Career options

Scientists working on an experimental set-up at a laser installation.

Have you already worked on several research projects since completing your doctorate? And would you like to gain specific research experience or realise a particular project? German universities, non-university research institutes and companies offer very good preconditions for advancing your research and developing your career.

Your research options:

Professorship

Professorship

Are you one of the best in your field? Then you should become a professor at a German higher education institution. Make a contribution to research and teaching in your subject. More Professorship

Visiting professorship & visiting lectureship

Visiting professorship & visiting lectureship

Would you like to increase your international experience in research and teaching, establish contacts or complete a research project under favourable conditions? Then spend several months working at a German higher education institution. More Visiting professorship & visiting lectureship

Leading a research group

Leading a research group

Are you looking for the challenge of leading your own innovative research project? Do you have the expertise to lead a team of researchers? If so, apply to head a research group at a university or a non-university research institute. More Leading a research group

Research in a company

Research in a company

Do you enjoy a challenge and finding solutions to practical problems? A leadership position in research and development at a German company offers a wide range of interesting responsibilities. More Research in a company

Research stays and visits

Research stays and visits

A research stay or visit will not only enable you to make your first contacts in Germany and gain an understanding of the research and higher education system; it can also make it easier to decide in favour of a research career in Germany. More Research stays and visits

International collaborations

International collaborations

Realising your own research idea with an international partner broadens horizons and enables new experiences. German universities, non-university research institutes and companies are excellent cooperation partners. More International collaborations