Think beyond the limits!
You have got an ambitious research idea you want to pursue in your postdoc? You work with computational methods in natural or mathematical sciences? Then HITS is the perfect environment for the next step in your research career.
We invite you to apply for the
HITS 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.
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies was established 2010 by SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. It conducts basic research in the natural, mathematical and computer science with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics.
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.
In addition, successful candidates benefit from outstanding computing resources, and various courses offered at HITS. A competitive salary and 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.
The annual call for the Independent Postdoc Program is announced on the 1st of October. Applications must be submitted by the 30th of November. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview. The results are expected to be announced in February.
Please send us your CV and a letter of motivation answering the question “How would I benefit from working at HITS”. In addition, a short project proposal (2 pages) is required. Please provide contact details of two referees.
To apply, please enter your application via the following link: https://www.h-its.org/hits-job/independent-postdoc-program/
Please understand that incomplete applications and applications that have not been submitted via the online system cannot be considered.
If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected]