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PhD/Postdoc Career Center

As an umbrella organization, the PhD/Postdoc Career Center at Osnabrück University brings together doctoral candidates and postdocs from all Schools of Osnabrück University linking the entire research-oriented training for doctoral candidates. The PhD/Postdoc Career Center provides training opportunities for all doctoral candidates and postdocs specially tailored to their needs as well as individual advancement to optimize their scientific work and to enable them to acquire labor market-related skills.

Current Training Courses and Events

Online-Workshop „Understanding the science system and academic culture in Germany“ on February 02/03, 2023

International graduate schools and research projects involve novel opportunities of inspiring cooperation with researchers from many countries. In the beginning, young researchers in particular may be hardly familiar with the peculiarities of the science system and the academic culture in Germany. These include the institutional setting and major actors in the field of science from the national to the local levels, power relations as well as explicit and implicit rules and regulations – whether within their university, their faculty, their school or their project team. This workshop aims to sensitize international young researchers to the characteristics of the German science system and academic culture, in order to help them navigate academic “shark pools“, and to be active in more appropriate ways. Read more

Lecture „After the doctorate: career paths and qualification options for postdocs“ on February 07, 2023

The post-doctoral period is an academic qualification phase characterized by an increase in responsibilities and duties. The event focuses on the different qualification models for the postdoc phase and aspects relevant to career development. In addition, the participants get an overview of the support offers for postdocs at Osnabrück University.  Read more

Online-Workshop „Using small talk effectively in academic and professional settings“ on February 22, 2023

How do you start a sensible conversation at a conference dinner? How can you illustrate your social competence in a job interview? How can you use language to build and maintain good relationships with the members of your research group or your fellow employees? The workshop offers participants the opportunity to gain confidence in using small talk to build and strengthen relationships in academic and professional settings, while paying attention to cultural, social and psychological aspects. Read more