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Career Opportunities in German Academia

MARUM Postdoc Workshop

organised by the MARUM Postdoc representatives David De Vleeschouwer and Lukas Jonkers

Postdoc Career Day 2017


How long is your contract?’ is probably the most asked question among postdocs and most of us want to shape their career, be it within or outside academia. The ‘Career opportunities in Germanyday aims to provide an overview of potential career pathways for postdocs. In the morning, we focus on academic career possibilities, including recent developments at Bremen University/MARUM. In the afternoon, we will target towards career opportunities outside academia. Indeed, for most of us, career pathways outside academia are rather unknown or difficult to imagine. Yet, many of us may end up there. We will give the floor to two invited speakers from companies convinced that postdocs have skills that are handy beyond academia. They will provide the information and support we need in order to better sell ourselves and our academic skill-set during a job-interview, how to successfully reach out towards a company, and how to rebrand your curriculum vitae.


Career opportunities within academia


09.30 - 10.00 Recent developments at MARUM: Legal and Excellence Strategy Michael Schulz (MARUM)
10.00 - 10.30 Funding sources for Postdocs in Germany: An overview David De Vleeschouwer (MARUM)
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 12.00 EU, DAAD and DFG funding Silke Reinhold, Andrea Gottlieb, Uta Brathauer (University of Bremen)
12.00 - 12.30 Getting funded: career impacts Matt Ikari (MARUM)


Career opportunities outside academia

14.00 - 16.00

Transfer of information and support on "how to rebrand your career outside academia?": Presentation and panel discussion

Detlev Suckau (Bruker)
Heinz Schelwat (SST Trappenkamp)






Bruker, SST


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Postdoc Representatives 2017/2018
David De Vleeschouwer
Lukas Jonkers