The University of Bremen, a mid-sized university with approximately 250 professorships and 19,000 students, offers a broad range of disciplines and competes internationally in top-level research. With its ambitious institutional strategy the university was successful in the national Excellence Initiative as one of only eleven universities in Germany.
Cooperative Junior Research Groups funded by the Excellence Initiative strengthen the university’s capacity for innovation. They will be established in fields of close collaboration with our highly renowned research partners and thereby offer rewarding research opportunities and career prospects for excellent junior researchers.
Candidates exhibiting excellent doctorate credentials and the ability to successfully design and lead a cutting-edge research project are encouraged to apply. Group leaders will receive a competitive salary and a generous budget for research assistants and other costs directly incurred by the project. Junior group leaders at the University of Bremen can be temporarily granted the title of a professor and the right to independently supervise doctoral theses. Teaching (in English or German) is only required for two hours per week during terms, starting in the second year.
The University of Bremen is offering – conditional to the release of budgetary funds – the following position for a
Junior Research Group Leader
We are seeking candidates with strong scientific track records in the field of marine geomicrobiology, but will also consider outstanding candidates from related fields. We invite applicants with experience in a broad range of interdisciplinary methods such as biogeochemical, mineralogical, molecular biological, or imaging techniques as well as in field work, preferably at sea. The successful applicant will be expected to forge a bridge between and interact with research groups at the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology.
Application deadline: 1st August 2013