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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Seven postdoctoral fellowships for self-designed research projects, GERMANY

University of Bremen (Germany)

The outstanding quality of research at the University of Bremen, one of Germany's premier research 
universities, stems not the least from the continuous support for younger academics to conduct 
independent research.

The University of Bremen invites - under the condition of job release - postdoctoral researchers 
to apply for seven Postdoctoral Fellowships

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 academic unit at the University of Bremen is fundamental for an application.

The university offers two alternative postdoctoral fellowships: Recently graduated postdoctoral 
researchers (up to one year after having been awarded their doctorate) are invited to apply for 
a temporary position for up to two years. Fellows will be enabled to develop an independent 
research project and to write an application for third-party funding in their first year. 
The prolongation of the position for the second year depends on the submission of a funding 

For advanced postdoctoral researchers (one to four years after having received their doctorate), 
the university offers a position for up to four years to conduct independent research. With only 
a minimum of teaching requirements, these positions enable younger researchers to carry out 
ambitious research projects within their international academic discipline.

Postdoctoral fellows will receive a competitive salary (pay grade E 13 TV-L or up to E 14 TV-L 
for advanced researchers) plus expenses for various activities, such as conference and workshop 
participation and/or organization, field research (in Germany or abroad) and publication costs. 
The University offers an academic environment which ensures that fellows enjoy extensive support 
from senior academics in their field. Furthermore, fellows will be given support by the human 
resources department and the academic department in order to foster their academic career.

As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science 
women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification 
disabled persons will be given priority. Applicants with a migration background are welcome.

Applicants are expected to have an outstanding doctoral degree, a significant publication record, 
and an excellent individual research project (advanced researchers) or project idea (recent 
graduates). Applications must be accompanied by a declaration of the Bremen University Professor 
who will support the project.

Applications must be submitted online by 1 June 2011. For further information and the online 
application form, please visit the website below.
Enquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Uta Brathauer