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
Contacting the PhD/Postdoc Career Center
The team of the PhD/Postdoc Career Center is currently working from home. Nonetheless, you can still reach us via Email, telephone or video conference. Consultation appointments can take place via phone or video conference.
Please do not hesitate to carry on contacting us with questions or in order to arrange an appointment (for consultation). We support you regarding all non-subject specific questions concerning the doctorate, PhD financing options, different qualification paths in the Postdoc phase, strategic career planning and further topics. We also offer information and consultation in the case of conflicts in the context of work or research or during doctoral examination procedures.
Information about changes regarding the seminars scheduled for the summer semester will be available on Stud.IP in due course.
The team of the PhD/Postdoc Career Center
Current Training Courses and Events
Online-Workshop: “Professional communication: Negotiating roles and relationships” on June 12, 2020
We all take on different roles in the course of our careers. We may change from being a team member to being the team leader, from having a position in academia to having one in industry or from being an employee to being an employer. This workshop offers you the opportunity to practice strategies used in defining and communicating professional roles. We will also practice ways of negotiating roles, expectations and relationships – and approaches to handling conflicts that may arise in the process. Read more
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.
All kinds of information about doing a PhD
- Quality standards for Doctorates at Osnabrück University
- Individual Development Plan for Doctorates (EN, PDF form) (PDF, 1,3 MB)
- Confirmation of conclusion of an Individual Development Plan (EN, PDF Form) (PDF, 32 kB)
- 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)