Early Career Postdoctoral Positions at University of Bremen in Germany, 2014

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University of Bremen invites applications for postdoctoral positions available for German as well as international women researchers. A post-doc position paid pursuant to the salary scale E 13 TV-L for 24 months is granted after the completion of the PhD. Additionally, there is an allowance of up to €10,000 per year to cover e.g. costs of student assistants, publications and international mobility. Within the first 16 months, an application for external subsequent funding for the post-doc’s own position has to be submitted. The application deadline is 1st September 2014.

Study Subject(s): The number of positions available is shared between the natural and engineering sciences and the social sciences and humanities. 
Course Level: Positions are available for pursuing postdoctoral research programme at University of Bremen.
Scholarship Provider: University of Bremen, Germany
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: Doctoral candidates of German or foreign universities whose PhD certificate will be issued until the starting date of employment (at latest ten months after the application deadline) or whose PhD certificate has at the time of the application deadline not been issued longer than one and a half years ago (date of the doctoral degree certificate). The doctorate must not have been attained at the University of Bremen.

Scholarship Open for International Students: German as well as international researchers can apply for these postdoctoral positions.

Scholarship Description:  University of  BremenThe Post-Doc Initiative offers another career track in addition to the Junior Professorships and the leaders of Junior Research Groups. Positions awarded competitively and with their own budget create more room for independent research in the post-doc phase. Career coaching and intensive counseling prepares the post-docs for their next career step.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Positions will be available for a period of two years.

What does it cover? A post-doc position paid pursuant to the salary scale E 13 TV-L for 24 months is granted after the completion of the PhD. Additionally, there is an allowance of up to €10,000 per year to cover e.g. costs of student assistants, publications and international mobility. Positions have to be taken up soon after the grant approval. Within the first 16 months, an application for external subsequent funding for the post-doc’s own position has to be submitted.

Selection Criteria:
Applicant’s Qualifications:
-First and foremost, outstanding publication activity (quality, quantity, and significance, taking peer reviewed publications into account as well as sole and first authorship, inasmuch as relevant for the field)
-Networking skills and experience of cooperation in the scientific community (for example, research sojourns in other countries, the organization of conferences, edited works)
-Prizes and other awards for academic achievements
Quality of Project
-Originality of the proposed project
-Convincing positioning regarding the “state of the art” in the research field
-Convincing substantiation of line of research/hypotheses
-Purposeful selection of methods/procedures and feasibility
-Plausible work and time schedule as well as adequate financing plan
-If applicable, special significance of the project (e.g. socio-political, regional, relevance of transferability)
-Expectations for future acquisition of third-party funding
Integration within the Research Environment of the University of Bremen
-Integration in the research group/institute (thematic fit with the research area)
-Innovative content and individuality of project idea within the context of the hosting research area
-Potential for the development of cooperation with the hosting research area
-Availability of prerequisite infrastructure /equipment

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Proposals for funding two-year early career or four-year independent postdoctoral positions together with the cooperating professor’s letter of intent can be submitted online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1st September 2014.

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