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Jülich postdocs can count on support that is tailored to their individual needs in close collaboration with scientific institutes and centres of higher education. Under the banner of juelich_heads, Forschungszentrum Jülich coordinates support strategies for scientists at postdoc level and supports them in planning their careers.

Leaders in Cutting-Edge Research

You've got your doctorate - what next? Forschungszentrum Jülich helps promising early-career scientists to kick-start their scientific careers through a variety of programmes and grants. As of the end of 2015, there were 2239 postdocs in Jülich, including 103 women. Around 50 % of all postdocs come from abroad.

Postdoc level is another important qualification stage. Forschungszentrum Jülich offers a variety of programmes to enables young high-flyers to pursue a self-defined research topic and to establish themselves in their field of research. Top postdocs will have the opportunity to build up their own young investigators groups. In 2016, there were 18 young investigators groups with funding from different sources, and seven of their leaders held junior professorship positions. Seven of the 18 young investigators groups are headed by women.

Funding Programmes and Awards

Forschungszentrum Jülich coordinates many national and international funding programmes from which early-career scientists may benefit. more: Funding Programmes and Awards …

Orientation, Information, and Networking

Early-career scientists who are beginning work at Forschungszentrum Jülich may benefit from orientation and advisory services specially tailored to their needs. For those who already have a foothold, there are many information services and networking opportunities as well as institutional and interdisciplinary exchange programmes. more: Orientation, Information, and Networking …

Creating Knowledge - Sharing Knowledge

One of Forschungszentrum Jülich’s strengths is its multi-programmatic approach. Scientists from the most disparate disciplines work closely together. more: Creating Knowledge - Sharing Knowledge …

Further Training

Forschungszentrum Jülich offers a variety of special opportunities for further education and training which are specifically adapted for each respective step on the career ladder. Among these opportunities are leadership training courses, mentoring programmes, and individual coaching. more: Further Training …