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Dorothea Schlözer Mentoring Programme for PostDocs

This information is aimed at late stage PhD students that are planning to stay in Göttingen for a postDoc.

The University of Göttingen is offering a mentoring programme for female postdoctoral researchers at Göttingen Campus, designed to accompany young female researchers through this phase of their development. It represents a contribution to increasing the number of women in leading positions at universities and non-university institutions.


Dorothea Schlözer Mentoring Programme

What are my career prospects as scientist/scholar? What criteria are paramount in deciding to pursue an academic or non-academic career? Why is networking important? How should I behave in competitive situations? And how can I combine my family life with a career in academia or elsewhere?

Questions like these demonstrate that a successful career is more than just delivering optimal results at work. A hierarchy-independent mentoring relationship with a professor together with the exchange with other postdoctoral researchers can provide important orientation and support at this stage in life. The participants are provided with target-specific trainings over the duration of the programme round.

Application: August 1 – August 31, 2017

Start of new round: November 2017

Duration: 1 year

Application and further information:

If you are interested in the Dorothea Schlözer Mentoring, please, visit the above-mentioned web pages and contact Vera Bissinger for further questions.