Online talk: Postdoc Opportunities in Germany

09 Jun 2021 - 09 Jun 2021
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Online talk: Postdoc opportunities

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Are you interested in pursuing a research career in Germany? Join our online talk and learn how to start or continue your research career in Germany!

Whether you have just completed your PhD or are an established researcher: take the next step on your career ladder in Germany! Broaden your scientific experience in one of the world’s most research-focused countries. Let us show you what the individual steps on your career path might look like in Germany and how others have experienced and mastered them.

Our experts will try to answer as many of your questions from the live chat as possible.

The event is open to anyone interested in doing research in Germany. It is free of charge and will be conducted in English.

We look forward to meeting you online!

Event details:

“Postdoc Opportunities in Germany - How to find a position and funding opportunities.”

Wednesday, 09 June 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CEST)

Hosted by: Caroline Becker, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Dr. Ina von der Beck, German Research Foundation (DFG), section for graduate colleges, graduate schools and promotion of young researchers
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is the central, independent research funding organisation in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities by funding research projects at universities and other research institutions.
The DFG promotes excellence by selecting the best research projects on a competitive basis and facilitating national and international collaboration among researchers. Its mandate also includes encouraging the advancement and training of early career researchers, promoting gender equality in the German scientific and academic communities, providing scientific policy advice, and fostering relations between the research community and society and the private sector.
DFG homepage
DFG Research funding

Julia Küchel M.A., University of Bonn, Team Leader Human Resource Development team for research staff
The University of Bonn is a globally respected and international research university with a clear academic profile and defined fields of excellence in research. Some indicators of the success of Bonn’s researchers include two Nobel Prizes, two Fields Medals, numerous Leibniz Prizes and other academic honors as well as third-party funds amounting to about 154 million euros, which are raised each year in stiff competition with other researchers. As of 2019, the University of Bonn has six Clusters of Excellence - more than any other German university and is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany.
University of Bonn homepage
University of Bonn-Research

Dr. James Lightfoot, Max Planck Research Group Leader, research center caesar
(center of advanced european studies and research) is a research institute of the Max Planck Society, which is dedicated to the neuroethological study of animals. The research groups and departments bring a collectively unique combination of experimental and computational approaches to bear on the question of how the brain controls behavior.
As of 2020, caesar hosts two research departments and many research groups. Like all Max Planck Institutes, the directors of caesar are scientific members of the Max Planck Society.
The Max Planck Society is Germany's most successful research organisation. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 20 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide. The more than 15,000 publications each year in internationally renowned scientific journals are proof of the outstanding research work conducted at Max Planck Institutes – and many of those articles are among the most-cited publications in the relevant field.
The currently 86 Max Planck Institutes and facilities conduct basic research in the service of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.
caesar homepage
Max Planck Society homepage

Assoc. Prof. Aviv Gibali, University of Haifa, former postdoc at Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, headquartered in Germany, is the world’s leading applied research organisation. With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial exploitation of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. Founded in 1949, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft currently operates 75 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany. The majority of the organization’s 29,000 employees are qualified scientists and engineers, who work with an annual research budget of 2.8 billion euros. Of this sum, 2.4 billion euros are generated through contract research.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM is one of the world's largest mathematical research institutes with the goal to further develop mathematics as a key technology, give innovative impetus and implement it in practice together with industry partners. Methodologically, the research areas are based on modeling, simulation and optimization. Integral parts of the projects are consulting and implementation, support in the application of high-performance computer technology and providing tailor-made software solutions. 
Fraunhofer ITWM homepage
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft homepage
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Research
University of Haifa

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