Postdocs should bear one thing in mind above all else: a strategy to withdraw from academia is highly advisable, for secure positions are rare.
Postdocs need to be highly skilled, ambitious, and flexible. In return, they are frequently offered little more than autonomy in their work.
Universities and research institutions have strict requirements and high expectations for postdoc applications. How to make a good impression.
Although there are positive signs of change, working conditions for postdocs in Germany remain difficult. Andreas Keller, director of the GEW explains exactly where the problems lie and what changes still need to be made.
Professors in Switzerland enjoy high salaries and excellent career prospects at institutions such as ETH Zurich. What is the academic career path for a researcher in Switzerland?
The Life Sciences belong to the most prosperous industries in Germany. What earning opportunities are to be expected in the life sciences and what prospects are there? An overview.
Founding a company in the field of life sciences is associated with high initial investments for good equipment and capable minds are required. Scientists who dream of founding a company will find the authorities in Germany to be extremely considerate and generous. Yet the competition for ideas is fierce. On routes and possibilities of founding a company.