Mentoring for Young Scientists for all Jülich Institutes

In mentoring, young professionals are brought together with mentors with professional and leadership experience, within the framework of temporary cooperation. By passing on their experience, the mentors support their mentees in their personal and professional development.
Therefore mentoring offers in companies, organisations and higher education institutions are targeted instruments of personnel development and promotion of young talents.

Video statement with Prof. Dr. Frauke Melchior about Mentoring and its advantages for a future career

Who is this offer aimed at?

The mentoring programme of the Career Center and Postdoc Office is aimed at:

  • Postdocs
  • Doctoral researchers in the final year of their doctorate

The preconditions for the success of the mentoring relationship on the part of the mentee are openness to new perspectives, acquisition of personal responsibility and taking the initiative.

An overview of the mentoring process

1. Indication of interest to Career Center & Postdoc Office

First of all, contact us by phone or mail without obligation. We can then clarify initial questions together.

2. Submission of all required documents
3. Check-in interview with Career Center & Postdoc Office
4. Matching process: mentee – mentor
5. Contact from mentee to mentor: Start of mentoring work
6. Evaluation of the mentoring after termination

If you are interested in this mentoring offer, you can apply at the Career Center & Postdoc Office at any time.

You are welcome to send your application or any questions in advance to the Career Center & Postdoc Office mail address

One of the two career counselors, Svenja Klinkenberg or Viola Middendorf, will then contact you for further information.

Please find more detailed information (on the mentoring-offer and application) in this brochure:


Viola Middendorf

Team leader Career Center & Postdoc Office Career Counseling & Coaching

  • Human Resources
Building 15.3 /
Room 2086
+49 2461/61-85404

Svenja Klinkenberg

Career Counseling & Coaching Career Center & Postdoc Office

  • Human Resources
Building 15.3w /
Room 2086
+49 2461/61-85407
Last Modified: 19.12.2023