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.
Women in engineering are still the exception rather than the rule. Read here why it is worthwhile to work as an engineer, how it can succeed and what salary is waiting for female engineers.
The higher up the career ladder a researcher is, the greater is the financial support they can apply for.
Kiel is, next to Hamburg, the most famous port town. It is a vibrant, wealthy city with plenty of opportunities in academia and industry alike.