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If you decide to continue working in science or research after completing your doctorate, you can do so at a university, a non-university research institute or a company that engages in research and development (R&D). They all offer attractive positions for international junior researchers:
- At an university you have the opportunity to gain experience of teaching as well as research. Involvement in administrative work and participation in examinations also prepare for a future career as a university professor.
- At a non-university research institute you will work on concrete projects, often as part of an international team. The focus here is clearly on research. Large non-university research institutes especially aim to nurture young research talent. This can also include programmes of professional training, for example, in soft skills.
- In industry the main emphasis lies on applied research. You are part of a team and experience the realisation of your research work.