You pull the strings and always have an overview: Project managing director are responsible for organising and coordinating projects – sometimes over several years. Not an easy task, but it is attractive due to the good salary prospects.
The higher up the career ladder a researcher is, the greater is the financial support they can apply for.
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.