Term: Full time, three years renewable Position Summary: The Department of Biology at Nazarbayev University School of Science and Technology seeks candidates for the positions of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor in all areas of biomedical sciences to complement existing research and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 6 March 2015
The University of Salzburg invites applications for 8 fully funded PhD studentships. The ICA program comprises eleven internationally renowned research groups and focuses on specific immunological aspects of cancer and allergy. ICA aims to attract and select high-calibre graduate students from all...
University of Salzburg, Salzburg (Austria), 5 March 2015
at the Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene. The position is available immediately and will carry responsibility in both research and teaching. It is the intention of the faculty with this position to strengthen the scientific focus of the institute in the areas of pathogen-host interaction,...
University of Frei­burg, Freiburg, 5 March 2015
The professorship includes research and teaching in relevant fields of polymer technology, with particular emphasis on bio-based plastics and their processing methods. The professorship is connected to the management of the Applications Center in Schwarzheide, a working group of the Fraunhofer...
Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Senftenberg, 5 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 "Alfried Krupp Senior Fellowships" will be awarded to outstanding senior scientists and scholars who are qualified by their achievements in research as well as in teaching. The "Alfried Krupp Junior Fellowships" will be awarded to highly promising younger post-doctoral scholars. Through the...
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Greifswald, 26 February 2015
Um ein Alfried Krupp Senior-Fellowship können sich durch her­aus­ragende Leistungen in Forschung und Lehre ausgewiesene Wissenschaftler/-innen bewerben. Die Alfried Krupp Junior-Fellowships werden an beson­ders quali­fizierte promovierte Nachwuchswissen­schaftler/-innen vergeben. Das Alfried Krupp...
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Greifswald, 26 February 2015
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum - faculty of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for the position of a Professor (W2) in Physics Didactics to start on April 1, 2016. The future holder of the post will represent the subject in research and teaching. The existing "Alfried-Krupp-Schülerlabor" offers...
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Bochum, 24 February 2015
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum - faculty of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for the position of a Professor (W2) in Experimental Physics in the field of hadrons and nuclei to start as soon as possible. The future holder of the post will represent the subject in research and teaching. The...
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Bochum, 24 February 2015
Full time. Temporary. Application closing date: April 22, 2015 In accordance with its strategy to support junior scholars and the development of individual research profiles of extraordinarily well qualified junior scholars from Germany and abroad, the University of Kassel offers this target group...
University of Kassel, Kassel, 22 January 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