Navigation and service

Possible Career Paths for Postdocs

Please feel free to contact us for more information, internal and external networking opportunities as well as job shadowing or mentoring possibilities!


The freedom of research and the chance to contribute to society motivate young scientists to pursue a career in academic teaching and/or research. It is logically the first choice for many scientists. Academia offers many different options such as working in a university, a university of applied sciences or a research institute. More: Academia …

Science Management

Within the last years, science management has become a growing career possibility for people who like to communicate and act as a bridge between administrative and academic staff in research institutions and universities. More: Science Management …


Industry offers a variety of challenging jobs. An indefinite contract and an attractive salary are only two advantages of working in industry. You can for example find a job in Research and Development, e.g. in a biotechnical or pharmaceutical company, or start a career as a manager. More: Industry …


Would you like to commercialize a great idea or product you developed? Then a career as an entrepreneur might be the right option for you. Creating a business plan and finding investors is probably new to you, but researchers often have the ability to write and burn for their product. More: Entrepreneurship …

Additional Information



Andrea Bosten
Career Center & Postdoc Office
Phone: +492461 61-85407

Viola Middendorf
Career Center & Postdoc Office
Phone: +492461 61-85404

Book your career development consultation

Follow the link below to book an (online) appointment with one of our Career Coaches

Book meeting