Independent Postdoc Program

The HITS Independent Postdoc Program offers a great opportunity for highly talented young scientists wanting to transition from PhD student to junior group leader. It supports young scientists in exploring their own ideas and testing new hypotheses. High-risk, high-gain projects are encouraged. Selected postdocs will collaborate with group leaders at HITS while developing and pursuing their independent research projects.

What we offer:

The HITS Independent Postdoc Fellowship is awarded for 2 years, with an option for a 1-year extension after positive evaluation. We offer a vibrant research community and a highly interdisciplinary and international working environment, with close links to Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In addition, successful candidates benefit from outstanding computing resources and various courses offered at HITS. A competitive salary, relocation and childcare allowances are provided.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or an equivalent academic qualification at the beginning of the fellowship.
  • Application is open to candidates up to 3 years after completion of their PhD at the application deadline. This limit can be extended in the case of documented career breaks, e.g., due to parental leave.
  • The candidate has not carried out research at HITS previously.

Please check out the annual call of the Independent Postdoc Program on the 1st of October.

If you have any questions, please contact: jobs@h-its.org

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