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. ZePrOs-Flyer
Development of young scholars: Results of the university-wide needs analysis survey
At Osnabrück University young scholars contribute to a considerable degree to the scientific knowledge, innovations in research, high quality in teaching and academic autonomy. Therefore the University initiated a university-wide needs analysis survey to support young scholars. The great response, the high satisfaction and the constructive proposals encourage the current commitment of the university in this area.
Current Training Courses and Events
„Communicating Properly in Academic Contexts: Discussing Research, Networking at Conferences, Presenting yourself”, starting on February 11, 2019
Formal meetings, informal gatherings, or modern channels of communication offer good opportunities for exchange with international colleagues, for establishing important contacts, and for promoting oneself. Yet, those opportunities are often missed because many academics feel insecure about how to present themselves confidently or how to prepare and/or follow up their networking efforts successfully. In this workshop, we will, therefore, discuss such obstacles and practice ways to avoid typical mistakes.
“Academic Presenting at Conferences: Delivering Effective and Powerful Talks, starting on February 12, 2019
Conference presentations and other academic talks are a good way to make research public and to receive feedback from the academic community. Yet, the success of a presentation depends as much on a professional performance as on the quality of the work. It is ultimately through convincing delivery that the presentation can have lasting impact and the research be communicated effectively. In this workshop, we will discuss how an academic presentation in English can be prepared and developed to achieve such goals.
All kinds of information about doing a PhD
- Quality standards for Doctorates at Osnabrück University
- Individual Development Plan (IDP), doc
- Individual Development Plan (IDP), pdf
- Confirmation of conclusion of an Individual Development Plan (IDP) for PhD Studies (cover sheet)
- Leaflet on PhDs (in German) (PDF, 20 kB)
- How to write an exposé (in German)
- How to write an exposé (in English) Source: University of California, Berkeley
- Guidelines to ensure good scientific practice
- Shaping a doctorate together (PDF, 249 kB)
- General information for prospective PhD students (in German) (PDF, 187 kB)
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!
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: