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PhD/Postdoc Career Center

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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. ZePrOs-Flyer


The next round of the mentoring program for female doctoral candidates commences in June 2018 - Applications are accepted until January 11, 2018

The program commences in June 2018 and is aimed at female doctoral candidates from all schools of Osnabrueck University. The 12-month mentoring program is specifically deployed to encourage young female scholars to embark on an academic career or to provide them with the support they need to secure a management position outside the university. The modular program combines one-to-one mentoring with a range of seminars tailored to the specific needs of the participants, in addition to a variety of networking activities. The seminar language is German. Please contact the project management if you have any question regarding the program or the selection procedure.

More information about the progam, participating and program details could be found on the websites of the mentoring programs for female scholars.


"Career direct"

The “Career direct” program offered by the PhD/Postdoc Career Center provides bespoke support to young female researchers seeking to develop their careers.

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Networking activities

promos- Doctoral Students' Council

Doctoral students make up one of the largest groups of stakeholders at a university, but they often do not have a unified voice and rarely have the opportunity to connect to fellow students outside of their disciplinary boundaries. This is why the Doctoral Students' Council (promos) was set up to speak for all doctoral students of Osnabrück University, while also providing a platform for interdisciplinary exchange. In our work, we represent the doctoral students of Osnabrück University in university-wide committees and to outside interests. You can find more information - for example abour our "Promovierenden-Stammtisch" and our newsletter - at: www.promos.uni-osnabrueck.de. If you have any suggestions, ideas or want to join us and become active in the Doctoral Students' Council, send us an e-mail!

Contact: Viktoria Brendler, Christine Oeser, Tanja Kalmlage, Anna Katharina Romund

Postdoc-representatives at Osnabrueck University

The aim of the postdoc representatives in the Scientific Advisory Council of the PhD/ Postdoc Career Center (ZePrOs) is to ensure that the particular interests and needs of the second qualification phase will be adequately considered.
An informal regulars’ table, a mailing list with information about events around the Osnabrück University, as well as the study group “Postdocs at Osnabrück University” (Stud.IP) [>StudIP – Community – Study groups – Postdocs at Osnabrück University<] with information and discussion rounds on the improvement of the situation of young scientists, serve as an interdisciplinary exchange of information and networking among the postdocs of Osnabrück University.
We would be delighted about your participation!

Postdoc representatives at Osnabrück University:

Dr. Andrea Stahl

Dr. Ann-Kathrin Kößler

As part of the regular meetings of the postdocs, following contact persons were named within the school.
Contact persons are (as of 13.02.2017):

  • Dr. rer. nat. Matthijs Kol, School of Biology/Chemistry
  • Matthew Adamson Ph. D., School of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Dr. phil. Andrea Stahl, School of Language an Literary Studies
  • Dr. rer. nat. Natalie Ulrich, School of Human Science

The PhD/Postdoc Career Center Environmental Group

The PhD/Postdoc Career Center Environmental Group is on the lookout for new members!

The Environmental Group is composed of young scholars from various disciplines. The group currently includes doctoral candidates from the areas of History, Geography, Political Science, Law, Biodidactics and Systems Science.