Postdoc in Germany – International IGB (Postdoc) Fellowship Programme

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Postdoc in Germany – International IGB (Postdoc) Fellowship Programme

Designation/Position-  Postdoc in Germany

IGB, Germany invites application forInternational IGB (Postdoc) Fellowship Programme from eligible and interested candidates

About- IGB is Germany’s largest and one of the leading international research centres for freshwaters. Here, hydrologists, chemists, physicists, microbiologists, limnologists, fish ecologists and fisheries biologists from all over the world are working under one roof. International IGB (Postdoc) Fellowship

IGB invite excellent scientists from all countries and at different career stages to apply for a research visit at IGB. Research group offer fellowships for postdocs and senior scientists for 6-24 months. These fellowships are designed to enable outstanding scientists to contribute to research at IGB and thus further their own scientific development or training.

Research/Job Area-  One of the research areas at IGB (International IGB (Postdoc) Fellowship)

Location-  IGB, Germany

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The type of fellowship applicable to your career stage depends on your qualifications at the intended starting date.

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in one of the research areas at IGB.

Before submitting an application, please contact your potential host and develop a research programme in accordance with your host group.

The following links may help to identify the best potential host to pursue your ideas.

Applicants currently residing in Germany are not eligible to the fellowship programme. Please, contact your potential host at IGB to discuss alternative funding opportunities for your planned research.

Job/Position Description-  Twice a year IGB offer fellowships to postdocs and senior scientists for 6-24 months. IGB provides excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, large-scale experimental facilities as well as long-term research programmes. Fellowships are offered in two funding lines:

  1. Postdoc Fellowships: full support for postdoctoral researchers to carry out full-time research at IGB for up to two years
  2. Senior Fellowships: for scientists who generally lead a research group at their home institution to obtain funding for an extended visit at IGB (e.g., during a sabbatical leave)

The fellowships provide resources to cover basic living expenses. They amount to 1,828 €/month at the postdoctoral level and 2,600 €/month at the senior scientist level. In addition, some funds can be provided for consumables and travel allowances

Selection process and notification

The selection of the fellowship awards is competitive. The following evaluation criteria apply:

  • scientific record and potential to conduct the proposed research
  • full support of the potential host contacted before
  • quality and novelty of the research proposal
  • complementary integration into ongoing research activities at IGB

The selection committee is composed of the director, the department heads, the speakers of IGB’s cross-cutting research domains and IGB’s equal opportunity commissioner. The director will notify the awardees no later than eight weeks after the application deadline. Research projects can start in agreement with the respective host at any time but no later than six months after notification. Candidates that have not been accepted can resubmit a revised application within one of the following application rounds. Consultation with the potential host is strongly recommended if this option is envisioned.

How to Apply- Please apply electronically in English by using our  online application platform.

  • your CV, including a complete list of publications
  • certificate of your doctoral degree
  • a letter indicating your research interests and experience (max. 1 page)
  • your proposed research programme at IGB (max. 1 page), including potential research host(s) and time line
  • two letters of recommendation to be (a) uploaded by the applicant to our application platform or (b) sent by the reference contact directly to Dr. Ina Severin ([email protected], cc to [email protected])

For Contact-  Dr. Ina Severin

Department- Directorate

Domain/Position – Science Officer

Email –[email protected]

Phone+49 (0)30 64181 648Room109

Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin

Last Date for Apply– 1 June 2020
Deadlines for International IGB (Postdoc) Fellowship Programme are June 1 and December 1 of each year.

NOTE: The postdoctoral fellowship is currently being revised – therefore, no applications are possible (no deadline on 1 June 2020).

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