2-year ZIF Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships
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The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz offers up to
six (6) ZIF Marie Curie 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships (any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz)
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L)
to develop and implement individual research projects. This call for applications is part of the Zukunftskolleg Incoming Fellowship Program (ZIF) and is financed by the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) Marie Curie Actions – People (co-funding of regional, national and international programs), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the University of Konstanz. The rules and ethical principles for the FP7 and the DFG guidelines apply.
Marie Curie Fellowships are available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research. They are intended to encourage the transnational mobility of top-level researchers in order to integrate them within the European research area.
The Zukunftskolleg provides a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research. Fellows have the opportunity to benefit from a variety of career development measures, including the University of Konstanz’s Academic Staff Development and Research Support offices. Fellows may nominate recognized experts in their field of research as senior Fellows, who will be invited to Konstanz for a research stay of one to nine months. Each Fellow receives a mobility allowance and a research allowance. Furthermore, a pool is available for funding cooperative projects, research assistants, travel, and equipment purchases. Each Fellow is a member of both a university department and the Zukunftskolleg. A Mentoring Committee supports each Fellow in her / his career development. This committee consists of an experienced researcher from the Fellow’s research field within the university department, as well as an advanced Research Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg.
•Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree;
•Candidates must not hold a permanent position, a professorship, or have an habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi);
•Candidates with their own position funded by another program, which can be transferred to Konstanz, are also eligible (other EU funding is not eligible);
•Applicants must propose a research project that ties in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz (applicants are encouraged to contact potential mentors among the Professors at the University of Konstanz in order to ensure appropriate affiliation);
•Applicants must not have had their main residence in Germany for more than 12 months during the three years prior to the application deadline;
•All ethical issues raised by a proposed project (if applicable) must be described in the project outline.
Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic excellence, the quality and topicality of their research project outline, personal aptitude with regard to leadership and team skills, and interdis-ciplinary interest. International experience in teaching or research, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary topics are desirable.
Applications are evaluated in a two-stage process:
1. Eligibility check and pre-selection based on the written application;
2. Further selection based on independent peer reviews.
Candidates will be informed of the final decision and the evaluation of their own strengths and weaknesses approximately one week after the second selection phase at the end of November 2014.
Nr of positions available : 6
Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Recognised Researcher (R2)
English is the working language at the Zukunftskolleg. Classes in German are also offered. All benefits (health, social security etc.) as part of the German tarif agreement are offered on these positions.
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