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Call for applications to join the Göttingen Campus Postdoc Committee

The Göttingen Campus (GC) Postdoc Network is inviting applications from you to join the GC Postdoc Committee. They are looking for your ideas, input, and energy to make the Göttingen Campus a better place for Postdocs.

The GC Postdoc Committee’s mission:

  • strives to ensure that the GC Postdoc community is valued, understood and that its voice is heard;
  • supports, serves, and enhances the experience of the GC Postdoc community by providing an inclusive and overarching network across the GC and beyond;
  • champions equality, diversity, and interdisciplinarity at every opportunity.

You can see more about what they do here, and the terms of reference are here. Deadline for applications is end of the day on 31 October.

As a committee member, you will benefit from:

  • directly influencing the events and activities of the Postdoc Network
  • meeting postdocs from across the Campus
  • getting experience in committee work
  • gaining a better understanding of how large organisations work
  • opportunities to be more involved in the running of the University and Campus and meet senior staff
  • acquiring transferable skills which are sought by many employers and can go on your CV

The main commitment is contributing ideas at our friendly meeting once a month. Meetings are in English, last approximately one hour, and are usually conducted via zoom. There is also attendance when possible at events (e.g., Postdoc Socials or Postdoc Support and Information Fairs).

The GC Postdoc Network welcomes all applications and is keen to increase the diversity (e.g., geographical location across the Campus, variety of disciplines, backgrounds and origins)  to enhance the representativeness of the committee. We aim for balanced representation of Postdocs in the committee and all genders are welcome.

The committee particularly encourages postdocs from any area or viewpoint that you (the GC Postdoc Network) consider is currently under-represented. From our perspective, Postdocs from any of the following areas would help balance our representation: MPIs/Research Centres across GC; Humanities and social sciences; or those who have come via the German system (from degree onwards). Note that there are opportunities for Postdocs who would like to have involvement with the central administration (Senat/Vice President/senior management).

The application process is quick and easy: simply send a short CV and an email briefly explaining why you would like to join the Committee to Melissa Sollich, the Postdoc Coordinator. This will be considered by the committee to ensure a good fit. Contact any of the current committee members for a chat or meet them at the next social (18:00 on Wed 26 October at Villa Cuba) to find out more.

The GC Postdoc Network uses the term ‘Postdoc’ in the broad sense of ‘early career researcher’ – a doctorate holder who conducts professional research with a time-limited contract or fellowship. If you fit this definition, even if you do not usually see yourself as a Postdoc, feel free to apply! They are looking for diverse perspectives.

If you have any queries please contact Melissa Sollich (Tel: 39-26228/+49 1525 975 2642,