Postdoctoral Researchers Program in Molecular Bioscience, Germany

Publish Date: Jul 06, 2016

Deadline: Jul 15, 2016

Event Dates: from Sep 25, 2016 12:00 to Oct 01, 2016 12:00

Perspectives in German Molecular Bioscience 

Germany offers a broad spectrum of career options for young scientists at universities, research institutions and in industry. However, those who have never been to Germany and Germans who have been out of country for some time may not be familiar with recent developments and new opportunities.

Through its Postdoctoral Researchers’ Networking Tour the DAAD offers a new format to provide postdoctoral researchers with an insight into German science and the job market for highly qualified postdoctoral researchers.

This year’s networking tour focusses on molecular bioscience (biochemistry, biotechnology, medicine and related disciplines) and includes:

On-site visits to

  • universities
  • research institutes
  • companies

An insight into high level research projects in

  • biochemistry
  • biotechnology
  • medicine
  • and related research areas

Discussions with experts who have a profound understanding of

  • the German higher education system
  • funding opportunities
  • the job market
  • the start-up scene
  • the employer perspective
  • application procedures

Numerous networking opportunities with

  • representatives of business and academia
  • other tour participants.

The tour language is English. The detailed planning of the tour is currently in progress and regularly updated information on the time schedule and participating institutions and speakers is available in the website.

What we expect:

Applicants should

  • have obtained their PhD/doctorate no longer than 5 years ago and have not been living in Germany or affiliated to a German institution within the previous 12 months
  • have been researching in a subject area corresponding to that of the focus of the tour
  • have demonstrated high productivity and quality in their scientific work. This should be clearly documented in the list of publications, grants, patents and other achievements
  • have a genuine interest in taking the next step in their career in Germany and be able to demonstrate this (e.g. former or current cooperation, favourable research or career opportunities, specific career demands)
  • have exhibited drive and determination, initiative and a willingness to play a role in shaping the future.

What we offer:

a practice orientated and diverse programme to suit the requirements of the participants
coverage of programme related costs in Germany (accommodation, domestic travel, most meals)
a lump sum travel allowance if such costs are not borne by a third party. This will also be provided if the stay is extended by up to five working days in order to allow for additional professional networking.
Are you interested?

Then we look forward to receiving your application.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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