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PhD/Postdoc Career Center

As an umbrella organization, the PhD/ Postdoc Career Center supports doctoral candidates and postdocs as well as junior professors from all disciplines in their academic and interdisciplinary further qualification. The PhD/ Postdoc Career Center offers interdisciplinary seminars to strengthen key academic and career-related skills as well as support for career orientation. With regard to their career planning, early career researchers are offered support in shaping their academic or non-academic career paths. The aim is to prepare doctoral and postdoctoral researchers for successfully taking on management responsibilities in science and industry. Junior professors are supported with advice, coaching and workshops to help them take on leadership and management roles.


Survey on offers for Postdocs

At the PhD/Postdoc Career Center (ZePrOs) we aim to offer Early Career Scientists opportunities for further academic and transdisciplinary qualification well-suited to their interests and needs. In order that we can continue to provide our target group Postdocs with offers according to their needs, we cordially ask the Postdocs of Osnabrück University to participate in the following short Survey for Postdocs of Osnabrück University. Anonymous participation is possible.
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Current Training Courses and Events


Procedures for Dealing with Conflicts arising during Doctorates at Osnabrück University

The quality of a doctorate is critically dependent on the trust relationship between doctoral candidates and their supervising professors. Nevertheless, conflicts can arise between candidates and their supervisors during the course of a doctorate which might delay progress on a candidate’s dissertation, endanger the successful completion of the doctorate or even lead to the candidate abandoning their project altogether. In August 2013, the Senate of Osnabrück University adopted a set of guidelines for dealing with conflicts arising during doctorates, which names contact persons who might be addressed in cases of conflict, and which sets out procedures for conflict mediation.

More information:

Procedural Guidelines for Dealing with Conflicts arising during Doctorates (PDF, 701 kB)

Contact Points and Persons in Conflict Situations (PDF, 536 kB)

Confidential Advisors for Junior Professors

Osnabrück University appointed confidential advisors for junior professors for the first time in July 2021. The confidential advisors may be consulted in cases of conflict or other challenging situations. They offer advice to junior professors and support them with a view to finding solutions. The aim is to give junior professors the chance to address any potential conflict situations and problems during their junior professorship at the earliest possible opportunity and in a confidential environment.

More information:

Confidential Advisors for Junior Professors (PDF, 48 kB)