The Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen are among Germany’s leading research universities. They draw their strength from both the diversity and the proximity of natural sciences, humanities, and engineering disciplines on coherent campuses. These highly dynamic settings enable researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.
We are searching for advanced postdocs who ideally already have ca. 2 years of research experience and want to continue their careers in an inspiring environment that fosters interdisciplinary approaches. We aim to install an outstanding group of postdocs, starting on 1st of April 2022 at the earliest, who are tightly integrated with the research focus “THINK@Ruhr”. Details of this research program as well as all further procedural details are outlined on the website: www.ThinkAtRuhr.de. Deadline of application is January 30, 2022.
Applicants should have an excellent PhD in a research topic related to neuroscience, psychology, or philosophy of mind and should already have published in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals. The postdoc positions offer a focus on research only (no teaching or administration). It is expected that the successful candidate will submit a grant proposal to establish her/his own research group (e.g. ERC Starting Grant, Emmy Noether Research Grant, Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, etc.) during the postdoctoral period. Candidate selection will be based on whether submission of such a proposal is a realistic goal in addition to usual measures of scientific excellence.
The candidates will be associated with faculty members who are named on the website ThinkAtRuhr.de. THINK@Ruhr will foster and support any research activities of the postdocs. Our universities offer attractive academic career track options and family friendly conditions.
Ruhr University Bochum and University of Duisburg-Essen are committed to promoting the careers of women and minority groups and therefore strongly welcome applications from respective candidates. As an equal opportunities employer, we also encourage applications from suitably qualified disabled candidates.