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Promovenden mit Doktorhut, Foto: Universität Osnabrück / Michael Münch

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

Apply now: Mentoring Program for female doctoral candidates „Career prospects after the doctorate“

The 12-month Mentoring Program targets all female doctoral candidates of  Osnabrück University who are in the orientation phase regarding their career path after the PhD. Female doctoral candidates who are the first to study in their families are especially welcome to apply. The program includes a counselling relationship with an experienced manager, seminars, topic-related networking events and a framework program. The application deadline is January 17th, 2020. Please find further information about the program and the application procedure here.


Save the date: Summer School for Female Academics "Planning a successful postdoc phase" 14 to 18 September 2020

In the early stages of the postdoc phase, you will have invested considerable energy in professional guidance and strategic career planning with a view to your future in an academic context or beyond. Having completed your doctorate, you will now have occupied a new role as a young academic which allows you to build your leadership skills, make your own applications for external funding, and to work on broadening your research profile. At the same time, you will also be focused on enhancing your profile within the scientific community and expanding your networks. In this phase, you will often find yourself confronted not only with a wide range of challenges, but also by significant insecurities regarding your future career prospects. Indeed, it is in the postdoc phase that many highly qualified young female academics choose to leave academia. This phenomenon – known as the »leaky pipeline « – is one of the main reasons for the ongoing lack of female professors in Germany. The 2020 Summer School offers female postdocs a place where they can work on the strategic alignment of their qualification phase, hone the transparency of their individual profiles and career planning, and engage in networking.

Please finde more information about the programme and the application procedure here.

Current Training Courses and Events

„Language of leaders“ on January 31, 2020

A leadership position makes high demands on a person’s communication skills: One has to communicate goals, expectations and procedures in clear and comprehensible terms and use language effectively in order to inspire, motivate, express understanding and empathy, draw attention, warn and discipline. Leaders and people with leadership ambitions must therefore be highly aware of their own language use and be able to adapt their communication in accordance with the requirements of the situations they face. This workshop offers you the opportunity to practice your English for a set of communicative tasks that leaders often have to carry out.

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