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.
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Your research options:
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.
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.
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.
Researcher 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.
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.
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.
Highly qualified couples who are both planning a career in Germany can receive targeted support from dual career networks at universities.