Career Support for Postdocs

The Career Support programme is designed for young researchers in Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics to help navigate a successful scientific career without losing sight of a work life balance. Support will be provided to identify what specific training might be needed and how this can be incorporated into your schedule. The goal of the program is to provide role-models for academic careers in science.

Within one-on-one mentoring sessions participants will benefit from the personal view of an experienced mentor (a scientist from JGU, other Rhine-Main-Universities or – if desired – from further afield). They may choose from a list of potential mentors or request specific mentors according to individual needs and preferences. Additional career advice will provide participants with essential decision-making skills and individual support.

Due to the intense nature of this program (approximately six to nine months of individual support) it is designed to fit around ongoing research activities. Aside from the mandatory one-day kickoff workshop, all other appointments are negotiated individually. On average, this is expected to consist of three appointments with your mentor and up to three career advice sessions. Additional support (i.e. workshops, coaching, etc.) can be provided if desired. Women receive priority placement.