Job portals for scientists

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International job ads/ general info

 

Naturejobs

Large career blog and large collection of internationally relevant job postings from industry and academia.

 

Science Careers

www.sciencemag.org/careers

Like Naturejobs, lots of info and job postings for natural sciences. Is based on the US market, some info therefore needs to be adapted, job section more extensive for US market than for Europe.

 

Doctorat

www.doctorat.be/en/

Belgian site with jobs and career-related info for PhD holders.

 

ABG

www.abg.asso.fr/en/

German-French foundation for PhD holders. Recruitment and career development.

 

Find a PhD/Find a PostDoc

www.findapostdoc.com/

www.findaphd.com/

www.postdocjobs.com

International platforms for … you guessed it.

 

Euroscience Jobs

www.eurosciencejobs.com

Focused on job ads for postdocs.

 

Pharmiweb

www.pharmiweb.com

International jobs specifically for the pharma sector.

 

Monster.com, stepstone.com, totaljobs.co.uk

Large general job postings sites- international with local subsites. Some are “mere” aggregator sites for other sources you´ll have to filter more, but might stumble across unexpected finds. Always include sections for career tools like CV checks, blogs about career options etc.

 

Brightowl

https://brightowl.pro/search/project

Specialised platform for life science and clinical research experts. It´s not just a passive platform, but can act as a filter- for the applicants as well as for the companies. The first selection round might be done via them (phone interviews) if the employer wishes to do so, you as applicant can let their machine learning algorithm filter postings for you. Don´t allow postings from headhunters so that every job comes directly from the eventual employer.

 

euraxess

http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/

Platform of the European Commission for academic positions.

 

European patent office

www.epo.org/about-us/jobs/vacancies.html

 

Local platforms of technology parks

Leiden: https://leidenbiosciencepark.nl/careers-education/jobs-internships

www.cambridgesciencepark.co.uk/

These are just a couple of examples. They often also print a book (you normally can get it for free) and/ or list all companies in the area online (great for open applications!). Examples:

 

Jobs at research institutes

www.mpg.de/jobboard

www.helmholtz.de/karriere_talente/stellenangebote/

https://recruiting.fraunhofer.de/Jobs/All

www.cnr.it/en/career-opportunities

www.pasteur.fr/en/institut-pasteur/join-us/apply-contact-us

 

Regulatory affairs

www.raps.org/

Regulatory affairs professional society, offering job ads and certifications.

www.topra.org/

Specialised site for job seekers in the field of regulatory affairs.

 

Recruiter

www.kellyservices.de/de/

International recruiter for life sciences.

www.hays.de

International recruiter for lots of specialisations.

 

German job ads

 

jobvector.de

Mainly industry jobs in Germany. For this segment it is becoming a pretty established “standard”.

 

National newspapers

https://stellenmarkt.faz.net/

http://stellenmarkt.sueddeutsche.de/

Large job ads section with good filtering function. As high-class daily newspaper, it naturally caters well for the highly educated job sectors.

 

kandidatentreff.de

THE platform for all jobs and info around patent law. Please note that many patent law offices specifically mention on their homepage that they welcome open applications.

 

Berufenet

https://berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de/berufenet/faces/index?path=null

It´s from the German „Arbeitsagentur“ and contains an extremely large collection of job postings due to the central tasks of the Agentur.

 

Aggregator sites

opportuno.de, jobrobot.de

Large general job postings sites for Germany. As they are aggregator sites for other sources, you´ll have to filter more, but might also stumble across unexpected finds.

 

academics.de 

THE portal (info and jobs) for academic jobs in Germany. Lots of very insightful texts for career starters, not only in the academic world.

 

German patent office

www.dpma.de/amt/stellenanzeigen/index.html

 

Pharmajobs.com

Aggregator site for jobs which are somehow related to pharma industry in a broad sense.

 

Listserv Uni Heidelberg

http://listserv.uni-heidelberg.de/science-jobs-de/alle-index.html

List of mostly PhD and postdoc positions plus a few administrative positions in academia, mostly from Germany.

 

SciTec career

www.scitec-career.com/scitec/main.view

Science and engineering job posts in German-speaking countries, mostly industry. Geographical filter function only at country level.

 

Chemie.de

www.chemie.de/jobs/

Relatively short list with jobs in chemistry, but therefore with excellent filtering function.

 

Bionity.com

www.bionity.com/de/jobs/alle.html

Part of Chemie.de with identical structure. A short list of jobs in biomedical fields, but again with excellent filtering function.

 

Local platforms of technology parks

Munich: www.bio-m.org/stellenboerse.html

Regensburg: http://biopark-regensburg.de/de/stellenmarkt.html

They often also print a book (you normally can get it for free) and/ or list all companies in the area online (great for open applications!). Examples:

Hessen: www.hessen-biotech.de/dynasite.cfm?dsmid=13852

Biotech Bavaria www.biotech-bavaria.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Publikationen/2013_14_Bavarian_Biotech_Report_web_v5.pdf

 

 

STERN region (southwestern Germany): www.bioregio-stern.de/de/angebot/unternehmensdatenbank

Baden-Württemberg: here´s a useful and searchable database of the clusters of Baden-Württemberg: www.clusterportal-bw.de/clusterdaten/clusterdatenbank/clusterdb/Cluster/list/

 

German Public Services

www.bund.de

www.interamt.de

Consult also the websites of the ministries of education (e.g. www.bmbf.de or the regional minstries).

 

Consulting jobs

www.consulting-jobs.de/

www.consulting-stellen.de

www.jobconsult.de/jobconsultde/jobsuche/

 

Individual Employers

 

Large industry for biologists & chemists

Please note that some of the big players prefer to use their own company job platforms for applications instead of job ads to platforms. In this case you´ll have to search their individual sites. Of course this list is just an appetizer and does not attempt to be a complete one.

 

https://karriere.novartis.de/jobboerse/ (Novartis group)

www.roche.com/de/careers/germany/de_your_job.htm (Roche)

www.qiagen.com/de/careers/ (Qiagen)

https://jobs.boehringer-ingelheim.com/stellenmarkt/stellensuche (Boehringer Ingelheim)

https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobsearch.ftl (Procter & Gamble)

www.basf.com/de/de/company/career/jobs.html (BASF)

www.karriere.bayer.de/de/ (Bayer)

www.bio-rad.com/de-de/corporate/careers (Bio- Rad)

www.clariant.com/de/Careers/Jobs-Application/Job-Openings/Global-Job-Openings (Clariant)

http://perspektiven.eppendorf.com/jobboerse-bewerbung/jobboerse/ (Eppendorf)

www.merck.de/de/karriere/karriere.html (Merck)

www.sanofi.de/l/de/de/layout.jsp?scat=CF143496-AB12-4984-A41B-A9FA7D8C37D9 (Sanofi)

 

Technical & management consultancy

Most consultancy companies welcome open applications. Here a few ideas of companies to look into.

 

Large management consultant firms

www.mckinsey.de/ (McKinsey)

http://karriere.bcg.de/bewerben/jetzt-bewerben-consulting.aspx (BCG)

http://join.rolandberger.com/de/jobs/ (Roland Berger)

https://home.kpmg.com/de/de/home/karriere.html (KPMG)

www.accenture.com/de-de/careers (accenture)

 

Technical consultants

www.basycon.de/de/web/basycon/karr_karr (Basycon)

www.parexel.com/company/careers (Parexel)

 

Testing labs

www.vup.de/

German association of testing labs, more than 1000 registered companies, which you can search in a database. Also provides lots of background info about the sector in general.