10 postdoc positions available under the MSCA-COFUND project “STAR” at the University of Siegen in Germany

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The University of Siegen is a modern university with an international orientation and a focus on interdisciplinary research. It currently has around 18,000 students and covers a range of research fields from the humanities, social and economic sciences to natural sciences, engineering and life sciences. With over 2,000 employees, the university is one of the largest employers in the region and offers a unique environment for teaching, study, research and knowledge transfer.

The MSCA-COFUND project STAR: Sensing and Sensibility – Transcending Disciplines for a Responsible Future is advertising ten postdoctoral positions in the first call. With this Call we are inviting talented experienced researchers to apply for one of 10 fellowship positions. STAR is an innovative training and mobility programme. It will be implemented by the University of Siegen, supported by an expandable consortium of currently 23 academic and non-academic partner organisations (non-recruiting), offering specialised hosting/training opportunities to recruited researchers. The overarching goal of STAR is to provide an inspiring and productive environment and comprehensive support to attract, develop, and globally interconnect researchers, allowing them to develop the necessary skill set required to tackle today’s challenges.


We offer 10 fellowships for individual research projects. Interested candidates can apply either for an INCOMING (6 fellowships) or an OUTGOING (4 fellowships) mobility scheme. INCOMING: research stay of 24 months at the University of Siegen. OUTGOING: research stay of 12-24 months at a partner institution worldwide with a mandatory return phase to the University of Siegen of 12 months.

The call is open to all disciplines within the research areas at the University of Siegen. Call Deadline: 08. January 2021


  • 2-3 year fulltime employment contract with the University of Siegen
  • Full social security coverage (health insurance, pension payment) in accordance with national German law.
  • Employers gross salary consisting of: Living Allowance (4880,- EUR) adjusted by a country correction coefficient, Mobility Allowance (600,- EUR), and a Family Allowance (500,- EUR), if applicable.
  • For the implementation of the individual research/training projects, each researcher is granted Research, Training and Networking Costs of up to 800,- EUR/per month to cover e.g. consumables, travel activities, conference fees, publication costs.

Applications will be accepted through the application platform of the University of Siegen https://jobs.uni-siegen.de or by postal mail. We highly recommend to use our application platform for submission. Applications sent by email will be rejected.

The University of Siegen is an equal opportunity employer. The call for applications is explicitly aimed at people of all genders (m/f/d); applications from women are given preference in accordance with the North Rhine-Westphalian Equal Opportunities Act (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz). We also welcome applications from people with different personal, social and cultural backgrounds, people with severe disabilities and people of equal status.

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