Career paths

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 at a German university

Professorship at a German university

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 at a German university

Visiting professorships & visiting lectureships

Visiting professorships & visiting lectureships

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 professorships & visiting lectureships

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

Research stays

A research stay or visit will not only enable you to establish 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

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