Who can apply for this programme?
The programme is aimed at researchers at an advanced postdoc level who have developed their own research profile and whose doctoral thesis is dating back no more than six years. In particular, it is targeted at applicants who are able to demonstrate professional excellence in innovative research areas that comply with TU Dresden’s general profile.
TU Dresden is a family-friendly university and supports equal employment opportunities for women and men. To address the present imbalance, this program is particularly addressed at female academics. In case of equal qualifications, applications of women will be considered preferentially.
Applications from disabled persons are encouraged.
What is expected from the Open Topic Postdocs?
The post-doctoral researchers are expected to submit applications for support of their own subsequent research project to renowned funding agencies within a reasonable period of time. This also involves networking within TU Dresden as well as with academically relevant researchers of the DRESDEN-concept partner institutions.
In addition, the employment period shall be used to explore further career opportunities at TU Dresden and the DRESDEN-concept partner institutions.
What is funded?
The selected postdocs are given one to two-year employment contracts at TU Dresden (up to 100% of the regular weekly working time, salary according to personal qualification E 13 TV-L or E 14 TV-L, and in accordance with WissZeitVG) or an equivalent research fellowship.
The duration of the contract is dependent on the individual project plan for the submission of applications for third-party funding.
On the basis of a project and budget plan, an appropriate budget for consumables and travel expenses, including a travel allowance for the relocation to Dresden, is provided. Moreover, the receiving unit or chair is supported with an adequate budget for consumables.
What requirements must be met?
The decisive selection criterium is the applicants’ demonstrated excellence in innovative research areas fitting into the general profile of TU Dresden. It is expected that the applicants demonstrate an own research profile documented by a proven track record:
- completed doctorate, at least "magna cum laude“; doctoral thesis is dating back no more than six years
- scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and by publishers according to international standard
- international experience is expressly desired
Furthermore, a convincing concept for a future third-party funded research project (e.g. for a Emmy Noether research group) shall be submitted. The originality, the scientific quality of the draft proposal as well as the conclusiveness of the project schedule will be assessed.
What application documents are required?
- Curriculum Vitae
- proof of doctorate
- list of publications
- where appropriate, selected publications (up to 5)
- convincing letter of motivation or concept for the scientific integration at TU Dresden and the DRESDEN-concept partners
- draft of the planned application proposal, incl. project and budget plan (up to 4 pages)
Documents shall be uploaded via the online application platform, preferably in a single PDF file.
How to apply? When is the closing date for applications?
Please submit your application documents via the online application platform.
Should you be unable to upload your application, you can alternatively submit your application by post:
Subject: Application OTPP / confidential!
or via e-mail at:
email@example.com (Subject: Application OTPP)
Deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.
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