Vacancies for Researchers
Excellent opportunities in research

Vacancies for Researchers

The University of Bonn is an internationally networked, world-leading research university with an excellent track record in clearly defined fields of research. In addition to two Nobel Prizes, two Fields Medals, many Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes and other academic honors, a further indicator of Bonn's research success is the some €180 million of third-party funding awarded to its researchers, obtained on an annual basis as part of competitive application procedures. The University of Bonn has maintained six Clusters of Excellence since 2019—more than any other German university.


Excellence clusters




Transdisciplinary research areas 

What you can expect

Career development and remuneration:

  • Targeted support programs, training and mentoring to support your academic career advancement.
  • International networks that strengthen global ties and career prospects.
  • Attractive remuneration in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Public Service of the States (Tarifvertrag der Länder), or the State Civil Servants Pay Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesbesoldungsgesetz NRW).
  • Annual special payment in November.
  • Accumulated capital benefits.
  • A wide range of collaboration agreements, research projects and interdisciplinary cooperation initiatives to provide funding for and promote research.
  • Affordable lunchtime meals in the University canteens at subsidized staff prices.
  • The Vice Rectorate for International Affairs and the International Office provide a range of advice and support in all matters relating to international mobility and cooperation.

Work-life balance and occupational health:

Family friendliness and diversity:

The application procedure

The University of Bonn believes in the central importance of a transparent and comprehensible application procedures. To this end, we have prepared a detailed description of the appointment procedure.

Should you have general questions about the application procedure or specific questions about one of your applications, the right contact person is specified in the relevant job advertisement.

Have you found the right position for you?

Then send us your application in the form specified in the job vacancy. We look forward to hearing from you!

A complete application consists of:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Credentials and other proofs (e.g. certificates, degrees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

The specific application deadline is always stated in the respective vacancy.

Your documents will be sent directly to the relevant department where they will be screened and checked.

Shortlisted candidates will go forward to the selection process.

This gives both sides the opportunity to get to know each other and convince each other of their strengths.

Were you successful in the selection process? Congratulations!

Once you have accepted your position, the relevant department or our HR department will contact you to clarify all contractual details. Now nothing stands in the way of starting your new job at the University of Bonn.


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