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.
Whether at a research institution or a company: scientific consultants and scientific managers are needed everywhere that scientific research is conducted.
Researchers are employed by a university or research institution, and their salary is set on the basis of a collective agreement. The salary of researchers depends on the relevant professional experience.
Did you know over 50 per cent of PhD students at Swiss universities are international students? The fabulous reputation Swiss educational institutes enjoy abroad only increases this country’s appeal.