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Freie Universität Berlin offers a variety of academic jobs. Positions for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers are also advertised by specific programs and a number of fellowship opportunities are available for junior researchers.

News vom 30.11.2021

Furthermore, you can check out job offers at the other members of the Berlin University Alliance

Academic Jobs @ Berlin University Alliance

Places and Positions in Doctoral Programs

Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS)

GSNAS admits between two and ten doctoral candidates per year who pursue a doctoral project in the field of North American Studies (i.e. the dissertation has to relate to the U.S. and/or Canada) in one of the six disciplines represented at the John F. Kennedy Institute (culture, economics, history, literature, political science, sociology). Interviews with shortlisted doctoral candidates will be held after the internal review process. Admission to the program starts in October 2022 (German fall term).

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021; further information: https://www.jfki.fu-berlin.de/en/graduateschool/application/application_procedure/index.html

Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS)

The Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering two doctoral scholarships each to research and complete a doctorate in the “Ancient Objects and Visual Studies” (AOViS) program and the “Landscape Archaeology and Architecture” (LAA) program of the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS).

This call is open only to applicants who are not German citizens, and who have not resided in Germany continuously for longer than 12 months as of the application deadline. The last final examination (Master's Degree) must not have been taken more than 6 years ago at the time of nomination (last possible date: February 2016).

Application deadline: December 1, 2021 at 12:00 noon CET; further information: https://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/en/bergsas/ausschreibungen/index.html

Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) - Get Your Math PhD in Berlin

The Berlin Mathematical School is the graduate school of the Cluster of Excellence MATH+ (http://www.mathplus.de) and a joint endeavor of the mathematics departments at the universities in Berlin: Freie Universität (FU), Humboldt-Universität (HU) and Technische Universität (TU).

For applicants with a Bachelor, Phase I offers a basic graduate phase of 3-4 semesters completed by a qualifying exam. Phase II is the research phase and open to candidates with a Master‘s degree. It lasts 4-6 semesters in which candidates conduct specialized research and attend at least one advanced course per semester.

Application Deadlines:
Phase I with scholarship / Phase II (Master’s degree finished by 31 March 2022): 1 December 2021
Phase I without scholarship / Phase II (Master’s degree finished by 30 September 2022): 1 April 2022

You can apply at: http://www.math-berlin.de/application; further information: http://www.math-berlin.de/images/guidelines/BMS_PhD_Application_Guidelines.pdf

Max Planck School of Cognition

Each application cycle starts in Autumn on a yearly basis (from 1st of September until December). More information can be found here, when the next cycle starts: https://cognition.maxplanckschools.org/en/application

International Max Planck School for Infectious Diseases and Immunology (IMPRS-IDI) and Center of Infection Biology and Immunity (ZIBI)

IMPRS-IDI is recruiting up to 8 PhD students in the current call. The application platform for our PhD student recruitment in 2022 will open on November 22nd 2021. Here, you can find all proposed PhD projects for the IMPRS-IDI call 2022.

This year, the IMPRS-IDI is recruiting PhD researchers in a joint call with the Center of Infection Biology and Immunity (the ZIBI). A further 4 projects are available with the ZIBI graduate school. Find out more here.

The deadline for applications is December 29th, 2021, midnight CET.

Further information: https://www.mpiib-berlin.mpg.de/1946825/research-projects

International Max Planck School for Biology AND Computation (IMPRS-BAC)

The IMPRS-BAC is now recruiting doctoral students for a start in 2022.
We are looking for outstanding graduates from all over the world – whether you have a degree in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, computer science or mathematics, as long as you have a passion for working at the interface between biology and computation, this may be the place for you. Join our international community in Berlin, Germany, and work on an exciting research project in one of our areas of interest: epigenetics, structural biology, developmental biology, mathematical modeling, biological sequence analysis, mechanobiology, stem cells and differentiation, statistics, molecular evolution and many more.
The IMPRS-BAC is a collaboration between Freie Universität Berlin and Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics.

Please apply by January 7th, 2022; further information: www.molgen.mpg.de/IMPRS/application


You would like to write your PhD as a member of the EC2 Center/BIG-NSE PhD School and need a scholarship/position (for a planned PhD start in October 2022)? For the next season (starting 10/2022), we will have seven EC2/BIG-NSE scholarships/positions to offer.

Application deadline: January 15, 2021; further information: https://www.ec2-big-nse.de/applications

Permant Calls for Places and Positions

Doctoral Program DRS Biomedical Sciences

Permanent call for applications: places within the structured doctoral program.

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Doctoral Program in Business Research (DPBR)

Permanent call for applications: places within the structured doctoral program.

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Doctoral Program DRS Molecular Science

Permanent call for applications: places within the structured doctoral program.

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Doctoral Program DRS Natural Sciences

Permanent call for applications: places within the structured doctoral program.

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Doctoral Program Plant Sciences

Permanent call for applications: places within the structured doctoral program.

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International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences

Doctoral candidates can apply almost year round and have to be approved by the program's admission's and examination's commission. For this purpose, this commission meets regularly throughout the year.

Deadline for applications are

  • 15 January
  • 15 May
  • 15 September

Further information: https://medical-neurosciences.charite.de/en/application_admission/application_doctoral_program/

Places and Positions for Postdocs

Rising Star - Call for Postdoctoral Fellowships at Department Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy

The Rising Star Fellowship Program of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy seeks to attract outstanding early-career researchers who have completed their doctorates within the last four years - preferably from abroad. The Rising Star fellows will take part in the research activities of their host-research groups, will be absorbed into existing research networks (CRCs, BBIB, research training groups, etc.) and will publish their results together with them.

The fellowship is valued at 2,500 € per month for two years. Additional benefits for research costs, mobility, family members and health insurance are provided.

Appliation deadline: November 30, 2021
Further details: https://www.bcp.fu-berlin.de/en/forschung/rising-star/index.html

Berlin Mathematical School - Dirichlet Postdoc Fellowhip

The Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+ and the Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) invite applications for the Dirichlet Postdoc Fellowship starting in Fall 2022. This two-year position is open to promising young mathematicians who will have completed their PhD degree by 30 September 2022 and want to pursue their own research in one of the eight broad research areas of mathematics covered by the Berlin Mathematical School. The competitive full-time salary includes health insurance. Fellows are expected to teach one semester course per year, typically in English at the graduate level. Applications from well-qualified individuals, especially women, are highly encouraged.

 Application deadline: 1 December 2021 (23:59:59, Berlin time, UTC +1 hour)

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